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Photography Training

Welcome

These training courses are mainly run for beginners and improvers (sorry pro's) and are either direct one-to-one sessions or presented for small groups. There are also bespoke training options which can be tailoured to your needs so if you have something specific you would like to be more confident with then please get in touch.

 

"Well, if anyone had told me at 10am this morning that by 4:30pm I'd be able to produce a passable portrait using a two-light studio set-up, I wouldn't have believed you. A huge thanks to Duncan for his Studio Lighting Fundamentals workshop. It was an enthralling day. Pitched perfectly for me. Duncan's ability to teach, in terms of conveying information in an easily understood way, is excellent. I can't quite believe how much I seemed to have learned today."

Donald MacKenzie

 

Courses

Are you someone who has invested in their first "proper camera", perhaps a DSLR or one of the new breed of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC), only to have it gathering dust because its all too complicated? Or are you relying on the Auto mode to set everything for you? If you don't know 'your aperture from your elbow' you are not alone and help is on hand.

Whether you want to photograph landscapes, flowers, people, pets or whatever else this training will help. You will be guided on the fundamental camera controls so that you can progress from Auto and start taking control. An emphasis will be placed on practical exercises to build confidence in using the camera.

Prerequisites

None, all welcome.

Delegates should bring

Booking

The training can be at an agreed location or even at your own home. These bespoke one to one sessions are available at an introductory price of just £60 for a half-day. If you'd like to get together with a friend and have a fun training session then the price is just £40 per person for a half-day.

Are you perhaps looking to use off-camera flash, understand dynamic range and get to grips with neutral density filters, use a hand-held light meter or better understand a histogram?

Prerequisites

Assumes a sound working knowledge of basic photographic practice.

Booking

Please get in touch to discuss your needs, either by telephone or email, to arrive at a programme of truly bespoke and tailored training.

This course aims to introduce studio flash lighting, giving you a basic set of skills and techniques to setup simple indoor one and two light configurations for portrait and fashion shooting.

Topics

Prerequisites

Specific experience of using flash is not necessary but this will include a hands-on element so delegates should be confident to operate their camera's primary controls for exposure, focus and white balance.

Delegates should bring

Booking

This course can be run as a one-to-one or for a small group, please get in touch to discuss locations/dates/prices.

This course is similar to the Studio Lighting Fundamentals course in that it aims to introduce flash lighting, giving you a basic set of skills and techniques to setup simple one and two light configurations for portrait and fashion shooting. It covers how to use small portable hotshoe type flashguns (often termed Speedlites or Speedlights) in off camera configurations and with more than one light.

Topics

Prerequisites

Specific experience of using flash is not necessary but this will include a hands-on element so delegates should be confident to operate their camera's primary controls for exposure, focus and white balance.

Delegates should bring

Booking

This course can be run as a one-to-one or for a small group, please get in touch to discuss locations/dates/prices.

 

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