a few questions answered
WHERE DO YOU RUN YOUR WORKSHOPS?
HOW MUCH OF THE WORKSHOP IS PRACTICAL?
We spend around an hour in total learning the important settings and functionality of our cameras which will make an immediate difference to your photographs.
My ‘next stage’ workshop is more practical, with image critiques in the first part of the workshop and then turn-tasing to photograph one another in pairs for around 45 mins. Every photographer needs to experience (some would say the pain of ..) being on the ‘other’ side of the lens to really appreciate the skills necessary to coax a great capture from their subject.
You also leave the workshop with some homework to do, then send me 3 images for me to critique.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU HAVE ON EACH WORKSHOP?
I JUST HAVE A COMPACT CAMERA, NOT A DSLR. CAN I STILL COME ON YOUR WORKSHOP?
Only a small section of the workshop won’t be relevant and this is whilst I am talking about lenses and working through the set up & functionality on a DSLR camera. If you only have an iPhone on the day, you’ll still leave the workshop taking better photographs with it than when you arrived. However, to ensure you receive the most value out of my workshop, having a camera that allows you to shoot ‘off auto’ ideally a DSLR, is advisable.
WHAT DO I RECEIVE OVER THE 3 WEEKS OF EMAIL SUPPORT AFTER THE WORKSHOP?
This will ensure you immediately put into practice some of the taught skills whilst still fresh in your mind. I make you accountable and ensure you receive some constructive criticism to bring your photography on even further.
With the best will in the world, we all have busy, full lives and it can be all too easy to have good intentions but then get caught up in day-to-day duties. I force you to galvanise and apply your new skills before they fade.
I HAVE A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO WOULD LIKE A WORKSHOP, CAN YOU RUN A WORKSHOP FOR A PRIVATE GROUP?
Definitely, this is a yes. The venue can be somewhere as simple as someone’s kitchen so long as we’ve room for everyone to sit down and access to some outside space. The workshop is a set price whether for 2 people or 10. It can be a really empowering experience amongst friends as inhibitions in front of the camera drop away and everyone is comfortable with one another’s company.
My diary is generally booked up 3 – 4 months ahead so please ensure you get in touch with plenty of notice.
Do you wish someone would show you how you can take better photos of your family with this great piece of kit and in a simple, low-tech, practical way?
Then join me on a dynamic and intensive half-day workshop in Hampshire, to discover the surefire secrets of taking great photos of your family. Spend an enjoyable morning learning new skills to put into immediate practice that same day. This workshop focuses on simple concepts that will dramatically improve your photos.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TRULY TERRIBLE?
WHAT TO WEAR?
Some like to ensure there is a themed palette of colour that runs throughout all outfits and others not so much.
Ultimately, the photographs need to be treasured for a long time, so any jarring garments that a child / adult may opt to wear but which will irritate your eye later, it’s probably best to handle this situation in advance and prevent any fashion meltdowns! I’ve four children and know just how quirky my children’s sense of style has been at times, so what they wear is definitely something to think through in advance and negotiate at home rather than during the session.
I’ll suggest some dress guidelines which include avoiding slogan tee shirts, large logos etc and generally ensuring you feel comfortable in what you chose to wear.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SHOOT AND HOW DO WE SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Generally, I photograph in colour and will showcase only a handful of images in black & white. To have specific frames edited for black & white is an additional service; this is not an automated process. We’ll discuss whether black & white appeals to you during our discovery call in advance of taking any photographs.