Real Wedding Photography

People at wedding
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 20 August 2019
  • Course duration: Three days

Delivered by an experienced wedding and portrait photographer, this course has been designed to bring out your creative side in a professional manner and to meet the expectations and needs of a demanding client.

To attend this course you must have some familiarity with a photo manipulating program, preferably Adobe Photoshop, and own your own digital camera.

You will work outside with the models, whatever the weather, so that you can experience the pressure of working in less than ideal conditions.

The course will include:

  • essentials of wedding photography in real life
  • time management and planning with the couple
  • seeing light and different types of light
  • demonstrations with models
  • how to pose
  • introduction to studio photography
  • how to light a bride, and how to light groups
  • posing and arranging groups
  • how to identify, light and compose dynamically
  • practice sessions with models
  • use of studio equipment in a non-studio environment
  • post production and good editing principles
  • image manipulation and retouching
  • accounts, filing and office procedures.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have skills to make exciting (and potentially saleable) pictures and be well on your way to developing your own individual style.

You will have learnt valuable people skills which are essential when working with clients.

You will also have gained knowledge on how to develop your marketing and business skills to find your first paying customers.

Tutor Profile: Crash Taylor is a UK based photographer, filmmaker and educator.

In 2009, he was voted one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the UK by Professional Photographer magazine.

He photographs 25 wedding adventures each year and has captured weddings in Spain, France, Finland and Hawaii.

When not shooting weddings and portraits, he's teaching workshops and seminars in photography and filmmaking throughout the UK and internationally.

He has an extensive film and photo book collection that rivals many libraries.

Image-making (whether stills or motion) is therapy for Crash and what he enjoys doing most.

The photography addiction began when he was 9 years old; his father bought him a Polaroid camera for a trip to Mexico City. That camera laid the foundation!

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • learn about professional practice in camera handling, studio and location lighting, posing couples, image manipulation, post production and location lighting
  • find out more about weddings from different cultures, and their requirements
  • learn about the ‘must have’ shots
  • be encouraged to direct and experiment posing real life models
  • develop your people skills to enable you to relax a nervous bride or calm down a boisterous child.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418