Brighton Photography Courses – 2021

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Beginners' Photography

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 over 6 weeks.

Course 03 begins Wednesday 26th

COURSE NOW FULLY BOOKED PLEASE CONTACT BILL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FUTURE COURSES.

 

Cancellation and refund policy - please read!

Cancellation and refund policy for all courses

Cancellations must be received via email in advance of the event.

The following cancellation charges apply:

  •    6+ weeks notice from start date: Full refund
  •    4-6 weeks notice from start date: 40% refund
  •    0-4 weeks notice from start date: No refund
  •    Failure to attend from start date: No refund

If you are unable to attend the course someone else may attend in your place at no additional cost.

All requests for substitutions must be received via email at least 24 hours before the course begins with the name, contact email and telephone number for the replacement student.

Courses cannot be deferrred to a later date.

EXCEPTIONS FOR COVID LOCKDOWN ONLY

In the event of the classes being cancelled due to a new Covid lockdown you will be reimbursed for the classes you were unable to take on a pro-rata basis.

EXAMPLE:

A Beginners’ course costs £160 for 9 lessons which equals £17.77 per lesson.

If a Covid lockdown meant we could not complete the final 2 lessons you would be reimbursed £35.54.

Otherwise, the cancellation fees are as listed above.

Cancellation and refund policy for all courses

Cancellations must be received via email in advance of the event.

The following cancellation charges apply:

  •    6+ weeks notice from start date: Full refund
  •    4-6 weeks notice from start date: 40% refund
  •    0-4 weeks notice from start date: No refund
  •    Failure to attend from start date: No refund

If you are unable to attend the course someone else may attend in your place at no additional cost.

All requests for substitutions must be received via email at least 24 hours before the course begins with the name, contact email and telephone number for the replacement student.

Courses cannot be deferrred to a later date.

EXCEPTIONS FOR COVID LOCKDOWN ONLY

In the event of the classes being cancelled due to a new Covid lockdown you will be reimbursed for the classes you were unable to take on a pro-rata basis.

EXAMPLE:

A Beginners’ course costs £160 for 9 lessons which equals £17.77 per lesson.

If a Covid lockdown meant we could not complete the final 2 lessons you would be reimbursed £35.54.

Otherwise, the cancellation fees are as listed above.

COMING SOON

Course details are currently being updated and will be live within the next few weeks

Intermediate photography

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.

Details to follow

Lightroom & Photoshop

This course is for complete beginners to photo editing software. It 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.

Details to follow

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.

Details to follow

FUTURE COURSES

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.

Details to follow

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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Student photos

Bill Black photos

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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.

Contact Bill  by clicking here

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