Our Approach to Teaching Photography
Our experienced tutors have great knowledge of the locations that we visit and will always be on hand to offer advice on the technical and creative decisions that go to make a memorable image. We aim to introduce participants to a diverse range of locations giving the opportunity to take some exceptional images even in terrain that is unfamiliar.
In general our tuition comprises work in the field photographing, developing/post-processing and reviewing the images afterwards. The small group sizes allow us to offer participants one-on-one tuition tailored to their individual needs.
Our workshops and tours are designed to meet the needs of individuals with differing degrees of experience and commitment to photography.
Work in the Field
We aim to spend as much time as possible photographing out on location taking advantage of the best light situations. Our flexibility allows us to respond to photographic opportunities as they present themselves, often we will stay out longer if the light is exceptional.
Whilst on location our tutors will be working alongside you offering technical and creative advice together with practical help and encouragement.
Development and Editing of Your Images
Here is where things get a bit more technical, however don’t let that put you off. If you’re a beginner just starting out with a digital camera, we will happily introduce you to all aspects of the development and editing of your images.
The development process is a key part of the digital workflow. It is where you create and refine the final image. Our tutors are well-versed in Lightroom and Photoshop. If possible we would like participants to bring a laptop with image processing/editing software. This should include a RAW conversion application – popular choices are Lightroom, Aperture or the camera manufacturers’ software – and an image editor such as Photoshop.
Reviewing and Group Critiques
One of the most exciting and popular elements of our photographic workshops is when we get together in the evenings to review and critique each others images in a slide show. These convivial sessions allow us to draw new inspiration from each others images and encourage participants to move forward to that next level by refining the skills necessary for producing images of a consistently high quality.
Last but definitely not least…
… we want you to go home having had a great experience and lots of fun with some new, like minded friends!
If you have any questions, please get in touch