Photography Training and Workshops

Photography workshops in Bristol

We offer fabulous menu of workshop, suitable for complete beginners through to intermediate and expert photographers. The emphasis is on fun, confidence-building, easy-to-grasp approaches so don’t worry if you’ve been confused by cameras n the past.

Introduction to DSLR photography

A 5 hour introductory workshops in Bristol – brilliant for anyone who wants to get more out of their DSLR camera.

Working alongside a professional photographer with almost 10 year’s experience, we’ll uncover the secrets that make images look great. While we will cover some technical information, the priority will be on what gives a picture impact.

The Workshop focuses on taking images of people but much of the information is useful for any style of photography you may wish to explore.

Topics covered include

  • Basic camera handling and first steps moving away from the dreaded ‘auto mode’
  • The different types of light, how we can use and shape them to our advantage
  • How to use light to take impactful, flattering images of people.
  • Exploring different natural vs. artificial light like flash.
  • Manipulating depth of field and background blur for creative effect.
  • Exploring composition.
  • Using a simple, cheap flash gun for dramatic lighting.
  • Exploring the different accessories available for DSLR cameras.
  • Downloading and basic image retouching in Photoshop

During the the workshop we will introduce key concepts like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO ratings, but the idea is to focus on powerful easy to grasp techniques that will transform your photography so do not worry if you do not feel technical – some of the most creative photographers around are not especially technically-minded.

Although largely classroom based there will be plenty of time to try out the techniques your self, which is, of course, the only way to learn.

Equipment needed: Any DSLR camera* Feel free to bring any extra accessories you have light lenses or flashguns.

* If you own a ‘bridge’ camera (a camera with a fixed lens that offers a good degree of manual control) this will likely be suitable too. If you do not yet own a DSLR camera, the workshop will still be of value if you are considering an upgrade and many of the techniques covered are applicable to even camera phones.

Tea, coffee and water will be provided and there is a one-hour lunch break.

There is a maximum of 12 places on this workshop.

Date: Next workshop TBA shortly