Photography for Beginners and Improvers - 4 day residential

Duration: 4 days

Price: £467

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

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About the Course

Four day photography residential break at the historic Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council.

This course is open to all levels of photographer, although a basic understanding of your camera menus would be useful but not essential. During the course we will cover creative use of depth of field, exposure, creative use of shutter speeds, focus modes, composition, the use of colour and light before moving on to more complex techniques such as focus stacking, High Dynamic Range (HDR), spot and manual metering, photographic filters and shooting a digital panoramic. This course will suit those photographers that have a basic understanding of photography as well as the more experienced photographers because there is enough time available to start with the basic/intermediate techniques of photography and finish with more advanced subjects and techniques. Great emphasis will be placed on developing the eye and how to construct an image with impact and mood. There will also be time for one-to-one tuition for each student during the course so we can cover subjects on an individual basis. e course is a mix of classroom theory and outside location photography. Because photography is a practical subject much of the course will be spent outside putting the theory into practice. Flatford Mill is a fantastic location for photography which we will put to good use. During the course we will also visit other locations in Suffolk which offer different photographic challenges. At the end of the course a full set of notes will be emailed to you. It is really important when it comes to retaining all the knowledge you will have gained over the duration of the photography course.

Steve 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 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

Monday 20th August 2018

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