Please get in touch if you need any help in your photographic journey and wish to take part in a day of photography tuition, post processing or an extended residential workshop.
The use of filters for dramatic effect will be explored. I personally use Lee filters, this is the industry standard filter system, you are welcome to use my filters or your own, but whichever option you choose I will help you use them to their maximum advantage. Topics covered will include using neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and water.
There really is no better way to develop your craft than by 'getting out there and doing it'. I will provide you with a friendly, fun and informative workshop experience that will, I am sure, leave you with some memorable images to add to your portfolio.
For clients attending a workshop I offer a Post Processing day for £70 per person (instead of £90) if it is booked at the same time as the photography workshop (the date can be negotiated)
An area often overlooked by many workshop leaders but post processing is a totally separate skill set that has to learnt if you are going to bring out the best in those photographs that you have spent so much time and effort to capture. Photoshop and Print workshops are limited to two participants this is an 11AM to 5PM (or 10 till 4) workshop based in Preston, aimed at producing the perfect colour or monochrome print using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and an Epson A2 professional printer. It will begin by using Bridge to open the Raw files, adjusting settings in the Raw dialogue box and exporting the file into Photoshop. The images will then be edited using cropping, layers, masks, levels and curves.
Editing will also include cloning, spot removal and any other corrections that are required. Decisions about keeping the images as either colour files or converting them to Black and White will be considered. The images will then be prepared for printing using the correct paper profiles and settings within the print dialogue box. The workshop has the flexibility to be tailored to the needs of each client. Participants will each produce two 50cm X 40cm (including border) prints of their work to keep. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits included. Cost is £90
For clients attending a workshop I offer a Post Processing day for £80 per person (instead of £90) if it is booked at the same time as the photography workshop (the date can be negotiated).
All images in the Gallery
section of the website are available to purchase, fill in the contact form listing the name of the print and the size required and I will get back to you to confirm the details, payment can be made using bank transfer. Prints are posted rolled in cardboard tubes, unmounted, and the price includes postage and packing. The print sizes supplied will be approximately A3, A2 or A1, in either landscape or portrait orientation depending on the image in question:
A1 (84cm x 59cm) print £90, A2 (60cm x 40cm) print £60, A3 (40cm x 30cm) print £40
Can't make any of these dates? Don't worry, I keep this list updated regularly and can be contacted to arrange alternative dates that fit in with your plans.
The Lee Filters Xposure magazine is a high quality online portfolio style magazine that features top quality images taken with Lee filters products.
Digital SLR Photography magazine ran a location guide I produced for them on Manchester
I was asked by Digital SLR Photography magazine to produce a One 2 One workshop guide in Manchester where I took a client around the city and was photographed teaching and demonstrating techniques.
I was asked by Digital SLR Photography magazine to produce a location guide to the Fylde Coast. This was a six page feature showing my images, the locations I used and the techniques. This is a location I regularly run workshops to, have a look at my workshop list to what's available
Landscape Photographer of the Year Book 4. I was delighted to have an image accepted for the book and exhibition. The shot was of the Pilgrims Way posts in Northumberland.