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Masterclass: Thursday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 10.15am - 11.45am Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition- Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR.
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 12.00pm - 1.30pm Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
PRO TECHNIQUES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Have you wondered how professional travel photographers manage to get great pictures when you don't? Have you wondered why many professional photographers will still carry a tripod - even though they aren't shooting in low light? There are times when any camera simply won't be able to capture the scene in front of you in a single picture, and your pictures will be lacklustre and disappointing. Yet professional travel photographers always seem to know how to get a great shot - irrespective of the conditions. This might be dealing with excessive contrast, combatting limited depth of field, or even removing people from your pictures - the quick and easy way! It might just be how professional photographers will approach a relatively mundane subject in a creative way to create an image that will stun and impress. This intriguing masterclass will divulge some of the secret techniques that are employed by many travel photographers to make sure that they come back with stunning pictures - even in the most challenging conditions. Most of these techniques are inherently simple, and once you know the secrets, they really aren't difficult, but they will be techniques that you will be able to employ in a wide range of situations in the future. This might be on your next extensive travel, or simply photographing in your garden at home. Many of these techniques will also need special post-processing techniques which will also be covered in an easy to follow, step by step format. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, for you to follow in the future. On this unique and revealing masterclass, you will learn: - Professional techniques for dealing with depth of field and contrast - A straightforward way to remove people from your pictures - Selecting and correct use of a tripod - Post processing you pictures to complete the techniques For Mirrorless DSLR

Masterclass: Friday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
CAPTURING A SENSE OF PLACE(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Friday 3rd February: 10.15am - 11.45am Many travellers like to document their trips and the places they visit on social media - whether to keep in touch with friends, or to try to achieve a significant following in order to try to turn their travels into a career. The most effective pictures for social media will convey a sense of place and will involve the photographer engaging with their destination as much as they try to engage with their social media following! This will involve travelling in a more engaging way, but also shooting your pictures with a particular idea in mind. You will learn ways that you can shoot more engaging pictures, taking in a number of different disciplines, including food, wildlife and people. This session will draw on some of the points from our other masterclasses, but in a non-technical way that will give you many ways to improve your pictures - whether you are shooting with a smartphone all the way up to expensive professional equipment. You will learn how to travel better as a photographer, what and how to photograph, composition and simple ways to improve the quality of your pictures. This masterclass will teach you a better way to engage with the world on your travels, and how to photograph the essence of a destination - even if you aren't planning on posting to social media. If you are, then will also have a quick look at how to best upload your images to the internet and to make sure that they are found and engaged with by the wider world. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to establish your own sense of place - Engaging with the world to create evocative images - Creative skills to capture your sense of place - Optimising images for social media
PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE: HOW TO SHOOT PORTRAITS(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Friday 3rd February: 12.00 - 1.30 An intense course for any standard of photographer who wants to increase his / her skills. Paul has spent much of the last 25 years guiding photographers all over the globe, has a huge number of followers and the Times claims 'no-one will drag you up the wildlife photography ladder quicker'. Tough love has always been his method and it appears to work. These sessions have been very popular and no doubt this will be too.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: FAUNA THROUGH THE LENS (OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Friday 3rd February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm An intense course for any standard of photographer who wants to increase his / her skills. Paul has spent much of the last 25 years guiding photographers all over the globe, has a huge number of followers and the Times claims 'no-one will drag you up the wildlife photography ladder quicker'. Tough love has always been his method and it appears to work. These sessions have been very popular and no doubt this will be too.
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Friday 3rd February: 3.30pm - 5.00pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR

Masterclass: Saturday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Saturday 4th February: 10:15am - 11.45am Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Saturday 4th February: 12.00 - 1.30 It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Saturday 4th February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition - Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
HOW TO SHOOT STUNNING TRAVEL PORTRAITS(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Saturday 4th February: 3:30pm - 5:00pm Photographing the people you encounter can be one of the most rewarding things about travel, yet it is the things that many people struggle with the most. many photographers get intimidated about approaching strangers, and just end up stealing a shot from afar. They rush a shot without any thought or creativity then hurry away before they get confronted. This means that they have a bad experience of the whole process, and crucially so does the person being photographed. It also means that they come away with disappointing pictures: with little or no feeling or empathy. This engaging and lively workshop will teach you all that you need to know to approach people, engage with them and come away with stunning portraits that really capture something of their personality. It will cover some of the practical technical and creative decisions you will need to make when shooting a portrait as well as helping you with ways to overcome any shyness and natural reservations. By making these decisions in advance - before you approach someone to ask permission - you can be more relaxed and creative. You will also learn the best ways to approach people and how to go about the mechanics of shooting different styles of portrait. Crucially Steve will share his own technique for achieving engaging eye contact. We will also take an extensive look at candid/street photography, and how to take pictures without permission, but crucially without causing offence. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Illustrated with many of Steve's portraits from around the world, this Masterclass will include: - How to see pictures and previsualise your portrait style - Approaching people and achieving eye contact - Optimal camera settings for perfect portraits - Techniques for non-intrusive street photography For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR

Masterclass: Sunday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
CAPTURING A SENSE OF PLACE(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Sunday 5th February: 10:15am - 11:45pm Many travellers like to document their trips and the places they visit on social media - whether to keep in touch with friends, or to try to achieve a significant following in order to try to turn their travels into a career. The most effective pictures for social media will convey a sense of place and will involve the photographer engaging with their destination as much as they try to engage with their social media following! This will involve travelling in a more engaging way, but also shooting your pictures with a particular idea in mind. You will learn ways that you can shoot more engaging pictures, taking in a number of different disciplines, including food, wildlife and people. This session will draw on some of the points from our other masterclasses, but in a non-technical way that will give you many ways to improve your pictures - whether you are shooting with a smartphone all the way up to expensive professional equipment. You will learn how to travel better as a photographer, what and how to photograph, composition and simple ways to improve the quality of your pictures. This masterclass will teach you a better way to engage with the world on your travels, and how to photograph the essence of a destination - even if you aren't planning on posting to social media. If you are, then will also have a quick look at how to best upload your images to the internet and to make sure that they are found and engaged with by the wider world. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to establish your own sense of place - Engaging with the world to create evocative images - Creative skills to capture your sense of place - Optimising images for social media
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Sunday 5th February: 12.00pm - 1.30pm Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition - Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Sunday 5th February: 1:45pm - 3:15pm Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £0.00 (£0.00)
Sunday 5th February: 3:30pm - 5:00pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR

Additional Masterclass (£20 each): Thursday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 10.15am - 11.45am Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition- Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR.
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 12.00pm - 1.30pm Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
PRO TECHNIQUES FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Thursday 2nd February: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Have you wondered how professional travel photographers manage to get great pictures when you don't? Have you wondered why many professional photographers will still carry a tripod - even though they aren't shooting in low light? There are times when any camera simply won't be able to capture the scene in front of you in a single picture, and your pictures will be lacklustre and disappointing. Yet professional travel photographers always seem to know how to get a great shot - irrespective of the conditions. This might be dealing with excessive contrast, combatting limited depth of field, or even removing people from your pictures - the quick and easy way! It might just be how professional photographers will approach a relatively mundane subject in a creative way to create an image that will stun and impress. This intriguing masterclass will divulge some of the secret techniques that are employed by many travel photographers to make sure that they come back with stunning pictures - even in the most challenging conditions. Most of these techniques are inherently simple, and once you know the secrets, they really aren't difficult, but they will be techniques that you will be able to employ in a wide range of situations in the future. This might be on your next extensive travel, or simply photographing in your garden at home. Many of these techniques will also need special post-processing techniques which will also be covered in an easy to follow, step by step format. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, for you to follow in the future. On this unique and revealing masterclass, you will learn: - Professional techniques for dealing with depth of field and contrast - A straightforward way to remove people from your pictures - Selecting and correct use of a tripod - Post processing you pictures to complete the techniques For Mirrorless DSLR

Additional Masterclass (£20 each): Friday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
CAPTURING A SENSE OF PLACE(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Friday 3rd February: 10.15am - 11.45am Many travellers like to document their trips and the places they visit on social media - whether to keep in touch with friends, or to try to achieve a significant following in order to try to turn their travels into a career. The most effective pictures for social media will convey a sense of place and will involve the photographer engaging with their destination as much as they try to engage with their social media following! This will involve travelling in a more engaging way, but also shooting your pictures with a particular idea in mind. You will learn ways that you can shoot more engaging pictures, taking in a number of different disciplines, including food, wildlife and people. This session will draw on some of the points from our other masterclasses, but in a non-technical way that will give you many ways to improve your pictures - whether you are shooting with a smartphone all the way up to expensive professional equipment. You will learn how to travel better as a photographer, what and how to photograph, composition and simple ways to improve the quality of your pictures. This masterclass will teach you a better way to engage with the world on your travels, and how to photograph the essence of a destination - even if you aren't planning on posting to social media. If you are, then will also have a quick look at how to best upload your images to the internet and to make sure that they are found and engaged with by the wider world. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to establish your own sense of place - Engaging with the world to create evocative images - Creative skills to capture your sense of place - Optimising images for social media
PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE: HOW TO SHOOT PORTRAITS(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Friday 3rd February: 12.00 - 1.30 An intense course for any standard of photographer who wants to increase his / her skills. Paul has spent much of the last 25 years guiding photographers all over the globe, has a huge number of followers and the Times claims 'no-one will drag you up the wildlife photography ladder quicker'. Tough love has always been his method and it appears to work. These sessions have been very popular and no doubt this will be too.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: FAUNA THROUGH THE LENS (OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Friday 3rd February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm An intense course for any standard of photographer who wants to increase his / her skills. Paul has spent much of the last 25 years guiding photographers all over the globe, has a huge number of followers and the Times claims 'no-one will drag you up the wildlife photography ladder quicker'. Tough love has always been his method and it appears to work. These sessions have been very popular and no doubt this will be too.
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Friday 3rd February: 3.30pm - 5.00pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR

Additional Masterclass (£20 each): Saturday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Saturday 4th February: 10:15am - 11.45am Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Saturday 4th February: 12.00 - 1.30 It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Saturday 4th February: 1.45pm - 3.15pm Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition - Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
HOW TO SHOOT STUNNING TRAVEL PORTRAITS(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Saturday 4th February: 3:30pm - 5:00pm Photographing the people you encounter can be one of the most rewarding things about travel, yet it is the things that many people struggle with the most. many photographers get intimidated about approaching strangers, and just end up stealing a shot from afar. They rush a shot without any thought or creativity then hurry away before they get confronted. This means that they have a bad experience of the whole process, and crucially so does the person being photographed. It also means that they come away with disappointing pictures: with little or no feeling or empathy. This engaging and lively workshop will teach you all that you need to know to approach people, engage with them and come away with stunning portraits that really capture something of their personality. It will cover some of the practical technical and creative decisions you will need to make when shooting a portrait as well as helping you with ways to overcome any shyness and natural reservations. By making these decisions in advance - before you approach someone to ask permission - you can be more relaxed and creative. You will also learn the best ways to approach people and how to go about the mechanics of shooting different styles of portrait. Crucially Steve will share his own technique for achieving engaging eye contact. We will also take an extensive look at candid/street photography, and how to take pictures without permission, but crucially without causing offence. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Illustrated with many of Steve's portraits from around the world, this Masterclass will include: - How to see pictures and previsualise your portrait style - Approaching people and achieving eye contact - Optimal camera settings for perfect portraits - Techniques for non-intrusive street photography For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR

Additional Masterclass (£20 each): Sunday

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
CAPTURING A SENSE OF PLACE(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Sunday 5th February: 10:15am - 11:45pm Many travellers like to document their trips and the places they visit on social media - whether to keep in touch with friends, or to try to achieve a significant following in order to try to turn their travels into a career. The most effective pictures for social media will convey a sense of place and will involve the photographer engaging with their destination as much as they try to engage with their social media following! This will involve travelling in a more engaging way, but also shooting your pictures with a particular idea in mind. You will learn ways that you can shoot more engaging pictures, taking in a number of different disciplines, including food, wildlife and people. This session will draw on some of the points from our other masterclasses, but in a non-technical way that will give you many ways to improve your pictures - whether you are shooting with a smartphone all the way up to expensive professional equipment. You will learn how to travel better as a photographer, what and how to photograph, composition and simple ways to improve the quality of your pictures. This masterclass will teach you a better way to engage with the world on your travels, and how to photograph the essence of a destination - even if you aren't planning on posting to social media. If you are, then will also have a quick look at how to best upload your images to the internet and to make sure that they are found and engaged with by the wider world. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to establish your own sense of place - Engaging with the world to create evocative images - Creative skills to capture your sense of place - Optimising images for social media
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Sunday 5th February: 12.00pm - 1.30pm Whether you are new to travel photography, or simply haven't progressed beyond taking the odd snapshot, then this introductory masterclass will gently take you through many of the things that you need to know to start your photographic journey. Camera manufacturers try to sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy their camera. Yet even the most sophisticated camera will need human interaction: sometimes to override automatic functions, other times to point the camera at the right things in the first place! This masterclass will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography and how you can achieve better pictures, irrespective of your camera or level of experience. You will learn how to travel as a photographer, and when is the best time to take pictures. We will simply outline some of the reasons why your pictures go wrong, and how you can get the most out of your camera and the modes it offers. The masterclass is meant for those with any camera, whether a smartphone, compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical, but will touch on some of the technical basics. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. Things that we will cover include: - How to seek out pictures and travel like a photographer - How to see pictures and simple composition - Technical basics and when to over-ride your camera - Simple post-processing to improve your pictures For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
NEXT LEVEL CAMERA SKILLS FOR INTERMEDIATES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Sunday 5th February: 1:45pm - 3:15pm Once you have mastered the basics of your camera, then you are ready to take your skills to the next level. It might be that you have been shooting with your camera completely on automatic and are unhappy with the results, or it might be that you have recently upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and want to know what many of the controls do. Modern DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are excessively complicated. If you read the camera manual it will tell you every single function on the camera. What it won't tell you is which functions you actually need, and how to get the most out of them. The result is that many photographers get overwhelmed by the technology and their creativity suffers. Steve's skill and experience at explaining even the most complicated aspects of photography will help you to regain control of your camera so that it doesn't get in the way of your picture taking. He will cover many of the technical aspects of photography, but in such a way that you will be soon have your camera working for you, and not against you. This masterclass will teach you some of the move advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing techniques, improving exposures and managing white balance. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this comprehensive Masterclass, you will learn: - The benefits of shooting RAW and white balance - Achieving sharper pictures and perfect focus - How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures - Simple RAW processing to bring the best out of your pictures Note: If you have just participated in our Travel Photography for Beginners masterclass, you will get more out of this session if you give yourself time to practice the skills you have learned before taking this masterclass. For Mirrorless DSLR
MASTERING COMPOSITION FOR STANDOUT PICTURES(OTD) £20.00 (£20.00)
Sunday 5th February: 3:30pm - 5:00pm It might be that you want to get more likes online, or just impress your family and friends, but if your pictures don't have something special then they simply won't stand out from the hordes of images that we encounter every day of our lives. This entertaining masterclass will show you how you can use your creativity to make your pictures reach out to and engage with the person looking at them. More than just teaching you how to see pictures, it will teach you how to create pictures from the things that you want to photograph. You will learn how to move around a subject to include different elements and how to combine them to tell a story with a single image. You will also learn how to master the accepted rules composition to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing, and when to break them. As well as being an art form, photography is a means of communication. Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your what camera you use, this masterclass will look at how to previsualise your pictures and then proceed to tell a story in a single image. You will learn the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective at communication and visually complex. You will learn ways to see potential pictures in the first place, and then how to exploit the characteristics of your camera to capture them in a visually interesting way. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. This Masterclass will be accompanied by comprehensive notes, and you will have the chance to submit a couple of images for a picture review as part of the session. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn: - How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph - Creating pictures by exploiting viewpoint, angle and lens choice - How to tell a story in a single image - How to take more visually balanced pictures by understanding rules of composition For Smartphone Compact Mirrorless DSLR
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