FPP RPS
Providing UK's Leading Photography Courses
1064 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS

Our courses are intended for the keen photographer who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business. All our courses are very practical and therefore will involve a lot of picture taking, enabling you to create your own portfolio.

As a City & Guilds accredited centre, all our course include a City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma, up to an Ofqual level 3 qualification.

FPP is also an ELCAS approved learning provider and some of our courses qualify for ELCAS funding (Approved training provider for the UK Armed Forces) Working from two fully equipped studios all our staff are vastly experienced and formally trained and qualified. All staff hold at least their LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society)

2 Day Wedding Course £425.00
(Thurs-Fri) City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma

The wedding seminar covers the whole aspect of wedding photography, from obtaining bookings through to producing the final album. In addition to the theory there will also be shoots with models on location at a local beauty spot, at home, in a church and in the studio. We will also cover technical difficulties you may encounter while photographing the intimate portraits of the bride and groom as well as how to set-up and pose the group photographs.

The main objectives of the seminar are;

  • To gain a City & Guilds workshop diploma in wedding photography
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional wedding photographer
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a wedding shoot
  • For you to create a strong portfolio that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

The main objectives of the seminar are;

  • To gain a workshop diploma in wedding photography.
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional wedding photographer
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a wedding shoot.
  • For you to create a strong portfolio that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients.

Thursday

Refreshment will be served throughout the day

AM 9.00 - 12.30 Weddings PM 1.30 - 4.30 Practical Photographic Session
Weddings
  • Equipment
  • Starting a photography business
  • Wedding coverage
  • Planning the day.
  • Over coming technical and weather difficulties
Practical Photographic Session
  • Bride at home
Practical Photographic Session
  • Bride and groom at beauty spot
  • We also bring in an extra bride here
  • All images are shot both traditionally and contemporary

Time Table

Day & Time

Subject

Tutor activity

Learner Activity

Assessment of learning

Resources

Thursday-
9am-12.30pm

Location shoot of the Bride and Groom and a separate bride

High key portrait of the bride at home

Practical demonstration

Questions and answers

Photograph and direct the Bride and Groom and a separate bride at a local beauty spot

Use camera, camera flash other accessories correctly

Safely upload captured images onto the computer

Set up a high key shoot at home without studio lighting

Undertake a bride at home portrait shoot

Give direction to the bride

Practical Observation

Informal assessment of image capture

Camera equipment and accessories

Model

Course handouts

Window and net curtain

Thursday 1pm-3.30pm

Theory on Wedding photography

Lecturing

Questions and answers

Listening, observing, note taking, asking questions

Feedback through questioning

Course handouts

Thursday 3:30pm-5pm

To learn about the types of content we can access through social media and what type of devices we have for mobile.
(307, section 9)

Observing

Questions and answers

PowerPoint Presentation

Listening, observing, note taking, asking questions

Practical observation

Questions and answers

Course handouts

PowerPoint Presentation

Internet & computer

Friday

AM 9.00 - 1.30 PM 1.30- 4.30
Weddings
  • Professional associations
  • Advertising
  • How to deal with enquiries
  • Meeting prospective clients
  • Presenting quotes
  • Presenting results
  • Costing and profits
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
Practical Photographic Session
  • Bride at home (different model from Thursday)
Practical Photographic Session
  • Bride and Groom at the church
  • How to set-up and pose the group photographs
  • All images are shot both traditionally and contemporary

Time Table

Day & Time

Subject

Tutor activity

Learner Activity

Assessment of learning

Resources

Friday 9am-12.30pm

Location shoot of the Bride and Groom at a church

Practical demonstration

Questions and answers

Photograph and direct the Bride and Groom in a church

How to photograph in a church using flash and not using flash

Use and understand the correct white balance

Safely upload captured images onto the computer

Practical Observation

Informal assessment of image capture

Camera equipment and accessories

Models

Course handouts

Church

Friday
 1pm-2.30pm

Theory on Wedding photography continued

Lecturing

Questions and answers

Listening, observing, note taking, asking questions

Feedback through questioning

Course handouts

Friday 2.30pm-5pm

To understand what location aware applications are

To understand how metadata works
(307, section 10 &11)

Questions and answers

 

PowerPoint Presentation

Listening, observing, note taking, asking questions

Practical observation

Questions and answers

Course handouts

PowerPoint Presentation

2 Day Wedding Course £425.00
(Thurs-Fri) City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma

On completion of the course you will gain a Wedding Photography City & guilds accredited workshop diploma (as shown opposite) and have hands on experience of wedding photography, including obtaining bookings, directing and posing subjects and producing the final images for clients.

You will also leave with an extensive portfolio of all the images you have taken on the course that you can use for your own advertising and marketing and to show to potential clients.

This will give you the experience and confidence you need to start out on your own, or seek employment within this field.

All our courses are aimed at the keen amateur to the improving professional. No formal entry qualifications are required to attend this course, only an interest for photography, willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.

Once booked onto a course we will send you some pre-course notes to help bring you up to speed. On the First day of your course you will be given your course packs that contain all the course notes.

For the course you will need a digital SLR with a small zoom lens, a flash unit for your camera, AA batteries and a laptop. However any equipment you do not have will be lent to you free of charge.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Does the cost for the photography course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

The cost of the photography course covers all that you will need, including lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The only extra cost will be for accommodation if required (see above).

Do I need to have some experience in photography before I can come on a course?

You do not need to have any commercial experience; however it would benefit you if you have a good basic understanding of your camera and exposures when taking photographs.

What do I need to bring with me to the course?

Your camera equipment including; camera, small zoom lens, flash unit and memory cards, laptop and card reader (all are available during the courses to borrow if required).

Is there any back-up to help me after the course?

Once you have attended the course we offer continuous support with no restriction on time scale. You are always welcome to email, call or visit us.

What is the dress code?

There is no formal dress code. We advise you to bring something warm and weatherproof for when we will be shooting on location.

Will I need any transportation?

Transportation will be available if you do not have your own.

What use of the images taken on the course will I have?

All images taken on the course can be used for promotional purposes i.e. websites, brochures, portfolio’s.

What food and refreshments are included?

Lunch and all refreshments, including snacks and hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day.

What is the maximum number of students on each course?

All courses are limited to six students with up to three full-time members of staff. Digital Manipulation courses are limited to 10 students

Terms of Business

  • A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required when booking with the balance to be paid on the first day of the seminar. Failure to give four weeks' notice of cancellation of seminar will require full payment still to be paid
  • Courses booked less than four weeks before the course start date- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Bookings from outside the UK- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Payment is required in full when booking private seminars
  • All major credit cards are accepted

2 Day Wedding Course Dates:

30th -1st December
21st - 22nd December

18th - 19th January 2018
8th - 9th February 2018
1st - 2nd March 2018
22nd - 23rd March 2018
12th - 13th April 2018
3rd - 4th May 2018
24th - 25th May 2018
7th - 8th June 2018
28th - 29th June 2018
19th - 20th July 2018
9th - 10th August 2018
6th - 7th September 2018
27th - 28th September 2018
18th - 19th October 2018
8th - 9th November 2018
29th - 30th November 2018
20th-21st December 2018