Photo Editing Classes on the Wirral near Liverpool and Chester

Coming Soon Photo Editing Classes!

Depending on demand - start dates to suit all classes will run on a Wednesday to begin with.

What's This?

Six Weeks of Photo Editing Classes Using Gnu Image Manipulation Processing Software - a free forever top flight photography editing program. Delivered by our photography tutor Laura, an ideal way for you to take your photography to the next level. Delivered over six weeks in your choice of daytime or evening classes. A short outline follows but scroll down to see an in-depth course breakdown...

Week 1

Install the Software and Play With Your Included Graphics Tablet and Goodies

Week 2

Portrait Touch Up Edits

Week 3

Editing Sunset Images

Week 4

Black and White With a Colour Pop

Week 5

Landscape Editing - Drop in a new sky!

Week 6

Personal Project - Use Your Pro Skills!

What Will I Get?

Included in the Price of your classes is the following...

Graphics Tablet

Luxury Drawing Tool for Photo Editing with Customisable Buttons Suitable for Left and Right Handers

Memory Stick

Pre-Loaded with Sample Images and All the Notes You'll Need For The Whole Course

Portfolio File

Carry Your Graphics Tablet, Your Notes, and Your Printed Images in Style

Jargon Free Guarantee

Laura's Relaxed Teaching Style With Down To Earth Explanations

Biscuits

There will be muffins/biscuits/cake/treats to enjoy with your unlimited tea and coffee.

What Do I Need?

In order to participate fully in your classes you'll need the following...

Camera

Any Camera at All! As Long as You Know How To Use It (if not why not book a camera course beforehand?)

A Laptop

A Reasonable Laptop, It Doesn't Have to be Amazing But Not One You Swear At Regularly!

Commitment

Six Weeks Worth of Stick At It-Ness and A Free Day or Evening Each Week

Suitable Attire

Getting To And From Our Studio is an All Weather Experience - if you're coming straight from work bring old shoes!

Willingness to Learn

A Can Do Attitude Goes a Long Way When Learning New Computer Stuff!

What Will I Learn?

Week by Week Class Outline...

Weekday Course - One Session a Week for Six Weeks. Each week includes a guided photography session, a home made lunch of soup and bread, and photo editing tuition and practice.

Any extra time you can spend between the sessions will help you to cement and improve your new skills, but homework is not set or required - The exception is that you may like to bring a sunset image with you to the week three session, an image will be provided if you don't have one.

using a graphics tablet to edit photos

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week OneIntroduction to Hardware and Software

We begin with an introduction to the course content and installation of software on your laptop. We'll follow on by installing and playing with the graphics tablet Including setting up custom buttons and adjusting for left handers where appropriate. After lunch we'll have an introduction to the concepts of layers and filters - physical and virtual. We'll work on a starting image to alter -curves, vibrance, and colour temperature to get used to using the graphics tablet and software.

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week TwoTaking and Editing Portraits

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits we'll model for each other using natural and artificial light for a guided photography session. After lunch we'll begin our portrait touch ups. Learning concepts this week include using the healing brush, the clone tool, blur, and history functions to create a flattering photo edit. NB: Homework this week is to photograph a sunset

edited photograph of a sunset made at Shore Cottage Studio

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week ThreeSunset Edits

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits we'll begin by mounting and adding your printed portrait images from last session to your portfolio. We'll then review your sunset images and discuss gradient fill and filter/edit layers. After lunch we'll begin our sunset touch ups - Learning to use the gradient fill, knock out layers, colour balance, and curves with both layers and filters to create your sunset photo edit.

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week FourColour Pop Photography

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits, and a distribution and mounting of last week's sunset printed images, we'll begin to arrange and photograph groups of brightly coloured objects. We'll experiment with bunches of flowers, Lego bricks, sweets etc. After lunch we'll begin colour pop editing - Learning to use the selection tools, and to invert selections, added together with your existing layer and filter knowledge to create a striking black and white image with a colour pop or two.

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week FiveEditing Landscapes - Adding a New Sky

Outdoors this morning! - After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits and distributing and mounting last week's images in your portfolio we'll head outside to photograph the landscape with exposure set for the sky, and again set for the land (If the weather is awful we can photograph from indoors exposing for the inside and outside instead.) After lunch we'll begin our landscape edits - Learning to work on two images, clipping the sky from one image and inserting it into another shot to create your landscape photo edit.

Make Your Own Soaps Inspired by Crystals and Geodes in Our Workshop

Photo Editing Weekday Daytime Classes

Week SixPersonal project

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits and distribution and mounting of your landscape edits into your portfolio, you'll choose to photograph either inside or outside the studio (Laura is on hand throughout for guidance). After lunch we'll begin editing our projects - bringing all our skills together to edit working to our own briefs, making the decisions of why where and how to edit. Laura will advise, help, and/or make the tea as required! The session will end with printing of final images and finishing mounting your portfolio.

Evening Course - One Weekday Evening Session a Week for Six Weeks. Each week includes photo editing tuition and practice. N.B. This Course Includes Homework!

An extra time you can spend in between the sessions practicing editing will help you to cement and hone your new skills. To get the most out of the course you should allow time to take your own photographs for the next week's session. Sample images will always be available to those who can't supply their own images for any or all sessions.

using a graphics tablet to edit photos

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week OneIntroduction to Hardware and Software

We begin with an introduction to the course content and installation of software on your laptop. We'll follow on by installing and playing with the graphics tablet Including setting up custom buttons and adjusting for left handers where appropriate. We'll have an introduction to the concepts of layers and filters - physical and virtual. We'll work on a starting image to alter -curves, vibrance, and colour temperature to get used to using the graphics tablet and software. NB. Homework this week is to take portrait images, selfies or family and friends (humans only please)

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week TwoTaking and Editing Portraits

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits we'll begin our portrait touch ups. Learning concepts this week include using the healing brush, the clone tool, blur, and history functions to create a flattering photo edit. NB: Homework this week is to photograph a sunset

edited photograph of a sunset made at Shore Cottage Studio

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week ThreeSunset Edits

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits we'll begin by mounting and adding your printed portrait images from last session to your portfolio. We'll then review your sunset images and discuss gradient fill and filter/edit layers and begin our sunset touch ups - Learning to use the gradient fill, knock out layers, colour balance, and curves with both layers and filters to create your sunset photo edit. NB Homework this week is to photograph a group of colouful objects.

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week FourColour Pop Photography

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits, and a distribution and mounting of last week's sunset printed images, we'll begin colour pop editing - Learning to use the selection tools, and to invert selections, added together with your existing layer and filter knowledge to create a striking black and white image with a colour pop or two. NB. Homework this week is to take a number of landscape images with different exposures.

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week FiveEditing Landscapes - Adding a New Sky

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits and distributing and mounting last week's images in your portfolio we'll begin our landscape edits - Learning to work on two images, clipping the sky from one image and inserting it into another shot to create your landscape photo edit. NB Homework for this week is to take images for your final personal project.

Make Your Own Soaps Inspired by Crystals and Geodes in Our Workshop

Photo Editing Weekday Evening Classes

Week SixPersonal project

After an introduction over tea, coffee, and biscuits and distribution and mounting of your landscape edits into your portfolio, we'll begin editing our projects - bringing all our skills together to edit working to our own briefs, making the decisions of why where and how to edit. Laura will advise, help, and/or make the tea as required! The session will end with printing of final images and finishing mounting your portfolio.

How Much Will it Be?

Prices explained below...

  • Daytime
  • £700per person

  • ✔ Photo Editing Software Installed (in session) on Your Laptop
  • ✔ Graphics Tablet and Pen with Customisable Buttons
  • ✔ Stylish Zip Round Portfolio for Displaying your Images and Transporting Your Graphics Tablet
  • ✔ A USB Stick with Full Notes and Images to Work From
  • ✔ Printed 'Before' and 'After' Images to add to Your Portfolio
  • ✔ Unlimited Biscuits Tea and Coffee
  • ✔ Guided Photography Session
  • ✔ Home Cooked Lunch of Soup and Bread
  • ✔ Photo Editing Session
  • Evening
  • £400per person

  • ✔ Photo Editing Software Installed (in session) on Your Laptop
  • ✔ Graphics Tablet and Pen with Customisable Buttons
  • ✔ Stylish Zip Round Portfolio for Displaying your Images and Transporting Your Graphics Tablet
  • ✔ A USB Stick with Full Notes and Images to Work From
  • ✔ Printed 'Before' and 'After' Images to add to Your Portfolio
  • ✔ Unlimited Biscuits Tea and Coffee
  • ❌ No Guided Photography Session - Photographs are taken as homework between sessions
  • ❌ No Home Cooked Lunch of Soup and Bread - Hot drinks and biscuits are provided, guests may bring food to eat in session if they like
  • ✔ Photo Editing Session

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