Photography Training

Photography Training Courses
I offer a number of different training courses for different levels of experience, all as small groups or one-to-one, providing flexibility around our busy lives. The courses are incredibly popular and are usually booked up months in advance.

Module 1
Introduction to Photography and your Camera

Also known as…

“Why don’t my photographs turn out like I think they should?”

From the novice to the enthusiast, this course aims to provide you with the skills needed to take your photography to the next level. Whether for landscapes, holidays, family snapshots, indoors or out, the course covers the basics on approach, how to use your camera, composition, exposure and processing.

All lessons are hands on with your camera, so you get to learn how to improve your photography with the camera you own.

Set over five lessons on a Saturday, each lasting up to two and half hours. This module is designed for beginners, enthusiasts and amateurs alike; for those who would like to get more from their photography; for those who don’t really know how the camera operates; and those wanting to improve their compositional skills.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Photography and your camera, how to improve your compositional and focus skills.

Lesson 2: Exposure - how to expose the shot correctly, from metering methods to exposure compensation, to the use of filters and flash.

Lesson 3: Aperture and Shutter Priority modes - let's get creative with depth of field and action shots! Plus macro and hyperfocal skills.

Lesson 4: Field trip to put everything into practise and get hands on advice.

Lesson 5: Selection, cropping and processing your photographs, including introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop.

Cost: £180 per person. Payable in instalments (deposit then one lesson in advance with nothing to pay on lesson 4) or in one lump sum at the start. Gift Vouchers are available for any value contribution to the course.

(One to one also available from £250 with flexible scheduling on a week day.)

The next start date for Module 1 is 25th March 2017 - please get in touch if you are interested. (Just two places left.)

A typical Module 1 field trip gets under way.

Module 2
Advanced Photography: Retouching

Set over a day (10am until 4pm with an hour for lunch), this module covers hands-on instruction on processing and retouching using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Cost: Currently only available as a one to one for £140.

Module 3
Advanced Photography: Landscapes

Set over one lesson, lasting up to four hours. This module is a field trip to a landscape location to improve your landscape skills, including composition and exposure.

Cost: £100 per person – requires group of about four (one to one available for £400).

Module 4
Advanced Photography: City

Set over one lesson, lasting about five hours. This module is a field trip to a city to cover cityscapes, architecture and street photography.

Cost: £100 per person – requires group of about four (one to one available for £400).

Module 5
Using Flash: On and Off camera
This new module teachers you how to use your flashgun more effectively, both when on your camera and when able to be set up off camera, including using more than one flash. A lot of hands on in the studio on this one! One 2 hour lesson.

Cost: £70 per person.

Module 6
Advanced Photography: In the Studio

Just one lesson of 5 hours. This, the most advanced module, covers shooting in a studio, from either advertising style still life product and fashion photography or model based fashion photography. Includes studio kit, lighting & modifiers and use of reflectors.

Cost: £250 or approx. £350 with model (one to one available for £500 or approx. £750 with model).

To register your interest for any course, please use the Enquiry tab at the top of the page.