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A significant proportion of my tuition sessions deal with Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo, helping the customer understand the various tools, layers, and filters do in Photoshop, Elements, and Photo, and for Lightroom, setting up a good workflow from Import to Export.
If you are struggling to get the best from your photography software, private tuition sessions will get you understanding the various tools, and build confidence that they can be used to good effect.
It's usually a 4 hour session, or a couple of 2 hour sessions if done in the evening, but this can be varied depending on your requirements and experience, the session being tailored to ensure we cover what you want, and to help you get the best from your software.
Lightroom especially can seem quite daunting, but with a methodical approach, and taking the time to set up default import and export settings, as well as watermarks, custom develop presets and more, this software can save a huge amount of time when processing your images. We'll cover all that, as well as the Library and Develop modules, to get you up and running, maximising what this powerful software can do for you.
Affinity Photo is a relatively new software option, offering a fully-featured Photoshop alternative. I've been using it alongside Lightroom and Photoshop since 2017, and it's phenomenal value at under £50 for a one-off purchase. There are significant but sometimes subtle differences in the way the layers, filters, and controls work, so if you need help with this, get in touch.
Software tuition normally takes place in the customer's home, as we really need to be working on your computer, with your images. If you have a laptop, and just want some help on certain aspects of the software, this can be incorporated into a normal private tuition session.
I am available weekends* or weekdays, for any 4 hours during the day, though normally I book a 10am to 2pm session. As we are not dependant on the light for computer work, software tuition can be carried out in the evening at any time of year.
If that's of interest, let me know and we'll see when we can schedule you in!
* Weekend availability is limited, if you would like to book a tuition session on a Saturday or Sunday please don't be surprised if the majority of dates offered are 3 or more months away.
Whatever you want! It's private tuition, designed around what you want and need. Tell me what you want to learn, and I'll do my very best to get you up to speed.
Lightroom tuition normally covers importing images, the Library module and how to use the catalogue and collections, the Develop module including all adjustment tools, develop presets, and import presets, and exporting of images including creating export presets and applying watermarks.
As private tuition is tailored to your needs, your current knowledge isn't really a concern. We can get you up and running with confidence if you're a beginner, or help you with a specific area of your software if you're further along your processing journey.
The rate for a 4 hour private photography tuition session is shown below, along with an hourly rate for shorter sessions:
|Four or more participants:||£260||£70/hour|
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.
Software tuition is normally carried out at the customer's home or business.
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, which will be advised at the time of booking.
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. It's probably easier though if you buy them a gift voucher and then they can choose a date for their tuition session.
If you need to cancel your booking, please contact me as soon as possible.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Totally normal man
"I was a little nervous having a man come to my house who I haven’t met before but Daniel was brilliant. He explained everything clearly and he didn’t rush the workshop. I was free to ask any questions as we went along. We went through my photos and helped me understand Lightroom. I would recommend anyone to Daniel. Helpful and friendly" Nicole Scott via Trustpilot
Birds of Prey workshop
"Attended a Birds of Prey workshop. Excellent opportunities for photographing birds both flying and perched. Daniel knew the location well and so backgrounds were suitable too. Photographing them flying is challenging and Daniel patiently took us through how to get the best shots. I have a great set of images from the day so thank you Daniel." Nevil Osborne via Trustpilot
London Photo workshop
"This was my second workshop with Daniel and it was excellent. I was introduced to the rest of the group and away we went stopping at different parts along the river Thames. The highlight for me was how varied the river actually is for taking photos and of course the harvest moon an added surprise that evening." Andrea Forshman via Trustpilot
Fun and accessible
"I have attended a number of courses and workshops with Daniel over the years and have always found them to be fun and accessible to attendees with a broad range of skills. No one feels left out and the days move at a good pace, with plenty of opportunity to take photos following a bit of classroom learning. I would recommend for beginners and experienced photographers alike." Anna Casbolt via Trustpilot
First Class Photography Tuition
"I have attended most of the courses run by Daniel and the only things remaining on my wish list are the London walks. Every course I have taken I have come away with knowledge and understanding, so if you’re hesitating, just sign up, you won’t regret it. Classes are small and friendly with some of the time on one to one tuition." Carol Ferguson via Trustpilot