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My photographic journey, from auto to manual.

Photography Workshops

Did you get a new camera for Christmas, do you know what all the buttons do? If not I can help.
I am thinking of doing some more basic workshops in the Spring and Summer. These may include horses – depending on the venue. Or I can come to you for one to one tuition.

What will be explained?

This is a basic introduction to camera handling, composing shots, using the correct camera settings for a given situation, getting the camera off auto.

Aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained and how they relate to one another in practical situations.

Exposure – under and over exposure explained and measures to take to get it right in camera plus how to rescue some images. (Not all images are rescuable)

What do you need to bring?

A digital camera of any variety, camera handbook, spare batteries, spare cards and either a card reader or your camera to computer cable.

What will be provided?

Basic tuition, practical help, feedback on images taken, individual help as necessary.

Handouts with basic information.

Images can be viewed on a computer for feedback. Either bring your own or we can use mine.

Cost – £40 per person for 4 hours for a group session.
£60 for 3 hours 1-1 session

Times – 4 hours 10 – 12, lunch , 1 – 3 – flexible hours for 1-1 sessions.

Days – TBA

Minimum 4 people, maximum 6 or 1 to 1 sessions.


Photography Workshop

Today I did a workshop in Billingshurst, organised by CC’s Emporium. Two ladies turned up with Nikon cameras, they brought along their manual which was a good idea as I only have Canon and Panasonic cameras.

We covered a variety of camera settings and fortunately there was internet access so we could play with an online camera simulator.

Histograms were discussed, along with exposure compensation.

This was the outline of the workshop – normally over 2 weeks but we didn’t have enough people who could do 2 weeks, so I condensed the course and we omitted the photography walk about.

Photography workshop Session 1

10 – 11 a.m.

Introduction and welcome.

General discussion of what people want to get out of the sessions.

Basic camera settings and looking at various makes of camera.


f stops explained


Over and under exposure

Metering modes


How this can help

Shutter speed

Image stabilisation – relationship between focal length and shutter speed


Relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed.


Golden ratio

Rule of thirds

Lead in lines


11 a.m Coffee break

11 a.m. – 12 midday

Out to take some photos

12 – 1 p.m.

Look at images on the computer and discuss and any questions.

Photography workshop Session 2

10 – 11 a.m.

Depth of field

Focal length

Where to focus


Angle or plane of view


Pixels and sensors

image sizes – jpg versus RAW and DNG

digital noise explained

chromic abberation

Colour temperature

Warm and cool


Back, side, front

Low and bright light

Moving subjects


Motion blur

11 a.m Coffee break

11 a.m. – 12 midday

Out to take photos

12 – 1 p.m

Look at photos and any questions.

If anyone else is interested please contact



As Photobox is removing Pro Galleries I need to find another way for people to order photos. So I am playing with a trial of Zenfolio. I will only upload a few photos but then use Zenfolio for any new photoshoots/events. All the Photobox galleries will ceased to exist after August.

New website

I have just set up a new website but my old domain name isn’t redirecting yet. All the information you need is on this site.
Please contact me if you need any more information.

I may have to re-configure the new site, as there are some technical difficulties.

Well the tech guys have sorted out the problem and I have pointed my old domain name to the new site – so all is good.

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Some of the poppy photos are on Flickr London Poppies 2014


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