Light School - Photography Training
Whether you simply want to get more out of your holiday photos or you are considering a career change and would like to earn money with your camera, you need to be sure that the advice you are getting and paying for, is sound, and based on serious professional experience.
Light-School, is the one-to-one photography training-wing of Inside Out Photography. Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP, has been a full-time professional photographer for approximately 36 years, specialising in commercial, architectural, product and industrial photography. Bernard has won over fifty-five major professional photography awards plus 50 smaller awards, was chairman of the BIPP North West region between 2010-2013, and is listed in ‘Debrettes People of Today’
A preliminary subject list of topics covered is given below. However if you have a particular request, I will do my best to accommodate it.
Photoshop training (intermediate to advanced)
Product photography (lighting & choosing backgrounds)
Macro photography (close-up photography)
Architectural photography (lighting interiors)
Architectural photography (exteriors and night-shots)
Location portrait lighting (using off-camera battery-flash outside in daylight)
One To One Master Classes
At the moment we are mainly concentrating on one-one tuition courses on a delegate’s chosen photography specialty. Training days will be arranged at a mutually convenient time and location in the Manchester or Tideswell,Buxton area*(1).
All delegates will receive bespoke one-to-one tuition from Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP personally.
Practical ‘shooting’ courses; will usually concentrate on camera and lighting techniques, supported by a short tutorial on the careful use of RAW image-processing, and basic post-production techniques to help you get the most out of your new-found skills!
Included in the shooting master class will be, advice on equipment/accessory selection, setting up your DLSR to get the highest image quality, lighting with flash, composition tips, and if appropriate to your chosen subject, the creative use of multiple-exposures.
Software based courses; will delve much deeper into advanced image processing. Subjects covered will include, RAW image-processing, using layers to produce composite montages, advanced image enhancement, image sharpening, cutting out and image retouching!
Courses will run from approximately*(2) 10am - 4pm and are being offered for £235.00 including VAT*(1) (3) (4). To book contact me!
Courses For Photographic Societies
These courses are designed with photographic societies in mind! Courses would typically take place at the clubs premises, and last for the duration of a clubs standard meeting. Prices for these courses are bespoke and depend on booking numbers, the more delegates the cheaper per-head! For more details contact me!
Multi-Delegate Courses (coming soon!)
Once a suitable venue has been arranged, we will also be offering group courses, located in the Chorlton-cum-Hardy area of Manchester, or in the lovely Peak District village of Tideswell near Buxton.
One To One Master Classes - Testimonials
“I needed bespoke training to get the best photos possible from a working factory, with my main constraints being limited resources, restricted time and a hostile (for photography!) environment.
Bernard visited me onsite and soon appraised both the situation and my level of abilities and delivered a friendly, fun and rewarding days training.
We mainly focused on light-painting, a technique which I thoroughly recommend learning, but we also spent time discussing and experimenting with a multitude of techniques and solutions, from equipment, lighting and camera settings, to media and printing requirements that I required answers to.
One thing that I particularly liked, was that we used my mid-range camera and equipment, as opposed to the high-end equipment Bernard could have supplied. This left me confident that I could replicate the quality of the images created during the session.
Post-training was happy to have a look at some of my planned equipment purchases and make recommendations where required.
I highly recommend Inside Out Photography”
Ian Gould - IT Manager, IDSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd
“ I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Bernard, the day was well planned, the information came across in an easy to understand way, this guy’s wealth of knowledge is evident, I learnt many easy ways to improve my photography and tips and tricks to make my images stand out from the crowd. Well recommended. And I look forward to having another session sometime in the near future”
Daniel Holdbrook - Director-Declan James Ltd
“I found the training very valuable and I learnt a great deal in the short time we had together. It was really useful to work with a professional who could show me the shortcuts to achieve the best results”
Richard Gill - Kendal
“I was looking for training on architectural interior photography to expand my skills. When I viewed the quality of the images produced by Bernard on his website, I knew this was the place to come. I was not disappointed. My one-to-one session with Bernard started with a detailed explanation of the process from camera through to final image processing. Bernard also checked that I had my camera set up to achieve maximum quality. This was then followed by practical application of the knowledge with a number of different rooms presenting different lighting challenges. We then went through the post processing to produce final images. I am now confident that I can start to undertake this sort of work, albeit I will have some way to go to match the quality of Bernard's finished work. At least I know what to do and as they say, practice makes perfect!”
Ian Lomax - Director, Ian Lomax Consultancy Ltd
Get Into Training For Better Photographs - Gift Vouchers
If you are planning to give someone the gift of a camera, or have a friend or relative who is interested in photography. Why not give them a Light-School gift voucher. These vouchers are available as a ½ day one-one tuition for £120.00 including VAT*(1) (4), or a full day one-one tuition for £235.00 including VAT*(1) (4).
If this sounds like it may be of interest to you! Please contact me for further information.
Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP
Proprietor of Inside Out Photography
Past Chairman of the BIPP North West region 2010-2013
Light School Training T&C
*(1) - An additional travelling expenses fee, may be required for venues outside of a 15 mile radius of Inside Out Photography’s postcode(s).
*(2) - Course timings are approximate, and may possibly be shortened by, non-standard extended travelling periods, working through lunch upon request, or if it is mutually agreed that the chosen subject has been sufficiently covered.
*(3) - All course fees are required to be paid with time allowed for funds to be cleared, 7 days in advance of the training date.
*(4) - On rare occasions, reasonable additional expenses such as parking fees at delegate’s chosen location may be requested. These costs are to be agreed in advance, and are required to be reimbursed on the day of training in cash.
Your image is your future: trust it to a true professional!
Inside Out Photography - Manchester - Tideswell/Buxton