Learn from the Experts
At System Insight, we offer a number of Event Photography Training Courses to get you established in this lucrative industry, ensuring that your events run as smoothly as possible and that you maximise your profits.
When you need to learn anything there are two ways you can achieve this: You could learn by yourself, make some mistakes (often costly) and very time consuming or, you can get training from people that know the subject matter inside out. This is where we come in…
As experienced Event Photographers, we are ideally placed to advise and train you in this. And we won’t try to hard-sell you equipment or services – just give you good honest advice!
Comments from our Training Course Delegate
Our Current Training Courses
Comments from our Training Course Delegate
Some “Event Photography for Profit” Reviews.
I had been thinking about Event Photography for a while and following a chat with Stuart Morley at Nikon Solutions show in London last November I received a follow up call from Mike Orr – no hard sell, just good informative advice. I booked a place on the course. Then followed the SWPP Convention where I had an opportunity to see ‘The Photo Bus’ with its assortment of high tech hardware. The day of the course duly came and after driving through gales / rain arrived at the stunning location of New Place Hotel, north of Southampton. From the moment the course started it was highly informative with good solid advice from people who know what their doing ! There’s no hard sell on equipment – just the pros / cons of each with the main message being give your customer what they want and keep it simple. Following an excellent lunch the afternoon session was just as informative. Mike and Stuart continued to pass on their experience/knowledge from actually doing Event Photography – what better way to learn. The day even over ran and I didn’t leave until around 7pm an extremely enjoyable and informative course – one of the best I have done – If your thinking Event Photography – think System Insight.
A very enjoyable day and packed full of information which was exactly what I was after. Mike and Stuart are an excellent duo and know the business and technical side inside out. I certainly have sufficient information to do some local market research and see if this is right for me. As others have said, no hard sell. Some nice anecdotes of how Stuart has actively discouraged people in the past from spending money! Venue was great and a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere helped by a fun bunch of delegates. Just a couple of minor negatives: The day struggled on timekeeping and I wasn’t able to stay long enough to see the full technical demo. And guys – the ‘Canon-bashing’ wears a bit thin after the first 4 hours!! 🙂 But a good day overall which achieved my aims completely and excellent value for money.
Reviewer: Jorge Namihas I came across System Insight when I was browsing through the internet. I was looking for a Dye-Sub Printer. The same day I phoned Mike Orr and he explained in great detail what the course was about. I did not need any persuasion, I signed up there and then. The course itself was excellently managed by both Stuart Morley and Mike Orr. The course is interactive so you have many opportunities to ask all the questions you want. The course was very well planned an executed and you are guided step by step from beginning to end as to the way how best to approach each different event. We also had the chance to inspect all the equipment such as printers, cameras, lenses, lighting etc. For any event photographer to be, I think this is the course to attend, not to mention the lunch was first class. Thanks to Mike and Stuart
The 5000 words available may not be enough, however, I congratulate the guys from SI on an informative and very informal day. The key issues I needed answered were covered for me, especially, in regard to optimising sales on the event day, and using the proper facilities and language, to promote a professional aproach to our business before the client and public. I observed that both Stuart and Mike are capable of presenting a seminar on this level in a careful and professional manner in their own right, but equally between them, both formed a great team. The delegates at this presentation were also a friendly lot, which helped make the experience very comfortable. We have purchased the mitsubishi Click system, and the day was an opportunity to see how others experience using it, and other systems, and their results on hand. It was interesting seeing what utilty equipment is required at different venues and how to overcome obstacles and problems, which do persist at times. After filling in the gaps of my own knowledge in this field of photography, I now feel a great deal of confidence with advertising, procurring, pricing and running any size venue, formal and informal, and in any part of the world. Outside of this presentation I have found the same helpful assistance over the phone from these guys whenever I have required it. The venue was at a hotel, which was convenient for me to stay over night, the food was excellent, and the company great. Thanks System Insight for a great day.
I had been considering buying a sub dye printer for some time and heard great reviews about System Insight so when I found out they ran a course in event photography I signed up The Hotel and setting for the course was great The course itself catered for all levels of photo experience. I wanted to know the marketing and workflow information as I can already take photos. I intend to start doing event photography, and this was a good leg up to it as they let you know their hints and tips. Someone once said ” how come you get experience just after you need it?” Well, this course helps with that as you are free to ask Mike and Stuart anything and they have been there and done that. I will find the info invaluable in the future and it has given me the extra boost I needed to go out there and do it. I have just ordered from them, so it will be all systems go soon!
Some “Marketing for Success” Reviews.
I had no idea that the marketing day would be so beneficial to me. Now I am looking at things completely differently that should enable my website to get noticed more and for me to have more success at winning new business. I think it’s best if you do both courses as you really will get the most out of it. Stu and the team are very friendly and the two days were relaxed and very informative – highly recommended.
What can I say about this course it was great! People kept saying to me that your photos are great, why don’t you sell some? I thought yeah I could do that, But with no previous business history I set up and thought it’s easy, but I wasn’t selling much. lacking the confidence to charge although I have a mass of experience dealing with people. Having attended the course it has given me the confidence to know I can do this. The team were fantastic, the laid back way they imparted their knowledge was fantastic and I felt at ease throughout the two days. Yes if your going to attended the Event course then do attend the marketing course it would be a big mistake not to. I have come away knowing which direction I am going and the equipment I need (they don’t try to sell you equipment they give you the knowledge to know what you need). Since I have come home my knowledge has already given confidence to approach two new clients on the Wednesday and both have agreed to give my services a try. Cheers for the great two days will be in touch soon to let you know how I have done. The hotel is a great venue as well very helpful and very clean.
Having worked in marketing for an organisation with a £100k marketing budget, I didn`t think I needed to do this course. Wrong! The course showed me how to market with a budget of £0 per annum for marketing, and provided not only useful tips, but the reassurance that I was on the right track. The criteque and suggested improvements to my existing marketing was particularly helpful – and all was delivered in the usual friendly manner we love of System Insight
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Stuart, Mike and Kit for their first class training courses. Between them they have years of experience in marketing and event photography and were able to answer my endless questions! The training courses were excellent and really inspirational. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is thinking of attending. System Insight are a first class company to deal with. They always go the extra mile to help their customers and give you honest and helpful advice.
After attending the “event photography for profit” course the day before,the “marketing for success” was an even bigger eye opener!… so much information was given that other courses I have been on have treated like state secrets…thank you Kit and Stuart,for a extremely informative,inspiring and enjoyable day,to anyone who will listen,try this course.