Three Things; Spotlight – Photography April 2015

Photography course images

Spotlight on our Photographing Natural Texture and Detail two day course. This week we are showcasing the work of three participants; Colin, Lucy and Steve. Steve had a brand new camera, fresh out of its box, and described himself as not having an artistic bone in his body. Colin and Lucy have both been photographing for a while with their SLRs but keeping them firmly in Auto mode. Laura decided that a bit of technical know how and a large confidence boost was in order all round.

Laura began the course with flapjacks, hot drinks and some basic photographic theory, everyone was soon taking photographs inside the studio using the Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes. We then moved on to take some great shots in the sunny gardens that surround the studio. A hearty lunch including hot bread and homemade soup built enough strength for the team to experiment with full manual mode in the afternoon. Lemon cake, drinks and a review of the day’s work was a great way to finish day one.

Day two and Laura introduced some basic composition tips and techniques to help make more interesting images. A photo walk took us all the way to a late lunch with the team capturing images as they went. To start them off Laura set three challenges which were gamely met by all.



Thank you so much for the last few days. I only knew how to use my camera on Auto and my brain is now full of all of the exciting things I can do! I feel completely inspired as well as relaxed after spending 2 days in such a beautiful place. I hope to be back to try something else soon! (Lucy, Bebington)

Many thanks for a brilliant two days. You’ve made someone without an artistic bone in his body feel quite inspired! [And the lunches and cakes were great too!] (Steve, Birkenhead)

The minute I walked into your studio, I knew I was here for an adventure. Thanks so much. (Colin, Lower Heswall)



Here is a gallery of the wonderful shots the team captured. Click on any thumbnail to launch a slideshow of images with captions.


To check availability of the workshops and book a course click on the Photographing Natural Texture and Detail course page.
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