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THE UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA COURSE £95 - Online or Classroom (London)

"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

2024

  • Please contact for details

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THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

£95 - (Online)

£225 - 2 days (London, includes visit to V&A Print Room) 

"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. 

- Technical considerations

- Equipment, including essential lenses

- Exploring light. Natural v Artificial 

- Inspirational portraiture styles. Learning from the greats 

- Considering context


By the end of this intensive workshop, 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

2024

  • Tuesday 27th February - ZOOM

  • Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March - LONDON

  • Tuesday 14th Wednesday 15th May - LONDON

  • Tuesday 21st May - ZOOM

  • Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July - LONDON

  • Tuesday 16th July - ZOOM


 

Great portrait photography

THE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT -
'The Illuminated River Project'

£75

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

The Illuminated River Project

Illuminated River is a long-term art installation transforming the Thames at night with an orchestrated series of light works that span nine bridges in central London. Its subtly moving sequences of LED light symbolically unify the Thames bridges, drawing inspiration from the spirit and history of the river and from the architectural and engineering heritage of its bridges.

An evenings photographic adventure along the river!

DATES 

2023​/2024

  • Wednesday 6th December

  • Wednesday 17th January

  • Wednesday 7th February

  • Wednesday 13th March

  • Wednesday 3rd April

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 - Spare tripods always available

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.

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A student learning how to use a digital SLR on an Nigel Wilson course in London

UNDERSTANDING NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS AND LONG EXPOSURE & SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY:
LONDON/BRIGHTON/EASTBOURNE - £145
 

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 workshop in London, Brighton or Eastbourne will explain the exact techniques required to create stunning ethereal images.

Spare filters available!

DATES

2023/2024

  • Saturday 2nd December - Brighton

  • Saturday 20th January - London

  • Saturday 10th February - Brighton

  • Saturday 17th February - Eastbourne

  • Saturday 2nd March - London

  • Saturday 13th April - Brighton

  • Saturday 27th April - Eastbourne

  • Saturday 4th May - London

  • Saturday 8th June - Brighton

  • Saturday 15th June - Eastbourne

  • Saturday 20th July - Eastbourne

  • Saturday 27th July - London

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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

2024

  • Tuesday 16th January

  • Tuesday 19th March

  • Tuesday 18th June

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY

£95 - Online

" A great exploration of this fascinating genre of photography"

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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

2023/2024

  • Monday 11th December

  • Wednesday 21st February

  • Wednesday 17th April

  • Wednesday 10th July

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THE BRITISH WILDLIFE
CENTRE (SURREY) - £165

“What a brilliant day out it was! So easy to get to and an amazing experience." 

 

After a long wait, we are very excited to be revisiting one of our favourite locations  - the fabulous British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, Surrey. The workshop fee includes a short Zoom meeting prior to the day when we will discuss technique and equipment.

On our photography day, the centre is closed to the public allowing us exclusive close up access to their amazing collection of British wildlife!

Please contact me for full details of this highlight of our calendar.

DATES

2024

  • Friday 8th November

6 WEEK ONLINE COURSE 'MAKING GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS: INSPIRATION, TECHNIQUES & IDEAS' - £175

"Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the sessions over the last 6 weeks – looking back over my notes I cant believe how much we covered!"

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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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THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

£95 - Online or Classroom (London)

"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

2024

  • Please contact for details

Long Exposure
Macro
Abstract
BWC
6 WEEK COURSE

Explore and enjoy the craft of photography on this structured,  

project based six-week course.
This workshop consists of a series of tutorials and practical assignments, where you will study the skills and techniques to make truly memorable photographs. Each week, we will look at a key technique such as lighting, colour theory or composition and be inspired by the work of famous photographers. You will gain an understanding of the key ingredients needed to create great photos, as well as learn how to avoid common pitfalls along the way.
You will undertake a weekly assignment that will be reviewed with valuable constructive feedback in the following week's class.

DATES

  • 2024 dates tbc

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