Cotswold Photography Training

Our Cotswold Photography Training offers group and one to one tuition in a variety of locations across the Cotswolds. During these courses we go through everything step by step in easy to understand demonstrations. Our courses have often been described as “informative”, which is a description we are very proud of, as we leave no stone unturned when it comes to sharing our knowledge and experience.

We are experienced, patient and professional teaching in a relaxed environment. Our training does not stop after our courses finish, our Facebook group Cotswold Photography Training, students can upload images or problems they are having and we can answer and give feedback regularly.

We have a Facebook group to continue our help with our students via the link below with monthly competitions too.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotswoldphotographytraining/

Introduction to Photography Masterclass

Our workshops are aimed to give students the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in photography to get the best out of the camera and creative freedom.

What you will learn…

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Lenses
  • Composition
  • RAW verus JPEG
  • Camera settings
  • Types of Lighting
  • Creative methods.

Requirements

DLSR camera, any lenses you own

Date and Prices

10:00am - 5:00pm

9th June 2018 - Batsford Arboretum 

£75 Per Person

Post Production - Lightroom and Photoshop 

The use of digital post production has become an important part of photography, all genres of photography will benefit from this course.
This course goes through the ins and outs of Lightroom and Photoshop, which is simple and easy to understand.

What the course will include:

Lightroom

  • Lightroom Interface
  • Importing files
  • Tools and Sliders 
  • Exporting Files
  • Watermarking 
  • RAW vs. JPEG

Photoshop

  • Photoshop Interface, tools and Palettes
  • Layers
  • Colour Adjustment
  • Sharpening 
  • Retouching
  • HDR Imaging
  • Panaramics
  • Colour RGB to CMYK
  • Image Resizing and Resolution
  • Printing
  • File Formats (saving files)\

During the course you will practise these tools by editing images with Alastair to gain an understanding what each tool does to create professional images that can be used for a portfolio

Requirements

Laptop with Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom

Date and Prices

10:00 - 5:00pm 

26th May 2018, Alastair Currill Photography, Bourton-on-the-Water  GL54 2HQ

£100 per person

Cotswold Landscape Photography

The workshop is open to anyone looking to expand on his or her photography knowledge and skills in Landscape Photography. We are aiming to explore and explain methods of creating breathtaking landscapes using various accessories and tools. There will be many opportunities for both group and individual tutorials to help you focus on your outcomes.

What you will be learning:

  • Equipment Needed
  • Panoramic (stitched images)
  • Filters 
  • Creative use of Shutter Speeds
  • HDR images 
  • Composition 
  • Golden Hour (sunset)

Requirements

  • DLSR camera
  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Shutter Release cable
  • suitable clothing for outdoor weather

Date and Prices

5-9pm 

4th August - Lower Slaughter, Old Mill

£45 Per Person

Both Group and One to One training is available

Studio Lighting Workshops 

These workshops are aimed to go through developing photography skills whether it is working with flash or natural light. We host events with themes and professional models to learn about lighting and also gain a professional portfolio of images to show friends and continue your photographic journey

Working with professional models you will have both one to one and group opportunities to shoot and practice the techniques learnt on the workshops both in a studio and on location. 

Our model will work from fashion through to artistic nude. Creating a variety of shots for you to show off at home. 

You will be working both as a group and one to one with the model and myself.

The course includes:

  • Difference Hard and Soft Light
  • Light Positioning
  • Reflectors and flags
  • Shooting Black on Black
  • Shooting White on White
  • Beauty Lighting Set Ups
  • Nude Lighting Set Ups
  • Use of Gels
  • Fashion Lighting Set Ups
  • Portfolio Building
  • Flash on location (weather dependent)

A light lunch is included of sandwiches, cakes and various other buffet food as well as tea and coffee. Please let me know of any allergies ahead of the day.

Mini Photography Workshops 

We our mini evening photography workshops covering a number of areas in photography such as camera phones, macro, natural light, long exposures to name a few. These course will be on a Tuesday evening in the studio and out on location too.

Dates

12th June - Pet Photography Workshop - 6:30-8:30pm

26th June - Natural Light Portraiture Workshop with Lottii Rose - 6:30-10pm

10th July - Camera Phone and Tablet Workshop - 6:30-8:30pm


Our Feedback

"My second course with Alastair Currill Photography, certainly worth the money an informative and helpful lesson providing an wide and varied range of techniques. Also always located in stunning locations around the Cotswolds. Thank you very much Alistair shall be looking into my third course with you!" Daniel Edwards

"Another great shoot with Alastair, but this time a lighting workshop with 6 photographers! Alastair is a true professional. Great organisation of the shoot, and he really made sure I was happy during the shoot. He is a great teacher, and is very ambitious. He's always positive and hard working, great with lighting and can shoot lots of different styles of photographer. I look forward to working with him again in the near future. It was awesome!" Rosa Brighid

"I shot with Alastair on his photography workshop a few weeks ago and what a fun day it was! He is a very relaxed and polite guy who has a vast knowledge of lighting and techniques, setting up the scenes beautifully whilst handling his camera wonderfully, during tutor sessions that were amazingly lead! I can't recommend Alastair enough, he's a fantastic photographer who really knows his stuff and is a joy to work with Smile" Emily Hamilton

“Had a great day yesterday at Batsford Arboretum with Alastair Currill on the course on how to improve your camera skills. I feel it was a well-run course and Alastair spent time making sure we knew how to get more out of the camera manual mode. There was an explanation, demonstration and then time to practice. Also he was happy to help out if we got stuck or need more advice. I got some fantastic shots and certainly feel I have a much better understanding of the sort of images I can achieve with my camera. I would recommend this course to anyone who has recently bought their first dslr or to people who want to improve their photography skills. Thanks again for a great day and I look forward to attending future courses” Andrew Davis

“Thank you for Saturday, I had a fantastic day, looking forward to the next course and taking more pictures with my camera” Anna Wickens

“Thank you Alastair Currill for yesterday. Absolutely fantastic day. And learnt so much and got some great photos. But most of all I have learnt how to use my camera properly and am looking forward to some great pictures in the future. Thank you again” Ricky Dolphin

"I would like to thank Alastair Currill Photography for a very informative day at Batsford Arboretum. I can now take smashing photos without using the auto button. A well presented course, very informative and would highly recommend him for future courses and to hire for all those special occasions." Steve Baker

"Wonderful day at Batsford yesterday on the Introduction to Photography course. Your teaching was excellent - very clear and concise, and always willing to go over a point until we understood it. We were very lucky to have so much one-to-one time with you and I feel I have definitely come away knowing how my camera works. Now I have to put all that teaching to practical use - as practice makes perfect. Thank you very much for a lovely day. Would highly recommend Alastair to anybody wishing to learn the basics of SLR photography." Debbie Manley

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