If you would like to book me for a short one-to-one session in a morning, afternoon or evening, my hourly rate is £60.
A full-day session of mixed practice and theory tutoring, as outlined in the tuition section of the website, is £390 for up to three delegates. With so much variance in abilities and divergence in personal goals within a large group, my preference is to keep numbers to a maximum of three. This ensures that there is ample time for focusing on individual needs.
With a number of variables in the schedule, it is not always possible to predict the timings absolutely accurately but a day will be approximately eight hours, including time for refreshments and a little travel.
Summertime in England equals incredibly early starts. With sun-up in midsummer as early as 04.30 we need to be on location at 03.30 to catch the blue hour. The alternative is of course to make a later start and shoot the other end of the day, at golden hour, throughout sunset and into the twilight blue hour. Please bear in mind though that the blue hour can linger into 22.30 - 23.00 in June and July; I am therefore more than happy to split the session over two days if we end up shooting as late as that. This means that we will review your work and continue with the theory and discussions the following morning.
In winter we can get away with being on location as late as 06.30 - and with winter sunsets at 16.00-ish it is possible to do both in one day. Schedules are flexible and, after watching the weather forecasts for a few days, I will arrange things with you directly before your tuition date.
You will need the following basics:
- a camera (preferably one with manual control over the exposure) with its battery fully charged, plus a spare if you have one
- any lenses you may wish to shoot with
- a remote shutter release
- a memory card, with plenty of space on it, plus a spare if you have one
- a tripod
- a graduated neutral density filter if you have one, but don't worry if you haven't (with many modern digital sensors this is no longer essential anyway)
- a neutral density filter if you have one
- a torch (head torches are very useful as they're hands-free) with a red bulb setting so you don't ruin your night vision when making camera adjustments in the dark
- sensible clothes for the time of year and shoes for reasonable, though not strenuous, walking in the countryside or on beaches
- a packed lunch
- six of your favourite current images on a memory stick so we can discuss and constructively critique them
You may also bring
- your PC/Mac notebook
- items you feel may be interesting or inspirational
When things come together decently the UK is utterly stunning for landscapes, with many places offering up world-beating vistas and almost limitless photo opportunities. Travelling out of county in small groups to shoot select locations further afield is an option I will be adding soon to the website. As I develop the itineraries you can learn more about these photographic tours by subscribing to my newsletter, checking out my blog posts or looking for updates in the local press.