Light is Location. Kate will discuss this philosophy and explain how this approach lies at the heart of her lifestyle portraiture and wedding work which includes her recent expansion into video.

Kate Hopewell-Smith has a fine art background and studied the history of art at degree level. Following graduation she worked in creative industries – TV marketing, fine art publishing and brand consultancy.

Following a move out of central London to raise her children, she began to study photography as a hobby with the intent of being able to successfully capture her children as they grew. The hobby quickly grew into a successful business and she has never been in any doubt about her photographic passion – and that is photographing people. She believes you can only do this successfully if you enjoy making connections and building relationships.

Over the last 5 years she has chosen to specialise in Portraits, Weddings and Boudoir and is also now offering filming on DSLR. Kate plays an active role in the photography industry and has a reputation as a strong and generous trainer, she also writes for a variety of photography magazines. She is also a panel member for the Guild of Photographers and for the second year running represents the Nikon brand as one of their UK Ambassadors.

Over the last few months Amateur Photographer and Nikon School have teamed up to bring you free training seminars held in London.

To apply for FREE TICKETS to the seminar email

The event will take place at the Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.

Places are free on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 90 people.

Closing date: Monday 27 July