See below the list of my upcoming photography workshops in tranquil locations in the UK. I also provide individual or small group private photographic tuition please feel free to contact me.
This taster day session has proved so popular, I have been asked to re-run it. Aimed at plant lovers who would like to develop their camera skills. Most of the day will be spent in the gardens of West Dean and mid-spring is the ideal time as the blossom should be in full bloom, the camassias flowering and there will be drifts of cow parsley and dandelion clocks. Composition is the theme of the day and we shall be learning how to take stunning well-composed vistas. Students will gain confidence working with cameras in aperture mode and learning about depth of field, and how and when to use exposure compensation.
The start of summer is a perfect time to go out into the garden with your camera. At West Dean the roses will be blooming, irises and peonies will be flowering and the grass is still green and lush. During the weekend we will explore the garden in terms of colour, light and shade. The main focus of the course will be practicing the art of framing well-composed vistas and close-ups. Students will gain an understanding of how depth of field influences the mood and outcome of their pictures and how different qualities of light and weather enhance and saturate the colours or bleach them out. You will learn the quickest way to adjust the ISO, how to master manual focusing and how to switch confidently between different camera modes. We will spend most of the time outside taking pictures. Be prepared for one early morning start in order to capture the soft dawn sunlight.
I am happy to arrange private tutorials tailored to your individual needs, whether you want to get to grips with your camera, need some further technical help on focus, exposure and composition or would like guidance on how to use your photographs to showcase your business. We can also go through practical aspects such as downloading and storing. We can discuss your requirements beforehand so you can get the very best from this one-to-one experience. On the day, we shall spend a few minutes talking through the basics and then will go out ‘into the field’ and take pictures. There will be plenty of time afterwards to go through your images. Private tutorial subjects include: table top/still life photography; gardens/plants. Cost: £40.00 per hour (If you bring a friend or partner there will be £5.00 (12.5% ) discount per person).