The 'Know The Basics' photography workshop guides you through your camera; what apertures, shutter speeds and ISO's are, how to use exposure compensation, white balance and more.
Whatever your camera, you'll gain a better understanding of how it works, and how you can take control of it, to transform your photography from the usual point-and-shoot into a rewarding and enjoyable hobby.
The 'Composition and Light' photography workshop builds on the knowledge gained from the 'Know The Basics' workshop (or maybe you're already comfortable with how your camera works) to concentrate on composition, lighting, colour and creativity.
This one-day photography course will get you looking at your subjects in a whole new light, considering how best to compose, what to include and what to exclude, and what focal length will give the results you want.
Fascinated by photos of insects, flowers and fungi? My Close-up and Macro Nature Photography workshop is ideal for you!
Exploring techniques, discussing equipment, covering when and how to use flash, this workshop can make a huge difference to how you see the world.
The Art of Garden Photography workshop improves your horticultural images by concentrating on composition, subject choice, and lighting, looking at everything from wider garden scenes to flower and foliage details, including the use of outdoor studios.
Set in the stunning location of RHS Hyde Hall, this is a great day out that will enhance the quality of your garden photography.
The 'Sea and Shore' photography workshop looks at coastal photography and the techniques we can use to produce effective compositions, from long-exposures to sand patterns, crashing waves to rusty groynes.
The Naze at Walton, Essex, is a stunning backdrop to the beaches with a wide variety of features to allow a range of images to be made, and this workshop runs from afternoon to dusk.
Want to get fantastic photos of birds of prey, both flying and static? My Birds of Prey Photography workshop is just the thing!
A day's practical photography with a range of birds such as Kestrel, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, and Bald Eagle, this is a great way to get those shots that you just couldn't capture in the wild. We'll look at composition, focusing, panning and much more, in a beautiful location in the heart of Essex.
I run other photography workshops on various subjects, such as garden and flower photography, photo walks, bespoke business workshops and more, giving you further avenues to explore and the opportunity to gain insights into different and more specialised subjects.
If you would like me to design a photography workshop specifically for your business or club, including if you're an Estate Agent, just get in touch.
My standard workshops cost £60 per person, with a maximum of 10 participants. Other workshops vary, depending on location, what organisation is hosting it, and whether it's a bespoke session for a business or private client.
See the individual workshop pages for full details. A bespoke workshop will cover whatever is required by the client.
My standard workshops run for 6 hours, and include an indoor slideshow and discussion in the morning, followed by a practical outdoor session in the afternoon. Other workshops can vary, bespoke workshops will follow whatever structure best suits the brief.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop (I'm happy for children to be chaperoned if preferred), and have even run workshops for children's groups, with an age range of 7-11. The other end of the age spectrum is no hindrance either!
For my standard workshops, contact the relevant venue. For a bespoke workshop, get in touch with me directly so that we can discuss your requirements.
Yes you can, just follow the steps for 'How do I book?' above, and simply state that you're booking it for someone else to attend. If you would like a card to give them to show what you've done, you can download one from here, just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
All sites I use are accessible to some degree, but some are better than others in this respect. Hanningfield Reservoir has good surfaced paths and no gradients to speak of, so is best suited to those with more severe mobility issues.
Bedfords Park is fine around the Visitor Centre, with some surfaced paths with shallow gradients, but there are fewer areas to explore before having to go onto unmade paths with uneven surfaces.
RHS Hyde Hall is on a hill, so requires the ability to get from the lower car park to the top of the garden. There are good surfaced paths, as well as a tarmac roadway, so mobility scooters are no problem, and there is a shuttle bus to the top of the garden if all you need is a help up the hill.
The Naze has a varied topography, with the area around the visitor centre and tower being fairly flat grassland, with steep steps down to the sea wall and beach. If attendees are less mobile, we would stay on the top area to ensure no one finds the workshop too strenuous, although this cannot apply to the Sea and Shore workshop.
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"Daniel spent a long time explaining how best I could use my camera which has given me a much better knowledge of how my camera works." Margaret W.
"As well as having the knowledge and expertise, you are relaxed and don't make anyone feel flustered or afraid to ask." Liz W.
"What an enjoyable, interesting and informative day it was, I would not hesitate to recommend it to others." Christine A.
"The workshop was very informative and at a cost that any budding photographer can afford." Paul F.