This two-day practical photography course features two great areas of Norfolk. The Norfolk broads is a photographer’s dream with wind pumps, tranquil waters and ruined abbeys, along with Norfolk’s big skies all waiting for the photographer’s lens. The coast of north east Norfolk offers the photographer a real contrast of locations, from the windswept beaches to an eye-catching lighthouse plus the atmospheric coastal defences, many artistic challenges await. Please scroll down to see prices and dates for this photography course.
My location workshops have a maximum of five students which means there is plenty of time for individual tuition. Because I work with small groups this course is suitable for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced level.
Once the course is completed I will send all students a full set of notes relevant to all the subjects covered during the course. I think the notes are important because it’s really hard to retain all the information we are given. The notes act as a good memory jog which helps each student get the best from their tuition.
My workshops are run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere because I think we all learn more when we’re enjoying ourselves. They have a flexible format allowing us to react to changing lighting conditions as well as giving me plenty of time to answer any questions you might have. Each shoot is designed to boost your confidence so you have a much greater success rate when it comes to taking images with mood and impact.
Although this digital photography workshop is landscape-based all the skills you will learn are readily transferrable to other subjects such as wildlife, sport, architectural and people photography. Each photo shoot will enable you to explore your digital camera and master skills that are useful for a wide range of subjects.
Over the two days many subjects are included from the technical to the artistic aspects of image making. You will learn about creative use of shutter speed, creative use of depth of field, camera controls and menus, exposure histogram, exposure modes including manual exposure and spot metering, creating a digital panoramic and the use of photographic filters including the big stopper, to the more artistic areas of photography such as developing the photographers eye, good composition and the use of light and colour.
We all meet at the first location of the day where everyone can leave their car. I will then take care of transport to and from each location dropping you back to your cars at the end of the day. This means once you have arrived at the meeting point all you need to worry about for the rest of the day is taking great photographs and learning loads of new stuff.
Along with shooting landscapes, seascape, close-up and architecture there is also a good chance of photographing one of our largest sea mammals, the seal. They are present all year round on some Norfolk beaches. The great thing is you don’t need a long lens to get frame filling shots of the seals. I shot the seal images on this page with a fairly standard 24-70mm lens. I can’t guarantee the seals will be there as wildlife can be very unpredictable but as I say there is a very good chance.
Although there are no long hikes or high mountains to climb a reasonable level of fitness is required for this course.
Accommodation (if needed) for this course is not included but all transport between course locations is included.
We meet at the Horsey Wind pump National Trust car park at the start of both days.
If you do need accommodation, anywhere close to Horsey Wind pump will be fine. I normally stay in Gt Yarmouth at a B&B called the Sandcastle Guest House. Tel (01493)243543.