Education

All teaching is assured and endorsed

One to One learning online

from £1OO per week

One to One

physically attended learning

from £4OO per day

Group Courses

 from £15O per delegate per day

DSLR Video

teaching and service

£POA

Overseas specialised consultancy

from £1,OOO per day

ONLINE TRAINING

Online Training for individuals or small groups

Individual one-to-one tuition is without a doubt the ultimate learning experience.

 

With every minute dedicated specifically to your own personal development, nothing compares!

 

Like-minded photographers wanting to develop the same subjects and levels  together may be able to group learn.

This would boost your development greatly!

 

Please  refer to the One to One page for more details. Both include task setting, enabling you to continue evolving, utilising any additional hours you may be able  to apply.

 

Costs for small group sessions will be available on request. Costs will vary  depending on numbers and levels/subjects being taught.

TWO PERSONALISED ONE HOUR SESSIONS:

£100 PER MONTH

FOUR PERSONALISED ONE HOUR SESSIONS:

£150 PER MONTH

ONE TO ONE

THE ULTIMATE IN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

ONE-TO-ONE TUITION IS A PARTICULAR PASSION OF BJORN'S.

Successful learning only takes place if you're taught correctly.

Bjorn is qualified to teach you!

 

 

 

 

First of all, Bjorn will assess your current work:

As a qualified assessor, this will give him a tremendous insight to your own technical, visual and artistic skills.

 

 

Then, discussion:

Bjorn would need to establish your aspirations as well as any anxieties so talking openly about your strengths and weaknesses, will be of great value. Bjorn will present various teaching scenarios to you, with the objective of identifying which methods you best learn from.

 

 

Bjorn will create a learning plan that is personalised to you, it will cover the subjects that you need, in your favoured method, at your pace.

 

 

Given how much there is to cover, Bjorn recommends three intensive but enjoyable days. This will ensure a considerable leap upwards.

 

 

 

 

Bjorn is so confident this will be highly successful for you, he'll provide a 100% money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied!

 

 

 

 

Please refer to the Topics and Genres sections to see some of the subjects covered.

 

"I would be making an earnest and guaranteed commitment to lift you to another level, I take this responsibility seriously"

GENRES

WEDDINGS

Modern wedding photography for real brides, covers and features for bridal magazines.

ADORE BABIES

Our style of baby photography is as creative as it is adorable.

For males and females who want a selection of edgy and sexy images.

PORTFOLIOS

LIFESTYLE

Indulging in life itself, for your regular customers and commercial clients.

TRADITIONAL

Portraits that are often influenced by nostalgia and romance with a cinematic feel. Still have mass appeal.

How to deliver an extraordinary service, experience and product. For women of all ages.

MAKEOVERS

CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE

A fresh spin with edgy ideas, a modern take on traditional themes.

Stylised images for regular customers or retail clients. As diverse as it is exciting.

FASHION

Stunning portraits of individuals or groups captured on location in fair to challenging conditions.

ENVIRONMENTAL

FAMILY PORTRAITURE

Family photography that captures emotions and family values.

Used mainly in magazines but also has a big appeal to our customers.

EDITORIAL

Services and products to give your business that commercial edge.

COMMERCIAL

WHICH STYLE DO YOU NEED TO DEVELOP

BJORN SPECIALISES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANY SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL STYLE OF PORTRAITURE

TOPICS

HERE ARE SOME OPTIONAL TOPICS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM

 

 

Judging

For qualifications and awards. Bjorn is a qualified competition judge and a qualifications assessor.

 

Conceptual thinking

Where do ideas and concepts come from, how do I plan a shoot?

 

Exposure

A good grasp of exposure will enable you to apply ratios with confidence.

 

Camera craft

 The craft of combining camera techniques with a clever use of optics and angles for optimum results.

 

Lighting

Acknowledged as a leader in his field, Bjorn can teach available and flash lighting  applications to an advanced level.

 

Post production

 The technical craft of heightening the artistic ambiance through skilful editing.

 

Posing

Not to be underestimated, a higher knowledge and skill in posing will serve you every day, as well as gain new business.

Feminine Edge

Women have an exceptional aptitude to become excellent photographers, titled, can it be learned?

What differs their aptitude to males. Once identified, can it be learned?

 

Artistic Aptitude

Am I artistic enough, if not, how do I gain an Artistic Aptitude?

 

Psychology of Photography

A great insight, it spans such divisions of photography and humans interaction with images.

 

The Art of Seeing

 Everyone looks but not everyone sees. Linked to The Psychology of Photography,

most find this an immensely rewarding subject.

 

Technical Aptitude

What if I'm not technical enough, or perhaps I'm too technical?

 

Interpersonal skills

 Looking at manner, body language and dialog.

GALLERY

A SELECTION OF IMAGES

CREATED BOTH FOR CLIENTS AND TRAINING EXERCISES

ABOUT

Bjorn's work continues to be featured extensively in photography magazines, journals and books.

He also co-authored the highly successful, 'A Hundred Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs'.

 

He is a contributor and writer for Digital SLR Photography. The UK's number one magazine.

 

Bjorn has gained a multitude of coveted awards over the years including International Fine Art Photographer of the Year. He holds two Fellowships, one in Portraiture and one in Illustrative, plus a European QEP.

 

Professionally qualified to judge and assess qualification panels. This is a particular passion of Bjorn's.

 

Qualified to teach. Helping others to achieve their goals is another big passion for Bjorn.

England and Ireland

Bjorn is a regular Master Class speaker at Europe's largest convention. The SWPP event is held in London and attracts over 12,000 delegates each year.

 

Cornwall

Being based in Cornwall, this beautiful county has attracted hundreds of delegates over the years. Some to attend group courses and many others for One to One training. Bjorn will travel to any location to train, as requested.

 

Ireland

Bjorn has made frequent trips over many years to provide training in the Emerald Isles. A land in which he's made numerous friends.

The Mediterranean and Scandinavia

Bjorn has represented the SWPP on training tours in multiple countries around the Mediterranean & Scandinavia.

 

Europe

 Independently, Bjorn has been invited to present talks and training courses to many organizations, companies and individuals around Europe.

 

Saudi Arabia

Bjorn was honoured to be selected to provide training for the largest and most prestigious studio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Bjorn was also requested to photograph members of the Saudi Royal family.

 

BJORN THOMASSEN

FSWPP FBIPP FNPS Hon QEP

Photographer and Educator

 

 

 

BIO

“I LEARNT MORE THAN I COULD EVER HAVE IMAGINED. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE

OF MY FOUR DAYS”

 

-ELLIE MAYOR

TRAINING

TESTIMONIALS AND FEATURES

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING

 

BJORN PROVIDES INSPIRED TEACHING AND GUARANTEED LEARNING, COVERING A DIVERSE AND EXCITING RANGE OF GENRES AND SUBJECTS.

 

“OUR CONTRIBUTOR BJORN IS A MASTER OF LIGHTING AND LEADING TRAINER.”

 

-DAN LEZANO

EDITOR OF DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE.

 

“BJORN ALWAYS PULLS THE CROWDS”

-DAVE BECK

“BJORN IS ONE OF THE GREAT EDUCATORS.”

-GEORGE DAWBER.  PTO

 “BJORN EXCELLED HIMSELF AS OUR OVERSEAS SPEAKER”

-PAUL TAYLOR SWPP

BJORN IS FREQUENTLY ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE HIS IMAGES AND KNOWLEDGE TO LEADING PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS.

 

“HE’S ONE OF THE FOUR EXPERTS IN

THE SERIES OF MAG BOOKS”

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