Essex Wildlife Trust have taken the decision to close their visitor centres until June, so my workshops during this time at these locations have been cancelled. Many apologies for the disruption.
If you're happy with your ability to control your camera, either because you've attended my 'Know The Basics' workshop, or because you've already learnt the basics yourself, then this workshop is a great way to expand your compositional and artistic knowledge.
We spend the morning indoors, with a slideshow and discussion looking at composition, focal length, light, creative use of colour, subject matter and more. Then in the afternoon we head outdoors to try to put these techniques into practice, everyone getting some one-to-one time whilst we're out there.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm, is limited to 10 participants and is just £60 for the day. Upcoming dates are shown below, just click the date for full details and how to book.
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I also offer private photography tuition, so that you can receive my undivided attention all year round.
To book onto these workshops, please ring the relevant Visitor Centres at:
How to use various compositional aids to improve the look of your photos, how to appraise the scene in front of you to get the best results, use of natural lighting, use of focal length, use of colour, monochrome photography, effective self-criticism.
It's the more artistic side of photography, rather than the technical, which is covered in my 'Know The Basics' workshop.
An understanding of the controls of the camera is useful, as we will be controlling depth-of-field, subject movement and more. However, the purely compositional aspects of the day can be achieved with little to no technical knowledge.
My 'Composition and Light' photography workshops cost £60 per person, with a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop runs for 6 hours (including lunch break), and includes an indoor slideshow and discussion in the morning, followed by a practical outdoor session in the afternoon. Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time in the afternoon, which can be used to address any aspect of the camera, photography, or anything else you wish to discuss.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop (I'm happy for children to be chaperoned if preferred), and have even run workshops for children's groups, with an age range of 7-11. The other end of the age spectrum is no hindrance either!
Please contact the relevant venue, as they deal with all the bookings. Payment can be made over the phone or in person if you pop into the Visitor Centre. Payment in advance is required to secure your place.
Yes you can, just follow the steps for 'How do I book?' above, and simply state that you're booking it for someone else to attend. If you would like a card to give them to show what you've done, you can download one from here, just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
Hanningfield Reservoir has good surfaced paths and no gradients to speak of, so is best suited to those with more severe mobility issues.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
"This workshop was far more than I expected as it is so reasonably priced. I came away feeling really motivated and looking forward to trying all the different things I have learnt. I will definitely book the next course." Julie M.
"Just to say a big THANK YOU for a fabulous 121. Despite the weather I really enjoyed the day and learnt so much, thank you for your patience and skill and for sharing your great photography skills with me." Debbie W.
"I have had a couple of courses with Daniel and he made everyone feel at ease and was always pleased to help with issues from the minor to the major on any make of camera." Matt B.
"I finally know how to use my camera properly. The change in the quality of my photographs was stunning." Peter W.