'Befriend A Hotel' Masterclass30 May 2011
The Guild is introducing a very clever Masterclass... It won't surprise you to hear that social photography, like weddings and portraits, has dropped in popularity recently as people tighten their belts. Commercial photography by contrast is a relatively hidden growth market. Let's face it they need images to help generate business and get through the difficult times we're all facing. With that in mind, on Friday 24th June we are holding a Masterclass on what will in essence teach you how to befriend a hotel (or business) ie through 'Hotel Photography'. Just think about the potential behind this - With this skill you could transform a Hotel into a 'friend'. Think of the opportunities that could follow on from having a friendly hotel - They'll recommend you for weddings & maybe you could provide images for on the wall of each hotel room or become the recommended photographer at events held there. This skill can easily be taken into other business types as well! So, how do we achieve this? In a packed day we will teach you the skills behind Hotel photography (including the exteriors and interiors, as well as products like food). You will then be in a position to approach local Hotels & offer a portfolio of images in return for ... (well that's up to you - maybe wedding recommendations or event photography opportunities). Then you can take these techniques into other business types. In short it could open up a lot of doors for you!! The Masterclass will be led by our own John MacRae, from the Panel. John was one of the first 30 photographers in the country to go digital & is highly respected by (has taught and is and friends with) some of the biggest names in the world of photography. He a very sought after Commercial photographer booked up to 12 months in advance and has been a keynote speaker for most of the major associations. His latest assignment is to photograph a multi-million pound residence. If you've never seen Johns work, it is incredibly sharp & his workshop days are entertaining as well as packed with invaluable advice! The course will be held at the Manor House Hotel in Cheshire. The cost for members is a very special Masterclass price of £100 (non-members £125), lunch & refreshments will be included and everyone attending will recieve £50 of vouchers off the Finished Products range from One Vision Imaging (valid during the next 4 months). Non Guild members who attend will also get the opportunity to get their first years membership for just £49.50, instead of £85 plus £15 joining fee). We've also negotiated a discounted rate on the rooms there if required. Our sincere thanks go to One Vision Imaging & InFocus Insurance who are sponsoring & supporting the day. We are keeping the group size small & fully expect the day to sell out quickly so if you are interested drop us an email as soon as possible as we will allocate the places on a first come first served basis to be fair to everyone.