Photography Course at Flatford Mill Suffolk

Photography Course at Flatford Mill Suffolk

I also run photography courses at Flatford Mill in Suffolk for the Field Study Council. These courses are a mix of classroom learning and practical photography workshops around Flatford Mill. The emphasis will be towards the practical workshops because photography is a practical subject.

Flatford Mill has much to offer the photographer, from the meandering river Stour to reflective mill ponds and of course the picturesque Willie Lott’s cottage (or indeed house as it’s now known). This is a great location for learning your compositional skills and the use of available light. Flatford Mill was featured in paintings by the famous painter John Constable which is quite an endorsement.

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Seeing and knowing how to compose a great image is of course key to becoming a good photographer. It is also important to understand the technical side of photography too in order to bring your image-making to life. With this in mind we will also cover during these courses: camera controls and menus, fill flash, photographic filters, creative use of shutter speed and aperture, white balance, exposure modes, exposure histogram. For the experienced photographer I will adjust the course content to take into account your higher level of technical knowledge. As well as all the techniques already mentioned, my courses are designed to boost your confidence as a photographer so you can take great images on a regular basis.

The Field Study council are a great organisation dedicated to offering a great learning experience to all sections of society. Great effort is made to make the learning process fun as well as educational. I also firmly believe that if a student is enjoying themselves they will find learning the subject so much easier. Many lessons are held in the great outdoors and this course is no exception

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If you have any questions during or after the course I’m happy to answer them at any time. Once the workshop is finished I will send you a full set of notes covering all the subjects discussed during each photographic session. I think this is also very important because it’s hard to retain all the information you are given at the time.

If you would like to book a place on these courses please Contact The Flatford Mill Field Study council on : 01206 297110

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Course Dates

Course dates still to come for 2024 : 

08-08-2024 – Developing the photographer’s eye – one photography day course

26-08-2024, 27-08-2024 and 28-08-2024 – Three-day Creative Photography Course

Course dates for 2025 :

21-02-2025 through until 23-02-2025 – Three-day Winter Creative Photography Course 

27-05-2025 – Developing the photographer’s eye – one day photography course

09-08-2025 – Developing the photographer’s eye – one day photography course


For prices or to book a place on any of the above courses, please contact the Flatford Mill Field Study council on : 01206 297110 

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