New to photography and confused and don’t understand the basic principles of photography and what to achieve more from your camera.
This half-day workshop is designed for people that are new to photography and want to learn how to get off auto.
We meet up with informal refreshments to get to know each other and explain your camera’s settings. Before heading off for the rest of our time on a Photowalk around the local area, exploring these camera’s settings.
Workshop Course Content
These workshops will aim to cover the fundamentals of good photography. Most workshops will, therefore, 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
- White balance
- The Histogram
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 3 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