If you love outdoor photography and would like to develop your camera skills, I offer one to one (or two to one), practical photography workshops as well as help with image processing / digital darkroom skills. Workshops can be booked individually or you might want to combine a half-day outdoor session with a few hours of image-processing tuition. Read a selection of customer reviews here
If you’re stuck for a birthday or Christmas present for a relative or partner who is keen on photography, Gift Vouchers are also available.
One-to-one Photography Workshops
We all learn at a different pace, have different levels of knowledge and many people feel happier with a tailored approach that caters specifically for their needs.
A personalised one-to-one session can improve your skills dramatically in a relatively short space of time. You might want help with operating your camera, understanding exposure & metering, using filters or honing your composition skills. Perhaps you are very new to photography and need help in getting off AUTO.
I’ll send you a brief questionnaire initially to find out a little about your experience and knowledge, any particular areas you want to improve on, what equipment you have, and then we’ll have a chat over the phone to decide what we should cover during the session. I am based on the Wirral Peninsula and sessions will generally be held around this area. Some of the things I can help with include:
- Understanding ISO / Aperture and Shutter speed
- Helping you move from away from ‘Auto’ mode on your camera
- Metering & Exposure Control
- Using Graduated Neutral Density Filters
- Composition and how to develop creative vision
You’ll also receive written information sheets which you’ll be able to take away with you at the end of the session.
Cost of half day one-to-one tuition (4-5 hours) £110
If there are two of you wanting to achieve much of the same goals, then I can also offer two-to-one tuition for £160 (£80 per person).
Digital Darkroom & Image Processing
These one-to-one sessions are aimed at photographers who would like to improve their image processing and digital editing techniques. Although we may strive to create the best possible image ‘in camera’, digital image processing plays an important role in the creative photographic process.
Based at my home studio, we will work at your pace and just focus on the areas where you’ll get the most benefit. We will primarily be using Adobe Photoshop software. I also use Capture One, Adobe Lightroom and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and am happy to help you to get the best out of these software packages as well. If you have any of your own photographs to process it will be more meaningful if we use these, although I may demonstrate certain techniques using some examples from my own portfolio.
We will discuss in advance the areas you wish to focus on and I will tailor the session to your specific needs. You’ll also receive written information sheets and a free set of Photoshop actions designed to simplify your workflow.
1 hour session costs £40
2 hours session costs £60
3 hour session costs £90
Stuck for a birthday or Christmas present? For anyone keen on photography, a personalised Gift Voucher for some photography tuition could be the perfect answer. Vouchers are valid for 12 months.
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“Many thanks for the brilliant day on Friday, your passion and knowledge has really inspired me. Your ability and patience to explain technical things in a straightforward and simple to follow manner made it a joy, something camera manuals often fail to do. Now looking forward to getting out there and improving my landscapes. A day truly well spent.”…… Ann G
“I really enjoyed our session and have been out today taking photos, which I’m happy to say have come out really well. Thank you so much for being a wonderful teacher”…… Peter W
“I was a total novice, bewildered by the seemingly endless functions and modes. Now I’m off ‘auto everything’, my confidence has soared and my photography has improved dramatically. Thanks Marianthi, I couldn’t have done it without you”…… Judith D
“I absolutely loved the day on Sunday. Thank you so much. It was a real delight to be out with you and I can’t thank you enough for inspiring me , being patient and just ensuring that I had a thoroughly great day”……Lloyd
“You have inspired me to get out and use my camera (and not on AUTO!) I can’t wait for our next session”……Hilary
“Great training session yesterday. It was very helpful as well as enjoyable and I now feel much more confident in using graduated filters.”…… Richard
“Thank you for putting on such a great day yesterday. My wife and I enjoyed it very much and feel we learnt a lot from the practical session, and from the computer work with Photoshop afterwards”…… James T
“I had a wonderful day (helped by the weather!) and I really learned a lot, which I’ll be trying to incorporate into my way of working”…… Tony P