Training courses are offered throughout the year, with personal tuition on these small group photography courses. Generally held over consecutive weeks, we explore the photography skills you wish to understand.
These courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants (unless otherwise specified) to ensure you get personal tuition and the opportunity to get the most from the chosen themes and locations.
Alternatively, you can book one of my pre-arranged non-residential workshops to scenic areas of Exmoor, which are listed here, and join other like-minded photographers where you can also share ideas and experiences to improve your photography further or enjoy time out making images without fuss or hurry.
Each training course will cover the fundamentals of good photography, regardless of whether you are new to photography, an improver, or an enthusiast.
Include the following;
- The camera –where appropriate, an overview of the functions and facilities available on your camera
- Exposure control – where appropriate, manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and ISO settings and exposure compensation and bracketing
- Working with the light and camera metering modes
- Focus control
- Depth of field
- The eye of a photographer
- Images format
- White balance
- The Histogram
- Post-production options
- Narrative Telling
WHY LEARN WITH MARK
Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth, amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying for his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £10M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
WHAT DO PAST ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MARK AND HIS WORKSHOPS?
“I joined Mark on one of his 1 to 1 workshops “New to Photography Workshop” back in April 2019, I wanted to rejuvenate my hobby for photography, having been a member of a local camera club where if your face fits you were ok I wanted to understand more about photography and techniques, well 18 mths on having been a regular attendee on his walks and trips I feel I have learned much more from a very motivated, experienced educator and communicator.” Malcolm, Somerset via email
“Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect, it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks, Mark.” Mike, Taunton, Somerset
“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.” Katrina, Minehead, Somerset. “After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished, I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark.”
Karen, Porlock, Somerset “Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom.” Joanne, Minehead, Somerset
”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips ?” Elma, Facebook, NL. “
Mark’s passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops.” Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset.
A maximum group size of 6 means plenty of 1 to 1 tuition time, ensuring you get the most out of the day.
Emailed after booking
Mark Stothard, BA (Hons) in Photography, LRPS
Travel to and from the meeting point (Exmoor) Insurance for Personal items
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG?
Camera, Fully Charged Batteries, Memory card, Filters if you have any, Sound Footwear, Phone, Snacks and Drinks