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Weekend Course - £285

Weekend Course - £285

"The best Photography Course in London" Time Out

** Go to the 'links' page to see a full review of the course. **

You may just be starting out with your camera and would like to get a clearer understanding of your camera controls. Perhaps you have decided it is time to leave your automatic 'point and shoot ' modes behind and unleash the creative potential of your camera. Or you may have some understanding of technique but need to brush up on your knowledge and rekindle your passion for photography. The award winning Weekend Course is an intensive and comprehensive workshop which will transform the quality of your photographs.

COURSE CONTENT

Shooting on fully automatic 'modes' is very restrictive in terms of the creative results you can acheive.

Taking control of aperture and shutter speed is absolutely fundamental if you wish to improve your photography. These topics, amongst others, are clearly explained in an easy to understand, straightforward manner. By the end of the weekend, you will be MAKING photographs rather than simply taking them. Shooting a photo project on the Sunday and seeing the results immediately is an ideal way to put your new skills into practice!

TOPICS COVERED

- Aperture & Depth of Field

- Shutter Speed

- Lenses

- Composition

- Lighting

- Filters

- Flash

To reserve a place, simply email us: info@photographycourses.org.uk

UPCOMING DATES (All courses in central London unless stated):

2017 DATES

10/11 JUNE

24/25 JUNE

8/9 JULY

* WEDS 12TH JULY - INTENSIVE ONE DAY COURSE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CALUMET ACADEMY - £119 *

15/16 JULY

5/6 AUGUST

19/20 AUGUST

2/3 SEPTEMBER

30 SEPTEMBER/1ST OCTOBER

14/15 OCTOBER

21/22 OCTOBER

11/12 NOVEMBER

9/10 DECEMBER

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What students said...

"This is the best course I have ever done and would recommend it to anyone. I feel like an entire world has been opened up for me.? Thank you!" "Clear, informative, passionate teaching" "Perfectly paced, very enjoyable - a great way to spend the weekend" "The value of the course is incredible, given the amount of time and knowledge you offer every student." "Having been previously confused by books and instruction manuals I now actually understand my camera" " A brilliant weekend. I feel confident, enthused and ambitious!" " A fantastic course. I have gone from completely clueless to feeling like I can use a camera properly." " I think this course should be compulsory for anyone with an SLR camera."

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Travel Photography Weekend Course [Intermed. level] - £285

Travel Photography Weekend Course [Intermed. level] - £285

Travelling and photography is the perfect partnership. Nothing can be more rewarding (or frustrating!) than trying to capture a memorable place or event.

This course will provide you with the technical and compositional skills to dramatically improve your images.

On the Saturday, you will be asked to bring in a sample of your work, so that we can pinpoint where mistakes and successes have been made. The ability to critique your own work is crucial to improving your shots.

On Sunday, we will be shooting at a special location, where you will be able to put into practice the skills and vision we have explored the previous day. Sunday afternoon sees us back at the studio, where we will review your project.

Whilst concentrating on Travel Photography, this intermediate course is aimed at anyone who would like to improve their photographic awareness and critiquing skills. It is the perfect follow up to the Weekend Course.

COURSE CONTENT

We will look at many outstanding examples of travel photography and break down exactly how the photographer has acheived the image, both technically and aesthetically. Topics covered include:

- Lenses and equipment

- Essential and speciality Filters

- Achieving good composition

- Coping with difficult lighting situations

- Landscape and Cityscape techniques

- Shooting buildings, including interiors

- Night photography, including lightning and fireworks

- People

- Wildlife

This course is guaranteed to ensure that the places you visit will remain truly memorable!

PLEASE NOTE - THIS INTERMEDIATE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH SOME UNDERSTANDING OF APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED

To reserve a place, simply email us: info@photographycourses.org.uk


2017 DATES

1/2 JULY

16/17 SEPTEMBER

25/26 NOVEMBER

What students said...

" Clear, concise, full of useful information " " Analysing our photos was very useful " " An inspirational class - I can't believe how much I've learned! " " I especially liked that there were lots of opportunities to ask questions " " After the weekend course it was a great opportunity to further improve my technique "

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Night Shoot - £75 , either route - 'The Eye' or 'The Bridges'.

Night Shoot - £75 , either route -  'The Eye' or 'The Bridges'.

An evenings photographic adventure along the river!

Before setting out on either of our Thames routes, we look at the challenges that twilight and night photography presents. Camera operation, which differs slightly from daylight photography, is clearly explained. we also look at some examples of the unique night scenes that London offers.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH SOME UNDERSTANDING OF APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED.

IN ADDITION, A TRIPOD IS STRONGLY RECCOMMENDED ON THIS SHOOT. CERTAIN NIGHT SHOTS ARE NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT A TRIPOD.

To reserve a place, simply email us at: info@photographycourses.org.uk

2017

WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST (EYE)

WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST (BRIDGES)

WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER (EYE)

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER (BRIDGES)

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER (EYE)

WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER (BRIDGES)

WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER (EYE)

WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER (BRIDGES)

WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER (EYE)

WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER (BRIDGES)



What students said...

" A great opportunity to practice the new skills that I have " " It was really good to have Nigel there to sort out any problems " " A wonderfully relaxed evening, doing something I would never do on my own" " Between shots it was great to be able to ask Nigel about anything photographic! "

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MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

14TH - 19TH OCTOBER 2017 

** DISCOUNTS FOR 2 PEOPLE BOOKING TOGETHER **

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FULL DETAILS OF THIS TRIP

A photographic retreat, in a stunning location. We are very lucky to have been able to again book the Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech for what promises to be another unforgettable trip.

To see what others have said about this beautiful venue:

www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Re  ...  ouz_Region.html

LATEST TRIP STUDENTS SHOTS:

www.facebook.com/media/set/?se  ...  1734&type=1

What is included:

All accommodations

All meals

All internal transportations

Photography Tuition

What is not included:

Flights Drinks

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What students said...

"Nigel, Just wanted to thank you once again for an incredible trip and your efforts in arranging and advice and tips throughout. Look forward to more."

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BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE - £275 (TWO DAY COURSE)

BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE - £275 (TWO DAY COURSE)

FRIDAY & SUNDAY 22ND & 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the famous British Wildlife Centre in Surrey has allowed us access to their wonderful collection!

The combination of fantastic vantage points, natural settings and a peaceful environment will give you unrivalled opportunities to shoot great images of British wildlife.

On Friday, the centre will be closed to the public, allowing us photograph the amazing array of animals.

These include a wide variety of mammals such as Scottish wildcats, otters, polecats, foxes and red squirrels. We will be accompanied by an experienced keeper who will take us into the actual animal enclosures.

On Sunday, we will review the very best of your images back at our central London studio where we will also run a critique of other shots you have taken.

For full details of this amazing weekend, please email me via the contact button above.

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PORT LYMPNE SAFARI PARK - £225

PORT LYMPNE SAFARI PARK - £225

SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017

LATEST TRIP STUDENTS SHOTS:

www.facebook.com/media/set/?se  ...  1734&type=1

Located in the Kent Downs (area of outstanding natural beauty) is the amazing Port Lympne.

Port Lympne is one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK and home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, including western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, big cats, small cats, primates and more.

Jump on board a safari truck and encounter the UK’s original and authentic African Experience, 100 acres where over 200 wild animals, including giraffe, black rhino, ostrich, zebra and more can be seen roaming freely as if on the plains of Africa.

They are also world renowned for their successful breeding programmes and commitment to conservation.

Please contact me for more details of what promises to be a a fantastic day of photography.

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Private Tuition - Please contact me for further details and rates.

Private Tuition - Please contact me for further details and rates.

"A few hours of private tuition, tailored to my specific needs, was invaluable in supporting my ambition and creative direction."

SARAH STIRK, Photographer & Environmental Journalist, The Ecologist

Having attended our award wining Weekend Course, Sarah fine tuned her skills and used them to produce this superb piece of important photojournalism:

www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2250064/indias_coal_inferno.html

Personal tuition is specifically tailored to a photographer's needs. This could entail:

- An in-depth review and critique of images

- Explanation of technique and application

- Going out to shoot and a review of photographs afterwards

- Aesthetic considerations in photography.

Private tuition can be one to one or a small group.

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Corporate Tuition - Please contact me for further details and rates.

Corporate Tuition - Please contact me for further details and rates.

"Nigel ran photography workshops for our staff, to help us improve the quality of our visual output. Nigel is responsive, highly personable, and a great instructor. His training has given us all a keener, more observant eye so that we can capture great shots of consumers around the world. The sessions were well-constructed, enjoyable, and included plenty of practical work so that attendees can really get a feel for photography."

HADLEY COULL, Director, The Flamingo Group - global insight and brand consultancy.

2013 Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For Special Award: Training & Development  2012 MRS Awards Best Place to Work:  Winner 2013 AURA Awards Winner: Communication

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