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Friendly one-to-one tuition courses at your home or office.
Master your camera and shooting routines for beautiful photos!
A PhotoBoffin advanced photography tuition course is for people who know the basics and wish to further their understanding and ability. The course is appropriate for most genres - landscape, nature, abstract, architecture and travel - everything except studio work.
With this one-to-one (or two) workshop, you'll easily master manual camera settings, exposure and optimisation, focusing and depth of field, RAW workflow and post processing with Adobe Lightroom, and everything required to capture and create beautiful images using the full potential of contemporary digital photography.
I cover most areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire including Irlam, Cadishead, Warrington and districts, Eccles, Worsley, Monton, Walkden, Swinton, Pendlebury, Salford, Manchester, Tyldesley, Leigh, Bolton, Horwich, Bury, Heywood, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, Stockport, Wilmslow, Trafford, Urmston, Flixton, Carrington, Stretford, Sale, Altrincham, Wythenshawe Hale, Bowdon and Lymm.
Further afield, I also cover Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes, Halton, Huyton, St Helens, Newton-le-Willows and Wigan.
See the Extended Area Coverage section for appointment options and costs in Merseyside, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, the Peak District / Derbyshire / North Staffordshire, Cheshire borders and North Shropshire.
Appointments are of either two, three or four hours duration and take place at your home, office or other prearranged location.
Costs are the same if you wish to share tuition with a partner, friend or relative; and for more tuition, you can save money with a 3x3 Photography Tuition Course.
We start by reviewing your current experience and technical understanding; then we discuss your preferred genres and priorities. Once we have enough to work with, we proceed with tuition in the appropriate area - and you get to ask lots of questions too!
The RAW file format and all its advantages. How to use the histogram to set exposure for the best quality RAW file; this approach helps to deal with high contrast scenes, combat noise and obtain the highest quality post processed images.
Aperture/ shutter priority and fully manual: The difference in the routines required with each of these exposure modes, which will be best for you and why.
Setting focus: Take charge of focusing, independently of exposure, with the single focus point: Depth of field (DOF) - how to maximise it so both near and far are optimally sharp; also, prioritised and compositional focusing using a deliberately shallow depth of field to create"bokeh" (soft, out of focus areas) in the composition. When to use manual focus.
Lenses and properties: Lenses have important properties such as field of view, magnification and compression which, when you understand them, can be exploited to suit each image.
Filters: The few useful ones for digital - when and how to use them, and whether or not to bother.
Tripods and stability: When you'll actually need to use a tripod - which isn't so often for most photographers with a modern camera equipped with optical image stabilisation.
Promotional myths dispelled: Camera types and formats explained - pros and cons of each. You don't need expensive equipment to take great photos!
RAW workflow: Non-destructive editing of archival RAW files - optimal post-processing / development of each image using Adobe Lightroom's "Develop" module, and "exporting" purpose dedicated images for internet and print.
Composition: The most important part of photography is content! There's more to it than "the rule of thirds"; I'll explain all.
Photo critique: And I can give some constructive critique of your work if you wish too
If you have any questions about my advanced photography tuition course or wish to book an appointment, please contact me.
A two-hour photography tuition appointment will cost £70, the more popular three-hour appointment is just £95 and a four-hour appointment is £120.
The easiest and safest way to pay is with your credit/ debit card via the secure e-commerce option below:
Once you've placed your order, as well as the PayPal payment notification, you will receive an automated order confirmation from this website; later, this will be followed by a personal email from me, with receipt attached, confirming the details of your purchase and giving options for appointment times and tuition topics.
By arrangement, you can pay via online banking/ BACS/ CHAPS, or I can collect payment in cash at the conclusion of the appointment.
A PhotoBoffin 3x3 Photography Tuition Course is 9 hours of one-to-one tuition over three appointments. The cost is currently just £225 giving you a saving of £60 from the cost of three individual three-hour appointments.
Read more at the 3x3 Course section.
A photography tuition gift voucher would make an excellent present for a friend or relative!
PhotoBoffin photography tuition gift vouchers are available for two-hour, three-hour and four-hour appointments and start at just £70. Even better value comes by way of a 3x3 Tuition Course which buys the recipient a total of nine hours of one-to-one tuition for just £225, saving £60!
Pay with your credit or debit card via the secure PayPal system (You don't need a PayPal account).
See the Gift Vouchers section to read more.
Appointment times are between 11am and 4pm, weekdays or weekends - any day I'm not away on a photo trip / break.
Contact me to arrange an appointment.