pHOTOGRAPHY COURSES LONDON & SOUTH-EAST
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MAY 2013 REGIONAL NEWS Tish & Andy - one of our lucky customers scooped a £250 camera equipment voucher prize in the January 2013 PRIZE DRAW! Many congratulations to Kathryn Noakes!
The Bluebells are out in the woods of Sussex and Surrey! They are fantastic this year so if you get a chance do visit The Arlington Bluebell Trail and Farm Walk who raise money for charity every year and run a Photo Competition for visitors. Lots of spring bulbs and spring photographers were captured on a recent course at Denham. You can see them on our Facebook gallery - Denham Photography Course Early Spring Pictures.
2013 Courses...Most of our 2013 courses - Explore Your SLR/Bridge/Compact System 1 & 2, Wedding, Portrait, Landscape, Macro and Wildlife Photography are now up on the website. Just a few venues and dates have yet to be confirmed and I will post them as soon as possible. Mike, our dedicated Photoshop expert continues to run our Elements courses in central London, and two lovely new Tutors, Tony and Di, have joined us to run courses at Capel Manor Gardens and at our new London venue, Denham Country Park. The final addition to our team is the lovely Tas who has come on board to develop and to run ever more interesting and exciting London Travel and Street Photography Safaris.
Andy's wildlife photography continues to attract attention and he was shortlisted for the Societies' 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. There is an article on Andy's Chessington Wildlife Photography Courses in the Jan 2013 Digital Photographer Magazine (Issue 130 Astro Techniques). To see our Andy on BBC Countryfile teaching Julia Bradbury how to photograph the deer at Bushy Park just click HERE. Andy's Wildlife Photo Safari Walks in Bushy Park continue throughout the year.
MACRO COURSES AT THE TROPICAL ZOO ARE BACK!The Tropical Zoo has MOVED to Hounslow Urban Farm. On these courses you will be able to photograph a number of exotic animals very close up - including beautiful and colourful exotic lizards, snakes, spiders and amphibians. Our Going Digital Close Up & Macro Photography courses run regularly from February 2013 at the Tropical Zoo.
NEW COURSE - GETTING STARTED IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN CREATIVE AUTO!This hands-on workshop is suitable for all digital cameras with Scene Modes (e.g. Landscape, Portrait, Sport etc.) For EVERYONE wanting to take better photos with their Point and Shoot Compact (Ixus, Coolpix, Panasonic), and who for those who have upgraded from a P&S to a bigger camera who are just a bit overwhelmed by all the menus! A great confidence builder to help you take and share better photos...This course will get you up and running to use the camera's Scene Modes to take better photos! Click here for more information on Getting Started in Digital Photography.
NEW VENUE - DENHAM COUNTRY PARK!The Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre within Denham Country Park is a lovely new venue for our photography courses near to London. Along the river and canal banks herons are regularly seen and you may be lucky enough to see a kingfisher. In the summer the woodlands are alive with many species of warblers and other birds. On warm days many damselflies and dragonflies fly over the meadows and wetland areas. Please click here to book our courses at Denham Country Park.
GAMBIA BIRD AND WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURES!November 2013 dates are up now! I am pleased to report it is lovely and warm in the Gambia in November. The hotels are comfortable, the people are welcoming, and the bird and wildlife photography is wonderful. If you would like to join us for a just few days, or for a week to develop your photography in warmer climes this winter click here for more information on our NEW Gambia Bird and Wildlife Photography Trips.
MAY 2013 PHOTO OF THE MONTHThe May Photo of the Month Winner is Rahul Walawalkar's pretty Spring daffodil taken in Holland Park. Well done to Rahul who wins a £10 London & the South East Course voucher!
The more you understand how your camera works the more creative you can be! We also have a range of Explore courses suitable for Canon, Sony, Nikon or Olympus SLRs, the new interchangeable lens Panasonic Lumix Gs, Sony NEX and Olympus PENs as well as all brand bridge cameras, and courses to get the best from point and shoot compacts. Knowing how to do simple cropping and editing on your photographs can enable you to be even more creative so we run Photoshop Elements Editing workshops too.
PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS FOR APRILSPORT - April is Marathon month with both the Brighton and London Marathons this month. Why not get out there with your cameras an see if you can capture a fantastic action shot like this prize-winner of the recent Sigma Imaging UK Competition by our Tutor Andy Folwell!
''Congratulations to Andy Folwell who has won our Spirit of Sport competition with this fantastic image. The judges felt it captured perfectly the excitement and atmosphere of the event.'' Sigma Imaging UK
Please keep sending your pictures in for our Photo of the Month Competition, and do let us know if you have entered and won any other competitions so we can sound the trumpets!
The email address to send your pictures to is: firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT AWARDSHi Tish and Andy, I took Tish's advice and went for the LRPS assessment last month and passed. Thanks. I'm absolutely thrilled because the assessors liked my panel so much that they kept it for their 'roadshow'. I've also been asked to submit the jpegs to the society for their photo library to be used for educational and other purposes. I was in Guernsey for a while in the past few months. A colleague whose husband owns a art gallery/framing shop saw some of my prints which I gave her has asked me to send six views of Guernsey to sell in their gallery. Thanks so much. Kind regards, Shian. LRPS Panel.
Hey Tish and Andy...I got my ARPS this month - I'm a very happy bunny. Thanks for your excellent training Marilyn. Taylor Made Imagery.
SPECIAL OFFERS!OUR GIFT TO YOU: New for 2012 - GDLSE Progression £10 discount applies to all our GDLSE Photo Walks and Photo Safaris. So if you book a Photo Walk to practice the skills you have learnt on previous courses - don't forget to deduct your discount from your payment, or email us at email@example.com for the discount code to input on your card/Paypal payment!
All Going Digital Wedding Photography Course students progressing to The Bride and Groom Flow Posing Masterclass receive a £25 discount off the cost of their Masterclass. Don't forget to deduct your discount on booking!
LOAN CAMERASYou can borrow a Nikon SLR, Canon SLR, Canon Bridge Camera, or Panasonic G1 for our workshops and one to one training in London and the South East. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability.
PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES - ONE-TO-ONES, SMALL GROUPS, CONFERENCES and REWARD DAYS, TEAM BUILDING...Photography for business courses are available for individuals or for groups. These courses can be specifically tailored to teach you the skills to excel in the photography you need to use for your business - whether it is of products, or of people. Weekday prices for a bespoke course designed to meet your specific business needs and delivered to your staff at your venue are: £350 for a group of up to 6, £450 for a group of 10 and and £550 for a group of 10 to 15. Quotes for external venue hire and lunch/refreshments can be provided on request in additition to the course provision price. Team building and fun reward days are also available. We have previously run very successful team building reward days for top performers at major blue chip UK companies including banks and pension funds. For further information contact email@example.com, or call 01323 873400. To see a list of some of the companies we have worked with please click HERE.
ONE-TO-ONE PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING FOR PLEASUREOur One-to-One photography experience days usually run from 10am to 4pm. One-to-One Experience Days (a second person is welcome, free of charge) offer you the opportunity to have a bespoke course provided that focuses on your specific requirements at the venue of your choice. We have a special for offer for One-to-One's at £150 in Denham Country Park, or nearby. Central London One-to-Ones with one of our highly experienced photography Tutors are £195. London Photoshop One-to-Ones with Mike Crawford are £250.
We offer weekday One-to-Ones in Brighton or surrounds for £150. Wildlife One-to-Ones can be arranged with Andy near Brighton at Drusillas Park(entrance additional).
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One-to-One FeedbackHi Andy , many thanks the One to One yesterday. It was the best day out I've had for a long time. I had a quick look over the photos last night when I got in and I could not believe that I took half of them I'm so please at how they all came out over 150 good photos from one day. I've already planned a visit this weekend to a zoo in Hampshire. As you said on the first course about photography should be fun, you certainly make it a fun filled and enjoyable day, one I won't forget for a longtime. Regards Kerry.
Just a quick note for Andy to say - Thank you so much for giving Charlotte (and Paul) such a fantastic day on Saturday. She came home "full of it" and had some fantastic photos as well. They both found the day very informative and hopefully she will now be able to take better quality photos and increase her chance of getting an A* (she is already predicted an A). Thanks again, Caroline.
MENTORINGIf you would like structured support and ongoing critique from us to develop your photography you may like to join our Mentoring Club. You will receive a constructive critique and advice on 3-5 shots a month (which could be a mixture of ones you're pleased with and ones that you feel could be better). The programme costs just £25 for 3 months or £75 for 12 months. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. to sign up and then upload your first photos! You can choose to email your photos directly to us, or to joing the Going Digital Sharp Shooter's Forum on Flickr where you can be inspired by how other members have interpreted the monthly them as well as sharing your own photos for feedback and mentoring. We will check your photos and the EXIF data and post our constructive comments so that you can learn how to take better photographs the next time you're out with your camera. Monthly themes will be set to inspire your development! For further information and to book click Book Now >>
Tish & Andy HornsburyAndy and Tish Hornsbury (M.A.) are professional wedding photographers. Their wedding photography company is Dreamcatcher Photography. Members of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP & BPPA), they are based near Brighton and their business operates throughtout London and the South East. Andy specializes in portrait photography and digital makeovers. His personal intersts include wildlife, landscape, and travel photography, and he is a member of the SINWP. Shortlisted for the Societie's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awared 2012,
Andy's photography can be viewed at Andy Hornsbury Photography. Tish specializes in photographing people, but she her lifelong interest in the arts extends through the creative mediums. Her special interest is flash. She also enjoys travel, nature and landscape photography.
Diane McCann owns and operates her own photography business with assistance from her partner Tony. Diane has been interested in photography from an early age. Having moved from film to digital over 15 years ago. Diane is particularly interested in Travel, Landscapes and people photography.
See Di's photos on Flickr
Visit Di's website: Devil Photography
Tony Cannon has been a photographer for a number of years and has a keen interest in landscapes and wildlife photography along with pet portraiture.
See Tony's photos on Flickr
Visit Tony's website: Devil Photography
FEEDBACKHi Andy, Thanks for a wonderful day at Thames. It was really useful. I am looking forward to meet you for the second part.
Thanks a lot, Dr. Rajesh Gupta, London.
Hi Andy, Just a quick email to thank you for the Explore 1 course yesterday, it was very informative although I have realised just how much practise I need! No doubt I will be booking part 2 very soon. Many thanks, Jen.
The practical approach to the course really suited my learning style. All errors/bad photos are my doing and not the teaching. Here's a small collection of the better (not necessarily good) photos from tonight that I've posted to my site. I've only done some post processing work in Aperture on 3 of them, 2 of which are evident as they're black and white whilst the 3rd is the pedestrian crossing where I've altered the white balance. Ian. The photos are at my gallery site - Lorry's Vault.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today's course at Bodiam, and especially the quality of Andys' (plural) tuition. Great fun. I guess entering pensionerhood I ought to learn a few of the things that I should have learned years ago, and I really felt much more confident about my camera where before it was baffling at times.
I've just phoned Tess in Dubai and she's really pleased too, so thanks.
Time now for a pint of the beer I bought at Bodiam.
Hope we meet again. Cheers, John Richardson.
Hi Tish, thought I'd send you a quick email to say I thoroughly enoyed the course on Saturday. I never knew my compact camera could do so much. I'm now planning to seek out some opportunties to practice what I've learnt. I'm particularly keen to remind myself of the points he made about F numbers and ISO...Thanks once again for organising a great course. Best wishes, Francis
Thanks again for all your help and advice on Saturday. I really enjoyed myself, Emmy.
Thank you so much for your help at the home studio course, it has helped me understand about studio lighting a lot more and has fueled me even more to reach my goal of being a fashion photographer Many Thanks Dan Brooker
I am sending this e-mail to you so that you have my work and private address to send over the 10D manual that you said you could get for me and the remote software for my Astrophotography. I would also like to say thank you very much for a great day out, both Jenny and myself really enjoyed and learned a lot in a very short time. I now feel much more confident in using my 10D and hope to get to Jenny’s standard or maybe even up to your standard tooJ. If I publish my photos to the web I will forwarded my link if you have a chance to look it over and give me feedback I would be really grateful. Kind regards,
Just wanted to say thanks for the course on Saturday at Petworth, it was fantastic - will definitely be booking the follow up course. Rgds Bev.
Cancellation policy for London & the South EastIf you notify us in advance that you wish to cancel/or transfer your course to another date, in accordance with the booking Terms and Conditions that you have agreed to, we will immediately make your places re-available on the website. If your booking has been re-sold by the day of the course we will notify you that a transfer/or refund (subject to an administration fee is available). If your place has not re-sold no refund, or transfer will be possible. For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing insurance.
Professional Photographers & Tutors, Tish & Andy Hornsbury own and run Going Digital London & the South-East and Dreamcatcher Photography.
Tel: 01323 873400
Mob: 0770 247 3101
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