Event Photography Training – 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.
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!
When I was first asked to cover a school prom I didnt know one end of Event photography to the next, but I said yes, and apparently according to Stuart and Mike, and as anyone who attends the course will find out, that was the first thing I got right, “always say yes”,then worry about what you have said yes to. Having made several internet searches for prom photography the name “System Insight” kept appearing. So I phoned them, and I wasn’t long talking to Mike before I was convinced the next step was to attend their training course and find out exactly what was involved. I must emphasise here that there was no hard sell just plain good advice. Superb location, excellent hospitality, and a thoroughly enjoyable day all round. Both Stuart and Mike obviously know their “stuff” inside out and the way the course is delivered is informal yet highly informative, and again no hard sell, just solid advice. I came away full of enthusiasm, full of ideas and placed an order with them next day. Having dealt with a number of different people at System Insight over the last few weeks, everyone has always been more than helpful and willing to spend the time talking you through, what must seem to them sometimes, the smallest of problems. Can highly recommend them, and the course, and certainly very glad that I said “Yes”
Without doubt this was one of the most informative and interesting courses I have ever had the pleasure to attend. At the end of the course my head was spinning with ideas and enthusiasm to take back home and work on. Mike and Stuart, from System Insight, take you light heartedly through all the pros and cons and pass on what seems like all of there vast experience of event photography. From the types of events it’s possible to attend, through equipment used and required, work-flows, sales and marketing to mention but a few. It’s all very interactive with lots of time to ask questions, see and use the equipment and pick their brains about any parts of the process you might not understand. If you have doubts or preconceptions about what event photography can do for your business, attending this course will answer all your questions.
Roy and I both thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was very intensive and packed with useful information for the complete novice. I particularly liked the “anecdotes” from Stuart. They were much more than funny stories that made you smile, they really taught you about the sort of pitfalls to watch out for. It was great having Mike giving the Professional Photographers view of events and the equipment that System Insight sells. At no time did we feel that we were given a “hard sell” – quite the opposite. Good to have equipment on hand to look at and try out if we wished. Would have liked to have more time to see how Clik system works. Would have been good to try to shoot a few images and then choose image with “client” and then print. Location was brilliant and lunch was superb. Really appreciated the special rate at the hotel. We hope to be in a position soon to invest in a Clik system and go on a marketing course with you. The level of support you can get by becoming one of System Insights customers is very impressive. It is all about service these days, and your service really does set you apart from other suppliers. Thank you.
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.