In light of the current health crisis and the subsequent restrictions, it is unpredictable when group photography workshops can be safely held again.
In the meantime, consider online lessons via Skype, including introduction to photography for beginners, consultations for more advanced photographers, and image editing. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Landscape photography workshop on the South Downs near Brighton, East Sussex
Landscape photography workshop: bluebells on the South Downs near Brighton
About group photography workshops
One-day group photography workshops/courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays across a variety of locations in West Sussex. Sometimes further afield in South East England (Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and London).
The subjects and themes include the South Downs and general countryside, woodlands, architecture in villages and towns. Also cityscapes, seascapes, long exposures and “blue hour”.
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What to expect during a group photography workshop
Everyone gets individual attention, so you will get help and advice tailored to your needs.
On the technical side you can expect help:
- choosing the right settings for the scene/subject matter, including shooting mode, ISO, aperture, exposure compensation etc.
- working with Histogram
- focusing and working with depth of field
- using filters
On the creative side of landscape photography:
- choosing your perspective
- making the best of available light
You’ll meet like-minded people and probably learn from them as well as from me. There is always good, relaxed atmosphere on my workshops, so don’t feel shy about joining.
Frequently Asked Questions
Workshops are open to photographers of all abilities, as everyone gets individual attention.
Only if you are completely new to photography and can’t tell shutter speed from aperture, I would recommend a lesson on introduction to photography first.
You can benefit from a workshop whatever camera you have, as long as it has manual settings.
Tripod is a must. Anything else is optional.
I always get in touch with everyone a couple of days before, when the weather forecast is reasonably accurate. If the weather on the day is foul (incessant rain, storm), the workshop is rescheduled to another date convenient for everyone, or you can choose to join another session instead, or get a refund.
The locations usually require a few miles of walking, sometimes on hills. There is a short description for any scheduled session detailing the approximate mileage and kind of terrain. Get in touch if you have any doubts.
Some locations, mostly towns and cities, will have pubs and similar establishments where we can take a proper sit-down break. Countryside locations typically don’t, so some packed lunch or snacks will be in order there. I’d always recommend a flask of water.
Countryside locations always entail some distance on rough terrain and usually stiles or kissing gates to negotiate. So if you need a mobility scouter or walking aid, these will not be suitable for you.
Some city/town locations could be suitable, please get in touch for details. But the best thing would be to arrange a bespoke workshop.
Countryside locations usually will not have any facilities (with some exceptions), town/city locations will.