Courses – 2020

Beginners

This course is designed specifically for people taking their first steps in photography. Whether you want to take photos of people, landscapes or architecture, this course will explain the fundamentals of photography to you.

The course comprises 9 lessons.

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Intermediate

Advance and consolidate your photography skills by learning new concepts and trying new types of photography. This course includes lessons in macro, studio and night-time photography.

The course comprises 6 lessons.

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Landscapes

Landscape photography is one of the first styles that new camera owners try. It is also one of the most difficult to master. Bill will teach you how to evaluate the view before you using both technical and compositional skills and to discern the qualities that will make your shots better.

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Photoshop & Lightroom

You do not need to own the software to take part in this course.

This course introduces you to Photoshop and Lightroom, clarifying their place in relation to each other. You will then learn and practise the key tools in each piece of software, utilising the most effective workflow to get the best from your images.

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Studio lighting

Flash and strobe lighting can seem overwhelming and complex but it really isn’t so. In this session, the different types of lighting will be explained and we will build several images from scratch in the studio. You will also learn how to pose friends and family and help them relax in front of the camera.

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1-2-1 private tuition

Whether it's a single concept or skill that you need a single session to help you resolve or you just want individual attention while you learn from the start, one-to-one tuition may be the right solution for you.

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90-minute taster sessions

£10 90-minute Beachside Introduction to Photography Session

Next session on February 22nd 2020.

Are you frustrated by your camera? Do you find the menus and settings confusing?

Join me for a 90-minute outdoor session where I will demystify your camera settings and teach you how to get the best from your camera quickly. I'll also give you clear, practical advice and show you how to instantly improve the quality of your photographs. It’s easier than you think.

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£10 90-minute Classroom Introduction to Photography Session

Next session on March 3rd 2020.

Join me for a 90-minute introductory lesson, where I’ll cover some basics of photography and send you away with new photography skills while also allowing you to see what a full course would involve.

You will not be pressured to sign up for a full class. This session is a relaxed introduction to photography for the curious, designed to help you on your way to a better understanding of photography.

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Anita Corbin exhibition

FREE EVENT for Brighton & Hove residents!

Anita Corbin First Women Exhibition:
2.30pm, Sunday, March 1st at Brighton Museum

I’ll be heading off to this exhibition and invite you to join me. I’ll be outside at 2.30 so will meet you there if you want to come along! Please sign up through the Meetup group (it’s free!) so that I know to expect you 😊

There’s no Meetup fee, it’s just a photo social!

Photographer Anita Corbin has spent the past 10 years taking pictures of 100 inspirational women. All of them are trailblazers, people who have been the first to do something previously only done by a man. Anita Corbin is a British photographer. Her collections and exhibitions include Visible Girls (1981) and First Women UK (2018). The National Portrait Gallery holds eight of her works.

‘It is my hope that women who dream big will look at these pictures and see that they are not alone.’ Anita Corbin

Discover and celebrate 100 pioneering women of the 21st century in this major exhibition by acclaimed photographer Anita Corbin. These striking images capture an impressive record of female achievement, from beatboxing to bomb detection, computing to cricket, blast furnaces to boardrooms.

Read about the Brighton Exhibition here and look at two of Anita’s earlier series below:

VISIBLE GIRLS REVISITED

The original photographic series, Visible Girls by Anita Corbin portrayed the search for identity; the street-level self that was part of a tribe bonded by music, fashion and politics. 36 years later, Corbin’s Visible Girls: Revisited has called those original Girls back together, viewing those changed women through a modern lens.

View the collection here

FIRST WOMEN

Read about the First women project here

Blog

Summer news

Now we’re approaching the end of Summer (don’t shoot the messenger!) it’s time to indulge yourself and dust off that expensive camera you bought but perhaps don’t get the best from. GET WILD! But before that, why not get out this weekend and see some of the best wildlife photography of the year. We’re having …

Photo Collections

Welcome to my photo collections

I love traveling and taking 'natural' photos, that is photos that haven't been set up or planned.

The idea is to see what everyone else sees but interpret my impression of it through the lens.

I only use natural light as well, no flash, with the exception of portraits.

 

Portraits

China

Barcelona

Out and About

Iceland

Florence

California

Valencia

Textures

Amsterdam

Brighton

About Bill

‘The camera in your hand doesn’t take a great photograph. You do.'

Bill is an award-winning graphic designer and has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.

He has enjoyed various roles from full-time house husband to three children, director of his own successful multimedia company, professional photographer and most recently, freelance design and marketing consultant.

He has worked for Sony as a Digital Imaging Specialist, fronting trade shows for Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Mobile. He has devised and carried out successful training courses for Sony, John Lewis, Harrods and Jessops.

He has exhibited his work extensively, selling his work privately and through his website. Bill ran his own Brighton Open House for five years and has exhibited in others homes as well.

He is fully qualified with a PTTLS Level 4 NCFE to teach Adult Education classes.

Bill strongly believes that anyone calling themselves a photographer should be judged by the quality of their work, not the cost of their kit or their technical knowledge alone.