Portrait Training

If you are looking to improve your Portrait Photography, have you thought about booking a 1-2-1?

A little about me... I have been a Professional Portrait Photographer for over 8 years. I have won multiple national awards, had over 40 international publications including front covers and twice been a finalist in Portrait of the Year. 

As well as running Emma Finch Photography which is predominantly on location, natural light photography, I also run Belle Privé Photography, which specialises in studio based Female Portraiture, Commercial Lingerie and Fashion photography. 

I also co-own Photography Session Days, teaching Portrait Photography and organising portfolio building events for photographers. Working in unique locations around the UK, we bring the finest models and performers together to create award winning images for photographers' portfolios.

Emma made the complex very easy and was a pleasure to work with... highly recommended!

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1-2-1 Training

If you would like to improve your photography in a relaxed, focussed session, one on one with me, then do get in touch with your requirements. Training is booked per hour and a bespoke training plan will be put in place depending on what you would like to cover. I am able to arrange models if needs be and training will usually be carried out at my Manchester studio, on location, or at your home if you are local to Manchester. Training will be practical so you get plenty of opportunity to shoot, ask questions and really get to grips with the genre you have chosen.

Topics covered can include:

  • Basic introduction to Studio Lighting including one and two light set ups and the use of modifiers.

  • Advanced Studio Lighting including fine art lighting, gel lighting and noir lighting.

  • Location lighting and combining natural light and fill light.

  • Getting to grips with your own gear.

  • Working with models, posing and getting the most from your subject.

  • Portrait Photography

  • Boudoir Photography

  • Child Photography


First Hour £100

Subsequent Hours £60

There is an exclusive 20% discount on 1-2-1 training for Session Days clients. 

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If you can book 1-2-1 training with Emma, do it, she's brilliant and so easy to work with.



Virtual 1-2-1

If Covid-19 restrictions mean that we are unable to meet in person or if you live further afield, why not book a virtual 1-2-1? These are perfect for theory based teaching, image critique, or demonstrations.

  • Lighting demonstrations including off camera flash & studio lighting

  • Using natural light to best effect

  • Fill light - what is it and how to use it

  • Modifier explanations

  • Retouching

  • Styling

  • Posing

  • Working with Adults & Children

  • Image critique and advice

Lighting demonstrations will take place from my studio with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. These hour long sessions are carried out via Zoom at a time to suit you. Get in touch with your requirements or send over some of your own work for editing advice and/or critique. All zoom classes are recorded so you can refer back to them at a later date. 

£45 per Hour

There is an exclusive 20% discount on 1-2-1 training for Session Days clients 

Fantastic training, I learnt so much, thanks Emma!

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