Photocraft® Photography & Styling E-course by Lyndsey James

What will I learn on the e-course?

Through 100 fabulous lessons/assignments over 6 Modules, I will teach you everything you need to know about Photo shoot planning, Styling, Camera Skills and Lighting techniques for photographing pretty things to blog or sell online.

I recommend you spend at least 50 hours on the course to read all of the lessons and complete the assignments, but you have 24 weeks of course access to complete it at your leisure and fit the course around your life. So feel free to start it late, take a holiday or just join in when it suits you.

If you have ever envied bloggers and sellers with great photography and wish you could take your own beautiful photos then this course is for you!

Aimed at complete photography beginners but teaching you pro skills and tricks, my Photocraft e-course will have you feeling camera confident in no time.

What makes Photocraft so popular with creatives?

Creative entrepreneurs are busy people, we need to be able to do something when it suits us!

The great thing about Photocraft is that course places are limited so that I can personally answer YOUR questions and guide you through each lesson with feedback and encouragement as and when you need it.

Fun assignments within the lessons encourage you to give it a go and practice what you have just learned, then you can share the results quickly and easily in your own private student/tutor chat box or in the social chat room where you can learn even more!

You control the pace at which you learn, but I guarantee if you take advantage of tutor guidance and take part in all of the assignments you will get lovely RESULTS!

2016 Course dates

Fit the course around your life and holidays! Choose your start date and enjoy 24 weeks of lesson and tutor access to complete the lessons and assignments.

11th Jan – 27th Jun

22nd Feb – 8th Aug

25th Apr – 19th Oct

13th Jun – 27th Nov

Tickets on sale below for:

12th Sept – 26th Feb

Ticket Prices

Module 1 £95

(£80 per module thereafter)

Full course £495

Includes:

100 Lessons & Assignments over 6 modules

24 weeks of lesson access

Downloadable notes (In Module 6)

Tutor interaction & Live chat room

A Goodie bag in the post!

Approximate currency conversions (June 2016):

FLAG-EUREUR €123 // €640

FLAGS-USDUSD $137 // $714

FLAGS-AUDAUD $189 // $986

FLAGS-CAD CAD $179 //  $935

The Lessons

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Module 1

This e-course guides you through the stages of planning, lighting and shooting your products, creations or adventures in the professional way!

We kick off this fun course with creating a mood board for your brand and discovering what props and backgrounds you need!

Module 1 includes:

  • Camera basics to instantly improve your photos
  • How to define your perfect customer and target them through clever imagery
  • How to define your own photographic style that is different and unique
  • How to research and apply colour trends to your photos
  • How to select perfect backdrops for your photos
  • How to make your own backdrops or where to source them
  • Photo formats and the roles of different photo types

Module 2

Next we look at styling in another fun module of lessons

You will learn…

  • How professionals use clever prop tricks to make their sets look real
  • Where to position your props in a photo and choose which props work with the subject
  • Essential props and tools for your prop box!
  • How to create seasonal photos
  • How to add value to your brand and create desirable photo downloads
  • How to decide on props for large and small subjects
  • How to make useful lighting tools

Module 3

Photography means to draw with light, and in Module 3 we learn exactly how to do that! Become a master at lighting and your photos will instantly look professional.

You will learn:

  • How to light your subjects using natural light
  • How to remove reflections or add highlights to a subject
  • How to create atmosphere and mood using simple lighting tricks
  • How to get bright & colourful photos every time!
  • Creating a magazine style lifestyle look using light
  • How to capture colours accurately
  • How to create brilliant white backgrounds for small-medium sized items (using just a window and daylight!)
  • A little history of photography and how modern day cameras capture an image

Module 4

In Module 4 we look at your camera and how to replicate the beautiful scene you have created before you, taking control of your camera after learning how to create the elusive white background!

You will learn…

  • Quick tricks to improve the accuracy of your photos, understanding how your camera gets it wrong
  • The fundamental rules of Exposure and how to control your camera in manual modes
  • How to control exposure like a pro and remove trial and error from your photo shoot
  • Simple ways to understand exposure settings and what they mean for your photography
  • How to control background blur and focus on specific areas of the scene
  • How to create super cute shaped bokeh

Module 5

By this stage you have mastered styling and lighting techniques and we continue with conquering those camera skills!

You will learn:

  • How to remove the fuzzy look and achieve crystal clear photos
  • How to capture motion and add life to an image
  • How to get great photos in tricky lighting conditions or on the move
  • How to decide which camera settings to use for different scenarios
  • All about lenses and understanding what your camera can see
  • How some cameras produce better results than others and what you should look for in a camera
  • How to work on location
  • How to become a story teller and take killer editorial shots
  • How to photograph your studio and other room scenes
  • How to work with models or take stunning selfies!

Module 6

In the final Module of lessons we bring all of the previous lessons together to great effect in creating a solid photo shoot plan and taking some fabulous photos that will work hard for your business!!

You will:

  • Learn Tips for photographing specific tricky subject types
  • Learn How to further style your image digitally
  • Discover How to watermark your photos
  • Learn How to resize your photos for different formats
  • Perfect digital cut outs of an item from a background
  • Plan your own photo shoots & complete Photo shoot assignments
  • Create your own Step by step photo shoot guide from my blue print!

Book your course place here

Standard or Module ticket?

There are two ticket types:

Standard and Module

Regardless of which ticket type you select, they both start on the same start date, selected when you purchase your ticket.

When your course starts, the 6 parts that make up the course called Modules are released weekly (as shown in example A), this means that all modules are live after 6 weeks from the start date and students can enjoy a relaxed learning pace enjoying new lessons each week.

The course could be completed in those 6 weeks if you work hard and dedicate around 8 hours a week to participating in the lesson assignments but with increased flexibility you can now take it easy and work through the lessons at your leisure over a massive 24 weeks!

Photocraft® – Latest Student Reviews

Flat lay photography workshop

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was a really good day out - great to get away from the day to day of the business, but fabulous to be doing such fun photography that is perfect for so many uses. Despite the grey, grey day, we all produced some amazing images. Really inspiring and Lyndsay just has such good tips and advice. I don't think anyone would be disappointed. Might even do it again!

Flat lay photography workshop

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really enjoyed this 1 day workshop for creating eye catching flat lays for use with social media and product photography. I would highly recommend it. Thanks Lyndsey :)

The Best Money Your Business Will Ever Spend

★★★★★
5 5 1
I cannot say enough good about this course! Before I signed up, I was worried about spending what seemed like a lot of money. I'm very nearly at the end of the course now and I can honestly say that it's the best money the business has EVER spent. The way the course is structured is so clever and simple. I'm not very technically minded but even I could understand the simple way the course is presented. As well as helping me to develop valuable camera skills (and knowledge), the course also covers styling, set up, lighting etc. and has made me think about my product presentation in a whole new creative way. The difference between the photos I was taking before I started this course and the photographs I have taken with my new found knowledge is unbelievable.....you would never think they were taken by the same person with the same camera! I strongly believe that beautiful pictures sell products and this course really has helped me to start taking beautiful pictures that I'm proud of instead of mediocre product snaps (at best). I can't wait to re-photograph everything on our website. If you're debating about whether or not this course is worth the money..........STOP DEBATING! Honestly! Sign up as soon as you can. I wish I had done it ages ago. I can't think of one bad thing to say about the course.

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