Photography Workshop

Level 1

Workshops are suitable for people who are ‘absolute beginners’ and people who have some understanding of camera settings but feel there are still some things they could do better. So, an ‘absolute beginner’ will probably have been using the automatic settings on the camera such as the ‘landscape or portrait’ buttons. An ‘improver’ may have been using some setting like ‘aperture priority’ or even ‘manual’ but not feel they are really completely getting the best from these settings. On these workshops you will learn the following:-

The use of variable apertures and how they affect Depth of Field – i.e. how to control how much / little of the picture is in focus. how to move your focusing point and ‘lock’ it in position & where you should focus to attain maximum DOF exposure control – including ‘exposing to the right’ and use of your histogram basic compositional guidelines such as the ‘rule of thirds’ and the use of ‘leading lines’ a basic understanding of the use of graduated neutral density filters an undestanding of minimum shutter speeds when hand holding the creative use of white balance – preferably in camera basic post processing skills in either photoshop or lightroom – i.e. levels, curves, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpening, & some ‘differential post processing work’ on particular areas of the picture using whichever technique you find most comfortable (there are lots of different ways of doing it!)



Full Day Landscape Photography Tour.

10am – 4pm


Up to 6 Places per Tour

Half Day Landscape Photography Tour



1.00pm – 4.00pm


Up to 6 Places per Tour


Learn landscape photography, it will advance your existing knowledge by taking this field based 2016 Landscape Photography Course with Simon, whether you are an ambitious professional or simply a beginner, I will tailor the course to your individual needs to help your advancement. The landscape photography course will help improve your technique regardless of the type of camera and equipment you use.

Simon provides tuition within the landscape neighbouring his home on the beautiful Jurassic Coast that surrounds Lyme Regis in Dorset. In the late autumn and winter months the superb light that can be acquired from this area of the Jurassic Coast is both amazing and touching. Lyme Regis is home to The Cobb an iconic Grade 1 listed structure that protects the working harbour and town. The Cliffs that surround Lyme Regis are some of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks for both photography and Fossils, not to mention the vast panoramic views over Golden Cap as well as the many hidden coves and rocky coastline; Lyme Bay also provides excellent unexpected photographic opportunities throughout winter with the huge stormy seas that pound The Cobb and the areas that surround it, when the tourists have all disappeared. Simon was born here and has lived all his life in the area capturing the very essence of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast.

2016 Landscape Photography Workshops can easily be undertaken at other renowned landscape locations along the spectacular Dorset Jurassic Coast to include Portland, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, as well as others. Simon has delivered one to one and group tuition across this area and it is possible for the workshop to be brought to a location of your choice*.

Course Content

Full Day

10.00am – 4.00pm
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