Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

New professional photography seminars by Tom Catchesides


So, a double blog post today, firstly some pictures, a lovely family photo shoot in Richmond. And secondly some information about the new seminars being held by my fabulously talented boyfriend Tom.

Tom is both a wonderful wedding photographer and he has also written the industry leader in photography business software Light Blue Software.

Tom will be giving two seminars in the next couple of months and I urge anyone who has a wedding or portrait photography business to go along. I hope to see lots of you there.

So here's the information, straight from Tom's blog:

Running a photography business on a Mac
Apple's Regent St Store, London, Monday 13 September, 19:00-21:00

Apple have invited me to speak at their flagship store on Regent St which, considering that I've been a Mac user since I was 12, is very exciting. I'll be talking about the fundamentals of setting up a wedding photography business and running it from your Mac, and there'll be plenty of time for questions if there's anything else you want to ask me about.

The seminar is free and there's no need to pre-register, but space is limited so please turn up early if you want to make sure you get a seat.

Delivering the goods: post-production for wedding & portrait photographers
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Monday 8 November

Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results. This intensive one-day course covers everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. The course will explore:

Setting and exceeding client expectations.

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 Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge which, unlike most of the Cambridge colleges, is easy to get to by car. 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!"

Booking tickets

Tickets are priced at £90, but I'm offering an early bird booking discount – if you book by the end of August, tickets are just £75.

To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact me directly.

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