Laura heath
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Ultimate Photography – Monday 13 -> Friday 17 January

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Join me, Laura, for a Five Day Ultimate Photography Week.

This five day course is a full 'zero to hero' for any photographer from complete beginner to those who have been using their cameras for a while on auto mode but want to make amazing progress in an just a few days. This January course is an ideal Christmas gift for the person who has everything a wonderful experience they'll never forget. A brilliant additional present for anyone giving a new camera for Christmas so your recipient can truly make the most of their new gift. We cover the entire content of all of our existing photography courses back to back so you get a really immersive focused (excuse the pun) experience. We assume no experience at all, the tuition starts slowly from scratch and builds day on day until we reach advanced level skills comfortably.

  • Monday and Tuesday we will be following our 'Relaxed Pace Get Off Auto Mode' course for a gentle start to the week to get you used to exploring new buttons and functions on your camera. Taking control of what your images look like and gaining confidence of your new abilities.
  • Wednesday we will be covering 'Take Interesting Photos' where we will concentrate on composition. Learning what turns a snap into a more engaging image.
  • Thursday we will move on to 'Mastering Manual Mode' taking full control of your camera functions, operating shutter and aperture independently and with confidence.
  • Friday we'll end the week with our 'Advanced Photo Challenge Day' producing a final nine square-format images which you will assemble into a photo montage.

Friendly tuition and gentle theory to help you get more from your digital SLR camera, bridge camera, mirrorless, or compact system camera. You will need to use a camera that has modes to alter the shutter speed and aperture (usually found on the top of the camera on a circular dial, or in the menus - denoted by either S and A, or Tv and Av modes) If you are unsure as to if your camera is suitable please do email me (Laura), the course tutor and I can advise.

To buy a gift voucher for a photography course click here.

coffee

DAY ONE: Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Small group teaching in Photography course on Merseyside

Morning Talk

Learn about the theory of photography and camera anatomy in Laura's jargon free presentation. We'll study Aperture mode today.

Narrow aperture photography gives deep depth of field

Practice Your Skills

Hone your new skills in the studio followed by an image review.

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach wirral, near liverpool

On Location

Taking our cameras outside to the gardens and beach whatever the weather! Capturing beautiful shots.

A framed print to take home

Review Time

A final image review over tea and biscuits.

tea and coffee with biscuits

DAY TWO: Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Small group teaching in Photography course on Merseyside

Morning Talk

Learn about the theory of photography in Laura's jargon free presentation. We'll cover Shutter mode and ISO today.

manual mode panning shot using shutter speed

Practice Your Skills

Hone your new skills in the studio followed by an image review.

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach wirral, near liverpool

On Location

Taking our cameras outside to the gardens and beach whatever the weather! Capturing beautiful shots.

A framed print to take home

Review Time

A final image review over tea and biscuits. Choose your favourite image from the two days to be printed and taken home in a frame.

tea and coffee with biscuits

Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Small group teaching in Photography course on Merseyside

Morning Talk

Learn about how small changes in your approach to taking photographs will have a big effect in your final images in Laura's jargon free presentation.

A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach wirral, near liverpool

Photography Walk

Head out on a photo walk with Laura whatever the weather, you'll be given some starting point photography prompts and possible subjects of interest will be pointed out en route. Laura is on hand to give as much guidance as you need or want. Small groups ensure plenty of tutor time.

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

A framed print to take home

Review Time

A group image review over tea and biscuits. Choose your favourite image to be printed and taken home in a frame. It's great to see how a group can follow the same route and yet capture such different images - Laura has been running photography walks for four years from the studio, and each final image is totally unique, just like the course participants themselves.

biscuits

Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Small group teaching in Photography course on Merseyside

Morning Talk

Learn about in camera light metering and manual adjustment of shutters and apertutres.

manual mode panning shot using shutter speed

Practice Your Skills

Hone your new skills in the studio followed by an image review.

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach wirral, near liverpool

On Location

Taking our cameras outside to the gardens and beach whatever the weather! Capturing beautiful shots.

A framed print to take home

Review Time

A final image review over tea and biscuits. Choose your favourite image to be printed and taken home in a frame.

coffee

Tea/Coffee

The Early Bird catches the worm, and if you arrive before the course starts at 10am you are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and home made biscuits, still warm from the oven. There is no additional charge for our ticket holders.

Small group teaching in Photography course on Merseyside

Morning Talk

Laura will set the task and show examples of what makes a successful image montage. Consideration of colour palette, shape, line, subject, and placement within the grid will be explained in Laura's jargon free style.

A course participant photographing seed heads on the beach wirral, near liverpool

Photography Walk

You will then be let loose on the local coastline and country park as well as the studio and garden environs. Free to capture whatever takes your fancy to have a portfolio of images to select your final nine from.

Mellow autumn soup recipe

Lunch

Lunch is homemade soup and home made bread. Delicious and Nutritious!

Framed photo challenge to take home

Review Time

Review and edit your images into the square 3x3 grid format with help from Laura. Print and frame your final montage to take home.

 

Images From The Course

Click Any Thumbnail To Bring Up A Scrollable Gallery Of Larger Images
 

Monday and Tuesday follow Get Off Auto Mode

Wednesday follows Take Interesting Photos

Thursday follows Mastering Manual Mode

Friday follows Advanced Photo Challenge.

 

Laura heath

Hi, I'm Laura and I run the Photography Courses Here at Shore Cottage Studio.

I love to experiment with my own photography and am equally happy using a digital camera or lurking in the darkroom developing negatives and prints. One of the best things that I like about photography is the ability to show people something they can't see for themselves - you may have walked this route many times, but have you ever noticed this?

I love working from Shore Cottage Studio as the landscape and weather are always changing - the light can be totally different from one moment to the next and as a photographer that makes it interesting. (It is also the reason why all my photography courses begin in the studio where we have much more controllable light and objects to photograph) I have walked a similar photo walk route on my photography courses over the years and I can hand on heart say that no person has ever taken a shot the same as another, and that's the best bit - everyone has their own eyes and ideas.

I am a former forensic scientist and university lecturer and I love to teach. Starting Shore Cottage Studio has allowed me to get those wonderful teaching 'penny-drop' moments with people who want to learn, and are having a great time doing it, knowing there are no grades or exams to worry about.

I sometimes think that photographers talk a different language, full of jargon and numbers, and I work hard to explain concepts in a practical and easy to digest way and spend plenty of time going over key concepts to ensure no one is left behind and floundering. I work with a maximum of six course participants at a time so I can ensure everyone gets the attention they need. Having said that, I will work with a larger group if you all know each other well and don't mind a bit of chatter amongst yourselves whilst I get round the group.

If you are looking for easy to understand teaching and fast improvement in the pictures you take, with no camera snobbery and plenty of tea breaks, then this is the place to be!

 

★★★★★

"Laura demonstrates great skill in delivering the material in a way that makes it easy to understand and uses various techniques to help things stick in your mind."

 

★★★★★

"Laura’s teaching style made everything so simple to understand."

 

★★★★★

"Laura, you have skilfully demystified the digital camera and have shown me how to make the most of the scary buttons and dials that I never really touched."

 

★★★★★

"Laura was fantastic, always checking we were OK and happy and really went at fantastic pace."

 

★★★★★

"The tuition from Laura was excellent - always sensitive to our personal needs and helping us to go beyond our comfort zone."

 

 

 

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Tickets

Private: Five Day Ultimate Photography 13 -> 17 January 2020
Private: Five Day Ultimate Photography 13 -> 17 January 2020

£500.00


  • Who Is This Course For?
  • I've got a camera and I know it can do more than Auto Mode but I'm not sure how to use other modes.
  • I'm not sure about using shutters and apertures, or even what they are.
  • I want to start right at the beginning with photography, or I wouldn't mind a recap from the beginning as it has been a while since I last looked at it.
  • I want a relaxed setting and friendly teaching, I need a gentle introduction.
  • I'm a bit frightened of my camera.
  • I need a confidence boost, I've tried to learn before with books, or someone helping me but I didn't understand the jargon - It all went over my head, too technical!
  • Who Is This Course Not For?
  • I already use my camera confidently in TV, S, AV, or A modes.
  • I'm confident in shutter and aperture selection for creative photography
  • I would feel bored going over the basics as I feel I have them covered.
  • I would prefer a formal classroom style with exams and to work toward a certificate or qualification.
  • I am very comfortable with my camera and boldly experimenting on my own.
  • I've already got a grasp of the jargon and technical terms.

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"Laura provides a safe and very comfortable learning environment that is suitable for all levels and abilities which maintains a pace that you can properly process/absorb the information passed to you whilst putting it in to practice. By the end of the second day I was taking shots with my new camera that I even surprise myself with. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking at starting up photography and I’m sure I will be returning in the future to attend one of her advance classes."

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"Laura demonstrates great skill in delivering the material in a way that makes it easy to understand and uses various techniques to help things stick in your mind. A mix of presentation and practical application ensured that I came away with a depth of knowledge surprising to me, given that I can struggle to retain detail. I found Laura to be warm, genuine, intelligent and super creative. She provided a unique learning experience that to me felt a little like catching up with old friends...

I highly recommend Shore Cottage Studio and will certainly return for the advanced course."

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"The 2-day photography course run by Laura was an absolute delight. The studio is right on the foreshore and boundless inspiration streams through the windows during her beautifully concise introductions to most of the basics of function and technique. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to get further momentum into their enthusiasm for photography whatever their level of experience. And the facility is not only charming but a warm hospitality greets you as soon as you cross the threshold. Many thanks to the Shore Cottage family for creating such a unique creative environment."

Tickets

Private: Five Day Ultimate Photography 13 -> 17 January 2020
Private: Five Day Ultimate Photography 13 -> 17 January 2020

£500.00


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