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, e-gift cards are available for you to purchase for that budding photographer in your life! Click on the

E-GIFT CARD/SHOP tab in the main menu and follow the instructions. You can purchase an e-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. (if you're unable to print the e-gift card yourself, please get in touch.)

COVID 19 UPDATE November 2020: Unfortunately, following the Government's announcement on 31.11.20 we have had to cancel our group workshops during the lockdown period. However, we are still able to offer 1-2-1 tuition (see details below).

For any other workshops running in 2020/21 we 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 (eg. 6). We will confirm any changes nearer the time of each event. Should you book on any of our workshops and we have to change them we will follow our normal practice of offering you an alternative date or a full refund.

Winter Photography Workshop at Moss Bank Park and Barrow Bridge

Dates: Saturday 5th December 2020 and 9th January 2021

 

Price: £55  (includes a hot drink at the café)

 

Give yourself a break, wrap up warm, and try your hand at some winter photography! Suitable for beginners to intermediate level, this workshop starts with a sunrise in the park and finishes at the picturesque village Barrow Bridge.

 

We will show you how to get to grips with your camera’s controls so that you can start capturing great images. By the end of our time together you will know more about Composition, Aperture, Focus and Exposure, and have the confidence to know when and how to use MANUAL settings.

 

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.

Duration: 4 1/2 hours  Start Time: Approx. 7:30am  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

Beginners' Photography Workshop at Entwistle

Date: Saturday 12th December

Price: £40

This workshop takes in the beautiful scenery around one of the reservoirs in the West Pennine Moors and is suitable for all levels of mobility. It will conclude with the potential for a great sunset view!
You will learn about composition, focusing, exposure, as well as getting to know your camera better.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours  Start Time: 2:00pm Terrain: Easy. (2 1/2 miles walking)

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 via the CONTACT link below to discuss arrangements and availability. 

ALSO 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 

Autumn Photography in the West Pennine Moors

Dates: Tuesday 27th October and Wednesday 4th November  We are sorry that we have had to cancel this as a group event following the government's announcement on 31st October 2020. However, if you are interested in a 1-2-1 tuition session then please get in touch.

 

Price: £65

 

Starting at sunrise with a great view towards Manchester and the Peak District and then moving onto a popular location in the West Pennine Moors, Lancashire, this workshop gives you the opportunity to learn the techniques needed to capture the beauty of some hidden gems at this time of year. Aimed at intermediate level, we will cover a good range of skills such as making the most of dawn light, long exposure with water, HDR, reflections and other techniques. 

Duration: 6 hours (includes a break for coffee and snacks, bring your own due to current situation):  

Start Time: Approx. 6:30am: Terrain: Moderate (Wellies needed)

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

Autumn Lake District Photography Workshop

 

Date: Saturday 14th November (Provisional Spring date 24th April)

We are sorry that we have had to cancel this as a group event following the government's announcement on 31st October 2020. However, if the rules allow, we will re-run this as a Spring Workshop on Saturday 24th April, and again in Autumn 2021

 

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

Rivington Photography Workshop

 

​Date: Saturday 28th November 2020  We are sorry that we have had to cancel this as a group event following the government's announcement on 31st October 2020. However, if you are interested in a 1-2-1 tuition session then please get in touch.

 

Price: £50

 

​With intermediate level photographers in mind, this workshop will walk you through the techniques for capturing atmosphere in woodland, before heading to the Terraced Gardens to look at how to get the best shots of the lakes, bridges, and arches in this enchanting area. We will talk about the use of filters, reflections, HDR, mono, focus stacking, and then conclude our time together with the opportunity for a stunning sunset.

 

​Duration: 4 hours  Start Time:12:00pm (Includes a short lunch break. Please bring your own)

Terrain: Medium, but steep with steps in some places. A general level of mobility and fitness is required. 

New workshops

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 and/or let us know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

Beginners' Photography Workshops 2021

Date: Saturday 6th February, 6th March, 10th April, 8th May.

 

Price: £45 (Includes drink at the cafe)

 

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. 
 

What you will learn:
 

  • Composition

  • Aperture

  • Focusing

  • Exposure

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 before continuing to expand on those skills.

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

Children's Photography Workshops (Ages 8-16)

 

Dates: Resuming in Spring 2021

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.

Based in Bolton, Lancashire, England
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