Photography and Cinematography Training School
Hello and welcome to the online home of Training byLumiere. At the heart of this photography educational offering is a small core team connected to a large network of industry partners. You can read who we are and find out more about our backgrounds here. We have crafted the photography training school from a set of strong values and a desire to provide intimate, supportive face to face training and photography courses to fill the knowledge and confidence gaps that really matter. If you want to know how to start a photography business then you have come to right place!
We believe that we have created the most relevant Foundation Programme in the UK designed to fast-track your development into both a confident business owner and professional photographer.
Hello – we are Kate & Brent – active and current in the industry, shooting, marketing and selling to customers every day. We know first hand the ups and downs, the successes and the failures and we will share all this with you in an honest yet supportive way
Do you aspire to be a Professional Photographer?
Many people aspire to earn a living from their creative passion and we are offering an alternative experience to the traditional photography education system for those interested in a professional career in photography. We have created the Foundation Programme to offer a blueprint for a successful photography business in today’s competitive market.
Truly Relevant Photography Training
Creative / Technical Skills & (critically) Business Knowledge
Running a photography business today requires both creative/technical skills and business knowledge in equal measure. We believe the strength of our offering lies in the fact that we are full time working pros: Kate has run her own photography business since 2010 – www.katehopewellsmith.com and together we run luxury photography, filming and aerial business – www.bylumiere.co.uk. All of the content that we teach is based on years of experience of running very successful photography businesses, workshops and mentoring programmes.
Behind The Scenes
We have tried to express what the Training byLumiere Foundation Programme offering is in this short video. We truly believe we are offering something very unique and as a result, our part-time 6-month programme is selective.
Just wanted to let you know that my new optimised Boudoir pages are now showing up as No. 1 in my area on google at the top bit where Google displays by location, then when typing in Boudoir Photography Suffolk I am no. 3 and I had a booking yesterday. So this stuff works!! I wasn’t coming up anywhere before for boudoir. The Google My Business stuff is really great too.
Thank you thank you!
I just wanted to send an e-mail to thank you so much for the training on Friday. It is so hard to find the type of specialist and specific training that you need within this industry and Iâ€™ve never walked away from a training course before feeling so enthusiastic and excited!
The integration of the practical elements, powerpoint, photographic examples and just the general down to earth way itâ€™s all delivered really made me take it all in and I feel so confident that I actually know what Iâ€™m talking about now with myÂ speedlite. I canâ€™t wait to start practising.
So just thank you thank you! I felt stuck in a rut with my capabilities and now I feel Iâ€™ve got the opportunity to take a massive leap forward. Iâ€™m hoping to attend another one of your courses in the future.
Photography and Business Mentoring
For full-time photographers who are already running businesses but struggling with certain aspects then our Mentoring offering will be perfect for you. We have successfully turned around many photography businesses over the last 8 years. Some photographers need technical support but the majority need help with the business, marketing and sales side of being a photographer.