Workshops

UPDATE 20.3.2020

As a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in line with government guidelines, I will not be running any workshops for the time being.  I’ll update this page as and when the situation changes.

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Practical Photography & Image Processing
Alternative Photographic Processes : Working Creatively with Cyanotype 
Bookbinding and Handmade Photobooks
Gift Vouchers


Practical Photography and Image Processing – 1:1 sessions

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.

I currently offer personalised one-to-one (or one-to-two) sessions which 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. You may be struggling to find a new creative direction or need help to develop project ideas.

If you need help with digital image processing, this can be combined with a practical session or as a standalone image-processing workshop.  We will primarily be using Adobe Photoshop software, although 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.

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.

Cost:
Full day workshop:   £280 (1:1 session) / £160 each (2 people)
Half day workshop (4-5 hrs): £150 for 1:1 session / £95 each for 2 people

DATES: Currently on hold due to COVID-19 – please email to register interest.

Alternative Photographic Processes – Working Creatively with Cyanotype.

The cyanotype printing process is one of the earliest photographic techniques and is generally known for the cyan blue print that is produced. During this practical one day session you will learn how to create your own cyanotype prints.  You’ll be shown how to mix the chemicals to create different effects and colours, how using different types of papers can affect your final image and you’ll be able to try exposing your prints using both natural daylight and UV light.

You will also learn how to get started with the ‘wet’ cyanotype process, using plant materials and (weather permitting), experimenting out on the beach, letting the landscape interact directly with the light-sensitive papers.  All materials provided.

Cost:  £220 (1:1 session) / £150 (2 people)

DATES: Currently on hold due to COVID-19 – please email to register interest.

 

Bookbinding and Handmade Photobooks

A photo book provides endless creative possibilities for presenting images and can itself be a work of art.  They allow artistic control of every aspect; from design, sequencing, printing and production. I love the fact that no two books will be the same, the hand of the artist evident in each carefully-crafted volume.

  • Concertina / leporello binding – 1 day workshop
  • Japanese stab binding / sewn binding – 1 day workshop

During these one day workshops you will learn how to use different binding techniques to create unique, handcrafted books.  A selection of book making cloths, papers and tools will be supplied.

Location: Studio space at Blue Moon Gallery, Wirral
Cost per day:  £95 (max 4 people) / £220 (1:1 session)

DATES: Currently on hold due to COVID-19 – please email to register interest.

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Customer Reviews

“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