Creative Photography Practice
Creative Photography Practice in London
Ok, so you’ve learnt the basics of photography, like focusing, aperture, ISO… So what next? Photography is a skill that needs practice and experimentation. If you want to improve, you need to work on it. Hands-on!
You can read countless books and watch youtube videos, but nothing will help you as much as guided practice and instant professional feedback.
We highly recommend Creative Practice sessions to all photography enthusiasts looking to enhance their technical and creative skills and as an immediate follow-up for everyone who attended our Beginners photography course and Intensive beginner course.
By understanding some properties of light and learning composition techniques, you will not only develop your photographer’s eye but will start using your camera creatively and produce pictures you will be proud of.
This course will transform the way you think about and take pictures outdoors!
Course key facts
|Course level 1 Beginners Outdoor practice|
|Group size 6 students optimal tutor attention|
|Duration 1 day 10:00am – 1:00pm|
DSLR Photography Courses
or central London
Start Taking Better Photos
Theory and Science
- A reminder of the “Exposure Triangle”
-What is the exposure triangle, and how does it relate to photography?
-How aperture and the shutter influence exposure creatively?
– How to make your pictures more visually attractive?
– Simple concepts that can dramatically improve your images: “rule of thirds”, “leading lines”, “symmetry”, and “filling the frame”.
- The Light
– Why is light a critical factor when creating a successful image?
– How to take advantage of the unique properties of a particular time of day and the weather to make your images more interesting.
Putting it all into Practice
– How to choose a right background and what to look for in the surrounding environment to create interesting images?
– The most important do’s and don’ts of portrait posing.
– How do aperture size and distance from the subject relate to controlling the depth of field for landscape pictures?
– How to avoid camera shake when photographing flowers or insects at a close distance?
- Creative use of shutter speeds
– What are the relative speeds of things and people, and how can this relate creatively to different shutter speeds on your camera?
– How to freeze motion or use blur effect creatively in your pictures?
Our Creative Photography practice sessions are fantastic workshops for everyone who already knows how to use their cameras in manual mode and wants to take their photography skills to the next level.
You will learn how to take great pictures – faster! – using aperture and shutter priority modes. How to “see” the light, and where to find good spots! You’ll get lens advice, tips on framing, composition, and more…
If you want to take better outdoor portraits of your friends and family, improve landscape shots and composition, this course will enhance both your technical and creative skills!
The Creative Photography practice is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations and discussions.
During the first part of the course, our tutor will cover the technical aspects of photography and composition techniques. (30mins)
Next will be a guided practice in the park, image revision and individual feedback. (2h 30mins)
It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.
We recommend bringing a basic kit lens or another flexible zoom, and if possible a prime lens, like 35mm or 50mm. If you have a range of lenses, please email us after making a booking, and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.
Tripods are not required.
All DSLR cameras, mirrorless and bridge systems from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax etc are very welcome. Generally, any digital camera that allows manual exposure should be suitable for the Creative Practice session.
If you’d like to double-check your camera suitability before making a booking or have questions about the course, please call us on 020 8947 8118, or email [email protected]
We offer free camera and lens hire for the duration of the course.
Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable
Our Creative Photography Practice sessions already helped hundreds of photography enthusiasts, here’s what some of them had to say!
“I had never been on a photography course before and had been using a film camera for decades. I was a little dubious if I was going to learn anything new on digital BUT I learnt a huge amount in 3 hours. I quickly learnt the best settings to set up the camera and how to look at almost anything and find ways to take a creative photo. Roland was very enthusiastic about photography and gave us the excitement to take creative photos.”TimNikon D750
“Hi Aga, just a small email to thank you for such a wonderful day and the course! Even though it was only a few hours long, you packed so much vital and interesting information in. I found the course really guided me and I took notes afterwards to remind me of the key elements that I found most helpful to me. I look forward to booking another course with you soon. You are a great tutor, thank you. Best wishes and thanks, Damian”DamianCanon 5D MK III
“My Creative Practice class was great! At the beginning we had a refresher about the manual mode and Aga answered all our questions, then we went to the park to practice. Aga kept a good balance between the amount of theory, showing us new techniques, and helping with things were all struggling with or wanted to know. I think it was a perfect follow-up to the beginner course I took a few weeks ago. Thank you!”EmilyNikon D5300
Put the Theory into Practice!
See the Light ~ Portraits ~ Landscapes ~ Creative Techniques ~ Lenses ~ Composition
Start Learning Today!
With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.
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One to One Tuition
One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.
Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.
You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.
One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.
Please feel free to get in touch with questions.
Photography Courses Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a Birthday, Fathers Day, Christmas or any other occasion
£ 953 hours class
- In-person tuition
- Up to 6 participants
- Many dates available
- Professional tuition
On to One Tuition
£ 3004 hours tuition
- In-person tuition
- Your own private tutor
- You choose the date
- 100% tailored to your needs
How do the gift vouchers work?
To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.
If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.
All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.
What happens after I buy a voucher?
It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.
Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.
There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.
Have a Question?
No problem! To get started, select a tab on the left.
I registered for the Intermediate course, what now?
First of all – thank you for booking a class with us!
If you booked a group course, you will shortly receive a confirmation email with the course outline, meeting place and all the joining instructions.
If you booked one-to-one or online tuition, we will email you soon to arrange this training for you.
How can I pay for the Intermediate course?
Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.
You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: [email protected].
If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.
What should I bring to the course?
All you need to bring for this workshop is your digital camera, a lens, a fully charged battery, and please make sure that you have some free space on the memory card.
But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like!
If you have a selection of lenses, please get in touch, and we will recommend which lenses will be the most suitable for this class.
Tripods are not required.
If you have an external flash, yes, you can bring it with you.
Do you offer free camera hire?
Yes, we offer a free camera hire for the duration of all our photography workshops.
This is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.
We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.
What happens if I’m late or miss a course?
We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.
If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you with directions. Our studio phone no is 020 8947 8118.
If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.
If you would like to cancel your attendance and will give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page and read the relevant answers about our refunds and cancellation policy.
If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.
Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
You can also contact us by email – [email protected].