Photo retailer Calumet has announced details of courses it is planning to run over the coming weeks at its stores around the UK.

The Calumet Academy courses include a portrait masterclass in London on 19 March and another in Manchester on 26 March, priced £139, and an introduction to macro photography in Bristol (£69) on 29 March. Discounts apply to students. See below for full details or visit www.calumetacademy.co.uk.

March events include:
• Portrait Masterclass (£139)
Saturday 19 March (London) and Saturday 26 March (Manchester)
An exciting, hands-on course suitable for beginner and intermediate portrait photographers who are keen to develop and improve their photography techniques, studio flash lighting and studio technique.


• Great Looking Prints Made Simple (£105)
Wednesday 23 March (Bristol)
Using Adobe Lightroom and the simple Epson SureColour SC-P600, this workshop teaches photographers how to create great-looking prints with minimal fuss and simple, affordable materials. Attendees are welcome to bring their own images to be processed and the day will end with a Q&A session.

• Macro ‘Mini Beast’ Introduction Sessions (£69)
Tuesday 29th March (Bristol)
This half-day session will cover a variety of topics including the choice and use of macro lenses, keeping things in focus and managing movement with shutter speeds. Attendees will get the chance to be hands-on to capture their own images of great close-up subjects brought along especially for the day. Ideally suited for photographers using DSLR cameras.

April events include:

• Wedding Photography ‘The Foundation Day’ From The Ground Up (£119)
Wednesday 6 April (Glasgow) and Thursday 14 April (Bristol)
Suitable for those already working in the genre as well as for those just starting out, this workshop aims to teach photographers and help them cement their approach and techniques with some new ideas. The step-by-step course will guide attendees through what, how, when and why shots of the big day, with a wonderful mix of example images, technique explanations and the chance to practise core skills.

• One-to-One Training Day with Jason Harry (£500)
Saturday 23 April (Edinburgh)
Suitable for all camera users, this exclusive workshop aims to perfect and enhance photography and DSLR video skills in a relaxed and informal one-to-one session. The day will consist of identifying the key procedures that will make instant improvements to the photographer’s skillset in photography or video. It is suitable for both complete beginners as well as more seasoned professionals, and the trainee will also get a free one-hour webinar as follow-up.

• Bowens and Profoto Lighting Masterclass (£125)
Friday 29 April (London) and Saturday 30 April (Manchester)
Suitable for all levels of photographer, this workshop is for anyone who wishes to start taking HD video using a Nikon or Canon DSLR for commercial use or pleasure. The workshop will work through good camera setup to ensure it’s all correct right from the start, then onto skill-building and technical ability through real shooting.

May events include:

• Classic and Creative Dance Lighting Workshop (£165)
Saturday 14 May (London)
Suitable for all level photographers, this workshop aims to demonstrate how to light dancers along with creating multi image and strobe effects. Attendees will get the chance to work with an experienced dancer on a one-to-one basis, creating classic and creative dance images, using various lighting techniques and modifiers.

• How to Market, Blog and Kick Start Your Photography Business (£59)
Friday 27 May (London)
Run by Rory Lewis, this exciting workshop will offer all attendees an eye opening course in the world of marketing, with the chance to learn first-hand how to market a photography business from an established and successful professional. Ideal for start-up and experienced photographers, this workshop aims to advise, help and teach foundation skills in order to self-market effectively and refresh established photographers to stay one step ahead of competitors.

• Classic Boudoir Workshop (£165)
Saturday 28 May (London)
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the use of different lighting techniques to create classic glamour and boudoir images. Attendees will get the chance to work on a one-to-one basis with a top model whilst under the guidance of Jon Gray. The day will finish with a brief Q&A.

For more information on the dates and locations of selected events, visit www.calumetacademy.co.uk, where there is a full schedule of events including costs.