1:1 Photography Tuition - Norfolk/London
Who are 1:1 tuition walks aimed at?
1:1 tuition walks are relaxed sessions, aimed at those who want to learn a new skill and beginners looking to practice photography with some gentle direction and guidance. Perhaps you've recently bought (or have been gifted) a new camera, maybe you've owned a camera for a while and would like to learn how to get more from it. A 1:1 tuition walk will help develop your creative vision and give you the knowledge required to create eye catching/immersive images.
1:1 tuition walks are 'hands on' practical sessions, I've always believed that the best way to learn a practical skill is to actually try rather than sitting in a classroom listening to someone talking (borrrring!). Walks range in times/length from 2 hours to a full day, whichever option you book, my hope is that you'll go home with some great images, a different way of seeing the world and feeling excited about what you've learnt.
Photography is a very therapeutic hobby - learning a new skill, being outside, walking and talking are all great for our mental and physical wellbeing. If you're nervous about booking, please just let me know, I've been there and completely understand.
What will I learn?
We'll talk about composition and the importance of story telling in photography. We'll also look at the different settings on your camera and practice using them to create immersive images. If you've ever wondered where to put an object in the frame, which aperture, shutter speed or ISO settings to use and when to adjust them, a 1:1 tuition walk could be for you. You'll be given 3/4 themes for our session and freedom to capture thing in your own creative style.
What type of camera should I bring?
Any camera type is fine from smartphone/compact to Bridge/CSC/DSLR. However, the level of available tuition is fully dependent on your camera type and the settings it has within it. For example, while we can create stunning images with smartphones and compact cameras, these cameras will not have the same functions or controls as a DSLR.
What can I expect on a walk day, when and where do they happen?
To begin our walk, we'll meet in a local cafe and talk about what you may or may not already know about photography, I'll then run through some basic camera settings and themes for our session before we head out on our route. You'll be encouraged to capture images that you find appealing, I'll be on hand to offer guidance, encouragement and suggestions for different compositions and camera settings.
There are three available options for session length:
2 hours - £75
Half Day (4 Hours) - £150
Full Day (6-8 Hours) - £200 - A full day's photography workshop will include a break for lunch
Locations for Norfolk include Snettisham, Gooderstone Water Gardens, Wells next the Sea, Holkham and Thornham
Locations for London include EC3 (architecture), Tower Bridge/St. Katherine's Dock, Covent Garden, The Landmark Tourist trail (Full day booking required as we'll visit multiple London landmarks - Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, The London Eye and St. Pauls Cathedral).
Walks can be tailored to suit your requirements so please don't hesitate to ask.
What dates are available?
1:1 tuition walks usually take place on Saturday or Sunday - please email with your preferred dates (minimum of 3 choices for best availability).
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes - Gift vouchers are available on request, prices as above - please email [email protected] to purchase.
What else do I need to know?
1:1 walks are fully dependent on the weather. If rain or any type of yellow/amber/red warning is forecast, a walk will be postponed with no less then 24 hours notice. Walks will then be rescheduled.
Ages 16+ only. If you're lucky enough to be under 16 and would like to come along, please ask a parent or guardian to email and book on your behalf. I ask that anyone under 16 is accompanied by an adult on walk day.
How do I request a booking?
To request a booking (including gift voucher redemption), please email [email protected] with details of:
1) Your name and contact number/email address
2) Your preferred weekend date/s (please supply at least 3 options)
3) Your preferred location/s
4) Your required session length
I'll get back to you within 48-72 hours to confirm availability.
To confirm your booking, advance payment will then be requested via bank transfer or PayPal Payment.
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.