Introduction to Photography Masterclass

In our Introduction to Photography we explain all the basics of photography from camera settings and shooting in full manual mode through to c

What you will learn…

  • Camera Settings 
  • Shooting in Full Manual Mode
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Use of Lenses
  • RAW verus JPEG
  • Types of Lighting
  • White Balance
  • Composition

Requirements

DLSR camera, any lenses you own

Date and Prices

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 23rd June - Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh

Sunday 11th August - Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh

Saturday 26th October - Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh

£95 Per Person (One to One £125pp 4 hours)

Post Production - Lightroom and Photoshop 


This 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 

6th April 2019, Alastair Currill Photography, Bourton-on-the-Water  GL54 2HQ

£125 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

2:30pm - 6:30pm

March 30th 2019 - Broadway Tower WR12 7LB

£55 Per Person (Group)

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.

Date and Prices

MODEL: TBC

10:00 - 5pm

TBC - Alastair Currill Photography GL54 2HQ

£125 Per Person


One to One (Includes model fee)

3 hour workshop £295

8 hour (Full day) workshop £495

Star Trails Workshop 


This winter is the prime time to capture some great star trails across the Cotswolds. On a clear night evenings come and join us at Lower Slaughter, Broadway and more other locations for learning how to take star trails.

Dates will be announced when the right conditions come and you will be notified if you are available to join us.

On this course we will be meeting at Alastair Currill Photography's Studio (GL54 2HQ) and then head to a location in the Cotswolds

Out in the Cotswolds
Long Exposures
Camera Settings
Stars
Equipment
Painting with Light

Post Production

Basic Editing Adjustments
Photo Stacking
Colour Correction

If you are interested in attending please drop us a message in the comment section below for when the conditions are right and join us through out December to March. There will tea and coffee available at the studio afterwards to warm up.

Price £55pp
6:30pm -10:30am

Equipment Needed
Laptop
Camera (fully charged batteries and empty SD cards)
Tripod
Shutter Release Cable
Warm Clothes!!!
Energy drinks and food!!!!!

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.

Saturday 20th April - Rapeseed Fields with Tiger Lily - £45pp - Bourton-on-the-Water, 4:30-7:30pm

 Saturday 20th April - Rapeseed Fields with Rosa Brighid - £45pp - Bourton-on-the-Water, 4:30-7:30pm

 Friday 31st May - Bobyscapes with Lottii Rose - £45pp - Bourton-on-the-Water 7:00-10:00pm

 Friday 14th June - DIY Studio Lighting with Jessica Taylor - £55 - Bourton-on-the-Water 7:00-10:00pm

Cotswold Photography Training Bundles 


Landscape Photographers Bundle £275 (Saving of £40 Normally £315)

Introduction to Photography Workshop

Cotswold Landscape Photography Workshop

Post Production Workshop


Portrait Photographers Bundle £425 (Saving of £45 Normally £470)

Introduction to Photography Workshop

Studio Lighting Photography Workshop

Fashionscapes

Post Production Workshop


Ultimate Photographers Bundle £495 (Saving of £70 Normally £565)

Introduction to Photography Workshop

Cotswold Landscape Photography Workshop

Studio Lighting Photography Workshop

Fashionscapes

Post Production Workshop

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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