I'm Melanie East, newborn photographer, educator and published author.
I have over ten years experience in teaching both aspiring and professional newborn photographers and 18 years experience in running a successful newborn photography business.
I have taught throughout the UK and all around the world including The Cayman Islands, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and The Netherlands to name a few.
I'm highly qualified having attained associateship with the British Institute of Professional Photography.
I am an international print competition Judge and have judged a host of international photography awards.
If you would like to learn how to safely light, pose and photograph newborn babies, then you need me.
And I would love to teach you.
Imagine if you could spend your time creating beautiful photographs of newborn babies.
What if you could create a profitable career, where you can work the hours you wish, perhaps around your family? Maybe you just want to work a couple of weekdays to begin with and then build from there. Maybe you want to change career.
That's exactly what I did - lawyer to professional photographer.
18 years later and I've never looked back.
Let me teach you how.
Whether just starting out, or a professional looking to refine images, my One to One Tuition will be perfect for you.
You can expect a warm welcome and non judgmental teaching delivered in a concise and easy to understand manner.
I teach with each individual in mind and will speak with you before the day so that I can understand how you learn best. Some photographers prefer to shoot with me guiding them. Some photographers prefer just to take notes, watch me and not to shoot at all. Whichever works for you, is what will work for me.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional wanting to learn to refine your skills, there is no such thing as a silly question.
The day can be split into shooting and editing, or we can spend the entire day shooting depending on which you would prefer.
We always have a newborn baby to model for us.
Examples of what we could cover include:
(I use Lightroom or ACR and Photoshop)
I teach in a clear, concise and simplified manner.
My aim is for every single delegate to succeed and to be proud of the images they produce. Many of my delegates have become award winning photographers themselves.
A day of tuition with me is £750
Two days tuition is £1200
Days are always tailor made to your exact requirements.
Just send me an email or give me a call.
We will talk about what what stage you are at now, and where you would like to be so that a day can be truly tailor made for you. Tailor made days always produce the best learning experience.