In case we haven’t met, I’m Holger, the founder and director of LIoP.
Many of our Professional Photography Course students come in with the expectation of a purely technical course, and although our PPC is known for its technical excellence, it is just one aspect that makes you a successful photographer. I’ve heard from many of our PPC students that the mentoring sessions are what surprised them the most and I’d like to tell you more about them.
The mentoring sessions consist of five individualised sessions where we work with each student to create a unique style. This style becomes the basis for their portfolio and online presence.
We use a variety of creative techniques and exercises to help students discover their strengths and turn them into a recognisable brand. Having a clear brand is essential for success in a photography career, as we’ve seen many aspiring photographers struggle because they tried to appeal to too broad of an audience and lacked a distinct style.
Our programme’s approach combines technical mastery with personalised mentoring. This approach has helped many of our students carve out successful careers in photography. Let’s look at some examples from our PPC alumni:
Sarah is a social documentary photography Who recently progressed onto an academic career at the London College of Communication.
Jill Gandee Coulter
A photographer and stylist, Jill is specialised in lifestyle, product, still life and interiors.
Julia shoots editorials and corporates for the London community.
Working for businesses large and small, Sarah’s work was also featured in group and solo-exhibitions.