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Photography Show Masterclass and Mentoring

“Sometimes the best dreams you will live, are ones you cannot even imagine right now”.

Feather in Cap

I have already achieved more in my career than I imagined all those years ago when starting out. Delivering a Photography Masterclass at The Photography Show was a new feather to add to the cap.

Being asked to deliver a Turning Pro Photography Masterclass at The Photography Show an event I used to attend myself as student and as an emerging photographer is a 2021 highlight.

Made more special by the fact that I was sharing a stage with greats Rankin and Charlie Phillips. My journey to becoming a full time photographer was not a conventional one. Like all great photographers, I did my degree in something completely different! I spent most of my life in other careers and changed careers in my mid 30s.

 

 

I like to think that as an average working class person with no particular privileges in life, my story and path could inspire others, and it turns out … it did! The Google Reviews, Inboxes and Emails from other people who my story resonated with proved testament to this.

Google Review of Turning Pro Photography Masterclass

Other women approaching middle ages, other working class people, others trying to make a go of it without any links to the industry. The Turning Pro Photography Masterclass was for designed with them in mind.

 

Why I wanted to be and do different

I have attended so many photography workshops and left with no real tangible points that I can implement to pursue my own path. I have heard of photographers that were financed by well off families and partners, dads that gifted 2k cameras and parents that were partners in their business.

Many people do not have access to these privileges. I wanted this to be different and be an example of someone who made it without things. I showed the council estate I grew up on; the comprehensive school I attended and gave delegates homework! As you do!

I wanted delegates to implement actions, once they had left my Turning Pro Photography Masterclass , that I had implemented to get to where I am today.

Actions implemented at the Photography Masterclass

Actions implemented at the Photography Masterclass

Mentoring via Patreon

After the show I received so many messages about mentoring I decided to formalise what I already had in place and set up a Patreon page. I was already informally mentoring many people, I lecture at Sandwell College, Dudley College and Walsall Studio School. I have been part of the Blast Series of Workshops for Multi Story and also delivered to BIMM and Birmingham University. Imparting knowledge in photography is not new to me.

In my work with UK Black Female Photographers, further helping emerging photographers in their career. This seemed like the right time to formalise my mentoring of emerging photographers.

 

Real World Lessons

I want merging photographers and creatives to have access to real world lessons and mentorship on how to make a living from being a creative. Most of us cannot afford to work just for the love of it.

Although I also do love my job, I also like having a roof over my head and nice things. I have also noticed a gap in the knowledge colleges and Universities provide around this, as many lecturers are not working photographers.

Google Review for Harris Museum Photography Workshop

Google Review for Harris Museum Photography Workshop

My aim with all of my workshops, any further Turning Pro Photography Masterclass the Photography Show may want to book me for (wink wink) and mentoring; is to build the next generation of photographers with real world skills and knowledge.

I just hope I am remembered in their speeches!

 

Photography Courses in Birmingham

Photography Courses in Birmingham

Are you looking for photography courses in Birmingham?

If you are looking for photography courses in Birmingham, you have come to the right place.

Do you want to learn with a full time photographer who actually earns their living from photography, not only someone who teaches the theory of it? Do you want to learn with a photographer that covers weddings, fashion, celebrities and sports as some of their work? Photographers that have shot people such as Barak Obama, Tom Hanks and Jay Z.

 

Now that you have a new camera, do you have the following questions?

What does this button do? What does some of the terminology mean when photographers say x y or z? How do I photography fast moving subjects? how do I take those pictures where the background is all blurred? How can I learn to edit?

How can you get to understand more about your camera in a person friendly way?

How can you make your images look like some of the ones you see online?

How do you finally moveaway from ‘auto’?

Lensi Photography Learning may be just the thing for you. We offer starter to intermediate courses in many different aspects of photography, from understanding your camera and knowing how to get desired effects; to wedding and event photography, and even bespoke ones.

They are run by full time photographers, with backgrounds in teaching and training, with both training and photography qualifications.

Lessons can be booked as single lessons or in blocks (dependent upon numbers), however there are some core lessons we would suggest everyone do as a grounding for all photography. Lessons can also be on a one-to-one basis or in groups. These can be planned around your schedule.

onLESSONS SUBJECTS INCLUDE :

  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA
  • THE LIGHTING TRIANGLE (iso, shutter speed and aperture)
  • WHITE BALANCE
  • SHUTTER SPEED – LONG EXPOSURE / GHOST TRAILS / EMPTY ROOMS / LIGHT PAINTING
  • SHUTTER SPEED – SHORT EXPOSURE / FREEZING ACTION
  • INTRODUCTION TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
  • INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
  • INTRODUCTION TO ON SITE STUDIO / PHOTO BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHY
  • INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY (PARTS 1,2 AND 3)
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
  • INTRODUCTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
  • UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE CORRECT LENSES
  • EDITING AND POST PROCESSING PART1 (PHOTOSHOP)
  • EDITING AND POST PROCESSING PART2 (LIGHTROOM)
  • PRINTING SERVICES
  • PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD
  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2
  • GETTING KNOWN AND NOTICED
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • ULTIMATE WISH LISTS

Some courses are location based (wrap up warm for these, which include walk around courses) others are studio / office based, if you book one-to-one tuition in many cases this can taught in the comfort of your own home.

 

The example images below show what can be produced, with some of the knowledge from the courses, as well as the kinds of images on my gallery in general.

 

ON THE LONG AND SLOW SHUTTER WORKSHOPS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE IMAGES SUCH AS THIS :

 

 

 

  • INTRODUCTION TO ON SITE STUDIO / PHOTO BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHY – after this set of workshops you learn to produce images such as this.

 

  • INTRODUCTION TO FASHION

You will learn to produce images such as this : Fashion Photography by Lensi Photography

  • INTRODUCTION TO PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

You will learn about getting into press photography and producing images such as this : Press Photography by Lensi Photography

PRICES :

121 Tuition – £75 per hour

£300- 350 per day

Group Courses – 1 day course £149 (minimum and maximum numbers apply 5 – 10)

Evening Course / Half Day Course £95 (minimum and maximum numbers apply 5 – 15)

*we also provide a limited number of cameras for those who have yet to purchase one for a minimal hire fee

 

For more information contact info@lensi.co.uk