BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
I currently run two workshops. Part 1 and Part 2. Part one is designed quite simply to get you shooting in manual mode and part 2 offers you a more creative day, enabling you to build on your basic skills, grow more confident in manual mode and move even further away from "snap shot" photography.
If you own an SLR camera and have never taken it off AUTO you might be interested in attending this one day workshop. I will guide you through the basics of using manual mode with the primary aim of taking better portraits using available light.
You will develop a basic, non-technological understanding of aperture, ISO and speed and how they all relate to each other.
You will get to know the functions of your camera better and by the end of the day change your settings more instinctively, allowing you to focus more on your subject and composition.
We also cover simple editing using Lightroom so you may leave the day with more skills to further develop your images.
For more advanced amateurs looking to do something more creative
I can also offer a 1-2-1 half day shoot or mentoring for £175
The Three Tuns Pub
63 London Road
"Thanks so much for today and especially for being patient with me Kelly- I really enjoyed today's course. It was great to get those creative juices flowing and I am feeling inspired now.. I want to learn more! It's so good to feel inspired again!
I must put it all into practice now". Tamsin Weston February 7th 2015
"I recently attended Kelly’s Basic Photography Workshop. I have had a DSLR camera for a few years but had only ever used the Automatic mode. Kelly is an excellent teacher and skilled photographer. We were taught the basics of how DSLRs work and were given different opportunities to take photos in different situations, as well as to edit them. It was a great course and true to her promise, I am now taking lovely photos on Manual mode!" Lavanya Grace November 2013
"Had an amazing day learning how to use properly the manual settings of my DSLR camera. Thank you Kelly for you patience, you are a great teacher and photographer! I strongly recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer". Valeria Mendes-Dove Nov 2013
"Great day scratching up on my photography, really helpful course. I learnt loads and came away confident about manual settings, no more auto for me, thanks Kelly". Chris Lang. Nov 2013
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Part 1 Feb 2016
I didn't have a lot of expectations going in for this work shop! I had not really picked the camera up since we bought it and am a self confessed technical phobic, so .... No high hopes for me!
The day started with meet and greet at the very quaint and cosy art studio in Chertsey. The location was fantastic... The day waspretty coldbut having this base to return to for warm refreshments and yummy biscuits was great.
I was with a lovely bunch of fellow students all with different equipment, camera sizes and lenses but I felt on par with the group. We had opportunities to share our lenses which was great for me, as I only have one.
Kelly threw us straight in to the deep end with a very practical start and created a variety of great shooting opportunities using different models throughout the day.
After each exercise we had the chance review images in Lightroom and discuss how they could be improved.
Again ...... I had no previous experience using Lightroom or editing but you very quickly get to learn your way around!
Each time we reviewed our images throughout the day I could see improvement. I completely shocked myself by the images I managed to achieve in just one day.
My confidence grew 100% and I really felt proud of myself. I absolutely loved taking part in the workshop and would recommended it to anybody that has a camera.
My favourite part was learning not just about the technicality but the creative freedom we had and learning what really makes a great photo.
I know I've discovered a new love and hobby and can't wait to explore this newfound skill!
Abbie Trefrey 11.03.16