Seeing the Picture and Composition Photography Course - £135 - TBA
This one day Seeing the Picture and Composition Photography course is aimed at Digital SLR user who are confident using their cameras but feel they struggle to “See the Picture”. We will have a series of exercises aimed at encouraging you to spot pictures in areas where you might normally walk on by. The plan is to travel light so something like the Tamron 18-270mm lens would be ideal.
Book a Composition Photography Course.
This Composition and Seeing The Picture Photography Course is generally run during the summer months as we are outdoors for a most of the day. It’s usually only run during the week and it’s available as a group course, with up to six students, at £135 each, a 221 day at £199 per person, or as private photography tuition day at £325. All courses are subject to availability and it’s easier to arrange a 221 day rather than a full group course.
I was reluctant to do the beginners course, but extremely glad that I did. Even after taking photos for a lot of years it helped me to know the fundamentals and build on then. Getting off the ‘auto setting’ was crucial and gave control. The beginners course was the best money that I ever invested in photography. Jim Tyson.
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This is a Level 2 Course so we ask that you attend one of our Beginners Courses first. You need to know how to operate your camera confidentiality so you can concentrate on your composition rather than worry about settings.
One of the questions I’ve been asked all my professional photography career is “How do I see a picture?”.
The simple answer is “I don’t know. I just see the final image in my mind’s eye complete with any edits.”
Can this be taught?
The next question is “Can this be taught?” Again my answer is I don’t know… But we’re about to find out.
So what are the problems and how do we see a picture? Many of my students tell me that they understand the techniques and how to set up the camera but lack inspiration while they are wandering around “Looking for the Picture.”.
My mission is to hopefully inspire and guide you in this quest. (Oh boy! Now I’ve written that down. It looks scary.)
Seeing the Picture Course Outline
The day starts by looking at what makes a good picture and analyzing the composition. Using this knowledge we will carry out a series of exercises to reinforce what you have learned. We’ll then analyze these images to see how you have improved.
After a short lunch we’ll go again and choose different subject including some landscape photography. Finally you will receive feedback on these new images so you can move forward with your composition.
A great day. Lots of technical information to process but great course notes for me to refer back to. It’s great to have all the camera settings explained clearly so I can use them to improve my photography shots. James Wesson
Another great day with lots of useful info and a really good next step up from the Beginners Course. It’s given me another boost to get out and practice my new skills. I’m already looking forward to my next course. Joanna Boughy
This course was particularly good with regards to understanding the exposure triangle and I found this invaluable. It’s quite an intensive course but I feel a lot happier finding my way around the various camera settings. Now to start saving up for the next one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Everything I wanted to know about the more advanced techniques was covered. I’m really looking forward to going out and trying what I’ve learnt, especially regarding shutter speeds combined with aperture settings.