Course Update

Hi Everybody
We have some great photographic opportunities coming up over the next few months that may be of interest to you!

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March 2014 (Evenings) Imber Court, Surrey
Our Low Light photography workshop covers everything you need to know to capture night time images and the effects that long exposures produce in our photographs. The first evening at Imber Court involves a bit of theory and then out in the grounds learning the methods required to capture these shots. The second evening is spent in central London capturing our beautiful capital city at night. Transport is provided to and from Imber Court. A tripod and cable release is all that is required for this workshop.

Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th May 2014
Our new Wildlife & Horses course at New Coghurst Farm near Hastings includes starts with you discovering and practising the skills required to get up close and photograph the farms resident wildlife including a badger set. A day with the farms herd of horses that live as they would in the wild. Emma Colyer from Intuitive Horse will help you understand equine behaviour which result in you being able to get amongst the herd and capture images of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. You will also visit Rye and its scenic coastal nature reserve where amongst the beautiful coastal landscapes we will be accompanied by Barry Yates from the reserve who will help us explore the area and show us some of the 270 species of birds that visit. Barry is also a keen photographer and will show you all the best places for taking great images. The final day will be spent at the amazing Herstmonceux Castle photographing some beautiful birds of prey in the company of Gerard & Gemma Sulter, who operate East Sussex Falconry, This is no ordinary bird of prey display! You will see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and photograph them in the woods and also with the castle as a backdrop. We have spent months arranging this so as to provide you with not only expert photographic advice but also to have present true experts in their field who I’m sure you will find only add to this experience.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014
Our Improvers Course in Chichester is a practical two days in the beautiful surroundings of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. We have sought out a number of exceptional locations in this area where you will be taken and shown and assisted in capturing a selection of stunning images. You will have the opportunity of photographing landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, great panoramic ‘s , water sports and wildlife amongst other subjects. We will show you how to photograph those beautiful moody coastal images with moving water that everyone seems to want to capture. A great couple of days with Ashley to help you develop some new skills and capture some great images.

Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd May 2014 Chichester Yacht Club
A full on four days for those of you thinking about turning your hobby into a career. Our Wedding and Portrait Course is designed to give you the confidence to help you take a step forward. We cover in depth, portrait photography on location and in the studio/home. You will photograph members of the public who volunteer to act as potential clients and photograph them in our studios and outside in the harbour side grounds of Chichester Yacht Club. We will guide you through photographing a simple wedding and you will photograph our Bride and Groom both at a local church, at Chichester Yacht Club which is a popular West Sussex wedding venue and also on a beautiful local beach. You will learn how to market and promote yourself, understand the equipment you will require and spend time with our Photoshop expert. At the end of this course you will be in a position to progress your plans and start your new venture.

September 2014
We are looking at running another trip to The Picos de Europa mountains in Northern Spain at the end of September. This time flying from Heathrow to Bilbao on a Thursday evening and flying back to the UK on the Sunday. You will be met at the airport and taken to the amazing Hotel del Oso where you will spend 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. For those of you have not visited this area before it is utterly amazing and beautiful. The days will be spent exploring the local area and visiting many locations where you will capture magnificent images including the wonderful morning mists floating above the landscapes, beautiful meadows and mountain streams, abandoned villages and wildlife like Griffon Vultures and perhaps even the almost extinct Cantabrian brown bear! We expect the cost of the trip to be about £850.00. Please let me know if you would be interested in this trip and if we have enough interest we will go ahead and make the arrangements.