Photographic Services

Would you like to see and take better pictures?

 

If you would like to develop your photography skills I offer a range of individual and group practical sessions to help you...

  • understand and use your camera controls ...and move off AUTO settings!
  • develop an appreciation of composition - learn the rules and when should you break them
  • develop a 'seeing eye' through techniques to improve creativity

 

Teaching is both theoretical and practical, using a variety of settings for you to practice and consolidate skills. Examples of courses include:

  • Street Photography ~ a two hour session exploring city streets
  • Zoo Photography ~ a full or half-day tuition in a zoo looking at the specific techniques that delivers great pictures
  • Garden and Plant Photography ~ a full or half-day tuition in a garden looking at the techniques needed to capture the beauty of a garden
  • Night Photography ~ a two hour session that teaches you how to use a tripod and the camera settings that deliver a view of life after dark
  • Documentary Photography ~ a session exploring story-telling through photography.
  • An Introduction to Adobe Elements/Photoshop ~ a two hour session at your home; aimed at beginners wanting to learn how to use tools and layers to process images.

 

Group sessions are two hours long and are charged at £30. Group size is set at a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 photographers. More group sessions are being planned; in the meantime contact me for details.

 

Individual sessions are offered in the following formats

 

Two Hours - £45

Four Hours - £80

Six Hours - £110

 

·     The main aim of individual sessions is to support photographers in developing a better understanding of how their camera works and how they can fully utilise the camera's controls. Time is spent looking for pictures and helping photographers develop a 'seeing eye', using composition theory to improve picture design and impact.

·     Sessions are undertaken in a genre chosen by the photographer and popular sessions include night photography, zoo photography, street photography & plants/gardens.

·     All sessions are Oxford based and available 7 days per week, by mutual agreement.

·     Sessions are available at other locations, for which an additional travelling charge applies.

·     Refreshments or additional entry charges are not included in the price.

 

Gift vouchers are available and valid for 6 months from date of issue.

 

I hope that has answered all your questions, but do let me know if you have any outstanding queries. Course length and content can be tailored to meet your learning needs. If you would like more details please get in touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition at OUP

I am honoured to be invited to exhibit at OUP, with a small selection of pictures from my work on gipsy horse fairs. The exhibition will run throughout January 2018.

RPS Visual Art Group

 

I was delighted to accept an invitation from Jay Charnock FRPS to be one of the three selectors for the 2017 exhibition by the Visual Art Group of the Royal Photographic Society. We had a splendid array of pictures to choose from and doing this with co-selectors Cathy Roberts FRPS and Lucilla Phelps FRPS was a pleasure.

Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

I am thrilled at my success in the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. I entered the Marwell Zoo Residents category and won with 'Congo buffalo'; two other entries 'Giraffes' and 'Giraffe feeding' were both commended. All winning entries will be displayed in an outdoor exhibition in the grounds of the zoo. My prize is a free annual membership. More details will appear on Marwell’s website in due course: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/competitions/photographer-of-the-year

 

Photocrowd Wanderlust Challenge

Maui Photo

I am delighted to have been selected for 2nd place in the Wanderlust Photo Contest! My prize is an amazing $250 Adorama.com gift voucher. The top prize was a spectacular holiday with the talented photographers Robert Caplin & Peter Lockley who run MauiWorkshop.com  ...I'll just have to enter next year and try again!

Sony World Photography 2016

I have been named as a short-listed photographer in the 2016 competition, which attracted 230,103 entries in total across all categories; up 28% on last year. My picture 'Jump' features in the 'Split Second' category and you can see it here: http://worldphoto.org/images/image/1275336/?FromImageGalleryID=31793

 

Copies of JUMP can be ordered from the official SWPA Print Partner https://art.tt/zdq 

Photocrowd

It is a privilage to be a Photocrowd Top Photographer. Find out more here: https://www.photocrowd.com/ 

Join me on Monday 29th June for a workshop as part of the MCS Festival. Learn how to use your main camera controls and leave AUTO behind! The workshop will also take a brief look at popular photographic genres with hints on how to get involved; as well as a guide to photographing Oxford. For more details click here

It was great fun to be an invited member of a judging panel that assessed the level of photographic creativity demonstrated by participants in a research study lead by Dalena Van Heugten of Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Dalena's paper has been published in Frontiers in Psychology and can be read here. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how all the photographers involved had risen to the daily challenge of submitting one picture taken on a theme emailed to them each morning.

My picture of a puppy at Stow Gipsy Horse Fair was selected as one of the three winners in the RPS competition Hidden Spaces. The picture is printed in the March issue of the RPS Journal. Click here to visit the site

 

My latest book "Cowley Road Carnival" has just been published. This annual event is a huge community celebration and the theme for Carnival 2014 and my book  was 'faces' ~ you can review the whole book here. For more details about the 2015 Carnival and how you can get involved click here.

I am delighted that my picture "The Butcher" has been selected for the 2015 Members’ Biennial Exhibition, which will tour the UK during 2015. Only 100 images have been selected for the exhibition from 3,284 images submitted worldwide, so it is a very pleasing achievement. You can see all the winning pictures here.

It's great to have an image in the Creativity feature in the Dec 14 issue of PhotoPlus!

 

My picture of a family at Stow Gipsy Horse Fair was selected as one of the three winners in the RPS competition Family Life. The picture is printed in the Decemebr issue of the RPS Journal. Click on the logo above to visit the site

 

I was working at the London Tattoo Convention and hope you enjoy the 2014 gallery. 

 

I am pleased that judge Dave Stevenson loved my picture Bonobo and chose it as his winner in the Photocrowd All Creatures Great & Small competition. Find out what Dave said about all the top photos here: Top 10 and Commended lists.

I was delighted that two of my images featured in Photography Oxford Festival 14 as part of the Selektif competition on the theme of glass. All the winners can be seen here.

 

I was delighted to have a portfolio of images from the Stow Gipsy Horse reviewed in The Guardian. For more details click here.

 

It was a privilage to be invited by The Big Issue to judge "What Oxford means to me". A photography competition for local vendors. Issued with disposable cameras for 5 days and a brief to record the city as they saw it, the results were very impressive.

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