Photo Consultation & Workshops

P h o t o g r a p h y   C o n s u l t a t i o n

Photography is known to act as a 1000 words. The initial impact of a photograph can make or break the product on display. A photograph can tell the consumer immediately the status of a company. Today within this digital age, decent photography is far more important than in previous years with less foot fall on the high street, it is used as a shop window on Social Media and on websites. Many clients have all the gear but no idea and employing a photographer every time a product changes can be very expensive.

Let me help you get to grips with the possibilities that quality in-house photography can offer, from assisting you with the tools and confidence to create product photography and Social Media story telling,  internal reports and staff enhancement.  Contact me for my day rates and availability.

Case Study:

P h o t o g r a p h i c  C o n s u l t a n t   f o r   P o r s c h e   G B  

For the past year I have worked with Porsche GB training their used car Sales Execs, Valets,  Progress Chasers and the occasional Centre Principle, to understand how to photograph the beauty of the car, in this case a very stunning subject matter, the Porsche car.  From where to stand and how to stand or crawl inside, to what equipment is required in order to compete with today’s professional photographers. Each used car centre uses their own staff to take the photograph and not a professional hired in photographer, it is vital for each person to create a substantial portfolio of the car in order to place it on the internet to sell. 68% of car purchases are decided on line. Photographs are vital.

  • With half a day ‘hands on’ research of the needs of the brand, I am able to recommend a suitable camera that will take the company into the near future.

The following consultation can take place over one day at a cost of £800 +VAT +exp

  • Explain the basics of photography and get the student to a level of understanding aperture, shutter speed, focusing points, light and composition.
  • Up skill the student from using basic camera equipment to more advanced.
  • Up skill the student from using automatic functionality to fully Manual features on the camera.
  • Explain how to find the beauty in any subject matter.
  • Inspire a new creativity and confidence from the workforce using the new photographic tools learnt in the day.
  • Perfect number of students in one day, 2-3, to establish dedicated training time.

 

S t r e e t   P h o t o g r a p h y    W a l k s  –  L o n d o n  &  O x f o r d  

I utterly adore walking around beautiful cities in the sunshine or rain and have chosen London and Oxford to create my photographic workshops. The architecture, people, cars in Chelsea, the atmosphere of history and cinematic stories – all stop me in my tracks. I have organised another set of walks that allow a mild 2 miles to take all day. In London, we start at the Chelsea Arts Club on Old Church Street and walk all over Chelsea and the surrounding environments, back to either the Chelsea Arts Club or just, meander somewhere else, through some of London’s most gorgeous and ingenious architecture, there are photos waiting to happen, always with a good cup of tea at the end to discuss the day of photography.

In Oxford we start at the Bodleian Library Cafe  (Benugo) and then see where our lenses take us. Often peeping into College squares, mainly looking up at the spires, and squeaking through the hustling lanes full of students on Bicycles. We end up with a good cup of tea somewhere and discuss the day’s stolen scenes.

I usually set these photo walks for 6 people, however, this summer I have been super busy shooting and haven’t arranged them! So why not feast your eyes and mind on a one to one day with me instead in Oxford or London – your choice – at discounted price of £200.00 (personal tuition usually £50 / hour). This will include a welcome tea and coffee, but bring your own lunch or we can stop at a cafe for refreshments. All workshops start at 10.30 am and end at 16.00 pm.  Good walking shoes a must and remember the British weather.

The street photography day is relaxed, a time to be at one with your camera.. and me!

Street Walk - One to One
Street Walk - One to One
Photography Street Walk - Choose between London or Oxford on a mutually arranged date. A personal approach to walking with your camera. We shall walk and talk photography. Suitable for all levels of photography.

P e r s o n a l   T u i t i o n 

I can help you improve your photography skills using your eye and your camera. Please contact me for personal Photographic Tuition and to find out when I am holding Photographic workshops or classes

 

One to One Tuition
One to One Tuition
One to One photographic Tuition with award winning Photographer and Leica Ambassador, Lara Platman. In London, Cotswolds or at your place of choosing. Minimum 2 hours at £50.00 per hour. Travel to London and Cotswold is included, however other locations will incur travel expenses. Suitable for beginners or as a refresher. This personal tution will help you take the perfect photograph. You will learn to effectively utilize the different settings on your camera so that you can create stunning photographs. You will be taught how to control light and composition, learn the rule of thirds and perfect angles. By following simple photographic rules it will make your photography fun and exciting. Once you have gained these skills and knowledge, you will be able to continue to develop your photographic skills on your own! Throughout the session Lara will guide you through a series of photographic briefs to help you advance your skills, from reflections and interiors to panoramic and detail. Lara will encourage you to capture images from many unusual angles in order to create a unique portfolio of photographs.
One to One Tuition add-on
One to One Tuition add-on
An hour tuition to compliment the minimum of two hours tuition, or a perfect gift voucher for someone to help them out.

W o r k s h o p s   a t   t h e   B r i t i s h   M o t o r   M u s e u m  

Bookings winter 2019 soon to be announced.

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Please contact me for personal Photographic Tuition and to find out when I am holding Photographic workshops or classes.

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