UPDATE JUNE 2020

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 

 

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have cancelled all events in June2020 but have added some new dates which can be seen below. We will review these as necessary. 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.

PLEASE BE REASSURED that for workshops running from July 2020 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.

 

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 10 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’ Photo Processing Workshop (2 parts)

Price: £18 Total

Thursday 25th June & 2nd July at 7:00pm via Zoom

 

In this 2 part online course you will learn how to edit your photos, starting with the basics of loading your photos into Photoshop and then moving on to the fundamental editing skills.

 

Part 1 will introduce you to Adobe Camera RAW, an explanation of the most used tools, and where to begin in the Editor Screen.

 

In Part 2 we will look in more detail at how to edit and enhance your images in a way which achieves a natural but punchy finish.

              

The sessions will be limited to 5 participants to allow time for questions etc.

 

After booking you will be sent a link via email for the Zoom meeting.

Please note that Nigel Newton Photography is NOT an official ambassador for Adobe or any other software provider, and we do NOT receive any payment or rewards of any kind from these companies.

Our aim in this workshop is to help other photographers like you to learn and enjoy editing their work and create great images.

Duration: 2 x 40 minutes. Start time: 7:00pm   Location: Zoom

Beginners' Photography Workshop

Dates: 11th July, 8th Aug,12th Sept, 10th Oct, 14th Nov, 12th Dec

 

Price: £45 (includes visit to cafe for tea/coffee and cake 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

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.

Walker Fold Photography Workshop 

 

Date: Saturday 25th July

 

Price: £50 (includes a donation to the Woodland Trust)

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.

 

For this workshop we have a great opportunity of working in collaboration with the Woodland Trust, who in recent years purchased the Smithills Estate, north west of Bolton.

 

With a beautiful range of landscapes including woodland, river, views of Winter Hill and the surrounding area, Walker Fold is the perfect location to learn in depth the photography skills and techniques used in these environments. Depending on the weather conditions on the day, it will include the chance to capture panoramic views from Burnt Edge.

 

The workshop is geared towards Beginner to Intermediate level photographers, and we will look at the exposure triangle, composition, ways to photograph water, and intimate landscape photography.

 

A general level of fitness is necessary to cope with moderate terrain which is slippery, uneven and strenuous in one or two places. You will need to be suitably attired, and we recommend wellies as it gives the option to go in the river, and there is a substantial amount of mud on the paths through the woods.

 

 

Duration: 3 hours:  Start Time: Approx. 8:30am: Terrain: Moderate

Autumn Lake District Photography Workshop

 

Date: Saturday 17th October 

 

Price: £75

 

Spend this time with us photographing the stunning scenery around Coniston Water 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

  • tricks, tips and much more.

 

Starting on the Western side of Coniston we will make use of the Autumn light and colours in woodlands, by the water and in stunning panoramic vistas.

 

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: Easy/Moderate

New workshops coming soon!

More workshops will be announced here very soon, including children's events in 2020. Check back here, or send us a message on the contact page and we'll email you a notification.

1-2-1 Workshop Option

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. 

Based in Bolton, Lancashire, England
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