Wedding Photography Workshops

Next workshop: Early 2017

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Date

Early 2017

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Location

North West

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Places

Strictly limited to just 10 people

1st March 2016 // SOLD OUT

8th March 2016 // SOLD OUT

6th May 2016 // SOLD OUT

20th September 2016 // SOLD OUT

25th October 2016 // SOLD OUT

Early 2017 // COMING SOON

New wedding photography workshop date coming soon!

A huge thank you to everyone who has attended my 5 sold out wedding photography workshops throughout 2016. This has been the first year in which I have held my own solo workshops and I have loved doing them. I have met so many fantastic photographers and the Facebook group which I set up for everyone who has been on the shooting workshops has become a really great community. I am extremely proud of the group as everyone in there is there to help each other, share referrals and have fun.

Following the success of the wedding photography workshops which I held this year, a new date will be announced soon for early 2017.

The workshop will very much be focussed on shooting, posing and creativity. From all the workshops I have run in the past I know the areas which are most useful to cover and I will make sure that we go over all of these so that you get the most possible out of the day.

As with all my workshops, the day will be very relaxed. As well as demonstrating to you how I shoot, I also want the day to be very hands on, so everyone will get the chance to take their own shots as well. This is very important as I have always find that it is easier to learn through practice rather than having somebody just talking to you.

You can read all about my first two workshops here: http://www.neilredfern.com/blog/wedding-photography-workshops-lancashire/

Workshop 3: http://www.neilredfern.com/blog/wedding-photography-workshop-3/

Workshop 4: http://www.neilredfern.com/blog/wedding-photography-workshop-4/

“Phenominal Photographer! Wonderful workshop! Vibrant & versatile venue! I learnt more in one day with Neil that I would have done on a 2 year BA (Hons) course & even had an epiphany moment with my manual flash!! Now not many people can say they’ve given me one of those!! I cannot thank or recommend Neil enough! Certainly some of the best time & money I’ve ever spent”

Karen Clark

creative photograph of bride and groom on wedding day

Natural light portraits and posing

I will demonstrate to you how I shoot in natural light – both indoors and outdoors – and how I communicate with my bride and grooms to bring out and capture real emotion. I will also teach you how I pose without posing. The couples who book me to photograph their wedding don’t want to be overly posed and I don’t want to overly pose them. They always prefer relaxed images. But I do give them some suggestions so that we get the most out of the light without anything being forced. Utilising the natural light and utilising it to it’s best effect makes all the difference between a good and a bad photograph. As I will show you!

“I learnt so much, and it was awesome to see what makes you tick to get those shots. its these experiences in life that you never forget. so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Truly epic Neil! x”

Wing Kay Chan

photograph taken at a wedding photography course in the north west

How to use off camera flash

On all the workshops which I have run in the past, the area that most people want help with is off camera flash. It’s a biggie! For a photographer with limited experience, or someone who has actively tried to avoid using flash in the past, the idea of taking the flash off the camera can be quite daunting.

Many photographers assume that it is difficult but I can assure you that it’s not! You will quickly gain confidence in how to use off camera flash to create cool and creative effects which bride and grooms love. I will talk you through the particular cameras, lenses and lighting equipment which I use (speedlights, triggers and softboxes) and how with practice you can have everything set up and ready to shoot in literally a few minutes.

Even if you don’t intend to use off camera flash very much, it is still always useful to know how to use it just in case. High ISO is great but there are certain scenarios at weddings where I don’t think I could get by without using flash. This doesn’t always include portraits either. Off camera flash can be a huge help with other parts of the wedding day too such as the speeches and first dance. For winter weddings especially, having the ability to use off camera flash is almost essential. Once you have confidence in using it, a whole new world of creative possibilities will open up. You’ll never need to be afraid of a dark wedding venue again!

“Learning new skills is important to me and learning from someone whose work I look at and love is even better. Neil is at the top of his game and made everything easy to understand and gave me new confidence with off camera flash. Not only did i get to learn some awesome techniques and skills I got to meet some great photographers and build a network of people wanting to help each other get better and progress and support each other. Well worth getting on one of these workshops!”

Nik Bryant

bride and groom photograph from a wedding photography workshop
photograph of bride and groom taken at night

How to use video lights for wedding photography

I will also show you the video lights which I use and how they can be used to create some really cool portraits. Whilst not as powerful as speedlights, video lights are great as they are a continuos, light sourse meaning you can see in your camera exactly what you are getting with them. Again, for dark venues and winter weddings, video lights are brilliant to have in your camera bag and I will teach you how to use them quickly so you don’t have to be scared once the sun goes down.

“There was a level of trust rarely seen between mentor and students and whilst your photography needs no introduction whatsoever, your style of presentation is first class. You had everybody in the palm of your hand and for me it has and will always be a day I will never forget along my exciting photography road ahead. It is with total respect that you are held in such high regard with the people who know you and it really was a joy to be taught. You seem to have galvanized people into changing how they feel about wedding photography and I can only commend you for that. It is indeed a rare skill.”
Rob Bradshaw

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Special tips and tricks for awesome creative wedding photographs

One of the things I most enjoy showing people on my wedding photography workshops is some simple tricks which you can use to instantly take your portraits from good to awesome. Some of these I do using some of the more ‘unusual’ things in my camera bag (don’t be scared!) whilst a couple of others can be done by things which you can find around you at any wedding venue. I love to get creative and will open up to possibilities to you so that you can start shooting in a way which you hadn’t thought of before.

“I learnt so much. Neil’s workshop has completely changed the way I’ll use my camera and the images I produced were awesome.”
Andy Griffiths

creative photograph of bride at a wedding photography workshop

Invitation to join private Facebook group

Everyone who signs up for one of my workshops will be invited to join a private Facebook group. This is a place where you can ask myself and everyone else questions and generally get to know each other before and after the workshops. The group has become a fantastic community of like minded photographers who are all happy to help and support each other so that we all improve. Lots of referrals are posted in the group too.

“Brilliant day & workshop. I’m so glad I booked when I did as the spots sold out quickly! I learnt so much from Neil, most importantly changing my mindset & getting inspired to be more creative. I also met a bunch of great people and had good giggle!”
Marina Walker

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Finally, a couple of well earned drinks!

As with all the other wedding photography workshops I have run in the past, after the workshop, I will be inviting everyone to the pub afterwards where we can all unwind and talk about the day and socialise together. This is key to my philosophy as I believe that wedding photographers should be see each other as friends, not competitors. This is a chance to get to know each other better. One the things I have been most proud about has been the friendships which have been made on the courses so hopefully I’ll see most of you at bar afterwards!

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How to book

To book your place on the workshop, please complete the mailing list form at the top of the page and I will email you a link to a private page where you can book your place!

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