Photography Tuition

 

Photography Tuition

Teaching the “art of photography” has been a great passion of mine for several years.

 

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Image taken with DJI Inspire Drone

 

“Having led many one-to-one and group photography workshops, I get pleasure seeing our guest photographers expand their knowledge and skill levels whilst improving their images considerably”.

 

A hobby that started over twenty years ago became a passion. For me, photography became a tool for capturing a moment in time and then having the ability to show it to the world, in image form.

 

As an avid enthusiast of the great outdoors; photographing wildlife, landscapes, seascapes and natural world images are my favoured genres.

 

During my work as a photography expedition and workshop leader, I come into contact with many photo enthusiasts of all differing levels of knowledge and expertise. As such, I am aware of the subjects that most photo enthusiasts want to address during our time together. Some topics relate to photography tuition “in the field” and some post production “tips and techniques”.

“Just like many others, I love to travel and capture images across this beautiful world in which we live”.

“Five years ago, I decided to start sharing my knowledge and skills in photography with others. So, I researched, organised and started to take like-minded enthusiasts on photography expeditions and workshops”.

 

Initially, these were held in beautiful locations solely in the UK. However, due to my love of travelling, I also started to take the expeditions and workshops to destinations further afield overseas.

 

Post production is also an important part of modern digital photography. Having 15 years’ experience using Photoshop, Lightroom and Camera Raw, I teach photographers useful tips and techniques in post production.

 

Whilst starting out solely as a photographer, Mark has since incorporated video production and aerial imagery into his digital repertoire.

 

“I love playing with light and long exposures. Capturing landscapes, seascapes, and photographing beautiful sunrise and sunset colours. For me that is when nature is at its best and it gives me a real BUZZ every time” –  Mark Brion

 

I have twenty-five guiding principles when it comes to photography that I try to follow closely:

 

1. Enjoy your whole photography experience

2. Research and get to know your camera and equipment

3. Practice, practice and then even more practice

4. Learn tips and techniques from others

5. Always shoot in Camera Raw (or camera raw & jpeg together)

6. Use different locations

7. Post your images on social media and seek honest feedback

8. Print off your images

9. Try using different photography techniques

10. Use filters, particularly a polaroid filter for reducing glare on water, ice, trees etc

11. Take your images in different formats – landscape, portrait and square modes

12. Take time to view your surroundings – There may be a better view just a few feet away

13. Always view your image back for focusing. You may never visit the location again!

14. Always consider focus or exposure stacking when set up on a tripod

15. If possible, separate your subject completely from other background features

16. Less is more, do not over complicate your image

17. Watch the light, observing may provide you with better natural lighting and patterns in cloud formations

18. Use available apps to plan your shoot

19. Use your in-camera Histogram, remember the patterning should be mainly towards the right hand side

20. If you have trouble lining up a shot, use your in-camera horizontal horizon line

21. As much as possible stick with the “Rule of thirds”

22. Try to use leading lines – to draw the viewer’s eye towards a specific point of interest

23. If you have poor eyesight or use corrective vision (spectacles/contact lenses) regularly check and calibrate image sharpness in your camera’s diopter

24. Frame your image with your mobile phone camera before using your main camera

25. DSLR camera users must always calibrate every lens to the camera body. It is not guaranteed they will be automatically calibrated when used.

 

I have always stuck to these principles and it really worked for me!

 

So, let’s start this journey together and explore the art of photography.

 

 

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