... about welshot

Our Academy Members are the single most important part of Welshot and they are what matters the most in how we work.
Therefore, it is imperative that we have the right people as part of our Team.

Team Leaders are knowledgeable, skilled and have been working professionally or as a serious photographer for many years.They are willing to pass on their skills and knowledge without a second thought to themselves, and they do so in such a way that makes you feel comfortable, which, in turn helps you to learn quickly and have that “light bulb” moment.

We love those “light bulb” moments – they happen all the time…

We also utilise the talents of our Membership by nurturing and developing 80% of our future Team Leaders – this way it ensures that we have all our Team Leaders singing from the same song sheet in regards to our ethos, how we like to work, how we want our Academy Members to be looked after and treated and how we run the Photographic Academy as a whole.

First and foremost it is about our Members’ needs and egos are left in the car park. We look for Team Leaders who are willing to share, teach, support and guide in a constructive, non-competitive and safe environment. This is of utmost importance to Welshot and they are the ones we bring in to help you get the best from your camera…

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What If My Camera Is Not The Best?

Who cares – we don’t. We are here to help you get the best from the camera and kit that you have – not the kit you want to have. We make sure you learn all there is to know about your camera so you can use it inside out and back to front – then when and if you want to move on, we can help you with that camera too.

Are You A Camera Club?

We are not a Camera Club. We don’t have competitions and all our Academy Evenings are practical and hands on where you are guaranteed to leave the evening having learned a thing or three. You get a full buffet supper (with chips) and at least 2 modules to put your camera through its paces.

When Does My Membership Start And Finish?

Your Membership starts from the day you join and runs for 12 months from that date.

How Do I Take My 1:1 Tuition Benefit?

All you need to do is click on My Account and log in. From here, just click on the View button next to your membership and then on My Products. Click on the Read More button and then select the best available date and venue for you. Once you’ve booked, we’ll aim to be in touch within 24 hours. Once it’s confirmed, Eifion will be in touch for your pre 1:1 consultation.

I Am A Complete Beginner – Does This Matter?

We love people like you who want to learn. Everyone had to start somewhere and our more experienced Welshotters have been there, done that and are now on hand to help you get the best from your camera in a fun, friendly and affordable and non-competitive environment.

What Is The Best Way To Get The Most From My Membership?

  • By using all your benefits that you are entitled to
  • By using all the features such as the Forum, Online Training (Webinars), Facebook Groups available to you.
  • By making friends with your fellow Welshotters and joining in and learning from one another
  • By attending Academy Evenings – these are “THE” single best and most affordable way for you to get the best from your membership and the best way for us to get to know you so we can help you over the coming months.

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  • If it’s not fun then we are not doing it right
  • We motivate, support, guide, help and challenge but we will never judge by camera or skill level
  • We are non – competitive. We hold challenges to get you thinking creatively but it’s not about coming 1st, 2nd or 3rd and winning trophies
  • Egos are left in the car park it is about our Members photography, not that of any one person or our Team Leaders
  • We work for our Members
    it’s about them, their needs and desires
  • Our support, guidance and tuition is continual…not just at an event but via email, phone, forum, social media – whatever way our Members need us we will be there for them
  • Our Strategic Partners are chosen very carefully – it’s about what they can do for our Members, not our bank balance and they must offer a Membership Benefit
  • We believe Everyone’s passion is the same
    regardless of type of camera or skill level
  • We bespoke the Membership packages to suit individuals … Once we get to know you we can tweak to your needs and circumstances – all it takes is a phone call

What are welshot rewards?

WelshotReward Days are something a little bit different – not like your normal “Rewards Scheme” Welshot rewards Academy Members for “Doing Stuff” rather than spending money.  This we believe makes it fair for Everyone – all Members have the same opportunity and are on a level playing field and earning points does not come down to how much money you spend. From writing a blog, entering a forum challenge, supplying us with an image from a Welshot event or just even because we feel like rewarding our Members (800 WelshotRewards have been given to EVERY Member to celebrate our 8th Birthday) – it is really easy to let those WelshotRewards build up.

Then all you have to do is decide how you are going to spend them – from now on specifically designed WelshotReward Days can be purchased from the website – no money changes hands (please see any special T’s & C’s specific to each event) and WelshotRewards are deducted from your account automatically.

how do I get them?

Here are some of the ways on which you can earn Welshot Rewards:

  • Enter a Facebook Challenge in Open Group – 100
  • Enter a Competition or Challenge on the Forum
    • First prize – 1:1 Session with Eifion
    • Second Prize – 2000
    • Third Prize – 500
  • Winning a Facebook Challenge – 500
  • Write a blog for the Welshot website – 2000
  • Bring a friend to an Academy Evening – 500
  • Bring a friend to a workshop/ full day event = 700
  • Introduce a New Member – 1000
  • Provide an image via “We Transfer” from an event you have attended (Ask Lee for instructions) – 1000
  • Post an image in “Image Ready” – various amounts
  • If image is used – various amounts (see “Image Ready Forum Board”)
  • Respond to a survey / Feedback email/newsletter – 100

Welshot Rewards are given automatically on the website for the following:

  • Registering an account on the NEW website – 100
  • Making a comment on a blog post – 100
  • Creating a new topic on the forum – 100
  • Replying to a topic on the forum – 50

how many points do i have?

As a member of Welshot, you have your own account page which shows how many points you currently have. You can either click on the menu item at the top of the page or just click on View Your Account below.

You can also read about what your points are worth in terms of the price of events here.

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All the Welshot Reward Day events can be found by clicking on the button below.

Booking on one of these events is simple enough. Go to the event, scroll down to the tickets and add to your basket. If you have enough points, you’ll have the option to pay with your points. All the events will show a price but remember, these events are the ones that money can’t buy! The price is there purely to show you what you’re getting for your points.

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