STILL AVAILABLE:

SPECIAL OFFER! 1-2-1 ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY TUITION

£25 FOR UP TO AN HOUR

Advice and guidance on landscapes, macro, portrait, still life, post processing and more

 

Leave a message on the CONTACT/ENQUIRIES page to book your appointment 

 

UPDATE: for workshops running from July 2020 we will make all modifications necessary depending on the latest Covid-19 guidelines, for example, social distancing, use of masks and hand sanitiser, and reduction in group sizes. We will confirm any changes nearer the time. Should you book on any of our workshops and we are unable to run them we will follow our normal practice of offering you an alternative date or a full refund.

 

Welcome to our workshop page. Here you will find a range of photographic events to help you become more proficient with your camera, and produce great pictures that you will be proud to put on display.

 

We keep our workshops as small groups of up to 8 people (currently smaller groups due to guidelines) so that we can give you attention and answer your questions as we go along. We have the advantage that on most of these sessions there will be two instructors, myself and my wife, Jo.

 

To book on any of the workshops, have a look at the descriptions below then click on the 'book online' button, and follow the instructions. After booking and payment, details of exact times, meeting points, what to bring etc, will be sent to you via email.

Also, gift cards are now available for you to purchase for that budding photographer in your life! Click on the GIFT CARD/SHOP tab in the main menu and follow the instructions. You can purchase a gift card as part payment for a workshop with the remainder being paid in cash or via banking app on your phone on the day.

Beginners' Photography Workshop

Dates: 11th July, 8th Aug,12th Sept, 10th Oct.

 

Price: £45 (includes visit to cafe for tea/coffee if open, as per current guidelines) 

PLEASE BE REASSURED that we will make all modifications necessary to our workshops depending on the latest Covid-19 guidelines, for example, social distancing, use of masks and hand sanitiser, and reduction in group sizes. We will confirm any changes nearer the time.

So you've got a camera with buttons, dials and symbols and you don't know what to do with them? This workshop looks at getting to know your camera and will start you off on your way to capturing great images. A visit to the park cafe part way through will give us the chance to review and chat about what we have achieved so far.

 

What you will learn:

·        Composition

·        Aperture

·        Focusing

·        Exposure

Duration: 3 hours  Start Time: Approx. 9:30am  Terrain: Easy

NB: in the event of the minimum number of participants not being reached (2) an alternative date or a refund will be offered

Children's Photography Workshops (Ages 8-16)

 

Dates: Saturday 1st August, Saturday 19th September.

Price: £40 - (Includes drink and snack/ice cream at the cafe if open, as per current guidelines) 

PLEASE BE REASSURED that we will make all modifications necessary to our workshops depending on the latest Covid-19 guidelines, for example, social distancing, use of masks and hand sanitiser, and reduction in group sizes. We will confirm any changes nearer the time.

On our Children’s Photography Workshops, I will be assisted by Jo, my wife (so you actually get two instructors for the price of one)! We request that your child/children be accompanied by either yourself or your own designated responsible adult. That adult may well learn a few things too, so in effect you’re getting two (or more) participants for the price of one as well as two instructors! 

 

The workshop takes place in Moss Bank Park and includes a visit to The Cafe to review our achievements before heading out for the final part of the workshop. 

Ideally, the children should bring a bridge camera, mirrorless camera or DSLR, (and a tripod if they have one), but there is still a lot to learn even with a smartphone! We have 2 DSLRs available to borrow on the day if necessary.

 

The children will learn to be confident with the camera controls, how to compose a pleasing image, how to blur backgrounds to draw attention to the subject, the basics of 'the exposure triangle', and more.

 

After booking and payment, details of exact times, meeting points, what to bring etc, will be sent to you via email.

Please do get in touch if none of these dates are convenient and we can make other arrangements if possible. We would not want enthusiastic budding photographers to miss out!

Duration: 3 hours  Start Time: Approx. 9:30am  Terrain: Easy

NB: Both instructors have DBS certification.

Anglezarke Autumn Photography Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 7th October.

 

PRICE: £55 Allowing about 1hr for lunch (not included in price)

PLEASE BE REASSURED that we will make all modifications necessary to our workshops depending on the latest Covid-19 guidelines, for example, social distancing, use of masks and hand sanitiser, and reduction in group sizes. We will confirm any changes nearer the time.

 

Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels, this workshop has the river, waterfalls, footbridges, beautiful scenery, and views of Winter Hill and Rivington Pike. After lunch at a local cafe (or bring your own lunch if you prefer) we will explore the best spots around Anglezarke for Autumn colours and reflections.

​What you will learn:
 How to compose a pleasing image
 Where to focus
 How to deal with colours and contrast in the scene (exposure)
 How to eliminate glare and other distractions
 How to capture great reflection shots
 How to 'freeze' or 'blur' water

 

Duration: 5 hours  Start Time: Approx. 10:00am  Terrain: Easy/moderate

Autumn Lake District Photography Workshop

 

Date: Saturday 17th October 

 

Price: £75

 

Spend this time with us photographing the stunning scenery around Coniston Water and Tarn Hows in the beautiful Lake District. You will be given professional tuition on:

  • composing a well balanced scene

  • where to focus

  • how to create drama, atmosphere and impact in your image

  • techniques of waterfall photography

  • tricks, tips and much more.

 

Starting on the Western side of Coniston we will make use of the Autumn light and colours in woodlands, waterfalls, by the lake and in stunning panoramic vistas. A good level of fitness is advisable for this workshop as it includes a rocky path which is steep in places.

 

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to give the finer details of the itinerary but will do so as soon as possible. Refunds or alternative dates will be offered in the case of cancellations because of the changing situation. If you wish to ask any questions about this with us before booking then please do give us a call on 07932550211, or leave us a message on the CONTACT/ENQUIRIES page.

 

Duration: 5 hours (includes break for lunch. Bring your own):  Start Time: Approx. 9:30am:

Terrain: Moderate

NB: in the event of the minimum number of participants not being reached (2) an alternative date or a refund will be offered

Autumn Photography Experience in the West Pennine Moors

Date: Tuesday 27th October

 

Price: £70

 

Starting at sunrise in the West Pennine Moors, Lancashire, a chance to learn the techniques needed to capture the beauty of some hidden gems at this time of year. This intermediate/advanced level course covers a good range of skills and gives the opportunity for making the most of dawn light, long exposure with water, HDR, focus stacking, and how to use filters. After lunch at a local café (or bring your own) we will finish in a popular location for woodland and water photography.

Duration: 8 hours (includes break for lunch in a cafe or bring your own):  Start Time: Approx. 6:30am: Terrain: Easy/Moderate

NB: in the event of the minimum number of participants not being reached (2) an alternative date or a refund will be offered

1-2-1 Photography Workshops

I also offer workshops on a 1-2-1 basis. This gives more flexibility and has the advantage of a tailor-made course to suit your needs. This is priced at £25 per hour, minimum of 2 hours. Please contact me to discuss arrangements and availability. 

New workshops coming soon!

More workshops will be announced here very soon. Check back here, or send us a message on the contact page and we'll email you a notification.

Based in Bolton, Lancashire, England
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