Personal photography tuition
Tuition is available on a wide range of general and specific areas of photography and can be customised to suit you, your camera and your aspirations. Some of the topics covered are detailed over the next two pages, in each case the style is relaxed and informal with time spent looking at the theory followed by plenty of practical application.
Whilst are normally for individuals. it is possible to arrange sessions for two people if you have a friend, colleague or partner who shares your interest. The cost for two people is £40 per hour (£20 each) with a minimum of two hours. Gift vouchers can be used in payment or part payment for any of these sessions.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY. A morning spent photographing Fallow Deer in Petworth Park with expert guidance along the way.You will learn about controlling aperture and shutter speed settings to make sure you get clear, sharp images, you will also learn about ISO, white balance, aoutfocus settings and getting exposure right. From9am - 12.30 walking through the beautiful deer park, you will need a camera with plenty of zoom and some comfortable walking shoes.
MOTOR RACING AT GOODWOOD. An opportunity to learn the art of action photography at the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit. You will start by practising panning techniques, then we move to different areas of the track to find out how angles and camera settings can bring control and creativity to your shots. From 9am - 12.30, you are welcome to stay on for longer at the circuit if you wish.
These experiences cost £100 per person and are available for individuals or for you and a friend.
More details are available below.
This is a half-day session for those wanting to develop their wildlife photography skills. We will be exploring the 700 acre deer park at Petworth Park home to around 900 Fallow Deer. You will need a camera with plenty of zoom to get you in close, a tripod to steady your camera may be helpful. We will practice using Aperture and Shutter Priority settings on your camera and look at ISO, White Balance, autofocus settings and exposure adjustment. This is for individuals and pairs and should be a should be a great experience with some good shots to take home. 9am - 12.30 am COST: £100
Manual Camera Controls.
This course is for all camera owners who would like to learn how to get more from their cameras by getting off auto settings and taking control of the cameras settings. You will learn to control how much is in focus in your shots by adjusting aperture, how to freeze of blur action shots by controlling shutter speeds, how to work in low light, use long exposures and get a lot more from your camera. You will learn how to use Aperture priority, Shutter priority and full Manual Mode, how to adjust ISO and White Balance settings, and use your cameras flash creatively. This course will open the door to a whole new new area of photography allowing you to be more creative and more consistent with your photography. This is for one or two people and mixes theory with practical exercises. Comprehensive notes are provided. You will need a camera that offers full manual controls, DSLR, System and Bridge cameras are usually ideal. If you are not sure about your camera please ask. A 3½ hr session costs £100.
Compact & Bridge Camera Skills
This course is for all owners of Compact Bridge & System Cameras who would like to learn how to take better photographs. You will learn how to get the most from your camera by choosing the best settings and you will learn how to compose your shots for maximum effect. We will look at how to make the most of landscapes, tips for photographing people and still life shots. You will learn how to download images onto your computer, organise your photos and carry out basic editing. There will be a mixture of theory and practical exercises and comprehensive notes will be provided. Suitable for one or two people, this half day costs £100.
Develop your skills in Landscape Photography. This session will help you to know how to find your way around your camera and set it up for the best results. You will gain a good basic understanding of how to compose interesting photographs and how to work creatively with light. . There will be a short walk where you can put the theory into practice, with a chance to review and discuss the results afterwords. Suitable for enthusiasts at all levels. A half day for one or two people. Cost £100
Action Photography Masterclass
This is a half day session at Goodwood Motor Circuit.
After a full briefing you will have plenty of opportunity to try out a variety of shooting techniques. You will learn how to use Shutter Priority mode, continuous shooting and appropriate autofocus modes on your camera, and how to freeze or blur action shots. Panning techniques are explained and demonstrated. A good mixture of theory and practice with trackside tuition, you should go home with some great shots for your portfolio. Please note, this is not exclusively for motor racing fans, the action at Goodwood is ideal for anyone wanting to learn these techniques and then apply the knowledge to their own area of interest. COST:£100 for individual tuition with reduced rates for small groups.
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