Photography Course at Flatford Mill Suffolk
I am running two photography courses at Flatford Mill in Suffolk for the Field Study Council. The first one is a weekend course in April.The course will be 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.
The second course is a five day course which runs from Monday August 20th to Friday 24th August. This course will also be 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.Because the course is longer many of the subjects we look at can be covered in greater depth.
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.
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 the weekend : 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
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.
April Weekend Course dates:
Course dates : April 6th, April 7th, April 8th and April 9th
If you would like to book a place on this course please follow the link to the Field Study council’s website http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/2018/fm/photography-especially-for-beginners-73623.aspx
August week- long course dates:
Monday August 20th to Friday August 24th. (20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th)
If you would like to book a place on this course please follow the link to the Field Study council’s website