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Amateur Photography Workshop

Amateur Photography Workshop


Whether you have just bought your camera and want to know how to take great pictures, or have had your camera a while and would like to get off the auto button, then our Amateur Photography Workshop is perfect for you.

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Quantity:  at  £55.00  each

  • Do you have a DSLR or Bridge camera?dm photo billie
  • Do you leave it in ‘AUTO’ all the time?
  • Would you like to learn how to use more of its features to take better photographs?

Amateur Photography Workshop (was the beginners and intermediate class) 

Our regular photography sessions are great for those that already comfortable using their camera, but if you’re new to photography & would like to learn how to get more out of your camera, or for those that are already comfortable using a camera & have more advanced cameras, such as DSLR’s or Bridge (CSC) then our Amateur Photography Workshop is just what you need!

Unlike some photographic training where you spend too much time in a classroom setting, here our experienced photographer will explain about the different aspects of taking pictures with your camera in a relaxed and friendly environment. Then putting your new knowledge into practice straight away by photographing some of our beautiful birds of prey out in the flying field!

Whats involved

The classes take place at our purpose built centre within Ladd’s Garden Village, Reading, Berkshire. Here you will meet the instructor, falconers and fellow photographers.
We start with a quick safety talk with regards to the site and working with the birds and then on with the session.

The class lasts for 3 hours, during which we will cover

Composition – how to make a picture look more interesting or exciting.

  • Light & how to make the best use of itdm photo echo
  • Changing the camera settings to achieve different effects
  • P, S, A, Av, Tv etc.
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • White balance

and then on to technique, such as,

  • Composition – how to make a picture look more interesting or exciting.
  • Lens choice – Which one is best for the type of picture you’re taking?
  • Where to focus
  • Depth of field
  • Light & how to make the best use of it
  • Changing the exposure settings to achieve different effects

This is a very practical workshop, so as soon as we’ve covered the subjects you go straight out to the flying field to put them into practice with our beautiful birds. The instructor will be on hand throughout the session to answer any questions & help you to get the best possible photographs on the day.

The Amateur Photography Workshop is also available as a gift voucher which is valid for 12 months.

About the Photographerdm photo charlie

Feathers and Fur first met David Mason when he attended one of our sessions in 2011 and since then he had been a regular visitor to the centre with both his children and his camera, in fact his photos feature throughout our website.

"I've been taking photos since I was a teenager, and enjoy the 'extreme' types of photography, high speed, low light, astrophotography, macro etc. This includes trying to catch the Peregrine Falcon in flight! Over the years I have had numerous photos printed in astronomy magazines and even hold a Guinness world record as part of the team that took the Worlds largest ground based image of the moon.” 

David's manner is gentle and patient, the class will feel relaxed with his teaching methods and the fabulous settings ensure that you will go home with fantastic pictures and a new found confidence in your photographic abilities.

Redeeming your voucher

If you have been lucky enough to recieve a voucher for one of our classes then booking your workshop couldn't be easier, simply drop us an email using the Contact Us form or via info@feathersandfur.co.uk and we will let you know what dates the classes are being held. They are also shown on the main
Photography page. Weekend and school holidays fill up month in advance so please don't leave it till the last minute!

Alternatively if you have a specific date in mind for attending then before booking contact us and we can check and let you know the availability.

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