Wedding Photography Workshops

Next workshop: December 2017 TBC

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December 2017

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Location

TBC

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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

21st March 2017 // SOLD OUT

16th May 2017 // SOLD OUT

20th September 2017 // SOLD OUT

December 2017 // To be announced soon

New wedding photography workshop date: December 2017 TBC

A huge thank you to everyone who has attended my 8 sold out wedding photography workshops. Since holding my first solo workshop in March 2016, over 80 photographers have attended my workshops, all of which have sold out quickly and I loved them. I get so much satisfaction from helping and teaching other photographers and giving them the knowledge and ideas to improve both the images they take and also their businesses as a whole.

I met so many fantastic photographers on the workshops and the Facebook group which I set up for everyone who has been on my workshops has become a really great community. The group is full of photographers helping and supporting each, passing on referrals and making friendships at the same time. I am extremely proud of what the group has become.

Following the success of my previous wedding photography workshops I will shortly be announcing a winter workshop to be held in December 2017. Places on the workshop will be strictly limited to just 10 people and bookings will be on a first come first served basis. To book a place you must be on my mailing list (which you can join by completing the form at the top of this page).

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. I create an open and friendly environment where everyone feels comfortable asking questions. 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: https://www.neilredfern.com/blog/wedding-photography-workshops-lancashire/

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

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

Workshop 6: https://www.neilredfern.com/blog/wedding-photography-training-lancashire/

“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

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

wedding-photographs-taken-with-video-light

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!

“Neil you are a wizard in the world of photography, your eyes see what others don’t and your mind thinks outside the box. I have been on numerous workshops for different photography areas but yours is by far the best I have been on. I learnt things I would never even of considered or realised had I not of seen you in action. I think you should be really pleased with how well your workshops work and the community you have build because of them.”

Stacey Leather

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“Neil’s workshop was fantastic. The day was jam-packed with brilliant tips, tricks, advice and fun. Beautiful models, a gorgeous venue and top class hair and makeup. I could go on. Neil gave us many valuable insights into his business, including practical shooting and workflow suggestions that can be implemented immediately. The day was conducted with warmth and humility throughout, both from the Neil and from the attendees who threw themselves into the experience completely. I came away with new friends: inspired, enthused and ready to step up. Thanks Neil!”

Jim Ross

creative portrait photograph of bride by window

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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