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Suffolk Photography Course

Suffolk photography courses

Beginners and intermediates

My photography courses are designed to introduce and develop both beginners and intermediates to photography. Enjoyment is my key to improving photography skills, whilst exploring and photographing the Suffolk Heritage Coast’. I have never consciously sought a style, believing our subjects should decide this, with versatility our paramount skill. Ways of seeing, light, composition and camera settings become the critical factors, and it is these beliefs I will pass on. You may judge my photography through the gallery above (mouse over/pause) and qualifications to teach through the first paragraph below. Forthcoming Suffolk Photography Course workshop dates and locations, as well as ‘Gift Vouchers’ can also be seen below. I am happy to organise personalised sessions for family groups, friends or colleagues. Details of my London courses and diverse City photography can be viewed here.

Why I am well qualified to teach

I feel very fortunate in having gained exemplary teaching experiences and it is these that have helped me structure my Suffolk Photography Course. Throughout my career, I’ve been a regularly visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins, the London College of Communication and Norwich University Art School. This, together with commissions from some of the UK’s most iconic organisations, has helped define my career. My clients have included the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Design Council, the National Portrait Gallery, and the V&AIn my early post student years, I worked for Sir Terence Conran’s design group and J. Walter Thompson agency. My work has been shown in the International graphic publication Graphis’, The ‘Designers & Art Directors’ Annual and ‘Modern Publicity’. Recently I have been invited to become a Getty Images photographer and so I feel that all these experiences have contributed to me being a well qualified Suffolk Photography Course leader. Additionally my ski coaching and Alpine guiding experiences with both adults and children, has helped develop my organisational skills. Well they all got down!

Learning to photograph in Suffolk

The one day ‘Suffolk Photography Course’ workshops include tuition, demos and advice, whilst the development of photographic skills follows naturally. Subjects may range from landscapes and architecture, as well as interiors and portraiture. And whether you use a smart phone or an SLR camera, the relaxed workshop tuition will be in beautiful environments. These beginner/intermediate introductory courses, will include photographic instruction for everybody wanting to improve their basic photography knowledge. ‘Suffolk photography courses’ are tuned to developing your creative eye, by learning how to make the ordinary extraordinary. And very occasionally even the ugly, beautiful. Understanding light and when to use hard light and when soft light. Once you are developing a feel for the aesthetics, I will guide you towards taking fuller control of your camera. “I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand”, is my learning ethos.

Suffolk Photography Course locations

Southwold is perhaps my most favoured location, together with promenade, pier, lighthouse, beach huts, harbour, expansive greens and wonderful architecture. Walberswick, the fishing village inhabited by Charles Rennie Macintosh and visited by Phillip Wilson Steer and JMW Turner. The sea ravaged village of Dunwich, once a large medieval port, has long since slid beneath the erosive waves. Aldeburgh, with it’s links to the arts and culture, and through the notable ghost of Benjamin Britten. The lovely town of Woodbridge, slightly inland on the banks of the River Deben, enjoys railway links to London. As well as these ‘Suffolk Photography Course’ workshop locations, I occasionally stray over the border and into Norwich Norfolk. My London photography course locations add a radically alternate world to photography.

More about my Suffolk courses

The one day Suffolk photographic workshop at different locations in East Anglia, are generally planned for Sundays from 9am until 5pm. I spent an idyllic childhood growing up in Walberswick near Southwold. As a result I know the Suffolk coast particularly well. Dates/locations at Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Norwich in Norfolk are all listed on my booking system. Sessions are £85 per person within a maximum group of eight students. Whilst private, social and corporate group tuition can be modelled by arrangement and at a chosen location. Subjects for private courses may include Landscape, Portraiture, Architecture, and Interior photography. You may see a ‘case study’ gallery of my students at work on location in Walberswick. Please contact me to discuss any points, or if you wish to arrange a photographic course as an unusual gift.

Suffolk photography course images

During the Suffolk Photography Course workshops, I may take shots of the group and as a result some of these may be used as examples of my working method. However if you are uncomfortable with this, please advise me and I will not show images that are recognisable.

Norwich photography courses

‘Post production’ winter workshops to learn how to fine tune your images in post production, as well as file/share can be planned. These workshops will be based at the Forum, in the centre of Norwich, Norfolk during the winter months. During the winter, I will also be arranging intermediate level ‘Portrait photography workshops’, as well as ‘Street photography workshops’, in Norwich. If you have any thoughts on course subjects that I am not offering, please advise me and I will consider.

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