to Dec 20

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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to Dec 20

Lightroom - From Flat to Fabulous

This 6 week course will give you a broad introduction to Lightroom CC Classic (version 7.3.1). Note: if you are running an earlier version you will still benefit from the course but when you see this version you will  want to upgrade.

Course Details

    2019 Dates     Dates to be confirmed
    Location          Skinners Kent Academy, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4PY  -  Plenty of Parking
    Time                19:00 - 21:00
    Cost                 £200

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.

This course will cover

   Importing your photos
   The benefits of key wording
   Basic Development of photos - Correcting White Balance, adjusting Exposure/Contrast/Clarity and Saturation
   Exporting your photos
   Printing you photos
   Creating Slideshows and Books
   Advanced Development of photos - Adjustment Brushes, Gradient and Radial Filters
   Presets and Profiles and their differences
   Getting your images into and out of Photoshop
   Creating Presets and Profiles
   Speeding up your workflow
   Lightroom Mobile

Original  RAW file (Sony A77ii - 16-55mm F2.8) and 2 versions edited completely in Lightroom

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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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to Dec 27

Garden Photography

Garden Photography - £120 - Contact us for group rates.

Specific dates will be announced closer to each flowering season.

Spend the day learning about photographing 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.

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to Oct 4

Dahlia Flower Photography Masterclass

Dahlia Photography Workshop - £120 per person - Max 4 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.

Please us the Contact button to book and we will send you a Paypal invoice if the date you require is still available, include you mobile number if you are happy for us to contact you that way.

Special 4 for the price of 3 offer for people booking as a group, ideal for camera clubs. Contact us for further details.

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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
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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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