You’ve invested in the gear but are you getting the most out
of it? We had a hunt for the best specialist workshops around, courtesy of the
names you trust.
Fashion Shoot with John Wright, London 17-18 September
Want to break into the fashion industry? This two day course
in one of the fashion capitals of the world will provide you with both location
and studio talents from experts in the business. Get the most out of your Nikon
with skilled advice on technique and lighting, as well as revelling in the
chance to work with your own team of models, professional stylists and hair and
makeup artists. A great addition to your skills and portfolio!
Photographing the Northern Lights in Sweden 6-10 November
If you’re looking to test your Nikon skills, take a trip to
Sweden for the chance of a lifetime. Not only will you have an expert landscape
photographer in the form of Paul Gallagher to guide you while at Abisko
National Park (in the heart of Lapland), to help you achieve that “bucket list”
dream shot, but Aurora Borealis expert Chad Blakley will also be on hand. The
price includes accommodation, tuition, and even, we hear, some very hearty
meals to keep you going on your photographic adventure.
Join the Pros – Street Photography in Istanbul 28-30
For a spot of culture, and a heap of photographic
experience, join Nikon Ambassador Mark Seymour in the beautifully well-lit
streets of Istanbul as he gives you the tips and tricks for some striking
street photography and portraiture shots. Why not visit the beautiful
cathedrals and mosques of the city, dating back to times of Constantinople and
the Ottoman Empire. Lots of character, and even more colour to be captured! We
know where we’d like to be for the weekend…
If you’re looking
to test your Nikon skills, take a trip to Sweden for the chance of a lifetime.
Not only will you have an expert landscape photographer in the form of Paul
Gallagher to guide you while at Abisko National Park (in the heart of Lapland),
to help you achieve that “bucket list” dream shot
Understanding your Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Burgess Hill,
London 3 October 2014
The EOS 5D Mark III is a marvel of a camera, but are you
really using it to its full potential? Explore the huge capabilities with Park
Cameras on a one-day expert training course courtesy of Anthony Sinfield.
Anthony has had over 13 years experience in the classroom and has a
comprehensive knowledge of both the practical use of SLRs as well as photo
editing software. Park Cameras also offer this course and many others in a
London location on 11 October. For more information, please visit the website.
Creating Panoramas, Oxfordshire 15 October 2014
Life-long photographer and technical expert, Dave Baxter
teaches you to break out of aspect ratio in order to take breath-taking
panoramic vistas. With practical and studio-based experience, enabling you to
take the shots as well as equipping you with the knowledge to image stitch,
edit and print, you’ll certainly benefit from small group sizes and the idyllic
setting of the village of Tackley. The classroom portion of the event is held
in historic building, The Dovecote – a 400-year-old converted pigeon house with
360 degree views on the top floor.
Exploring Macro, Oxfordshire 20 November 2014
On the other side of the subject spectrum, Exploring Macro
shows your how to best utilise your EOS camera with up close macro shooting.
The team pride themselves on hands-on experience, with an informal setting for
a well and truly educational day out. Try out the latest Canon Macro lenses and
experiment with small subjects for striking results. A good chance to try out a
new field of photography, and to bring what you learn to your everyday craft.
A good chance to
try out a new field of photography, and to bring what you learn to your
Lane, London 22-23 October 2014
The “Shoot” events from Hasselblad were first conceived five
years ago as an exercise in inspiration and information sharing, to raise the
standards of the photographic community. A wonderful idea, and what’s more,
completely gratis! Register soon at the link below to enjoy free informal
workshops and seminars from leading figures, enabling you to harness the tools
you need to improve your photography, and what’s more, your business.
Landscape Weekend with Colin Prior in Denkeld, Scotland
31 October-2 November 2014
$712 plus VAT
Top landscape photographer, Colin Prior, will guide you
through the Scottish countryside for a fun and informative weekend adventure
that will leave you with some spectacular shots of the great outdoors, not to
mention leaving you better equipped with the knowledge and skill set to improve
your future work. Perhaps the perfect gift for a photographer you know and
love?The “Shoot” events from Hasselblad were first conceived five years ago as
an exercise in inspiration and information sharing, to raise the standards of
the photographic community. A wonderful idea, and what’s more, completely
gratis! Register soon at the link below to enjoy free informal workshops and
seminars from leading figures, enabling you to harness the tools you need to
improve your photography, and what’s more, your business.
Leica Street Photographer, London 1 November 2014
Leica offer a number of workshops for their users, many of
which are even complementary and can be found at the website below. The one
that most caught our eye, however, is the new creative workshop, capturing
candid and poignant moments on the streets of Soho with a Leica Akademie tutor.
Meet at the quirky Café Optik for a presentation of Leica history and imagery,
before moving onto to advice and inspiration for street shooting. Over a
complementary lunch, you’ll have a chance to review and critique your images,
absorbing the expertise of the tutors on topics such as composition, defining
elements and editing. Finally, a Lightroom specialist-led session will complete
the day. Price includes lunch.
Leica offer a
number of workshops for their users, many of which are even complementary and
can be found at the website below.
OM-D Workshop with Steve Gosling, Bedale, North Yorkshire
18 October 2014
Visit the little known Throp Perrow Arboretum, expanding
over 85 acres with many rare and prized species, including some of the largest
tree specimens in Britain. Think of the various beautiful autumnal shots you
will be able to take with your OM-D, and that’s before you even reach the Birds
of Prey Centre for your chance to capture eagles, falcons and hawks in flight.
Steve is an award-winning landscape photographer, so to be sure to pick his
brains for any questions on your camera or technique”.
Develop a Photographic Eye in the South Downs 17-20
Join Derek Forss, an expert who fuses old-school technique
with the latest modern technology, in the South Downs, Abingworth. This course
will focus on composition and working with light. For the latter, you may be at
mother-nature’s mercy, but what better time to learn about how to take great
photographs when the weather is not in yours or your camera’s favour? For a
Great Briton, this is a worthwhile tool to have in the bag. Price includes full
board and accommodation.
Damien Lovegrove Multiple dates available
The real value from a private workshop with Damien and his
Fuji expertise comes from the complete bespoke nature of his training days.
Visit Lovegrove Studios or have Damien come to you for an exclusive one-on-one
day of tailored training in street, portraiture, studio or fashion photography,
covering a huge variety of skill sets. Check out Damien’s Fuji training videos
on his Vimeo below for a taster, or more information, call the team with the
exclusive code TP-READER14 to receive 50 per cent off before 26 September.