Looking for that perfect Christmas or Birthday present for the photographer in your life? My private sessions offer tailored tuition, and can be taken at any time of the year, any day of the week.
Now you can also buy Gift Vouchers for private tuition sessions with Eden Falconry's Birds of Prey!
A standard private tuition gift voucher costs £140.00 for one person (1-2-1), £200 for two people (2-2-1), £225 for 3 people (3-2-1) and £260 for 4 people (4-2-1), and includes four hours tuition in the Billericay, Brentwood and Chelmsford area.
A gift voucher for a four hour private tuition session with the Birds of Prey costs £245.00 for one person (1-2-1 with Birds of Prey), £390.00 for two people (2-2-1 with Birds of Prey), and £510 for three people (3-2-1 with Birds of Prey), these sessions take place at Cressing Temple Barns between Braintree and Witham.
A fee of £1.25 will be added for P&P.
If tuition is needed further afield, please contact me first for a travelling cost quotation.
If you would like to buy a gift voucher for a private tuition session, please use the Paypal button below, first selecting the type of voucher required, and completing the recipient's name(s).
You do not need a Paypal account to buy a voucher, you can simply pay by credit or debit card.
Whatever the recipient wants! It's private tuition, designed around what they want and need. They tell me what they want to learn, and I'll do my very best to get them up to speed.
As private tuition is tailored to their needs, their current knowledge isn't really a concern, we can get them up and running with confidence if they're a beginner, or help them with a specific area of photography if they're further along their photographic journey.
The gift voucher is valid for 2 years from date of purchase.
The cost of a 4 hour private photography tuition session gift voucher is shown below:
|Four or more participants:||£260|
|One participant with Birds of Prey:||£245|
|Two participants with Birds of Prey:||£390|
|Three participants with Birds of Prey:||£510|
The private photography tuition I offer is based on a 4 hour session, and is usually along these lines...
1 to 2 hours spent running through the technical side of photography - apertures, ISO's, shutter speeds, exposure compensation, white balance, focusing modes etc. - followed by a walk about to try out techniques and put into practice what we've looked at indoors.
However, the session's tailored to the customer's requirements, so we may spend all the time on practical photography, maybe with a specific subject or technique in mind.
The birds of prey private photography tuition is based on a 4 hour session, and is usually along these lines...
We'll probably photograph 3 or 4 different birds during this time, and for most people this is a purely practical photography session, so we'll do portrait shots of a bird in a suitable environment, then if it's one that flies, we'll fly it, and do our very best to get good shots of it in the air. We'll repeat this throughout the session, with advice and tuition along the way as required.
I have had customers as young as 11 benefiting from private tuition, and would be happy for younger photographers to enjoy some tuition too. The other end of the age spectrum is not a problem either!
Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a designated, appropriate adult; this may be a family member, nanny or chaperone. If the appropriate adult is not receiving tuition no extra charge will be incurred.
Younger photographers may be better with a couple of 2 hour sessions rather than a 4 hour one.
I normally provide the tuition at locations such as Hanningfield Reservoir near Billericay, RHS Hyde Hall near South Woodham Ferrers, Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Bedfords Park near Romford, and Weald Park in Brentwood.
I'm also happy to visit the customer's home or business address, and this may be more practical if tuition for software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop is being provided.
Please be aware that for private tuition I charge travel costs on sessions taking place more than approximately 10 miles from my home address, as a rough guide the map below shows the area in red where travel costs are included in the prices quoted above, outside of this area I am likely to make an extra charge. This can be added to the cost of the voucher, or it can be left off so the recipient can decide at time of booking where they would like the session to take place.
By far the easiest way is to use the form and Paypal payment method above, but you can also send me a cheque made payable to 'Daniel Bridge Photography', for the relevant amount, to the address shown on the Contact page. Please ensure you remember to tell me the recipient's name(s), as this goes on the voucher.
Most sites that I use are accessible to some degree, but some are better than others in this respect.
Hanningfield Reservoir has good surfaced paths and no gradients to speak of, and is suitable for all mobile capabilities.
Hylands Park also has good surfaced paths and few gradients, at least in the area near the house, so is also suited to those with mobility issues.
Bedfords Park and Weald Park are fine around the Visitor Centre, with some surfaced paths with shallow gradients, but there are fewer areas to explore before having to go onto unmade paths with uneven surfaces.
RHS Hyde Hall is on a hill, and participants may need to be able to get from the lower car park to the top of the garden. There are good surfaced paths, as well as a tarmac roadway, so mobility scooters are no problem, and there is a shuttle bus to the top of the garden if all they need is a help up the hill. Private tuition allows us to cater for the client though, and there are plenty of areas with few gradients where tuition can take place.
If you have any concerns, please contact me to discuss so that we can try to make things as straightforward as possible.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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"Daniel consistently provides a variety of interesting workshops each year which afford great photo opportunities along with educational instruction for all levels of photographic ability and always a great sense of fun for the participants." David Whyman via Trustpilot
Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop
"Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop at the Tate modern and on the banks of the Thames. Daniel was very knowledgeable and incredibly patient, taking time with each participant to teach us about settings, composition, lighting and how he approaches different shots. It was a most relaxing afternoon and I can't wait to try out what I've learned in other locations. Would thoroughly recommend and wish I lived nearer to do some of Daniel's other workshops!" Joanne via Trustpilot
Great guy, great communicator, great knowledge
"So - you’ve invested £100s (£1000s?) in a great camera - but so many buttons and settings!! Now invest a little in yourself and let Daniel show you how to get the best from your camera. You will have fun, you will learn and get to put into practice!" Tony Johnson via Trustpilot
A great intro session
"A great session with Daniel at Weald country park - wanted to learn how to use my camera more (a Panasonic LUMIX compact), and Daniel explained everything clearly, showing example pics and drawings to help. We then went out to put it in practice - which was great, and to put into practice straight away really helped." Lisa via Trustpilot
Excellent day spent at Hyde Hall
"Excellent day spent at Hyde Hall with Daniel, despite the weather. Daniel managed to teach the uninitiated how a camera works, what all the buttons do, then we managed to get out and put it all into practice. Thank you and yes I will do my homework!!" Brendan Robinson via Trustpilot