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Friday 27th May 2016  GMT 


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Talk title: Wedding, Portrait, Business and Technical Training


Talk dscription: Group or individual mentoring of personal work and tailored programmes to suit the wedding, portrait or fine art photographer.

Key education points...: The lectures, tutorials and mentoring sessions are intended to provide a knowledge base for photographers who are just starting out, or experienced workers that need to be reminded of what they’ve forgotten!

In this world of fast paced change we are at risk of technology destroying the craft of our industry. The consumer faces an ever increasing campaign by the electronics and software companies that try to convince them that getting the right result is as easy as pressing a button, when the truth of running a business like ours is far from the media reality they portray.

Don’t be another consumer - learn the techniques that make the professional stand out from the crowd. Topics are tailored to the attendees and covers everything you will need to build a sound business from the ground up....

Speaker bio: Tom is a UK based international photographer recognised for his expertise in digital image capture and has accumulated over 30 international awards in recent years. He uses the latest equipment to produce contemporary works of art you will cherish for a lifetime. The standard of artistry and quality of printing means that clients receive images that are not compromised by anything less than a premium service.

Toms most recent project 'Innocence Turned' involved his renowned Fantasy Portraiture style in which he created an exhibition of 20 fine art prints, a book and a video of this major work.

Tom has a global reputation having given many seminars in the UK and abroad and writing extensively for the SWPP magazine Professional ImageMaker. He was awarded Fellowship of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) in 2002 and made Vice President in the same year. Continuing in the role of Senior Strategic Advisor, he received an award for his outstanding contribution to the photographic industry in 2007 and also became a Craftsmen of the Society in the same year. Tom is also a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), GPA (Guild of Photographic Artists) and WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).

Tom has also authored several books including 'Art in Focus', ‘Digital Capture and Workflow for Professional Photographers’, and has collaborated on two books with renowned American photographer Norman Phillips, 'Lighting and Posing Techniques for Photographing Women' and 'The Photographers Ultimate Cookbook'.

Tom also makes available a range of training materials under the title of 'The PDF Tutorials' Previous lectures: Extensive lecture tours for and on behalf of the Societies at home and abroad over a period of 15 years. Subjects comprise of a variety of topics covering, wedding, portrait, business, landscape, fine art and Photoshop.

Organised own residential lecture programmes on two separate occasions covering above topics. Testimonials Sorry I had to leave early today as I had intended to give a public vote of thanks to you and Neil & Mike . I felt that you where excellent teacher today - giving the right amount of tuition and yet allowing the class to interact , but more important you clearly enjoyed the day , especially with the interaction with Abby, who was superb in adversity of the cold weather.


Thank you for a most interesting and informative workshop. We had a fantastic day with you and the other delegates and we learned such a lot. We will be putting many of your ideas into practice during the coming wedding season and we are sure these ideas will benefit our clients. The day flew by but you managed to cram so much into it. Your posing techniques were brilliant and your Photoshop actions have made our workflow so much quicker - everyone should buy them! The dinner was great too! We wouldn't hesitate in recommending your workshops to new photographers as well as to those with more experience, as we are confident even a seasoned professional will come away with something useful.


Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent course last week at Inglewood... am slowly working my way through all the notes now and starting to put the advice into practice.


Creativity knows no boundaries. As artists, we are the only limitation to being creative. This is something that Mr. Lee reminds us so well of in his "Innocence Turned" collection. In the days where it seems that most photographic craftsmanship has disappeared, Tom Lee reminds us that it is alive and present in each one of these simply dramatic stories.

- KEN SKLUTE (Master Photographer USA)

Footnote: Speaker and judge at the Societies annual convention.
Chairman of the Guild of Photographic artists.
Over 30 UK and International photographic awards in recent years.
Awarded for services to the photographic industry (2007)
Member of WPPI and NAPP


Tom L;ee
Pellon, 44 Breezehill Road
CH64 9PY

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