1:1 'Introduction to Photography' Tuition Walks - Norfolk/London
Now booking for Wednesdays in February and weekends from March to October
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 basic 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 it rather than sitting in a classroom listening to someone talking (borrrring!). Walks are kept to just 3 hours which will give us enough time to explore some of the basics, 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.
What type of camera should I bring?
Any camera type is fine from smartphone/compact to Bridge/CSC/DSLR. However, the level of 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 but I'll be on hand to offer themes, guidance, encouragement and suggestions for different compositions/camera settings.
3 hours - £75
Locations for Norfolk include Snettisham, Gooderstone Water Gardens, Wells next the Sea, Holkham and Thornham
Locations for London include: EC3 (architecture), The South Bank from Tower Bridge to Tate Modern and Tower Bridge/St. Katherine's Dock
Walks can be tailored to suit your location requirements so please don't hesitate to ask.
What dates are available?
1:1 tuition walks take place on Wednesday's in November, December, January and February. Then on weekends from March to October. Please email three preferred dates for the best chance of availability.
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, where rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
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.
Gift certificates are available.
Testimonials - https://jonclifton.zenfolio.com/testimonials
How do I request a booking?
To request a booking please email [email protected] with details of:
1) Your name (or your gift recipients name), contact number and email address
2) Your preferred date/s (please provide at least 3 dates)
3) Your preferred walk location
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
Gift certificates will be emailed after payment has been received
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.