The first thing we do before you arrive is to have a chat with you on the telephone. It’s a great way to find out what you want to learn, on your photography course, also we get to hear each others voice ! This is the most important part of the process for us. We need to find out if you are a complete beginner wanting to find out where the ‘on button’ is or a seasoned photographer who wants to unlock the mysteries of hyperlocal length or off camera flash.
We ask you to bring all of your camera equipment with you in order for us to explore the many different possibilities of getting great images. Don’t worry you don’t need to have an expensive camera, all you need is a camera that has a manual setting.
When you arrive at our place – by the way, you can park outside the door ‘for free’ all day. The coffee (or tea) will be hot, accompanied by a freshly open pack of biscuits – usually chocolate.
As we have a ‘brew’ we will unpack your camera equipment and start chatting about all things photography.
Once we have chatted for an hour we get out and start taking pictures – that is how you really learn. We take pictures with your camera on your card, we work together. If you have asked to learn about taking pictures of people we will be joined by one of our very patient models. There is no rush. Together we will explore different settings, lighting and environments.
We have lunch at a fab independent restaurant in Chester, still chatting about photography and possibly taking fab pictures of our lunch (particularly if you want to learn about shooting food.
The afternoon is spent taking more pictures together.
Late afternoon we sit down (with another brew), download your images and quickly pick out ‘your best bits’ (there will be lots). It is at this stage that our lovely clients are gobsmacked by the shots they have taken and how much they have learnt.