Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Lightroom Classic - 1 Day workshop

Four image stitched panorama generated in Lightroom

Four image stitched panorama generated in Lightroom

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 course will cover

Lightroom

  • 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

  • Importing your images

  • Keywording

  • Organising - Folders, Collections, Smart collections - When/How and Why to use them

The Develop Module

  • White Balance

  • Cropping

  • Global Adjustments

  • Local Adjustments - Spot Healing, Graduated and Radial Filters, Adjustment Brush

  • Lens corrections - Most importantly when to use it.

Outputting your images

  • Exporting for email, social media and online printing

  • The Print Module

At the end of this course you will know how to get your images into and out of Lightroom, how to organise them and edit them to your liking.

We offer a follow on course to this one which will show you how to speed up your workflow, more advanced colour correction, how to create useful presets, utilise the print module to create montages, personalised printing and creating a copyright signature in Photoshop to watermark your images.

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. If you do not currently have Lightroom installed on your laptop you can install it for free for 7 days so please load it a couple of days before the course and ensure that you have started the program at least once.

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.

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Lightroom CC Classic - 1 Day workshop

Four image stitched panorama generated in Lightroom

Four image stitched panorama generated in Lightroom

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

Lightroom

  • 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

  • Keywording

  • Organising - Folders, Collections, Smart collections - When/How and Why to use them

Beyond the Develop Module

  • Hue/Saturation/Luminance (HSL)

  • Tone Curve

  • Split Toning - Colour and B&W

  • Transform

  • 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.

Photoshop

  • Getting your images from LR into PS and back again

  • Non-destructive Image editing in PS vs LR

  • Selection Tools

  • 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.

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Floral Photography Masterclass Sat 22nd June

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.

One Day Flower Photograhy Masterclass
120.00
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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Dahlia Flower Photography Masterclass

Dahlia Photography Workshop - £120 per person - Max 5 people

Next available days are between 6th of September and 4th of October, depending on how long the Dahlias last. Closer to the time I will post more specific dates. Please sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to know about these date and any discounts on courses.

What to bring: Camera with lens and any of the following if you have them, tripod, flash, additional lenses

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, and we are able to source many more if needed. You are not restricted to photographing just the dahlias, there are other plants in the garden and we have a selection of shells, skulls and other props you can use to create images or you can bring props of your own. During the workshop we will edit 2 of your images in Lightroom and print them out as  A3 prints, this is included in the fee but you can always purchase more prints on the day for an additional fee or they can be printed later and shipped to you.

We keep the numbers low so that each student gets plenty of one to one time with Seamus. All abilities are catered for. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements.

Special 5 for the price of 4 offer for people booking as a group, ideal for camera clubs. Contact us for further details.

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Dahlia Flower Photography Masterclass

Dahlia Photography Workshop - £120 per person - Max 5 people

Next available days are between 6th of September and 4th of October, depending on how long the Dahlias last. Closer to the time I will post more specific dates. Please sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to know about these date and any discounts on courses.

What to bring: Camera with lens and any of the following if you have them, tripod, flash, additional lenses

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, and we are able to source many more if needed. You are not restricted to photographing just the dahlias, there are other plants in the garden and we have a selection of shells, skulls and other props you can use to create images or you can bring props of your own. During the workshop we will edit 2 of your images in Lightroom and print them out as  A3 prints, this is included in the fee but you can always purchase more prints on the day for an additional fee or they can be printed later and shipped to you.

We keep the numbers low so that each student gets plenty of one to one time with Seamus. All abilities are catered for. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements.

Special 5 for the price of 4 offer for people booking as a group, ideal for camera clubs. Contact us for further details.

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Oct
2
to Sep 18

Private Tuition - All year round

I am available for private tuition when not already booked all year round.

I offered 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.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sheffield Park Gardens One Day Photography Workshop Sat 25th May

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.

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Sheffield Park Gardens - May Workshops
from 70.00

This one day workshop is from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM

We start the morning with an introductory discussion in the classroom with teas & coffees provided. We will discuss the types of images you will be taking and answering any initial camera questions you may have before heading out into the gardens.

During our time in the gardens before and after lunch I will be offering advice on how best to capture the wider landscape and the more detailed flora and fauna.

We will break for lunch at 12:30, lunch is not provided, so please bring something to eat or you can buy a lunch from the tearooms adjacent to the classroom. During the lunch break I will upload some of your images for discussion and answer any questions you may have.

At 1:30 we will head back out into the gardens to continue shooting.

At 3:00 we will go back to the classroom, where there will be tea and coffee waiting for us. We will load up some more images and have a look at how we might improve them on the computer. We will also print 2 of your images each at A3 size for you to take home with you. If we are unable to print them in the time available we will post them onto you.

Workshop will finish at 4:00 but you are welcome to go back into the gardens until closing time to continue taking photographs.

Please be aware if you are choosing the National Trust Member option your membership must be valid on the day of the workshop and you must bring your membership card with you.

Images taken on these workshops are not for commercial use and anyone found doing so will be fined by the National Trust.

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

High Speed Photography - in association with Kent Adult Education

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

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Platinum Printing Workshop

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.

The course will touch on creating digital negatives but is not a digital negative course, we offer that also but to much smaller group size.

The course is designed for a group between 6 and 8 students. If you are part of a photography club and would like this course held at your location please contact us to arrange this.

The course costs £150.

Early bird discount of 10% if paying in full before the 1st of December.

Paying to attend this course assumes you have read and agree to our terms and conditions.

Platinum Workshop - Early Bird Discount
135.00
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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Digital Book Preparation -- in association with Kent Adult Education

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.

I will show you books that I have produced commercially and via Blurb. We will look at their standalone software and their Lightroom module. We will discuss the different papers that they offer, the different formats (sizes and bindings) they produce.

You will be expected to bring in a body of work, it doesn’t have to be completed, for us to work on sequencing and laying out the images. If you have a laptop please bring that along otherwise you will have to share a computer. If you have the ability to print out small (6x4 or 5x7 inch) copies of the images you wish to use that would be helpful.

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

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