So where do I begin. Alan sugar of the camera world I believed myself to be a year or so ago. When quite frankly I was a clicker with a kit lens, body and a Flash!
Me and my partner opened our business a month or two prior to going to Andrews workshop, after completing an A level in photography and just knowing this path was for me.
Lauren found Andrews workshop and we both agreed it would be a wise investment to make and boy wasn’t it the best thing we’ve ever spent money on during our photography journey.
We arrived as two novices and left as educated and eager business owners.
We spent the day discussing financing, pricing, budgeting, contracts, insurance and so much more!
Our contract before the workshop was merely a single side of A4 with a dotted line. Now it’s a 16 page document specifying every nook and cranny that before would have legally finished us. Along with having public liability insurance and personal indemnity insurance.
We also got to understand file formatting, Lightroom batch processing and all that tech geeky stuff.
With a quick bite to eat (mac and cheese my favourite) and a general chat around a coffee table it was time to hit the big boys toys. Using Andrews godox AD600 ( I now own this bad boy) to light up a model in a wedding dress. Giving us pointers on how to interact with the client and keep them moving, as in a wedding day they will get tired very quickly.
With this we came to the end of our day and even though slightly overwhelmed we had a path set for us.
Now a year on our business has successfully completed almost 10 weddings and our reputation is growing rapidly.
Through this time we’ve also increased our package prices twice, due to not only our increased demand but also due to them gorgeous nphoto albums Andrew introduces us too.
If you’re thinking about this course just stop and ask yourself these questions.
Do you know how much each shutter click costs you? Do you know the inverse square law properly? Do you know about public liability insurance? These are just some of the things I was once clueless on but thanks to Andrew I am now completely confident in.
And to top it all off I have made a very dear friend. Me and Andrew are always in conversation and meet up regularly to photograph together and discuss future prospects.
So to summarise. DO THE WORKSHOP!