Training Courses

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!

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Our Current Training Courses

"Event Photography for Profit"

(The name gives it away!)  Event Photography can be extremely profitable IF you do it right – this course is aimed at doing just that. This successful course which has been running since 2005 and with over 140 very positive reviews is the course to come on if you are serious about making money in Event Photography.

"Marketing for Success"

Stuart Morley explains how he markets all of his businesses and lets you in on the secrets that have worked so well for him over the last 20 years, despite NEVER making an outgoing sales call!  Find out how he does it!

"Chromakey or Green Screen Photography"

Are you looking to offer your customers the latest in Event Photography? Do your events need more of a WOW! factor to improve sales? Chromakey Photography is fast becoming the edge that sets event photographers apart and is perfectly suited to themed events, proms, weddings and much, much more!

1-2-1 Training

NEW!  If you can’t make one of our course dates then we now offer a more individual approach at a date to suit you. These personal sessions can have a maximum of four people and are bespoke to you.

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Some “Event Photography for Profit” Reviews.

All customer reviews on the Event Photography Training Course

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My Day with System Insight

You get there in the morning and the usual thing happens? No one knows each other and it’s left to the presenters to put you at ease! The course was so informal and easy going even though it’s a long day, you did feel that the day went by very quickly and all the info you need is printed out and worked through during the days event! I found Stuart and Mike full of insight “if you will forgive the pun” into how we as clients should go about getting up and running in the easiest way possible. With Stuart’s background in the equipment he sell’s and the way he markets his company and Mikes insight into the photography aspect of the course it became apparent very early on in the day that they love what they do and want to pass their expertise on to others! I will definately be dealing with System Insight in the near future and feel confident that I will be well looked after! I would recommend and urge any one with the ambition to do this type of business to go on this course! Don’t bother looking for other courses which maybe cheaper and maybe not as good! Start with the company who are obviously top of their game! Thanks once again guys Nigel James Hughes

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Event training update

What can I say system insight picked a splendid venue, great food to keep us going throughout the day plenty of hot drinks if you required, training room was spacious enough to try out any equipment made available to us,the training was very informal and interactive. Both Mike and Stuart made light work of what they needed to get over to us, any photography questions Mike answered likewise anything associated with the printing side then Stuart dealt with it As far as I am aware all students there on the day mixed with each other or do they say networked. I enjoyed myself thorughout the day enough to call them back within the week to purchase some equipment off them

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Does exactly what it says on the tin

Stuart and Mike are a great double act. They know their stuff inside out and are happy to share their experience and knowledge. I now feel that I have made two new friends. The training day was relaxed, informative and fun. No hard sell on equipment just advice and guidance as to what you need to succeed. It certainly convinced me that this is the business for me.

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New to Event Photography then choose System Insight !

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.

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Fact-finding for a potential event photographer

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.

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All customer reviews on the Marketing for Success Training Course

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Good Stuff

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.

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fantastic course worth every penny

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.

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Great Help

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

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Marketing for success training course

Before I attended this course I was under the impression that I was somewhat blinkered!!! However, after attending the course, I realised I was in fact completely blind and had no idea how to run a profitable photography business. I had no idea how to market myself or indeed run a photography business, I should have done business courses as opposed to photography ones!!! Nevertheless, I now feel more confident that I have completed the course and hopefully I may be able to acquire some new business and move forward with a more profitable business. Thanks to Stuart and Kitt and their wealth of information and knowledge of the subject matter which they impaired upon us. I also attended the Event Photography for Profit Training Course which was held the day before. In short, great structured courses providing me with a treasure trove of information.

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Dancing in the Street (Another David Bowie ditty)

Event Photography for Profit yesterday, Marketing for Success today. Back to back courses! Again, a fascinating insight into using technology and creativity to promote your business and make it more succesful. Anecdotal evidence from people who had been there. This time Kit was the “Pro” photographer. Listeneing to Stuart and Kit one got the impression that these were people who genuinely wanted to share their ideas for success. Not just giving clues – actually helping you. Explaining in clear and understandable English. I would not hesitate to recommend both courses. A delightful venue adds to the days. Mixed feelings when I left – I felt I’d made genuine friends with the people I met but wanted to hit the road and put the ideas into practice. Today, in three hours I got four appointments and two definite assignments – wow!! Maybe not Dancing in the Street but certainly dancing in the office!