PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN SOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE
Photography Workshops at Burghley House
Burghley House, just off the A1 near Stamford on the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire border, provides us with a huge variety of subjects to photograph on our courses and workshops, from the rolling parkland and lake to architecture, water features and sculptures.
Burghley is not just all about rolling parkland, it is also an ideal venue for indoor workshops such as Portrait Photography.
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY USING A HOME STUDIOStudio lighting workshops are held at Burghley throughout the year.
See the Home Studio page or more information: Portrait Photography using a Home Studio.
PHOTOGRAPHING BIRDS OF PREYWe are now able to offer an Introduction to Photographing Birds of Prey workshop in the parkland at Burghley, providing us with some fantastic backgrounds for the birds.
ABOUT THIS VENUE
Mob: 07751 745245
Why not bring your family for a day out? Visit the Burghley House website for details.
Dear Rod and Alli
Thank you for a splendid 2 days of learning the ins and outs of wedding photography. I have picked up so much useful information and skills and I know my portraits will definitely improve.
Kay (Intro. to Wedding Photography)
Thank you for another fantastically run workshop by Rod! I attended two workshops run by him last year and enjoyed them so much booked the Portraits course. I've attached a couple of my images from the workshop which I hope you will be able to use on the image gallery.
I look forward to booking another workshop with you soon.
Rachel (Portraits, Family & Friends)
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable day last Saturday at Burghley House. The whole day was informative, inclusive and above all motivating (I've been borderline hyperactive with my camera in the last couple of days).
Looking forward to enrolling on the next workshop.
Ken (Explore SLR Part 1)
Just a few lines to say I found yesterday’s workshop very helpful & now understand adjustment layers much better. Your explanations cleared up a lot of confusion I had from the beginners & intermediate courses I did in College, where although the tutor touched on layers she did not explain them anywhere as near as well as you & we didn’t use layers for adjustments. I feel I have learnt much more from your 6 hour workshop than 20 hours total with the college. Your hand-outs were also great. Plus it is nice to know that even after the workshop we can still seek your advice if we need it. I just wish I had done the beginners one with you instead of the college.
You mentioned that there were a couple of differences in Elements version 10 that you would email me if I contacted you. I remember that I need to change the general preferences to allow floating documents in full edit mode & that in the window menu I should go to ‘images’ then ‘float all in windows’. Are they the only major differences I need to know?
I’m looking forward to the Landscapes workshop next month at Anglesey Abbey.
Dave (Intro. to Elements)
it’s twirling umbrella here, George!
I had a great day last Saturday and I feel I learnt a great deal as it was my first time using studio lights. I have attached pics which I think are the best I took. I have sent copies to the Models’ Mothers for their approval for me to put on my website. I would be interested to have your comments.
I have been on your website and looks great, very professional! Perhaps you would like to visit my website at www.gamphotography.co.uk
I hope to see both yourself and Rod very soon on another course
Very best regards
George (Portraits with Home Studio)
For your website! ...Thanks for an enjoyable September course in wedding photography, Burley is an excellent setting. Good attention helping with the technical side of things as well as composition and Adobe Elements. - Ray C.
When are you doing your Birds of Prey course?
Ray (Intro. to Wedding Photography)
Hi Rod & Ann
May I take this opportunity just to say a very big thank you to you both for the
way you made me welcome on the very first day of the Wedding introduction course
you made me feel at ease from the minute I walked in the room,and that made me relaxed.
With regards the course I found it absolute brilliant ,it learned me to so much about Wedding Photography
from picking up a cigarette stub on the ground around the bride right through to getting the correct aperture
and for some one like me who had nether done a Wedding before, I found it very beneficial.
I also want to thank you both for your one to one support you showed me around things.
If I may I would also like to thank Amanda for all the help she gave at times she must have been thinking
come on just get on with it, when we where taking the picture. She was absolutely stunning not just has a bride either
Once again may I thank you for a great introduction to Wedding photography and
the support you all gave me.
Steve (Burghley House - Intro. to Wedding Photography)
I hope you had a pleasant weekend after Burghley, was certainly warm enough, so i expect you were in the shade! Thanks again for the course on Saturday, put me in a good position for photographing in the Peaks yesterday with my climbing buddies.
Have been on crookedimages and agree they have a very comprehesnive stock of which i have now procured various elements, well it was payday. Jusrt about to read you blog on cleaning lenses/mirrors.
See you on the 1st July at Stanwick Lakes
Adam (Landscape Part 1)
Just wanted to thank you for the portrait photography course last week-end at Anglesey Abbey. You managed to make it both informative and fun. Thanks. Already improved my group & family photos ! I have also attached the photo I showed you which I took after a course 2 yrs ago. Please feel free to put in the gallery on the Going Digital site if good enough.
Chris (Portraits - Family & Friends)
Hello Rod and Ann
A note of thanks to you both for today’s enjoyable and informative workshop at Burghley House (DSLR part 1). I really appreciated your patience and understanding as I struggled to put the theory into practice and your reassurance that this will fall into place with practice, has given me the confidence I needed. My camera is ready and at my side in preparation for its first solo outing tomorrow (weather permitting) and I look forward to learning more from you in the near future,
Just a short note to you both to say thanks for a great day at Burghley House. I thought the instruction and assistance we received was excellent. Personally I would have preferred less time at the end of the day on the review and more time actually being shown the different lighting set ups because try as you did Roy we simply didn't move the lights and models around as much as we should have.
I thought we were very fortunate to have our 3 models that along with the multiple lighting set ups made the group size excellent.
OK that's enough from me I'd hate to interrupt your enjoyment of daytime TV Rod!
I hope to see you again soon.
Silvan (Studio Lighting)
Thanks for an enjoyable and informative course. I arrived with a some
understanding of each setting in isolation and left able to think of
them in combination. Next stage, put the theory into practice.
Your, incidental, practical advice on equipment and software was
especially valuable. All the best.
I would like to thank for your tutoring on today's course as well as the one which took place on 11th March. I really enjoyed both courses and liked the way you led all participants of both courses through the incredible amount of information which was simply outstanding. Just when I got home I realized how much I'd learned and how little I'd known about my new SLR camera.
Once again, THANKS A LOT.
Just a line to say thanks very much for a great day last Friday I learnt so much about taking photos of birdsa nd about my camera Nikon D3100 I took my camera and my new found knowledge to one of the broads not far from where I live I was having trouble with birds in flight this is what I wanted to achieve let me know what you think of these please.
Andrew (Birds of ~Prey - Burghley House)
Brian and I attended the Creative Editing workshop at Burghley House on Saturday 10th March. We both found it very interesting and informative. It was an excellent day . Giving us plenty to practice and develop our editing skills. Thank you!
We really did have a wonderful day even if we went home a bit brain dead!! This is the 3rd course we have attended and all three have been excellent! Well Done.
Rosemary and Brian
> Hi Rod,
> A huge thank you for the amazing day course on Saturday 10th March, Creative Photoshop Elements. I found that having taken the introductory course last year, last Saturday's course enabled me to make sense of Photoshop and what it could offer at long last. 'Layers' are no longer are a mystery to me and I came away feeling quite confident that I could create something special from any of the photographs in my collection! Apologies for not having sent this email sooner..........I have been glued to the computer creating masterpieces!
> Bridget Burghley House (Creative Editing)
Thanks for a great elements course on Saturday.I learnt do much and my head is still buzzing with excitement at what I will be able to do with photos.We certainly packed a lot into the day.
See you again
Karen (Creative Editing - Burghley House)
Thank you for a great course today, its put all of the layer actions into context and made them far more understandable
Chris (Creative Editing - Burghley House)
Hi Rod Having attended a digital photography and photoshop course with you in September I wanted to thank you so much. As always, your courses were well organised and I learned such a great deal. Nothing is too much trouble for you and your considerable patience makes learning so much easier. You always make learning fun and your sense of humour ensures that we have a laugh as well. Thanks also to Anne. I look forward to the next course. Cheerio for now from:
Lynda (Landscape Photography at Burleigh House)
Hello Rod & Ann
Firstly I'd like to say how much I enjoyed the course at Burghley House last Saturday. I got a lot out of it. It was well organised, easy to understand and very well presented (enough of the patronising now!). I had a business trip to Prague earlier this week and managed to get some free time to begin to put it into practice. I've attached one of the (many) images I took, if only to demonstrate to Ann that I now know the correct way to hold my camera to take portrait shots!
Andrew W. (Landscape)
I don't suppose you remember me, I attended the Going Digital Photography Workshops at Wicken (the rainy day version) and Anglesey Abbey last year.
I just wanted to let you know that I was shortlisted in the Notcutt's (Garden Centres) Photographic Competition this year. I didn't win, but it was only the second competition I've entered - so I wanted to say thank you! The courses gave me the encouragement and confidence in my own abilities to 'get out there and do something' - and I did!
Lesley G. (SLR1)
Dear Rod and Ann,
I thought I'd let you know what a fantastic day I had at Burghley House. I am extremely glad I attended the course and will be booking myself onto the DSLR2 course in the future; plus a few others probably! I now feel much more confident when using my camera.
The course presentation was excellent; it was easy to understand, and not rushed, which really helped me enjoy the day, plus it was evident everyone else was enjoying themselves with all the laughing and chatting going on! Once again, thank you both for what was a fun and enjoyable day.
Ian Potter (SLR1)
Thanks for a great day yesterday. My old brain was reeling by the end of the day, but going through it all since, I've really picked up quite a lot, and I'm keen to get practicing. I've signed up for part 2, on the only date I was a available at a reasonably nearby venue and am disappointed to find that its not you 2 again. Thanks for all your help.
Sue Freck (SLR1)
Having completed the Explore your DSLR part 1 course today, I'm writing to thank you both for sharing your expertise!
Admittedly, I am not one for reading manuals and preferring the "hands on" approach to learning this course has provided me with more knowledge in a day than I could have obtained in months...
From now on any blur in my photos will be where I want it!
Zoe (SLR1 July 2011)
Thanks for a great day out at Burghley House today. You made the 'penny drop' with the way you explained everything & have taught me to trust my instincts to develop my photography. Joined by a great group of people on the course & certainly a pleasurable way to spend a Saturday in such beautiful surroundings. See you again on another course in the future!
Rosie (Portraits - Family and Friends)
Thanks for a great day yesterday - thoroughly enjoyable and so informative. I love my camera now that much of the mystique has been removed.
Good-bye 'Auto' hallo 'A'.
Thank you for a very enjoyable course on Saturday at Burghley House. I feel it has helped me a lot with more confidence to use Photoshop and I am looking forward to the more advanced day, sooner than August, if it can be arranged.
Thank you very much for yesterday’s course – it was excellent. Really great relaxed, enjoyable and informative day – I have already bored everybody about the rule of thirds and depth of fields!! It has definitely given me greater knowledge and confidence to experiment more with my camera – and all your additional nuggets of advice were very much appreciated. I am now very much looking forward to the DSLR2 day, and booking on the editing course!
Sue (SLR1 Workshop - Burghley)
Thanks for a fabulous day. It's given me the confidence to have a go now I understand the basics. Been home 2 hours and haven't mentioned depth of field once yet! (could be because there's only me here!!!)
Thanks again and will definitely be booking for DSLR2 or 1:1 day in the new year,
Debbie (SLR 1 workshop)
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for yesterday. I learnt so much. I've been on photography courses before but never ever been lucky enough to have one so well taught. To prove it, I've booked again for 17 October!
I just love these Going Digital courses and this was yet another excellent course run by Rod Corston. We had the opportunity to take portraits under a multitude of indoor lighting conditions with advice and guidance throughout the day. We were able to use two different sets of strobe lights which would have been impossible anywhere else. This, with all the advice and guidance enabled me to decide which set to buy and now I cannot wait until it arrives. Wonderful. Thanks again Rod!
Clive - (Home Studio workshop)
thankyou very much indeed for an excellent day at Burghley - despite being intimidated by everyone else having large SLRs, you confirmed that size does not matter!
I will certainly book part 2 and will enjoy experimenting with the A setting until then!
Jackie (SLR1 - Burghley House)
Really enjoyed the workshop on Sunday, it was cold but it did not spoil the day. Have been out again today in the snow.
Rachel (SLR 1 - Burghley House)
Once again, thank you very much for the very informative and inspiring course you taught last sunday at Burghley House. It had such a positive effect that here I am already planning part 2. I think I can now say with confidence that I am a photography enthusiast.
Rodrigo (SLR 1 - Burghley House)
Thank you for the excellent course on Sunday. Yes it was cold but that did
not appear to dampen general enthusiasm. I certainly have a better
understanding than I did have prior to the course and I feel that with
practice I will soon produce better photos.
I intend to enrol for stage 2 and the photoshop workshops during 2011,
perhaps when the weather is warmer. Until then I wish you a very Merry
Christmas and a Healthy New year.
David (SLR1 - Burghley House)
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