Creative Photography for Beginners

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Creative Photography for Beginners

With two tutors & a maximum of FOUR participants, our workshops are fun & totally stress free. Accommodation can be provided or you may attend daily as you wish.

The seascape & landscape of St Brides is stunning, with far reaching views across St Brides Bay; a perfect place to relax and find your creative side. Set in the historic ‘Top Secret’ WWII Radar Station at St Brides, your workshop in Creative Photography is hosted by Jane and John Dixon. John has a lifetime of experience in photography and Jane, an artist,  has a first Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Photography.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who just enjoys taking photographs, from holiday snaps to wonderfully creative still life compositions or truly atmospheric landscape images. The taking of a photograph is accessible to all. Share ideas and learn together the basic techniques of composition and exposure in order to generate some inspirational and creative shots.

DAY 1 – ‘Compositional Fun with Photos’

The basic techniques of composition & exposure. Be ready to both use the rules and to break the rules to capture truly creative shots. The Session will run from 10:00 – 16:00. Please bring your own packed lunch

DAY 2 – ‘Making The Camera Work for You’

Creative ways with Aperture and Shutter Speed – working together, experimenting for effect. Weather dependant, in St Brides or shooting in our studios, the Black & White Studio or the Natural Light Studio.

DAY 3 – ‘Playing with Lighting and Colour’

Using only Natural Light initially and then adding Artificial Lighting: using coloured gels & lights we use basic ideas to create beautiful images.

What to Bring

The workshop caters for beginners as well as for the more experienced. You do not need to bring any photographic equipment. However, should you wish to, please bring also the relevant manuals. We shall be supplying Digital SLR’s for use during the workshops.