On Wednesday I was pleased to be addressing an audience again at Apple's Regent St store as part of the MV photographers collective's social photography day.
It was great fun and I was delighted when my good friend, the fabulously talented Norfolk wedding photographer Duncan Kerridge, sent this picture of me answering questions with my friend Maria Murray (for those of you who don't know me, I'm the one on the left).
It was great to see so many people there for the talks and the portfolio reviews that were going on throughout the day, and I do hope that those of you who managed to come along had a great day.
Helen is a member of MV, a collective of some of the best wedding and portrait photographers in the UK. Helen has previously participated in MV's two photography workshops in Brighton, and Wednesday 9th November sees MV's first public event at the Apple's flagship store on Regent Street in London.
As you may remember, Apple have invited Helen to speak at the Regent St store previously at a very popular event that was organised in association with the Royal Photographic Society. On Wednesday, there will be a series of six talks running throughout the day between 12pm and 8:30pm – all talks are completely free of charge. The schedule is as follows:
Documentary Wedding Photography presented by Guy Hearn and Duncan Kerridge, images supplied by MV Members
Creative Wedding Photography presented by Jo Tennant, images supplied by MV Members
Portraiture presented by Mark Ashworth, images supplied by MV Members
Personal Projects presented by Julie Kim, images supplied by MV Members
Using Light presented by Rob Burress, images supplied by MV Members
MV – The Workshop presented by James Davidson, images supplied by MV Members
Helen will be reviewing portfolios throughout the day, so it will be a great chance to meet Helen and discuss your work. Please visit Apple's Regent Street store website and scroll down to the Events section to book your slot.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Kate, Studio Manager
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to my talk at the Apple Store on Regent St, London in association with the Royal Photographic Society. It was wonderful to speak to such a large crowd (apologies to those who had to stand at the back), and great to meet lots of people afterwards. I hope you all enjoyed the talk, and thank you to Robin and the team at the Apple Store for making me feel so welcome.
Thanks also to the wonderful wedding photographer Tom Catchesides for taking a few pictures of the talk. If anyone can remember what I was talking about when I pulled that funny face in the penultimate picture, do let me know.
If you were disappointed to miss my talk at SWPP or the Apple Store, there is another opportunity to catch it as part of an intensive one-day course I am hosting with Tom Catchesides on Monday 14th March. We still have a few places available and please see below for more details:
Post-production for portrait & wedding photographers - by Tom Catchesides & Helen Bartlett
Calumet Drummond St, London, Monday 14 March 2011
Join us for an intensive one-day course covering everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. We'll be teaching you the techniques that we use every day in our own photography businesses. The course will explore:
Setting and exceeding client expectations.
Working with repeat clients.
Taking control of your workflow.
Post-production with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Practical portrait retouching.
Producing great black & white images from digital.
Presenting finished images to your clients.
The course is suitable for both established pros and those in the process of building a photography business. Some Photoshop experience is necessary, but a catch-up session will make sure that everyone attending the course is familiar with the tools used throughout.
Everyone attending the seminar will receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.
The workshop is taking place at Calumet's store on Drummond St in London. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Feedback from previous seminars
"Many thanks for all the effort you put into the post production seminar it was without doubt the best seminar I've been on (and I've been on quite a few). The volume of information was excellent and the day was so well structured."
"I really enjoyed your seminar and came away with lots of ideas. I was really impressed with your knowledge and skill and the amount of content you managed to get through in a day was fantastic."
"There was so much to learn and I'm dying to spend time going through it all again!"
"I had a great time yesterday and felt really motivated - thanks again for your enthusiasm and content of the course, I thought it was great."
"I really enjoyed meeting you and also got a lot from the seminar...I'll be setting myself homework!"
Tickets are priced at Â£155 inc. VAT.
To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact Tom. I hope to see you there.
Today's post is a reminder that I will be giving a seminar on children's portrait photography at Apple's flagship Regent Street store on Monday 28th February at 7pm. I'm really excited to have been invited to speak by Apple, and the event is also in association with the Royal Photographic Society. Details of how to get to Apple's Regent Street store are available here.
The seminar will be a re-working of my talk at the SWPP from which a lot of people were turned away as the room was full, so I really hope to see you there. Do be sure to come and say hello afterwards.
Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, things have been absolutely manic these last couple of weeks. I plan to have a really good catch up very soon and share some of my favorite pictures of some of the beautiful children I have been lucky enough to photograph recently.
In the meantime, a heads up. I am giving a seminar at the Apple Store in Regent Street on the evening of Monday 28th February at 7pm. It will be a great talk, lots of pictures, lots of information, and I hope to see lots of you there.