Join us on the 12th or 13th of January at Nikon School where we will be hosting photography talks with some of the UK's best wedding and portrait photographers. Each session will consist of two talks and you will have the chance to learn from experts on everything related to portrait and wedding photography. Nikon School experts will also be doing a live photography demonstration and will be on hand to talk about the best portrait lenses, the brand new D850, speedlights and any other Nikon kit you may want to look at or try. Spaces are limited at these sessions as we are keeping the groups small to enable you to get the most out of the sessions. Please see below for more details on who will be talking in each session
During each session there will be two different talks followed by a live portrait photography demonstration by Nikon School photography experts which will also enable you to try the latest Nikon cameras, speedlights and lenses if you want. Throughout the sessions there will be plenty of time for questions and answers with Kate and Mark plus a chance to get hands on with all of the best portrait lenses, the brand new D850 and other fantastic Nikon equipment.
Each day will run as follows - please see below for more information on each photographer and their talks.
10:00 – 11:00 Kate Hopewell-Smith
11:00 – 12:00 Mark Seymour
12:00 – 13:00 Nikon School Photo Shoot
14:00 – 15:00 Kate Hopewell-Smith
15:00 – 16:00 Mark Seymour
16:00 – 17:00 Nikon School Photo Shoot
Mark Seymour is one of London's leading professional documentary wedding photographers who has won numerous awards and gained many accolades, including becoming Nikon UK’s first ambassador for wedding photography. Mark has developed his own recognisable wedding photography style which is based on documentary reportage photography with an emphasis on observation; capturing the illusive moments full of emotion, that will tell the unique story of a wedding day.
Kate Hopewell-Smith specializes in superior wedding and lifestyle portrait photography, Kate's uniquely creative photographic style and exceptional level of service has made her one of the most sought after photographers in her area. Kate too became an ambassador for Nikon UK alongside her busy career and training workshops
Morning talk: Wedding Walk through and Q&A: Weddings require fast thinking and fast shooting and include an enormous range of technical challenges – so it is no surprise many people are afraid to shoot them. Kate will walk through the entire wedding day from bridal preparations all the way through to the first dance – discussing lens choice, key settings and when to have speedlights on hand to enhance the available light when it is lacking. She will leave time for a Q and A so bring a list of worries and concerns and leave the session with renewed knowledge and confidence.
Afternoon talk: Is Natural Light really enough? : Many location portrait and wedding photographers market themselves as ‘natural light shooters’ and usually the truth is that they don’t feel confident in using additional lighting. Kate will discuss how to find the best available light on location and use it to your creative advantage. But she will also explain why it is so important to gain confidence and knowledge with speedlights and basic modifiers to ensure that you can produce quality imagery in all situations – particularly sunny, backlit scenarios or in low light.
Centre of Excellence, 63-64 Margaret Street, London, London, W1W 8SW