One to one, Photography, Training
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IOP - Commercial Photographers - North-West - Midlands - UK Wide - Europe
07831 344 722

Photography Training

In recent recession-hit years the number of photography training courses on offer has increased significantly, without doubt some courses are being run by individuals with minimal professional knowledge and experience.

So whether you simply want to get more out of your mobile phone photos or are considering a career change and earn money with your camera, make sure that the advice you are getting
and paying for, is sound, and based on serious and relevant 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 over forty-four years, specialising in commercial, architectural, product and industrial photography, winning over fifty-five major professional photography awards plus 50 smaller awards.

Bernard was chairman of the BIPP
North West region between 2010-2013, and is listed in ‘Debrettes People of Today’

Photography training - subjects covered

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 inc' Light-painting)

Architectural photography (exteriors and night-shots)

Location portrait lighting (using off-camera battery-flash outside in daylight)

One-to-one photography training

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..

All delegates will receive
bespoke one-to-one tuition from Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP personally.

Practical ‘shooting’ courses; The shooting master class typically includes advice on equipment/accessory selection, setting up your DLSR to get the highest image quality from your existing equipment (If required) and shooting in RAW.

This is followed by camera composition, lighting techniques, and general tips. If required we can allocate some time to short tutorial on basic post-production techniques including essential RAW image-processing, use of layers to help you get the most out of your new-found skills!

NB: The course outlined above is an example, ultimately you the delegate can choose what areas you prefer to 'focus on' whilst skipping over other subjects as required.

Software based courses; these 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 £290.00 including VAT*(1) (3) (4). To book contact me!

*(2 -  Course timings 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.

Photography training 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!

Training 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

Photography Training - 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 £170.00* (1) (4), or a full day one-one tuition for £320.00* (1) (4).
If any of the above 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

Training Terms and Conditions

*(1 -  An additional travelling expenses fee, may be required for venues outside of the standard 15 mile radius and travelling period.
*(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 (allowing time for funds to be cleared) a minimum of 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. Such additional expenses will be mutually agreed in advance, and are required to be reimbursed separately to the invoice on the day of training in cash.

Your corporate image is your future: trust it to a true professional!

Inside Out photography are award-winning commercial photographers operating from
Manchester and Tideswell, serving the North West, Midlands, UK wide and central Europe

T  07831 344 722

Pen-y-Ghent, Manchester Road, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8LL

We do have a Manchester address for image restoration drop-offs

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