Maddy is a highly respected trainer in the art of safe newborn posing across the UK, Europe and has been booked by photographers from as far as India, Argentina, Norway and Hong Kong.
In her studio in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Maddy also holds 1:1 training courses for a more individually structured training to suit the needs of each attendee. You will have a discussion about your needs so Maddy can ensure you get as much as possible from the course.
Maddy will gladly travel to you when expenses are covered.
Training is popular for those just starting out in photography, as well as those well established in other genres, and wishing to add this wonderful area of photography to their existing business.
Maddy’s history working with Scope as a sleep counsellor comes into it’s own when dealing with sleeping babies, as she can teach you about levels of sleep, and how to recognise them. This is invaluable when deciding when to move a baby with less chance of waking them, and when to leave them be.
The one or two day courses include:
- – A coffee and a chat at the studio in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, or at your own studio.
- – A newborn model
- – How to prepare the parents for a session
- – How to manage parents expectations
- – Preparing all the sessions props and kit needed
- – How to create a varied and attractive gallery for maximum sales.
- – Using natural light, and flash
- – Safe posing and pose flow
- – Reading sleep
- – Soothing and settling
- – Camera settings and techniques
- – Camera angles and composition
- – Backing up and editing
- – Composite editing techniques
- – Marketing ideas
- – How to get the best from your Facebook business page
- – Resources
- – Long term support after the training day
WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE APPLICANTS FROM WIHIN 50 MILES OF GRIMSBY OR FROM NORFOLK
This is not a photography course, and while we are able to offer advice on settings suitable for this genre, it is best you have a basic understanding of how to use your DSLR in manual.
The one day course includes all the above in one day. We start at 9.30am, and aim to finish at around 4pm.
ONE DAY COURSE COST – £575
THE TWO DAY COURSE
I believe the best way to learn is hands on. Its all very well watching someone pose etc, but the best way you’ll pick those skills up and know you can do it, is to do it. So, I will ensure that I teaches you everything you need on the first day. Then, rather than then have to go off and wait days or weeks to practice on a real baby, on your own, when you’ve forgotten so much, you get to do so the next day with me by your side, not just ensuring baby is always happy and safe, but to ensure you’ve taken it all in, and to guide you as you go.
This two day 1:1 is perfect for if you really do want to ensure you leave with not just the knowledge, but the chance to actually put them into practice with me right there. You will learn all that is listed above, and is truly tailored to your needs.
The first day will involve me showing what you’ve asked to learn. I will do all the posing and soothing, explains as I go. This gives you the chance to take it all in, make notes, and ask questions. You’ll also have the chance to take photos.
Then you go back to your hotel and rest up before its your turn the next day.
You get to use my props and style the session yourself. Then when baby arrives, its over to you. I will be right there by your side to guide and assist, making sure you’re happy, and baby is too.
If you’re very new to newborn photography, it may be that this is a slow steady and simple day as you simply gain your confidence handling and soothing baby. You won’t be pushed into anything at all, and you’ll only do what you’re comfortable with.
If you’re already trading and have experience with newborns, you could run the entire session, with me just there to give reminders. Either way, I will be there to make sure you’re putting all you learned into practice.
Read one attendees blog on her 2 days course HERE
There a few very close hotels, and I am always happy to ensure you get back there ok after day one and give you a lift to the train station which is nearby.
TWO DAY COURSE COST – £975
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