Wedding Photography Bootcamp

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

£55.00

Robert Pugh invites you to his 4th annual wedding photography bootcamp to discover the secrets of how to be a wedding photographer.

The workshop takes place at The Italian Villa in Poole, Dorset, and will cover all aspects of photographing the Bride and Groom.

Location: The Italian Villa

Past venues include: The Forbury Hotel, Danesfield House, Froyle Park.

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Photographer
Robert Pugh

Description

Professional wedding photographer and Sony Ambassador, Robert Pugh, invites you to his own 4th annual wedding photography bootcamp. As a group we are going to examine common and individual issues of wedding photography.

Wedding Photography Bootcamp Info

The workshop takes place at The Italian Villa in Poole, Dorset. We will cover all aspects of photographing the Bride and Groom, along with the equipment you will need to create that story telling fairy tail look.

In the final hour we will end the day with individual portfolio reviews before looking at how you are currently presenting your business and where you feel the problems are. My aim is getting you approaching your business with that energy and creativity we see in many wedding photographs today.

We are not equipment proud. All makes and models of camera equipment are welcome at the event. There will of cause be some Sony cameras and lenses available to try on the day if you so wish. This is the perfect opportunity to find out why more professional wedding photographers are using smaller mirrorless full frame cameras in their work.

Your food and drinks will be provided on the day and this is included in the price. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

So join me for lots of hands on shooting time.

Additional information

Timetable

The following will be covered throughout the day:
10:00 Attendees arrive
10:30 Robert will give an introduction to the kit and why he uses Sony A7 & A9 cameras for weddings
11:15 First hands on shooting session
12:15 Break (Food included) – Portfolio Q&A
12:30 Second hands on shooting session
13:30 Lunch (Food included) – Portfolio Q&A
14:30 Third hands on shooting session
15:30 Break (Drinks included) – Portfolio Q&A
16:00 Dancing shots with speed lights
16:30 Individual portfolio reviews summery
17:00 Finish and depart

Location

Address: The Italian Villa Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES

Directions from the east: Follow the A35 from Dorchester towards Poole. At the Fleetsbridge roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A35. Continue on the A35 until the Poole Civic Centre gyratory, take the 3rd exit onto Sandbanks Road B3369 followng the signs to Compton Acres. Turn left after the Lilliput shops onto Lilliput Road, at the end turn right onto Canford Cliffs Road, follow the signs to Compton Acres, turn right into Compton Acres.

Directions from the west: Follow the M27 westbound from Southampton, continue on the A31 to Ringwood, branch left at the Ashley Heath roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A338 towards Bournemouth & Poole. Continue down the A338 past Bournemouth towards Poole. At County Gates Gyratory roundabout take the 2nd exit on to The Avenue B3065 heading towards Canford Cliffs & Compton Acres. Continue through Canford Cliffs Village, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit on to Canford Cliffs Road, follow the signs to Compton Acres, turn left into Compton Acres.

Nestled between Poole and Bournemouth near the exclusive area of Sandbanks, the Beales Gourmet flag ship ‘The Italian Villa’ is set within the beautiful grade II listed gardens and grounds of Compton Acres. This prestigious award-winning venue features three floors of elegant suites, meticulously designed to give your special occasion the most stunning setting.

Preparation

1. A DSLR camera or pro mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens is ideal (any make)

2. Ideally professional lens covering 17mm to 45mm on M4/3, On APSC format lenses within a range between 16mm to 60mm is ideal and on full frame 24mm to 85mm is perfect. There are times where an extreme wide angle lens may be a preferred option or a longer telephoto.. If you have more than one lens please do bring them too!

3. A speedlight and some form of off camera triggering (but not essential as we will supply)

4. Lenses i will be using: 35mm, 85mm on Full Frame Camera.

Essential Info

All attendees with need to bring some form of ID to use the loan equipment we offer on all our courses. Drivers Licence, Passport, ID card are all good forms of identification.

Payments Info

To secure your place on one of our Streetwalks or workshops please select your chosen date and add to your shopping cart, this will be added by pressing the Book Now button and follow the payment instructions.

You will be taken through our shopping cart process to pay securely with Stripe. All major debit and credit cards accepted. If you have any questions or are having difficulty paying online give us a call on 0118 954 8143 we are open from 9am to 18:00.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

As our cost for each street walk or course date remains the same no matter how many delegates attend, please note we are unable to give refunds in the event of un-attendees, regardless of your circumstances for not attending.

The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online and your place is resold. In this event we will of cause make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any streetwalk or course (rarely happens but is always a possibility), if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income.

Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

8 reviews for Wedding Photography Bootcamp

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thanks rob another very well put together bootcamp, real enjoyed the day good venue, good food, good learning, please keep me updated with future trips. A thanks to Olympus helpful as always, with a tempting range of lens to try out………. …………….regards joe skraba

    if you get a chance on your courses how about an hour on social media, I still cannot use correctly to show images, al this ### @@@@ ????

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Such strong practical advice based on experience. A big thank you to the excellent models, you know who you are, and to Olympus for the professional and other resources put into making this such a worthwhile day. The venue was perfect right down to the white peacock!
    As Joe said in his review: social media…? I have daringly posted a few ‘twitters’ but I am not sure why (actually to say thank you to @Olympusuk) but I am not sure why I would do it otherwise. Thank you.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Brilliant day in a stunning venue
    Thanks to Robert & Olympus for a great day. No question was left unanswered. No tips or knowledge held back. I’ll be definitely booking on more training courses

    See you soon

    Tim

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was an excellent day. Rob has a great approach to wedding photography and he shared a lot of his insight with us as well as technicalities – he’s a good trainer. The location is perfect for wedding shoots, the models were really good, relaxed and we all had a fun day as well as learning a lot. The chance to try out some new Olympus kit was a bonus. Oh, and the lunch was really good too!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thank you Rob and the Olympus team and your wonderful patient models for a cracking day, I learnt so much, nothing was too much and any questions I asked were answered and I didn’t feel stupid asking them. Wish I’d gone on your two previous courses you ran just a really invaluable day. Many thanks again. Terri Bethell

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Firstly, thank you Rob, the guys at Olympus and the wonderful models.
    I attended the bootcamp, primarily as wedding photography is something I have avoided to date, but who could pass up a great day like this! A super insight into the hints and wrinkles that help dispel some of the mystery surrounding this genre of photography.
    A great venue, lovely to have those extra Olympus lenses available, and models so patient who gave you time to stop and think about how to get that perfect shot straight out of camera, thus providing a little more confidence to face the undeniable pressures of wedding photography.
    I knew we would fill the day with the practicals so not surprising we didn’t get half an hour with the portfolios!
    An enjoyable day all round – thanks.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Easy to see why as a professional Rob has been so successful and his willingness to share that experience so fully and clearly made for a great day. Supported by some top class models and Olympus UK, we spent a lot of time hands on in small groups learning new techniques. I’ve now gone manual in white balance!
    Rob has a relaxed style of presentation unlike many of the more intimidating professionals I’ve encountered. Nothing is too much trouble and you’re guaranteed to go away with something of value.
    I would have no hesitation in attending another day with Rob!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A brilliant day – I went along to learn more about lighting and composition with no intention of ever being a ‘wedding photographer’ …. I’m now covering a wedding in July – I think that says it all! Thanks Rob.

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