My photography tuition is about improving your photography by expanding your knowledge and finding solutions, not about criticism. Your tutorials will concentrate on the practical – you will learn by doing not by sitting around watching me take photographs. Photography is both a craft and an art and both of these can be learnt.
During the tuition process I will often ask you what is the picture for? Pictures for commercial use need to be technically perfect but often don’t need to be great art; pictures for publication may need to be technically perfect and contain artistic elements but then a photograph of a major news event doesn’t have to be either (although it is more likely to sell if it is). Fine art pictures need the photographer to be in control of the technical aspects of the medium to produce their vision. If you just want to take better pictures for your own enjoyment then I can help you build on your technical and compositional skills as well as helping you see new opportunities for photographs.
Tuition is available via e mail, telephone, Skype or face to face.
Qualified Photography Tutor
I have worked as a professional photographer for over thirty years and ran a large commercial studio in Hampshire for many of those years. My commercial experience has included producing pictures for advertising, catalogues and wedding and portrait photography. Later I specialized in editorial photography (Published book covers) and boudoir style portraits.
Since qualifying as an adult education tutor I have taught photography for Norfolk County council and Reepham Learning Community adult education services and also run courses in basic computer skills. My photographs continue to sell as stock images through the Alamy Stock Library and are published in a wide range of books and magazines. You can also see more of my stock work in my People and Places portfolios
I offer tuition one to one or to small groups at your home, on location or in a hire studio. You can book one two hour tutorial and then add additional hour or two hour sessions if and when you think you need them. At home, location or studio tuition is available inclusive of travel in the following postcodes NR1-30. Additional travel expenses may be requested if you live in NR31-34, PE or IP postcodes.
When (and how) to turn off Auto Mode.
Modern digital cameras are able to automatically adjust for a wide variety of situations but there is no substitute for the human eye. You will learn about exposure compensation, shutter and aperture settings, depth of field as well as improving your composition skills. This course can also cover progressing to using RAW. Depending on your existing knowledge a lot of the above can be covered in one two hour session. You can add as many additional tutorials as you feel you need and these can be weekly, bi weekly or monthly.
Pre course introduction by phone or skype Free. Tuition £25/hr (first session minimum 2 hrs). You can add up to 2 additional people to the group at an additional £5 per person per hour.
This course can include practical work at locations in Norfolk.
Fine Art Nude
Covers finding and working with models, studio lighting, planning and preparation, ideas for shoots and can include a practical session with a model in a studio or on location (studio advised if this is your first session).
Pre course introduction – no charge. Planning tutorial £30. Practical £35/hr (minimum 2 hrs). You can add up to 2 additional people to the group at £5 per person per hour (Plus model or studio fees – please note you will be responsible for paying any deposits or fees for models or and/or studio time in advance). Read more …
Specialist tuition is also available in portrait, boudoir or fetish photography either on location or in the studio.
Submit up to 5 full size photographs online and receive detailed feedback on both the technical and artistic content of the pictures. The feedback also includes a realistic assessment as whether they are suitable for submission to various picture libraries and includes advice on whether model or property releases would be required for some uses. Fee £30. Additional Skype tuition £20 per hour.