South Wales Wedding Photography Training
Is the trainer good enough?
Before signing up for training workshops with other photographers check to make sure they are qualified to deliver training to groups or on a 1-1 basis. If they offer coaching and/or mentoring – ask if they are qualified coaches and mentors. If not; why not?
Those same professional photographers would moan about the amateurs picking up a camera and photographing a wedding without any training yet fail to see the irony of offering training workshops themselves when they have no training qualifications.
It’s not good enough to be good – you have to be good enough to teach your subject as well.
Who will they train?
Next up is who will they train and from what area? Many many photgoraphers refuse to train people who live within (for example, 50 miles) of them. I have no idea why.
If they have a solid business model and a solid business they shouldn’t have anything to fear. I don’t care if you live next door – if you want training & development on running a wedding photography business get in touch.
Wedding Photography Business Training
My training workshops are typically centred on making money not photography. You can be the worlds best photographer but if you have no idea about sales, marketing, taxes, backups, editing etc etc then you will starve.
I’m not famous. I’m not the worlds best. But I’ve ben running a wedding photgoraphy for 13 years. And in my world running means it pays the mortgage, puts food on the table. I have no other major income to fall back on. My partner is self employed also so I can’t rely on her to chip in and help out. Oh and speaking of partners – and I encourage partners to coe along to the workshops as well. They are a very very important part of making any busikness sucsessful.