Photography Training

by Richard Perry Photography

Beginners and Intermediate Photography Courses

I first found photography as both a stress management hobby and as a creative outlet. I developed a passion for the art of photography and this quickly became a bit of an obsession. When I got started I was adamant that I was going to learn how to use my camera properly and it would be me making the creative decisions rather than the built in auto functions. I bought books, watched hundreds of hours of YouTube tutorials and pulled information from wherever I could find it. All so I could master the initially daunting ‘M’ symbol on the camera. My mistake here was that I didn’t think to invest in a simple beginners course. A course where all the information would be consistent and explained face-to-face. Where I could ask an instructor questions so that it all made sense in a way that I could absorb. So, I have decided that I would like to pass on my knowledge in the way I wish I had accessed all those years ago. I have created the ‘Introduction to your camera - Get out of Auto’ course to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for all those either just starting with their DSLR camera or for those who have had one for a while and now want to take control of their camera and begin shooting in manual. Check out the details of the course below. All you need is a desire to learn and your DSLR camera.

Introduction to your camera - Get out of Auto:

Do you have a DSLR but don’t feel you’re getting the most out of it’s potential? Are you struggling to get out of shooting in auto? Tackling all those buttons, navigating the symbols and technical jargon can be daunting. On my course I will give you a clear understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture and how each of these influence the images you capture. Through understanding these concepts you will have the tools to unleash your creativity and capture memories. This could be the beginning of a wonderful photographic journey.

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This is a half day course that is both classroom and practical experience based. It will be held in Leeds. Course materials will be provided as well as online material and access to a facebook forum in order to continue and support your learning experience. The course is four hours and is limited to maximum of five students per session.
The cost of this course is £95.


The aim of this course is to:

- Unlock the potential of your camera and explore your creativity.

- Learn the skills and knowledge to get out of auto.

- Understand ISO, Shutter speed, aperture and their influence over exposure and image appearance.


The next course dates are:

- 17th November 2019.
- 15th December 2019.

For more course dates and current availability please get in touch on richard@richardperryphotography.com



Wedding Photography Courses in Yorkshire

I have been a wedding photographer in Leeds for a number of years now. I principally photograph weddings in Yorkshire but I do work across the UK and I even cover destination weddings. Getting to this stage in my business has taken a lot of hard work. I’ve endured a number of steep learning curves and it has required me to make a few mistakes a long the way. This is all part of the journey but I do wish that it had been easier to gain some of the vital information earlier on in my career. In the sea of information the internet provides it is sometimes hard to navigate yourself to the truly useful knowledge. With this in mind I have created a course for photographers wanting to embark upon a wonderful career in the wedding photography industry. This course will provide you with open and honest perspective, and all the information I know would have made the beginning of my career smoother and less daunting. All of this is done in a relaxed and supportive environment of shared learning. There is a lot of information to take on board in a relatively short space of time, which is why course notes, online resources and access to on going support are also provided. Check out a little bit more about these introduction to wedding photography courses below.

Introduction to Wedding Photography - Business Course

Are you considering a career in wedding photography or have you started but don’t know where to turn for business advice? This introduction to the business aspect and practical management of a wedding photography business will give you the grounding, advice and support needed to make your early steps into this competitive market place.

During this course we will talk about all aspects of running a successful wedding photography business, from equipment to client management, product delivery to marketing, as well as many more topics to help you start your wedding photography journey.

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This course is a full and intensive day course, taking place in Leeds. It will be supported with learning materials to take home as well as access to online resources as well as a Facebook group where both I and your fellow delegates can continue to support each other. The course is limited to maximum of ten delegates per session.
The cost for this full day course is £175.

The aim of the course is to:

- Introduce you to the business of wedding photography.

- Discuss what is involved in setting up your wedding photography business.

- Talk about the importance of second shooting.

- Discuss equipment requirements.

- Cover booking your first wedding.

- Discuss the importance of client management.

- Formulate plans for client meetings and emails.

- Discuss marketing techniques.

- Talk about your branding and the importance of your website.

- Discuss image delivery and product choices.

For course dates and availability please get in touch on richard@richardperryphotography.com


Introduction to Wedding Photography - Practical Course

This course is the natural next step to the ‘Introduction to Wedding Photography - Business Course’. This course is focused on learning the practical elements of shooting a wedding. During the course we will work with other wedding vendors at a Yorkshire wedding venue, so that students can go through various set ups with professional models to simulate everything from bridal preparation to the first dance. Students will also be introduced to the use of lighting at a wedding, in particular the use of lighting for the first dance.

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This course is a full and intensive day, taking place in Yorkshire. It will be supported with learning materials to take home as well as access to online resources as well as a Facebook group where both I and your fellow delegates can continue to support each other. The course is limited to a maximum of ten delegates per session.
The cost for this full day course is £450.

This course will offer you the opportunity to:

- Learn how to practically shoot a wedding.

- Shoot staged and styled elements from across the whole wedding day.

- Build on a portfolio.

- Learn different shooting techniques and how to apply them to a wedding.

- Have an introduction to the use of lighting at a wedding.


For course dates and availability please get in touch on richard@richardperryphotography.com