One-to-one and small group Photography Workshops
As many of you will know, I’ve been tutoring some photography workshops this summer, running three one day sessions at Hatfield Forest. These have proved to be very popular and I’ve certainly enjoyed helping others to take better photographs.
While Hatfield Forest is a beautiful location, I’m aware that landscape and nature photography isn’t everyone’s thing. I’m therefore planning to offer these workshops on a more flexible basis in other locations.
Here’s what I can offer....
One of these biggest challenges to anyone wanting to get serious about their photography is getting to grips with their camera. Modern cameras are complex machines - basically computers with a lens attached. While they can take great photos on automatic mode, even better results are possible with a little knowledge of how your camera works. Using manual modes allows you to take control of how your photos are made. This means the resulting images are the photos you wanted to take, rather than the picture the camera thought you wanted to take! This doesn’t need to be complicated - with a little knowhow you can easily take creative control of your images.
Of course, photography isn’t all about the technology so another important element of my workshops is composition. Very often people take pictures without thinking carefully about the placement of their subject or the way they’re using the light. I can cover all of this, offering some simple concepts that will help you to make better pictures immediately.
Through the workshops I’ve run so far, these two elements have been key to helping people take better photos. If you’ve been using your camera on automatic mode and fancy learning to use it better to take more creative images this could be perfect for you.
So, down to the nitty gritty! All of these elements can be tweaked to suit my students but this is a starting point....
I can offer one to one or small group sessions, with a maximum of five people per group. These workshops are aimed at anyone who would like to gain better control of their camera and take better pictures.
This can be flexible, to suit my students, depending on what they like to shoot. Locations near my base in Essex include Thaxted (a beautiful village with a glorious church and windmill) and Cambridge (university city teeming with street action and great architecture). However, if students have another location in mind I am happy to travel.
When and what?
The day will run from around 10am to 4pm.
Meet at 10am for a short classroom session, learning about settings and how to take creative control of your camera. This will be followed by a shooting session, where you can try out what you have learnt. Over lunch in a local coffee shop we’ll then chat more about composition and then get out shooting again. At all times I will be available to answer questions and help you with your images.
Workshops start at £75 per person for a day’s tuition.
How do I book?
If I’ve whetted your appetite and you’re interested to booking a workshop, please use the contact form below and I’ll get back to you to discuss your requirements. I’m keen to tailor these workshops to your needs, in terms of technical ability and what you like to shoot so you get the most from the day.