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Master your camera and shooting routines for beautiful photos!
If you want to learn how to create the very best landscape images with you digital camera, then a PhotoBoffin Landscape Photography Tuition Course is for you.
Whether you prefer to use minimal equipment (as I do); or use lenses galore, filters, tripods and other gear; my attentive one-to-one tuition will ensure your thorough understanding and ability to exploit the full potential of modern digital workflow with your landscape photography.
With this one-to-one (or two) landscape photography workshop, you'll easily master your camera's manual settings, exposure and optimisation, where to set focus for optimal depth of field, RAW workflow and post processing with Adobe Lightroom - all you need to know to capture and create stunning landscape images!
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. Once I know what you know, and what your priorities are, we proceed with tuition - and you get to ask lots of questions too!
With landscape photography, we often have both bright skies and dark shadows in the frame, and such conditions often prove difficult for your camera to deal with by itself. With my tuition, you'll learn how to ensure your camera captures everything it possibly can and how to post-process images to present them as you visualised them.
Another important aspect of landscape photography is getting everything in sharp focus. I will explain how to maximise depth of field so everything in your photo will be sharp from just a few feet away, all the way to infinity.
Of course, the most important part of an image is content, and a worthy image has to be sought-out. By practicing observation, previsualisation, and careful composition, your landscape photography will improve and you'll start taking some great photos, so that's exactly what I'll teach you to do.
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.
(Don't worry if your camera doesn't shoot RAW; I'll teach you how to get the most out of your JPEG files instead )
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.
Lenses and properties: Learn how to compositionally fill the wide field-of-view and expanded perspective of wide lenses; also using the compression and narrow field-of-view of longer focal lengths to bring distant objects in as viable compositional elements whilst excluding undesirable elements.
Filters: The few useful ones for digital - when and how to use them, and whether or not to bother.
Tripods and stability: When you need to use a tripod - which, with a modern camera/ lens equipped with optical image stabilisation, isn't so often for most photographers.
RAW workflow: Non-destructive editing of archival RAW files - optimal post-processing of each image using Adobe Lightroom's "Develop" module, and "exporting" purpose dedicated images for the internet and print.
Photo critique: And I can give some constructive critique of your work if you wish too
If you have any questions about my landscape 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 or PayPal via the secure e-commerce option below.
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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.