Day – Landscape

Improve Your Landscape Photography
1-Day Course at Rottingdean - £95

Class limited to 5 places

Landscape photography is one of the first styles that new camera owners try. It is also one of the most difficult to master because the shooting conditions change constantly and cannot be guaranteed.

The idea of this 1-day course is to teach you how to evaluate the scene using both technical and compositional skills which will then allow you to get the best from any given situation.

A flexible approach to landscape photography is required to avoid falling into the trap of using a lack of ‘correct’ weather as an excuse for not getting any shots. Instead of ‘poor weather’, ‘the wrong light’, ‘too many people/not enough people’ being an excuse not to shoot, in this course you will learn how to use the unpredictability of the situation to your advantage and discern the qualities that present themselves on the day that will perhaps give you a different set of shots than you anticipated.

You often only get one opportunity to visit a given location. Having the skills to deal with whatever conditions  you find when you get there is crucial to becoming a more successful and confident photographer.

Although you may go out to shoot a wide open space, other opportunities present themselves when on location - architecture, textural shots, etc - and you will learn how to maximise the photographic opportunities of any outing.

If you are feeling that your landscape shots are missing a certain something, then this is the day for you.

HOW AND WHERE

We will meet outside the White Horse in Rottingdean.

We will begin our shoot by visiting Kipling Gardens and St Margaret’s Church before walking back down through the village and down onto Rottingdean beach.

After taking some shots we will stop for lunch - not included - before strolling along the beach to Saltdean where we will take our final shots.

 

WHAT KIT SHOULD I BRING?

Bring your camera, spare batteries and memory cards if you have them.

Wide angle and telephoto lenses.

A tripod is not essential but is undeniably an asset.

Good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

 

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.

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David Hoare

"Before going on Bill’s beginners photography course, I was a bit hesitant. I was quickly reassured upon meeting Bill, who is incredibly down-to-earth and engaging in his teaching.

I would highly recommend any beginners heading into intermediary levels, as I’m sure you’ll learn something new, and most importantly have a fun time as well!"

James Barron

"Bill has taken my patchy, YouTube learnt Photography knowledge and taught me everything I need to know to take a great photo.
Bill is a great, patient teacher with a wealth of photography knowledge.

I cannot recommend Bill’s courses enough!"

Sue Braat

"I attended Bill’s beginners photography course this year and really enjoyed it. By the end of the course I felt confident enough to use my camera on manual settings and knew how to compose a good photo.

Bill has a wealth of knowledge and is a great teacher. I would recommend his course to anybody who would like to take their cameras off automatic settings with confidence."

Some of my landscape shots

Book your course

When
10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 29th May , 2020.
Please not that lunch is not included in the price of this course.

Where
Meet outside the White Horse in Rottingdean

How
Please pay for the course using the link below. You can pay with paypal or any credit/debit card.