Back in the UK September 2020. One to one tuition and small group photography tuition Bristol, Exeter, and Portsmouth.
I am leaving the tropics! At least for a while. I’ll be back in the UK from mid-September 2020, and I’ll be straight in to running courses again. To start with I’ll be running a series of one-to-one photography tuition and small group photography tuition sessions starting from the 18th September.
Where am I running these photography tuition sessions?
I will run the first sessions of photography tuition in Exeter, Devon. Currently dates are available for the 18th, 19th and 21st. Venue to TBC.
I will also run sessions in Bristol and Portsmouth. Dates are still to be confirmed, but if you are interested in attending a session please please contact me using the contact form below.
10% off for all of 2020, for all who sign up to my Newsletter
If you sign up to receive my newsletter (and, seriously, why would you not want to?) then you are eligible to 10% off any course or tuition you attend in 2020. So just sign up using the form on the RHS of this page (if you’re on a mobile it may be below) and receive a Gift Token allowing 10% off any course you choose to attend in 2020.
Gift Vouchers now available
If you’d like to give one of these tuition sessions (or one of my online sessions) as a gift, you can now purchase digital gift cards direct from my store. Simply select a value for the gift card that matches the cost of the session (or a lower one if you would like it to be part payment). Once purchased you will receive an email with simple instructions for the cards use.
So why one to one photography tuition or small group tuition?
I’ve run photography training for many years now, and I know that many people find that one-to-one, or small groups, is the fastest and easiest way for them to learn new photography skills. For one thing,iInstruction starts from your current level of understanding, not the general level of a large group. Tuition progresses at the optimal speed for you to learn, and of course it’s easy to ask questions, so the session doesn’t move on until we’re sure you understand a point. But maybe the best part is it’s flexible. Tuition sessions are arranged at mutually convenient times; there’s no committing yourself to ten weeks at 7.30pm each Tuesday night. Sessions can be arranged when you are free. By targetting exactly what you want to learn, and teaching at the correct pace for you, it can also be the most cost effective way to learn. Online photography tuition gives you freedom to learn from your own home, anywhere in the World.
Modern cameras are just so damn complicated
Modern cameras can be intimidating. They are far more complex than those of the past, with many more controls and options. Not all of us have the time to spend hours pouring over technical articles or years of trial and error fieldwork. Courses are a great way to learn the basics, or to get up to speed on particular aspects of photography.
It’s hard to stay motivated
But not all of us learn well in large group situations, or have the time to attend classes or workshops at specific times. It’s hard to stay motivated to attend weekly classes or to make ourselves learn by reading online instructions. Sometimes we need personalised help with specific problems. One to one sessions provide exactly that.
Enquire about attending a one to one or small group tuition session
Why learn from me?
A fair question. I’ve been a photographer over 30 years. I have learned my craft through thousands of hours in the field and thousands more editing images. I’ve worked with everything from completely mechanical underwater film cameras to the latest DSLR and mirrorless cameras. I’ve spent many hundreds of hours learning the underlying principles of modern cameras – so you don’t have to. But more than that, I enjoy teaching. Understanding a skill and teaching a skill are not the same. Teaching is also a craft that needs to be learned, and practiced. I’ve been teaching photography for a little over ten years now. So any questions you have, chances are I’ve been asked them before. Any problems you have, chances are I’ve encountered them before, and can give you a solution. Does that mean I know where all the controls are on your particular camera, and what each one does. Probably not; there are thousands of camera models out there, all slightly different. But the principal controls remain the same. The principal techniques remain the same. And those I can teach you. One to one photography tuition is something I particularly enjoy, as it allows me really work on solving individual problems.
I’m also running online sessions
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed much about how we all work at the moment. I am therefore aoffering my one-to-one sessions, but conducted online. In many ways this adds benefits. You do not need to travel, you can engage from your own home, and you can be anywhere in the World. Read more here.