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WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

BOOK YOUR NEWBORN TRAINING WITH THE SOCIETIES OF WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS BEST PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF THE YEAR 2021 WINNER!

Between studio work, the Mentoring Program and 1:1 training, Maddy plans workshops around the UK when she can.

 

FAREHAM NEWBORN WORKSHOP, HAMPSHIRE

APRIL 27TH

9.30am to 4pm

TWO BABIES

LUNCH INCLUDED

Come and watch Maddy teach-

SESSION FLOW

STYLING

POSING

LIGHTING

WRAPPING

FLOOR PROPS

£495

(£100 TO BOOK)

MADDY ROGERS FROGGIE POSE

NEWBORN WORKSHOP

COUNTY TYRONE, NORTHERN IRELAND

9TH AUGUST 2022

9.30am to 4pm

TWO BABIES

LUNCH INCLUDED

Come and watch Maddy teach-

SESSION FLOW

STYLING

POSING

LIGHTING

WRAPPING

FLOOR PROPS

£495

(£100 TO BOOK)

head on hands pose

NEWBORN WORKSHOP

MELTON MOWBRAY

26th OCTOBER 2022

9.30am to 4pm

TWO BABIES

LUNCH INCLUDED

Come and watch Maddy teach-

SESSION FLOW

STYLING

POSING

LIGHTING

WRAPPING

FLOOR PROPS

£495

(£100 TO BOOK)

1:1 NEWBORN TRAINING

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.

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THE ONE DAY COURSE

 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  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

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 3-4pm.

ONE DAY COURSE COST –  795

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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 teach you everything you need on the first day, which will be run as the one day course above.

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.

DAY ONE

The first day will involve me showing what you’ve asked to learn. I will do all the posing and soothing, explaining as I go. This gives you the chance to take it all in, make notes, and ask questions.

Then you go back to your hotel and rest up before its your turn the next day.

DAY TWO

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.

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 – 1195

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1:1 WRAPPING MASTERCLASS

Wrapping is a vital tool used by newborn photographers to calm, settle, soothe, and pose newborns.

New babies cannot control their limb movements,  and it is this that can often unsettle a baby and prevent sleep. That flailing of arms and legs can leave a baby feeling exposed and miserable. Swaddle them and they calm. So we as professionals use their innate need to be safe and warm to our advantage. We have developed ways to make wrapping look beautiful and creative while we gently pose, and to keep our tiny clients settled for their session.

Its very rare a newborn will happily go through a full session without needing to be swaddled at least some of the time. It’s simply something that they need to feel secure.

Mastering it opens up endless creative possibilities in your sessions, but mostly it arms you with skills you’ll need to run a session smoothly.

My Masterclass will teach you wrapping in depth, rather than as a small part of a course where you have to remember it all.

I’ll teach you –

  • how to wrap safely.
  • how to wrap for comfort.
  • how to use a wrap to create different poses and styles.
  • what fabrics to use and when.
  • how to use a base wrap to transition between props.
  • how to use a wrap to pose on a posing table/beanbag

 

This a full day class with two models.

In the morning I will show you all the techniques, and in the afternoon you will learn on a real baby because I am a firm believer in ‘doing’ to really learn a new hands on skill.

The cost for this immersive class is

– £599 (£549 to Subscription Members)