Hi I’m William Long, owner of Longshots Photography and the host of PhotoWatchDog, an advocacy initiative aimed to protect photographers’ rights and income.
I would love to help you enhance your photographic expertise, learn new skills and solid camera craft.
I’ve been shooting images for over 40 years; 30 of those as a professional. My portfolio covers everything from technical or engineering landscapes, to ballerinas or special effects.
In 2013, I was honoured to receive the AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year award.
I love what I do! I want to share with you my passion for creating beautiful work and help you rediscover — or uncover, unlock — your own photographic talent.
I believe every creative person is extraordinary. I can show you how to unleash your creativity using your camera, your lens, light and your environment.
What people say:
“If you want a shortcut to shooting professionally and learning the business of photography and industry ethics then here it is! Lots and lots of real experience on offer. I wish I had someone like William around when I was starting out … if you couldn’t find your way into the very rare full-time assisting jobs then you had to work it out yourself … much longer road then what William is offering. If you’re trying to break into the industry then it’s a no brainer”. Stefan Jannides
Supported by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
The AIPP endorse William Long’s One on One Photography Workshops by encouraging members to continue their professional development through my workshops.
Creating Camera Craft: My One on One Unique Workshops
- Do you need to take better photographs in your line of work, or just want to surprise a loved one with a beautifully crafted shot taken by yourself?
- Have you ever wished someone would teach you exactly what you need to learn and show you new tips you didn’t know existed?
- Do you want expert tuition without the fancy price and overheads?
- Do you prefer personal attention to sitting in a class? Are you seeking to elevate your professional expertise with an understanding mentor?
Then these workshops are for you – tailored specifically to your needs.
Workshops For Everyone, Provided One on One
My students range from serious professionals of decades’ experience, to absolute beginners.
Your Camera Craft workshop will be completely customised. Whether you’re a photography professional of many decades’ experience, student, absolute beginner or recreational photographer – you’ll learn new techniques in a relaxed, comfortable and – most importantly – hands on environment.
Using your own equipment – and also demonstrated on professional equipment – you’ll enhance your expertise, ‘see the light’ and learn camera craft in a way that suits your personal learning style.
Catered, Customised, Creatively Structured Workshops — Just For You
There’ll be tea breaks and lunch too – consider the workshop a fun day where you’ll learn fantastic new ideas, have a great time learning them – and use them at your very next shoot.
Some of the topics covered on request:
- Business of Photography
- Studio Lighting and/or Off Camera Flash
- Camera Craft
- Post-production techniques with Photoshop and Lightroom
- Commercial Photography
- Colour Management
- Photographic Market and so much more
Each workshops is unique, designed for you and for your needs. There is no script and no procedure to follow. My aim is to improve your camera craft where it needs improvement.
Do you live outside of Brisbane urban area and want to learn from one of Australia’s best photographers? We can communicate via phone, Skype or FaceTime (I call you). For example, we split the half day Workshop into two 2-hour sessions across the same day.
Month by Month Mentoring
Would you like to learn a new topic or update your expertise over the course of a year? Each month’s workshop is adapted to your expanding knowledge.
For month by month workshop, I’ll add six full-day One on One Workshops for the price of five – payable per month.
Seeing the Light: Studio Lighting Workshop
In this workshop, I’ll show and teach you:
- How, why and where you would use studio lighting and off camera flash
- How to see the light
- How to produce consistent light for commercial and domestic photography
- Different lighting approaches to match your subject or specific style
- How to direct your subject
- How to pose your subject
- Getting it right in camera, and how to shoot specifically for post-production
Unleashing Photoshop, Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw: From Basic Principles to More Advanced Techniques
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
- Raw Capture Processing
- Setting your preferences correctly
- Non-destructive picture editing
- The power of the History Brush
- Image resolution and resizing
- Straighten and Perspective Control
- Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers
- Masking techniques
- Introduction to Colour Management
- Finalising the file
One on One Workshop Prices
You can book my One on One Workshops for half a day, full-day or two-day mentoring.
- Folio / Awards / Work Assessment: $595
- Half-Day (4 hour) One on One Workshop: from $795
- Full-Day (8 hour) One on One Workshop: from $1395
- Two-Day (2 x 8 hours) One on One Workshop: from $1995
Please note: All prices are for individual, one on one sessions only. Contact me if more than one person wants to take the workshop.
Special Offer – On-going Sessions
6 full-day workshops for the price of 5 – must be taken within 6 months from the time of booking. Individual sessions only. For multiple participants, contact me to discuss.
Book Your One on One Workshop Now
Contact me today and let’s discuss your needs and aspirations. We can talk about your goals and what you’d like to achieve, topics that interest you, times, dates and any other arrangements that might need to be taken care of.
Some of my students have been kind enough to express their gratitude after taking one of my workshops. This is what they said (you can read more feedback on my Facebook):
“Thankyou William for another fabulous one to one workshop. As usual, a day filled with lots of helpful advice and learning new techniques. Feedback on my folio was most advantageous. If you’re umming and aahhing about doing a workshop with William, just do it — you won’t regret it.”
“Had an amazing time at mentoring with you William. You are so knowledgable and no doubt, with your advice I can take my business to the next level. I must admit I was very nervous having someone with such a portfolio of awards and experience come to my house, but you were the most casual easy going friendliest guy which made the mentoring for me so much easier and gave me so much more confidence in my work. Thank you so much for you time!!!”
“I knew from the moment I spoke with you that I was in capable hands. From phone call discussions to emails to Facebook chats, you reassured me. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted from the mentoring… I just knew it was time to step up. In a single day you have opened my eyes and helped me realise what potential I have, and how to harness it.
Your wealth of knowledge is extraordinary! My field of work is different to yours and at times I doubted myself that these new skills you were giving me weren’t something I could implement into my everyday work life… Oh how I was wrong! I had a moment of clarity on the plane ride home, and I knew that these where skills I could use every day. My first shoot after the mentoring rendered images that were exactly what I have been trying to achieve. I wonder now why I never did this before. William thank you, thank you for giving me the skills to make my ordinary work something extraordinary!”
“Thank you for two days of insightful, constructive and inspiring guidance and advice. With such an incredible breadth of experience and knowledge shared openly and genuinely, it’s hard to go wrong. I’m certainly feeling re-charged and ready to move forward.”
Adam Hourigan M. Photog, AIPP, 28 years experience:
“William’s words ring in my head at nearly every job I do .. you get exactly what you want from every session … this will be one of the most beneficial bits of instruction you will receive anywhere in the country.
Last week, I spent my annual days doing my annual photography check-up at a 2-day One-on-One workshop with Longshots Photography. Frank discussions, new lighting techniques, portfolio reviews – whatever you want to do, nothing is too hard or out of bounds. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the industry 20 minutes or 28 years, you will come out the other side better.
If you haven’t booked in for a session with William – you’re doing yourself a disservice. Nothing is off limits. Everything is possible. Get amongst it now.
No matter what your skill level, a one-on-one workshop is ideal for anyone looking to refresh their skills. You may look at this photo and think this is the end result, but this is just the start. The first frame, achieved by attention to lighting, metering and absolutely no chimping in camera. Straight into photoshop and a few quick ideas of post-production and this is where the journey begins for an idea. What William brings to me is the technical expertise and the tools to reinforce basics, and then push through them to be able to create the idea in your head easily every time. I would recommend booking your own One on One as soon as possible.”
“Another fantastic learning opportunity spent with William. He is fast becoming not only and extremely knowledgable mentor but a dear friend. His mentoring is straightforward and insightful. I appreciate each time I spend with him and I know he strives to empower me with the tools I need to be a successful and professional photographer.”
“Just wanted to say thank you. I have been going back through the 14 pages of notes from our workshop and I am amazed at how much we actually covered. From marketing myself as a photographer, through to contracts, and copyright, a few Photoshop tips and tricks on how to make my images pop, which I have been practicing all day, and then onto better presentation of my website and branding, and a portfolio review etc. I didn’t think we would be able to get through all that. Thank you again, I feel more confident in my ability as a photographer and look forward to taking on new challenges.”
“Thanks William for some fantastic one on one workshopping last weekend, I had such a good time, your hospitality was very enjoyable. I have come away with lots of new ideas and plans for my photography for the year ahead and beyond. Your generosity with your knowledge and advice is very much appreciated. The best part though is the new found confidence I have to continue my fine art photography journey. Thank you for giving me that! Back in focus.”
“Thanks William so much for my one on one session this morning. You are so wonderfully generous with your time and knowledge and it is great to meet such a supportive and down to earth person. You have boosted my confidence to continue my photography journey and inspired me to be better and to see things with your attention to detail. I would highly recommend this workshop to any professional who wants further development. Thank you so much!”
Daniel Capobianco M. Photog, AIPP:
“Since taking your advice on board regarding quoting and invoicing, I have gained incredible trust and credibility with my clients by simply being open, honest and transparent. You are a wealth of knowledge with incredible experience and it was well worth paying my money and listening to you share with us.”