Taking Event Photography to the next level

Good Photography can really make an event stand out and one of the key elements of good photography is good workflow. Moving images from camera to printer can be a tricky task but here at the X academy we want to help. Using Darkroom software we want to show you how to improve your workflow and make the events you photograph stand out from the crowd. 

From shoot to deliver, Darkroom Software is the only photography workflow software you need for these photo related businesses: photo booths, on-site photography, parties and event photography, sports and schools, destination, corporate activations, photo-marketing, cruise ship, Santa Claus and Easter Bunny photography.

Currently, 1 in 3 professional photographers use Darkroom software to automate their photography business.

Going forward, we’re committed to continuing to develop and support software that helps photographers run the best business possible!

Simon Coates Photography is a family business run by Simon & Anita Coates. We’ve been trading now for well over ten years and are predominantly an event photography business.
During this time we’ve covered all manner of events including school proms, black tie gala dinners, ComicCons, motor sport, marathons, equestrianism and team sports. Basically anything where we can take photos and sell on site.


We firmly believe that speed is of the essence and have a very streamlined workflow that has been perfected overtime. Most of our events are shot wirelessly, with the photos being transferred from the photographers back to our sales station – even over a large area like an equestrian cross country. This means that by the time a competitor has completed the course, their photos are ready for viewing – there’s no hanging around. We have found that speed is of the essence and that it is vital that photos can be bought on site. Prior to the pandemic around 80% of our turnover came from the sale of physical prints.


In addition to the sporting events, we have covered hundreds of social events where we deploy one or more mobile studios and provide high-quality portrait photography.  In addition to the normal studio setups, we have extensive experience with green screen photography which is something we love as it allows us to produce something completely unique and something that clients cannot produce on their phones!

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