A forerunner of radar, acoustic mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between about 1916 and the 1930s. The ‘listening ears’ were intended to provide early warning of incoming enemy aeroplanes and airships about to attack coastal towns. With the development of faster aircraft the sound mirrors became less useful, as an aircraft would be within sight by the time it had been located, and radar finally rendered the mirrors obsolete.
I offer tailored half-day, full-day and multi-day tuition in all aspects of photography, for complete beginners upto seasoned photographers looking to get their mojo back. I teach Lightroom and Photoshop also.
I offer 1-2-1, 1-2-2 and small group courses.
You can either come to my studio in Tunbridge Wells or I can come to you, an additional charge for travel expenses may be applicable depending on distance.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with your requirements.
Explore the historic parkland and woods of Sheffield Park Gardens with your camera. Seamus will help you get the best out of the scenery and guide you through the techniques allowing you to create better pictures.
These small group Dahlia workshops are our most popular workshops. This is a natural light workshops where we show you how you can achieve stunning images without the expense of costly studio equipment. Drinks and biscuits will be available through-out the day and lunch is provided. We grow a lot of dahlias so you can photograph them in the garden before cutting them and shooting them indoors
These small group Dahlia workshops are our most popular workshops. This is a natural light workshops where we show you how you can achieve stunning images without the expense of costly studio equipment. Drinks and biscuits will be available through-out the day and lunch is provided. We grow a lot of dahlias so you can photograph them in the garden before cutting them and shooting them indoors,
Join acclaimed floral photographer Seamus A Ryan at his home for a one day masterclass.
Additional dates will be announced closer to each flowering season.
Spend the day learning to take photographs in the garden, you will learn how to control light with reflectors, whether macro photography is for you and then we will take some flowers indoors and create beautiful still life images. There is very little extra gear you need for this course, a tripod can be advantageous but not necessary. If you don't have a Macro lens you can use Seamus's camera and macro lens on a tripod just to try it out. To finish off Seamus will show you some basic editing in Lightroom to finish your images and print 2 A3 prints for you to take away. Additional prints can be done on the day or later on and shipped to you.
Most of the following images were created in our garden but others, mainly the exotics and structures are from RHS and private gardens, we wish they were all in our garden.
Lunch is provided, with drinks and nibbles available throughout the day.
If you would like Seamus to come to your garden to teach please contact us.
This course is designed for anyone who has been using Lightroom Classic CC, referred to as Lightroom from now on, and wants to speed up their workflow and utilise the more advanced features of Lightroom. Please use the before/after slider on the images at the bottom of this page, all of which were edited in Lightroom. See bottom of page for further details about the course .
This course will cover
What Lightroom is and isn’t
Setting up Lightroom to make the most of your laptop screen
Keyboard Short Cuts - The ones I think you should know and how to find the rest of them
The Library Module
Using Presets when Importing your images
Grid/Loupe and Survey View - When to use them and why I never use Compare View
Organising - Folders, Collections, Smart collections - When/How and Why to use them
Beyond the Develop Module
Split Toning - Colour and B&W
Using brushes to make or refine selections
What do the Adjustment Brush presets do and creating your own
Lens corrections - Most importantly when to use it.
Getting your images from LR into PS and back again
Non-destructive Image editing in PS vs LR
Compositing several images together
Speeding up your workflow
Presets and Profiles - What’s the difference
How to create useful Presets
Why you shouldn’t waste money and time on buying Presets
Batch processing - Why I don’t use Auto-sync
You will need to bring a laptop, with a version of Lightroom CC Classic on it, a mouse, memory stick, pen and paper for taking notes. You will be expected to have some basic laptop knowledge. Attending this course presumes that you have been using LR to some degree to process your images, look at what is covered in our Introduction to LR workshop and if you recognise and use most of what is talked about there then this is the course for you, if not then please do the Introduction to LR Workshop.
This course takes place in Tunbridge Wells.
If you do not have a laptop please let us know and we will contact you to let you know when we will be running our next course at a location that has a computer suite for us to use.
This course is designed for anyone thinking of or is new to using Lightroom Classic CC, referred to as Lightroom from now on. Please use the before/after slider on the images at the bottom of this page, all of which were edited in Lightroom. See bottom of page for further details about the course .
This one day course is designed to give you an introduction to high speed flash photography.
We will be photographing Ink in Water, Smoke and Water Droplet.
I will be explaining how todays modern flash guns can achieve very high speed photographs.
We will go through what equipment is needed, how relatively cheap it can be and how it works.
Some lightroom tuition will be given showing how to achieve the finished look of these photos, so please bring your laptop if you have one, if you don't we will do the work here and you can take them home on a memory stick.
Please be aware that this is not a Lightroom course and any images taken during the workshop should not be used to enter competitions as some might suggest that it wasn't completely your own work.
There will be a break for lunch but lunch is not provided, there are many places to get food within a 5 minute walk.
This course is run via Kent Adult Education and you will need to sign up via their website on this link
This workshop is designed for photographers and print makers who are interested in learning how Platinum prints are created. Once you have paid for the course you will be sent a PDF with directions and an outline of what will happen on the day, with any course handouts attached so that you can read them before attending. Prior to the course start date you will be required to send 3 hi-res black & white digital images which we will turn into digital negatives for printing on the day. If you are not comfortable converting images to B&W we can do that for you.
This one day course is designed for photographers wanting to produce a book of their work via the Blurb printing on demand service. It can be as simple as a record of a holiday or family occasion or as detailed as a portfolio/monograph.