www.zeldarhiannon.co.uk - Zelda is a professional Wedding and Family Lifestyle Photographer based in South Wales
I completed the 6 month Foundation Programme and all I can say is "I'm so glad I did it!"
Never did I think that now, just 6 months on, I would be ready and confident enough to go live with my own photography business, but it is happening!
I have learned SO much, I think more than I even realise, and I am proud to now call myself a Professional Photographer.
This course really does provide all you need to get you started, each mentor has their own field of knowledge and together they provide the perfect training programme.
The Legal and Business stuff from Becky, The Techy stuff from Brent (and where would I be without that.. in a pickle that's for sure!) not to mention the amazing and very important Practical Skills from Kate!
They truly care about each person on the course and they go beyond the roles of mentors and trainers, they open their home and hearts to you and this is priceless. I'm going to miss going to my home from home each month!
I have loved every minute of this course and I have never been so excited about my future..!
www.lauramayphotography.co.uk - Laura is a professional Wedding, Newborn and Family Photographer based in Shropshire
I completed the six month Foundation Programme and it is the best thing I ever did for my photography business. I had been plodding along for a few years, not really knowing what direction to take, not knowing how to run the business profitably and lacking skills in all areas. Kate, Brent and Becky have provided professional, supportive and in-depth training. Kate is a fabulous trainer and answers every question and holds back nothing. Training by Lumiere has made me confident, knowledgeable and happy to be moving my business forward in a way I'd never thought possible. It's also opened up new contacts and opportunities for me with other people in the industry. I am going to miss the team and other delegates (new friends for life) enormously and may just turn up every month and try and sneak in for a cuppa and chat so I can see them! THANK YOU
www.bethanylavinphotography.com - Beth professional Wedding and Family Lifestyle Photographer based in South London
I was very fortunate to nab my place on the six month foundation course with Training ByLumiere after winning the 60 seconds competition with The Photography Show in 2016.
I can't tell you how grateful and lucky I am to have been on this course hosted by Kate, Brent & Becky because I've learnt so much and met some incredible people that I know will be lifelong friends. This isn't your average "course", Kate & Brent describe Holbrook House as 'home away from home' because that's what it is. A relaxed environment, fuelled by skittles and chocolate brownies, learning the ins and outs to running a successful photography business from current and relevant industry professionals. Kate & Brent don't hold anything back when it comes to sharing knowledge, they want you to grow and succeed, that's the whole point!
I was so eager for the programme to start and now I can't believe it's over already, six months has passed so quickly. I've gained so much more knowledge (I'm so embarrassed that six months ago I was still shooting in Auto/Av, don't tell anyone) and so much more confidence in myself and my photography.
I can really say that this course has changed my life and has been that push that I needed to achieve my ultimate dream of being a professional photographer. I can't thank the ByLumiere team enough and I can't wait to see them again soon. I'm so excited to see what the future holds for me! xo
www.lucianarizziphotography.com - Luciana is a professional location portraiture and boudoir Photographer based in London
When I first met Kate and Brent to discuss their Foundation Programme I had no doubt I was going to get the best training and mentoring programme there is around. By then I had researched the training photography market thoroughly and I was disappointed by what was available.
Training byLUMIERE’s six-month part time Foundation Programme went in a flash but what I have gained in terms of knowledge and confidence will be relevant throughout my career.
The dynamic team of Kate and Brent are not only very professional, supportive and amazingly knowledgeable in their fields but most important do not hold back this knowledge and tricks of the trade that took them many years to acquire. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they really care about the progress you make within the Programme. I have leant all you need to know to operate in the competitive business of photography and gained confidence in launching my business with a website I am very proud of. All this would have not been possible without the knowledge and support of Kate and Brent.
The Foundation Programme‘s modules comprehensively cover technical skills, and relevant legal and sales & marketing material and also emphasize the importance of effective branding as a means to differentiating your business in a crowded market. All the material discussed in each session is very relevant to the profession and includes a surprise guest in each field with whom delegates can discuss their newly acquired knowledge and ask questions.
I know I have been very fortunate to come across Training byLUMIERE’S Foundation Programme - I have met generous, professional, supportive and knowledgeable people who among other things have widened my horizons and fed my enthusiasm for photography. With the Foundation Programme I feel I have been handed all the tools I need to realise my dream of becoming a professional photographer.