Saturday, 10 July 2010

One day workshop - Sunday 8th August

What are you doing on Sunday 8th August 2010? If you’re at a loose end and want to improve your photography & Photoshop skills, read on or skip straight to the booking page.

You’ve probably seen one of my 15 minute photo challenges so you’ll already have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to cover in my upcoming workshop. This isn’t going to be a day sitting in front of screen listening to me endless talking about myself and it’s not a day where I set up a shot and everyone gets exactly the same image. No, this is a workshop where you’ll learn by doing as well as watching.

The location

I’ve been very lucky enough to book Highley Manor in West Sussex for the day. We’ll have the entire place all to ourselves and I’ve managed to get permission to shoot images anywhere in the gardens and even inside the house.

There are just 15 places on the workshop, some of which have already gone so it’s first come first served on the rest.

I’m really excited about being able to shoot the interior of the Manor house. It has some amazing beautiful rooms which should yield some pretty unique images. There are also some unusual objects like this suit of armour behind the reception desk.

What to expect
The day is split up into a series of challenges. I’ll show you a camera technique, explain when and why to use it and we’ll all go out and put theory into practice. We’ll then spend some time reviewing the results and applying some of my Photoshop tricks.

By the end of the day you’ll be seeing interesting images all around you and have the skills to get the best images in camera and an understanding of some simple Photoshop techniques for getting the best out of them.

I’m a beginner, should I come?
The workshop is aimed at beginners/intermediate photographers. What does that mean?

To get the most out of the day you’ll need a basic knowledge of how to control your camera’s settings including how to change the ISO, how to shoot in RAW and most importantly, how to put your camera in Aperture Priority Mode. If you can do that then you’re good to go.

What equipment do I need?
A digital SLR camera is all that’s required. This isn’t a gear competition, bring everything you’ve got, but don’t buy anything just for the day. One of the themes for the day is learn your current equipment before buying more.

The only other essential equipment is a tripod. We’ll be shooting inside the manor at some point in the day and for that a tripod is a must.

Where are we going?
Highly manor is 5 minutes from the M23 (junction 10A) and about 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport so it’s very accessible. We have a maximum number of 15 places available on a first come first served basis. Bookings must be made in advance.

Will there be course notes?
Everyone attending the workshop will receive a free limited edition 15 minute photo challenge DVD. It was recorded at Highley Manor and will feature an extended 15 minute challenge with lots of unseen footage plus all the Photoshop tips and tricks I used to achieve the final results.

And before you ask, no you can’t just buy the DVD you’ll need to attend the workshop.

For more details or to book your place follow this link.


HeidiRose said...

This is exactly the sort of learning holiday I've been looking for, but I would need much more notice. Yes, I would book an entire UK visit around this one-day workshop.
If you plan another beginner/intermediate workshop of this kind in the future, would you please let us know as far in advance as possible?
On behalf of Gavin's Grannies Photoshop Group, I send a big Thank You for all the fabulous Photoshop techniques.

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