THE UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA COURSE £95 - Online

"A brilliant workshop. 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 one day 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 day, you will be MAKING photographs rather than simply taking them!

TOPICS COVERED

- Aperture & Depth of Field

- Shutter Speed

- Lenses

- Composition

- Lighting

DATES

  • Saturday 27th March

  • Saturday 15th May

  • Saturday 5th June

  • Wednesday 21st July

THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND COURSE

£175 - Online

"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, Jane Bown, 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

DAY 2: 

- Visual narratives. The power of storytelling.

- Practical session. Breaking through the comfort zone!

- Review of the projects

- 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

  • Sat & Sun 8/9 May


 

THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

£95 - Online

"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

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.

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 Understanding your Camera workshop!

DATES

  • Sunday 18th April

  • Saturday 19th June

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.

UNDERSTANDING NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS AND LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY:

BRIGHTON OR LONDON - £125

Dream-like long exposures made easy on a great day out.

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

This one day on location workshops in Brighton or London will explain the exact techniques required to create stunning ethereal images.

Spare filters available!

DATES

  • Sunday 13th June - Brighton

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY

£95 - Online

" A great exploration of this fascinating genre of photography"

On this new on-line course will be looking at experimental and conceptual image makers and how you can apply some of their techniques to your own work.

There is a rich creative tradition of abstraction in photography and you will have the opportunity to examine and discuss in detail the work of practitioners of this fascinating genre, these include:

  • Wolfgang Tillmans


  • Cig Harvey


  • Aaron Siskind


  • Man Ray


  • Thomas Ruff


Influenced by these great artists, you will then experiment with abstraction and create your own images which will then be reviewed in the class.

DATES

  • Saturday 17th April

  • Wednesday 12th May

  • Wednesday 7th July

  

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY  I

£95 - Online

"A fascinating dive into some amazing photographers"

We will explore the work of some of the most influential and game changing photographers, including:

  • Edward Weston

  • Arnold Newman

  • Vivien Maier

  • Jane Bown

  • Martin Parr

You will also be shooting a project which we will review in the online class.

DATES

  • Friday 16th April

  • Monday 7th June

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY II

£95 - Online

More extraordinary photographers and their amazing legacies.

In this class we will look at the work of:

  • Gordon Parks

  • Dorothea Lange 

  • Mary Ellen Mark

  • Philip Lorca diCorcia

  • Susan Meiselas

  • Alfred Stieglitz​

You will also be shooting a project which we will review in the online class.

DATES

  • Monday 24th May

  • Saturday 3rd July

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 

  • Wednesday 21st April

 

THE MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

£95 - Online

"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.

You will also understand how lighting (natural and artificial) plus good composition and pin-point focusing can transform your shots. We will also cover how to use 'focus stacking' in your macro work.

A packed day of learning of shooting!

DATES

  • Wednesday 14th April

  • Saturday 26th June

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.

 
 
 
 

THE F64 GROUP

Online - £95

Redefining Photography itself.

“Photography should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.”

Edward Weston 

 

The hugely influential  'F64 Group' believed in the “innate honesty” of the camera.

The group listed amongst its members some of the greats of photography - Weston, Ansel Adams and Immogen Cunningham.

On this fascinating workshop, we will explore in detail their manifesto, goals and how their pioneering work still influences photographers today.

You will also be shooting a project which we will review in the online class.

DATES

  • Wednesday 26th May

  • Monday 12th July

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