Sunday, 8 April 2012

Photography Courses

Hi guys,

It's been a while since my last post and even longer since our last workshop. Anyway after very busy winter we are back. We had tones of questions regarding our courses so we were collecting your opinions and ideas to make it even better and more exciting.

We offer two types of courses at the moment:

Unfortunately at the time of writing this post the course has already sold out :(
Please leave in the comments your suggestions regarding dates you would like to see the next one. Would you prefer weekdays or weekends?

We still have spots available!

Until Wednesday, 18/04/2012 we are also offering Early Bird's Special Discount!
See our photography courses London web page for details.

We will not be teaching you the same nonsense you could hear at your local community college from the guy that has been teaching same exactly things for past forty years and has never actually taken any commercial assignment. We are working commercial photographers so you will be able to learn all the hottest tricks and technics that you see on the web and in magazines today. There will not be hours long monologs and script readings, instead you will get hands on tuition, fun and excitement that modern photography should be.
I know that good picture is worth more than thousand words so please let me illustrate this post with few of my latest creations, so you have better idea what to expect from us and our courses.

That's it for today. Will chat to you soon.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A letter on my door step. Portraits are more than a paper.

This is a reprint of the story originally posted by great children, family and portrait photographer Jeanine Thurston. I feel really touched by this so I wanted to share it with you guys.

Janine wrote:

There will be no portrait photos in this post.  This letter wasn’t mailed – it was at my doorstep when I got home a couple months ago.  I read it, I cried, and read it again – probably a hundred times by now.  It wasn’t easy to read – and honestly, as much as it validates what I do for a living – I wasn’t sure I was going to share it either – Until today, when a past client said that my print prices were too expensive.  If you choose to read through the letter, you will know why I’ve finally chosen to share it.

Jeanine - 
Today I am writing for a couple of reasons.  I have some quiet time at the moment and need to get a couple of things off my mind.  I will leave this for my husband to deliver to you when he is ready.
You photographed my wedding, you photographed my first pregnancy and my first baby.  I contacted you awhile back to photograph my 2nd child and family.  After getting prices and realizing I would want all of the pictures as we love your work – I decided against spending $500+ – which is what I normally spend for portraits and prints with you..  Please know it is not because I don’t value your amazing eye, or how much we love the experience.
That week that I decided to NOT do a session with you, this is how I spent some money.
On Sunday I called and cancelled our session.  Monday I went out and got my hair cut ($39+tip), and colored ($65), Thursday I had my nails done ($24), my family went out to dinner at a somewhat expensive restaurant for no particular reason costing us $79 + tip.  This was just 4 days since canceling our session, already totaling over $200 for un necessary things.  My nails only lasted about 2 weeks, my hair is gone, and seven weeks passed when I got the phone call from our doctor.  It was not something I expected and the cancer has spread very quickly.  I will be leaving my husband, my 6 year old girl and my now 2 year old – not by choice.  It is very hard for me to talk about it which is why I need to write you.
I watch your Facebook page and your posts about the value of a photo and if I could give back all of those things that I purchased this few weeks after I cancelled my session with you, knowing what I know now, and have that session, well… I would do it in a heartbeat. 
Now my time is done and there are no more chances for me.  The next time someone cancels a session – my wish is that you forward this letter to them.  Time is fragile, it is gone before you know you had it.  If you charged $200 for one print it wouldn’t be enough for what it is actually worth.  I cringe to think that my priorities were a manicure over a memory to pass onto my babies and husband.
My love and thanks for what you have given us from past photos.  I am so sorry that I did not see it as more than paper until now.
Karen L.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Simple Motion Motorcycle Photo Set and Lighting by Dean Collins

This days many photographers forget about real photography. Using Photoshop instead. So if you want to see how one of the best photographers and photography teacher Dean Collins have done back then.

Have a look at this video.


Hello Hot Spotters.
Please find few minutes and have a look on this video. It will motivate you if you are not sure about the photography or if you have some doubts about your work.