THE BEGINNER'S WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE £245 

"A brilliant weekend. I feel confident, enthused and ambitious!" 

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

DATES

  • 16/17 May

  • 27/28 June

  • 1/2 August

  • 19/20 September

  • 17/18 October

  • 21/22 November

  • 12/13 December

THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND COURSE

£245

"A fantastic workshop which has hugely improved my portraiture skills"

 

Drawing inspiration from some of the most important and ground breaking photographers, you will learn a variety of camera techniques and approaches that will bring the most out of your portraiture. 

We will analyse the work of Martin Parr, Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Steve McCurry and many others to explore in detail the dynamic between photographer and sitter. 

DAY 1: 

- Technical considerations

- Equipment, including essential lenses

- Exploring light. Natural v Artificial 

- Inspirational portraiture styles. Learning from the greats 

- Considering context

- Practical session 1

DAY 2: 

- Visual narratives. The power of storytelling.

- Practical session 2. Breaking through the comfort zone!

- Big Screen review of the projects

- Handouts and final Q&A


By the end of this intensive two day course, you will have more confidence in your portraiture, both technically and on how to approach your subjects in this popular genre.

On this course, some understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO would be beneficial

 

DATES

  • 22/23 August

  • 3/4 October


 

THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND COURSE

£245

"An inspirational class - I can't believe how much I've learned!"

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.

COURSE CONTENT

On the Saturday, we will review samples of your work, so that we can pinpoint where mistakes and successes have been made. The ability to constructively 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.

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

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

TOPICS COVERED

- 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, fireworks & northern lights 

- People

- Wildlife

This course is suitable for students with some understanding of aperture and shutter speed. This is the perfect follow up to the Beginner's Weekend!

DATES

  • 23/24 May

  • 11/12 July

  • 7/8 November

PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY TUITION

"A few hours of private tuition, tailored to my specific needs, was

invaluable in supporting my ambition and creative direction."

Personal tuition is specifically tailored to a photographer's needs. This can include:

  • 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


Please contact me for full details and rates.

THE LONG EXPOSURE COASTAL SHOOT

£145

** Dates for London Thames 

Long Exposure Workshop tba shortly **

"Dream-like long exposures made easy on a great day in Brighton"

With the use of neutral density filters, it is possible to take very long exposures even in bright conditions.

This one day coastal workshop in Brighton will explain the exact techniques required to create stunning ethereal images.

Spare filters available!

DATES

  • Sunday 14th June

  • Friday 17th July

  • Sunday 6th September

We are very lucky to live in one of the greatest Cities in the World.

Amongst the attractions of the Capital are it's extraordinary array of galleries and museums, many of which host stunning photography exhibitions. 

Join us as we visit all types of shows, followed by a drink and a chat afterwards.

No charge for these evenings other than ticket entry

to event where applicable.

NEXT EVENT -  THE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

                             DATE: TBA

  

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THE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT

'The Bridges' £75

"A wonderfully relaxed evening, taking truly spectacular images!"

An evenings photographic adventure along the river!

Before setting out on our Thames routes, we look at the challenges that twilight and night photography presents. Camera operation and special techniques are clearly explained. We then look at some examples of the unique night scenes that London offers, before heading out for our exciting shoot.

Illuminated River Project

DATES 

  • May dates TBA

  • Summer Break - Private Tuition sessions only

  • Wednesday 16th September

  • Wednesday 14th October

  • Wednesday 11th November 

 

THE MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

£145

"If you look closely enough, it is possible to

take an interesting photograph of anything"

(Garry Winogrand)

The magical world of close up macro photography.

On this one day course, you will learn how to use your camera and lens to produce stunning images.

We will have a simple table-top lighting area available. You will also understand how lighting (natural and artificial) plus good composition and pin-point focusing can transform your shots.

A packed day of learning of shooting.

DATES

Saturday 13th June

Saturday 18th July

Saturday 5th September 

CORPORATE TUITION

"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."

Working with many leading companies such as SwissRe, The Flamingo Group and Herbert Smith Freehills, we have the experience to put together a bespoke photography teaching experience for any size of group at your company.

Please contact me for further details and rates.

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