3 Day Course – £699 Inc VAT

Portrait Photography Course

Our 3 day Portrait Photography course has been designed for the keen amateur to the improving professional who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business.

City&Guilds Assured Certificate

As a provider with City & Guilds Assured programmes, we are subject to annual quality reviews by City & Guilds. The annual quality review is of the training centre facilities, staff and the delivery and outcomes of our courses and includes inspection of students work, our assessment of their work and interviews with ex students. This means you can be assured that all our courses continue to meet the highest quality standards.

Why TRUST First
Point photography?

Don’t underestimate the prestige and reputation a City&Guilds Assured certificate & digital credentials will bring to your business.

Of course it’s true that potential clients won’t book you just because of your qualifications, they will also want to see your portfolio. Most clients will look a 4-6 Photographers and contact 2-3 of them, so what will make them choose to look at you instead of the dozens of your competitors?

Which website would you choose to click on or contact when looking for a professional or tradesmen? The one that has no recognisable accreditation, or the one has a City&Guilds accreditation and digital credentials on their website?

All our courses come with a City&Guilds Assured certificate along with the right to use their digital credentials. The lectures are supported with many practical shoots, both in the studio and on location that will provide you with hands on training and the opportunity to create a comprehensive portfolio to show clients.

Our courses are unique and the only ones that will give you the opportunity to build a comprehensive portfolio as well as achieving a City&Guilds Assured certificate and digital credentials to use for your marketing and website.

The main objectives of the course

Why City&Guilds?

At FPP, our City&Guilds Assured courses help you stand out in a competitive market. Our courses offer hands-on training and a comprehensive portfolio, with a City&Guilds Assured certificate & digital credentials upon completion. As a provider with City & Guilds Assured programmes, we undergo annual quality reviews to ensure that our Assured programmes meet the highest quality standards. Our courses are also approved for the UK Armed Forces. Choose FPP for your Wedding, Portrait, and New-born Photography courses, all of which are approved as City & Guilds Assured. Invest in your future with FPP.

Portrait & Photography Course INFO

DATES

2024 Dates:

12th -14th February

4th – 6th March

8th – 10th April

6th – 8th May

3rd – 5th June

1st – 3rd July

22nd – 24th July

2nd – 4th September

14th – 16th October

4th – 6th November

2nd – 4th December

COURSE INFORMATION

The 3 Day Portrait Photography course starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To Gain a City&Guilds assured certificate & digital credentials in Portrait Photography
  • Studio equipment and lighting techniques
  • Camera and exposure settings
  • Organising and posing techniques
  • Photoshop techniques
  • Ethics and Values
  • Quality and customer care
  • Safe working practices
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional Portrait Photographer
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a portrait shoot
  • For you to create a strong portfolio that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

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
    • All resettlement students booking through ELCAS and The CTP will adhere to ELCAS and The CTP’s own terms of business.
Syllabus & Timetable

Click for full syllabus and timetable “3-Day-Portait-Course.pdf”

Our 3 day Portrait Photography course has been designed for the keen amateur to the improving professional who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business.

The 3 Day Portrait Photography course starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies

 

WHAT THE COURSE LEADS TO
3 day Portrait City&Guilds Assured digital credentials in Portrait Photography
HOW TO APPLY

To apply or book on to any of the courses please email us at info@firstpointphotography.co.uk or call us on 01202 419808.

All our courses are aimed at the complete 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, any equipment you do not have will be lent to you free of charge, however you will be required to supply your own AA batteries.

FAQs

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. The only extra cost will be for accommodation if required.

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.

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 is the maximum number of students on each course?

All courses are limited to six 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
  • All resettlement students booking through ELCAS and
  • The CTP will adhere to ELCAS and The CTP’s own terms of business.
City & Guilds assured certificate & digital credentials

Why City&Guilds?

Don’t underestimate the prestige and reputation a City & Guilds assured certificate & digital credentials will bring to your business.  It’s probably the most well recognised and respected qualification in the UK. Of course it’s true that potential clients won’t book you just because of your qualifications, they will also want to see your portfolio.  Most clients will look a 4-6 Photographers and contact 2-3 of them, so what will make them choose to look at you instead of the dozens of your competitors?

Which website would you choose to click on or contact when looking for a professional or tradesmen?  The one that has no recognisable accreditation, or the one has a City&Guilds accreditation and logo on their website?

All our courses come with a City&Guilds assured certificate & digital credentials. The lectures are supported with many practical shoots, both in the studio and on location that will provide you with hands on training and the opportunity to create a comprehensive portfolio to show clients.

Our courses are unique and the only ones that will give you the opportunity to build a comprehensive portfolio as well as achieving a City&Guilds assured certificate & digital credentials to use for your marketing and website.

As a City&Guilds Training Centre we are subject to an annual quality Assurance inspection by City&Guilds. The audit is of the training centre facilities , staff and the delivery and outcomes of our courses and includes inspection of students work, our assessment of their work and interviews with ex students. This means you can be assured that all our courses continue to meet the highest quality standards.