Create Better Photographs for Your Business (Smartphone)

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This workshop covers all the basics needed to use your smartphone camera competently and creatively for your social media platforms

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A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Line+Light Training


Learn to use your smartphone creatively and professionally; this workshop covers all the basics needed to use a phone camera competently and creatively for your social media platforms and includes:

• What you can expect to achieve using a phone - and what you can't

• Composition, essential do's & don't

• Lighting - why this matters and how best to control it

• Portraits, how to achieve a good head and shoulders shot, essential for staff profiles

• Shooting small products in a workshop/craft or production environment - how to show your products in a well-lit, 3D way using what you have to hand

• Post production filters and cropping for social media

The event includes hands-on exercises for shooting practice, ensuring everyone leaves with phone camera confidence and a plan for photographing their products and staff for successful marketing.


Entrepreneurs, start-ups & SMEs who need a cost-effective way to photograph their business activities, staff & premises for use on social media, blogs, websites & printed promotional material.

**Please note that you must have already have a product, business premises and/or employ staff to attend this course. You must bring your smartphone & charger with you on the day.

If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


Established in 2008, Line+Light have devliered hundreds of photographic courses for many groups, individuals & organisations across the Midlands. They run regular workshops for The Royal Photographic Society and The Royal Institue of British Architects amongst others. Martine is also a sessional lecturer in photography at NTU.


Registration from 9.30am with the course starting at 9.45am. We aim to finish at 1pm. Drinks will be provided.


The Big House events are free to you because they are funded – however, there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend please cancel your event on Eventbrite as soon as possible to enable someone else to take your place.


This event is free but you must be enroled with The Big House. Space is limited. Make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.


You must be eligible to enrol with The Big House to attend this workshop. The Big House programme supports pre-start, start-up, growth & SMEs in the Creative or Digital sectors across Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. If you are not already enrolled with us, you will find the appropriate form at Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event (in colour please), as it will be required when signing in. If you do not work in the Creative or Digital sectors, you will not be able to enrol or access this training - please email info & we can refer you to another partner for support.

If you would like any further information on this event, please contact us at

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Tuesday 29th January 2019

9:30am - 13:00pm GMT

38 Carrington St
Carrington St
England, NG1 7FG, United Kingdom

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