Beginners and intermediate photography training
Learn how to get the most from your DSLR.
My one to one training can be targeted towards individual or group requirements.
I'll help you understand how to get the most from your camera, understanding the creative control it offers. Cameras are only as good as the hands that hold them, with this in mind a key part of my training is also about understanding light.
Book me to develop any of these areas in your photography, or contact me to discuss how I can help :
Family photography - Camera settings. Capturing your family in the best light. How get the best natural expressions and capture all those special moments
Getting out of manual - Understanding how you control the light captured by your camera, and how Aperture, Exposure and ISO relate and influence each other
Capturing movement - Camera settings for sport, wildlife and movement in nature
Landscpe and Enviroment - Camera settings, looking for light and composition an agreed location
Post Production - Demonstrations and Tuition in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Understanding Adobe's fast changing and powerful suite of software for photography is absolutely key to any professional or aspiring photographer. I provide a helping hand getting started and advancing your editing skills.
Pinhole and Alternative Photography - See below for this exciting artform that combines light, chemicals and magic (okay, what can seem like 'magic'!)
All training is delivered in a non-techie way at a level and pace suited to each individual or group. One to one sessions are perfect for getting to grips with camera settings and group sessions provide both technical help and inspiration to get the best from your gear.
I also work with schools and provide workshops and programmes and hold a DBS certificate (previously known as a CRB certificate) Please get in touch I'm happy to work out a session/programme around your needs.
For those budding photographers in your life, gift vouchers are available. These can be custom designed to whatever you would like to include in your package.
Or, if your interested in ditching the digital for a day ... Join me for a Pinhole Photography workshop. Together we load cameras, take photographs and watch the real time magic of silver halides changing state in front of us.
What is the true nature of a still image? Are you tired of living at 60 frames per second? How does the light in front of you effect your photographs and why?
Pinhole photography is one...photograph...at...a...time. Time to look. Time to think. Time to wonder.
This is a gentle and artistic experience, not a technical one and I will not bamboozle you (or me!) with complex maths or chemistry for this workshop.
There is nothing like seeing your first pinhole photograph emerge from the swishing of chemicals under a red light.
One shot is all it takes.
Pinhole Photography Workshop Sessions are £55 per person for two hours (can run a little over)
Minimum 2 and maximum 4 people from the same family group per booking, in accordance with Covid-19 requirements. Bookings open to adults and children over 10 years old (must include one adult per booking).
Sessions start with an introduction to the art at my studio in the beautiful town of Ilminster. Then we load up the cameras to take outside and start shooting. After the shoot we return to studio where, under a red safety light, cameras are opened and images emerge from trays of developer before being fixed, washed and dried. Pinhole cameras and safety equipment are included.
Take your prints home to display. For a small additional cost there is the option of making your prints into fridge magnets ... or framing your masterpiece in a beautiful antique frame to give your pinhole art print the treatment it truly deserves!