A Pro’s eye

Maybe you’re already a pro, looking to specialise, or you want to develop a pro’s eye? Or you’re wanting to learn the ropes – getting to know your camera equipment or the editing and workflow side of photography. 

You can learn from Julian Porter Photography. Jules and Sue are among the most-respected photography professionals in the country. Want to master something? You should learn from the masters.

Getting to know your camera workshop

Whatever camera you have we will help you get to know the basics quickly and then onto more advanced features and you will soon be shooting like a pro and looking for things that you would have previously missed or simply been unable to photograph.

Whether your passion is photographing children or animals, weddings or flowers, we will teach you how to get the best from your camera. You might have a Canon,  Nikon, Sony or a Fuji, it simply does not matter. We have a selection of Nikon Cameras if you wish to try them for the day along with a selection of both Nikon and Canon Lenses to suit what you are looking for.

During the workshop you can expect to learn how to use your camera and lenses properly in all creative modes, learn what mode is best used for the situation as well as what each mode on your camera does.  We will teach you what to do in certain lighting conditions and how your camera plays a part in that but only if you tell it to, We will show you how to photograph fast moving things and how to do creative things like blur the backgrounds such as the first photo below and its all done in camera and not on a computer, we will also teach you how to shoot through wire and glass to produce amazing photographs.  After you have started to master your camera we will teach you how to start editing and storing your photographs properly and you will leave us with your own fully edited photographs just like these below from our students.

The cost for a full day  shooting and editing is only  £250.00 inclusive of admision fees and lunch, and is held part of the day in our air conditioned studio in Southampton and part out and about at such places at Marwell and Mottisont Abbey and Beaulieu motor museum where there are numerous photo opportunities and are tailored to your interests.

You can bring a non photo taking  friend  or partner along to the day for an extra £50.00 or a shooting friend for £100.00  thats amazing value.

All entrance fees, refreshments and lunch are included as well as handouts and brochures.

Every photograph on this website was taken by our students on these workshops, tell us about your passion and we will tailor the day to suit if possible.

Studio Portrait workshop

The Portrait workshop is a full action packed day starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm and will give you the perfect start to setting up your portrait studio or home visit service, Sue & I will show you how we create beautiful high key portraits either in our studio or on location at your clients houses using our portable studio which fits neatly into almost any car, we have a mini cooper and its fits a treat.

You will come away with a first hand experience on lighting for high key as well as low key if required, we will teach you about posing and having fun with your clients and most importantly we will show you how to creatively edit your portraits to produce beautiful photos just like we do, photos that sell very well.

Your day will include:

The morning will be a brief introduction to lighting and location before our first model arrives, Our model will work with you (guided by us) for around 90 minutes at which point we will move onto editing and questions.

We will then break for lunch which we will supply.

The afternoon will start with creative ideas for  marketing portraits before our second model arrives, she will stay with us for a couple of hours and will change cloths a couple of times.

We will them move back to editing and processing so that you come away with a beautiful set of images that you took and we edited.

You can use the photographs taken with both models to start your portfolio which will be a fantastic head start. you will also receive our ” Portrait actions” for photoshop.

Cost including model fees and lunch is £520.00  inclusive,  or you can bring a friend for £150.00 which will extend model times and is a great way to split the cost and get a full day for only £350.00 each.

We also do a Portrait lighting and posing Mini workshop for 4 hours, 1 model shooting and editing for £300.00 inclusive. or £400.00 with a friend.

Post workshop support is included as is Lunch and refreshments and our amazing portrait editing photoshop action set.

Landscape workshop

This is a 3 part intense One-2-One workshop.

This is one of our newer workshops born from popular demand after we took a few clients on a mixed workshop last year and ended up posting a few workshop photos they took but like all good things it was worth the wait.

During this day travel and lunch is included for your convenience as well as the use of our more specialised equipment so that you can see the benefit before deciding to buy. We will stop somewhere for lunch so please let us know if you have any special requirements, we usually stop at a local cafe which typically serve sandwiches, rolls and chips etc, teas and coffee’s will also be provided by us.

This is a 3 part workshop taking in our “getting to know your camera workshop” as well as a full lansdscape shooting day” and then our “editing workshop” its aimed  people who love landscapes and either just want to get better at shooting and enjoying them or maybe selling them or artists wanting to paint them afterwards.

Part 1 is an evening “getting to know your camera” a few days before the main event where we will talk you through your camera settings and using filters and diffusers so that when we start our main event your camera is all setup ready to capture these beautiful photographs.  We will teach you to use the creative modes on your camera so no more auto mode for you.

Part 2 is the full day shooting often 12 hours or more depending on locations and time of year, this really is a long and tiring but very fun workshop taking in numerous locations often only spending an hour at each so lots to photograph.

Part 3 is another evening back in the studio with out “workflow and editing workshop” where we will edit your beautiful photographs to show you how to display them around your home or online or just to show off to your friends on your phone, this really is an important part of your day.

We will start our day around 6am depending on the time of the year and finish around 6pm so its a very long but fruitful day with numerous locations to take full advantage of both your time and the weather, to start we will head off to a local beauty spot to start photographing as early as possible, this might include a sunrise but either way it will include photographing some amazing sights like the ones below.  We will teach you how to get the very best from your camera with its settings and speeds and well as using specialist filters like our Lee filter systems which allow us to get amazing breathtaking photos like the ones below in camera with no editing, these images were just cropped and bordered and a little saturation added but apart from that they are all done in camera which is an amazing feeling and we will teach you to do the same during our day.

You will need an SLR camera and wide lens, please contact us if you are concerned about equipment because we have plenty to possibly loan you, you will also need a tripod although again we have them to use.  please bring your camera’s manual and at least 1 fully charged battery and maybe a charger too as well as any other camera equipment you might need.

Please do not compare this day with the many group workshops available, this is very much an intense and fully inclusive One-2-One landscape workshop and not a group of 10 people where you might feel lost.  Both Sue and I will teach you how to create beautiful photographs like these showing you how to bring out the beautiful colours in the sky but still keeping the amazing detail in the foreground which is what makes a beautiful landscape.

The cost of this full 3 part intense workshop is just £500  or £600 for 2 people so if you have a pal its only £300 each which is fab value.

Editing and workflow workshop

This course is a one-2-one course designed to help you get the most out of your computer and time whilst editing photographs.

Depending on the course We will talk you through the following criticle areas which will leave you more time to enjoy your photography and give you less time stuck in front of a computer. Ideal for both Mac and PC users.

Backup workflow:  we will show you our backup system and help you get started on one to suit you.

Workflow:  from uploading and storing your photos through to final editing and presentoing of images online.

Lightroom: we will show you how we use lightroom to edit our Raw files using batch technology.

Photoshop:  we will show you all of our tips and tricks to make photoshop work for you and how to make your photos change from the ordinary to the extraordinary, we will also show you how you can use photoshop actions and quick keys to speed up your workflow as well as showing you how to create your very our actions which will save you hours and hours of editing time.

Half day general workflow course  £250.00

Half day studio Portrait workflow workshop with action set included £250.00

Half day wedding workflow workshop with action set included £250.00

Full day studio Portrait workflow workshop with action set included £400.00

Full day wedding workflow workshop with action set included £400.00

Embracing the sun workshop

The  Embracing the Sun workshop is a full action packed day starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm and will give you the confidence and ability to go shooting in the full sun and not hiding from it or dreading it,  wether its at a wedding or a portrait shoot you will be looking for the sun after this.

You will come away with a first hand experience on lighting, we will teach you about posing and having fun with your clients and most importantly we will show you how to creatively edit your portraits to produce beautiful photos just like we do, photos that sell very well.

Your day will include:

The morning will be a brief introduction to lighting on location before our first model arrives and we leave for the nature reserve, Our model will work with you (guided by us) for around 90 minutes at which point we will move onto editing and questions.

We will then break for lunch which we will supply.

The afternoon will start with creative ideas for  marketing portraits before our second model arrives, she will will shoot her for a couple of hours and will change cloths a couple of times.

We will them move back to editing and processing so that you come away with a beautiful set of images that you took and we edited.

You can use the photographs taken with both models to start your portfolio which will be a fantastic head start. you will also receive our ” Portrait actions” for photoshop.

Cost including model fees and lunch is £520.00  inclusive,  or you can bring a friend for £150.00 which will extend model times and is a great way to split the cost and get a full day for only £350.00 each.

We also do a  Mini workshop for 4 hours, 1 model shooting and editing for £300.00 inclusive. or £400.00 with a friend.

Post workshop support is included

Embracing the sun workshop

Boudoir workshops

The Boudoir One-2-One workshop is a full action packed day starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm and will give you the perfect start to setting up your boudoir photography business or creating a lucrative add-on to your wedding or portrait photography.

Sue and I will share our success story with you to include all of our boudoir business contacts as well as tricks and tips to help your clients relax and for you to get the very best out of your time together. You will come away with a first hand experience on lighting for boudoir as well as posing for boudoir and also some great tips on editing, you will also receive our “Ecole Boudoir Action Pack” for photoshop to help start you on your way to create beautiful boudoir photographs like ours.

All of the photographs shown on this website galleries were taken by our clients either on a One-2-One training day or on a Group day, you can expect to come away with the same quality work after your day with us.

This is an opportunity to learn from two of the UK’s top boudoir photographers on a very personal one-2-one basis without the more crowded environment that a lot of workshops create. This really will be just you shooting the models alone helping to create an amazing portfolio.

Your day will include:

The morning will be an introduction to lighting and setting up your location before our first model arrives, She will work with you (guided by us) for about 60 minutes or so, with a couple of outfit changes at which point we will move onto editing and show you how we can create amazing boudoir photographs spending less than a minute in Photoshop per photo which means we can easily edit a full boudoir shoot in around an hour using our dedicated Ecole boudoir action pack which is included in the One-2-One course.

We will then break for a cold lunch which we will supply.

The afternoon will start with creative ideas for boudoir locations and props before our second model arrives, she will stay with us for a 60 minutes or so and will change clothes a couple of times as well as pose for implied and artistic nude if you require this.

We will them move back to editing and processing for boudoir as well as the all important marketing which will help turn your Boudoir photography into a fun and profitable business.

You can use all of the photographs taken with both models to start your portfolio which will be a fantastic head start and a great way to add “boudoir photography” to your website and of course help attract your clients.

Cost including model fees and lunch is £520.00  inclusive,  You can bring a friend along for £200.00 and split the cost paying only £360.00 each and get expended model time.

Post workshop support is included, Sue and I are happy to help and answer any questions either by phone or email to help you continue to grow and learn this art, we are also very happy to critique any photographs that you take and give you our opinion on them which will help you move your Boudoir business in the right direction.

Boudoir workshop