1-2-1 Landscape Photography Day
1-2-1 Landscape Photography Day
A full day dedicated to learning the fundamentals of landscape photography. If you have a digital SLR with a kit lens you can learn to take stunning landscape images that you would be happy to have printed on your wall. I will help you unleash the power of your camera and show you what is possible when you take control from the camera and place it in the hands of your own creativity.
Many people have never realised their, or their cameras potential when it comes to landscape photography. It can seem, daunting when you are faced with a handbook full of complex functions buried in sub-menus. I can help you clear away the mystery of your camera and introduce you to simple, easy to understand methods for taking that killer shot. This is what we will cover.
I have experience of all camera manufacturers both from personal use and by working with other clients. Initially we will look at some common settings you will want to use as a starting point for a sharp, correctly exposed landscape image.
We will then move on to explore what you camera is capable of and how we can change settings to produce different affects (changes in shutter speed, aperture and depth of field etc)
The landscape Photography Guidelines
Often touted as “the Rules” these methods almost certainly guarantee an image that is pleasing to the eye. We will examine some of these guidelines and see how they apply in the landscape we are photographing. We will also look at when to break away from these guidelines.
This will often make or break a photograph as a mediocre scene can be transformed by the right light. We will look at the best light and what you can do when the light is poor.
Unlike some types of photography, wildlife is a good example, as you can do all the preparation in the world but if the animal doesn’t turn up you won’t get the shot. Landscape photography is not like this, after all the landscape is always going to be there and if the weather or light is poor you can often use different techniques to come away with a shot. We will examine these in detail.
Although you can cover these topics on a workshop there is nothing like having your guides full attention for a whole day. The aim of the day is to have you happy and proficient in the techniques required to achieve stunning landscape images. I always take my camera along but this is used to demonstrate techniques along side my client, I am not there to take my own images but am happiest when a client comes away with an image they are proud of and the skills to reproduce the same results when out on their own.
Practical Learning at Your Speed
The day is designed around you and your speed of learning. There is not a program to get through and I do not move on until I am sure you are happy with the current topic. If we try to skim through a program and you only remember bits here and there it just leads to confusion. Far better to nail the basics and move on to more advanced techniques as you feel able.
I use locations in the Derbyshire Peak District. This is an area I know very well having lived on the edge of it for many years. Because of this I know the well known and not so well known locations that can provide us with the ingredients to produce wonderful images at all times of the year. I also send out a short questionnaire before the course date, the answers you give may also influence our location.
What Equipment do I need?
You will need to bring a digital SLR camera and at least a kit lens. Ideally you should also have a tripod but one can be provided for the day if you don’t have one. That is all you really need but items such as filters (polariser, 6 or ten stop filter, etc) are useful but not essential. Full instruction and details of what to bring will be included on the questionnaire sent out just before the day.
When is the course and what does it cost?
The day courses run throughout the year and you can book a day to suit you on the booking calendar when you make your payment. The six hour course will be run at a time to start when you would prefer but I always suggest getting a sunrise or sunset depending on the time of year to get the best lighting conditions. I will contact you before the day to finalise these details. The course costs £120 which includes the days tuition and any parking fees at the locations we visit. You will need to bring a packed lunch for the day.
Please use the link ABOVE to book onto the course. All available days will be listed. Alternatively if you require further information you can contact me with any questions from the website contact form or direct at firstname.lastname@example.org