Photography Especially for Beginners - Flatford Mill

Duration: 3 days

Price: £254

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

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About the Course

Weekend photography residential course, run by the Field Studies Council.

This course is ideal for photographers looking to release the potential of their cameras and their own creativity. To be able to reach your potential as a photographer you first need to master the camera. The first part of this course is designed to help you achieve this. By learning about the menus and the controls of your own camera you will be able to get the camera to work the way you want it to rather than the other way 'round. There will be ample opportunity to put all the techniques and concepts discussed into practice during this course. Flatford Mill is a wonderful location with a huge variety of subjects to practise on. During the practical session around Flatford Mill, I will be on hand to help fine-tune your compositions and help with the many photography techniques that we have discussed.

Steve Hedges has been a professional photographer for the last twenty-five years. During his career he has photographed a huge variety of subjects including public relations photography, commercial photography, portraiture, weddings, landscape and nature. Steve is fully qualified with the Master Photographer's Association and the Royal Photographic Society. He has also been shortlisted in the 2011 and 2014 Outdoor photographer of the year competitions and once in the British Wildlife photographer of the year competition.

Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. Please get in touch directly to book this offer.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

Up to 9 hours of tuition a day; tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day; centre organised transport during the course; most admission fees and some course materials. Residential prices include cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home-made cakes and an evening meal (vegetarian and other dietary options are available).

You will need to bring your own digital camera - almost any camera will be fine for this course. Bridge cameras, compact system cameras
and digital DSLRs are all fine. Tripods are very useful but not essential. Suitable clothing and footwear are necessary because it is important to be comfortable when taking photographs outside on location.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 6th April 2018

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