Southampton photography training

Southampton photography training with Alice

Yesterday we finished our workshop with Alice who started her Southampton photography training 2 weeks ago. Oddly after starting our day at the studio the weather turned awful. We don’t normally let these things effect us because we often shoot in the rain. Sue and I use the very latest NIKON flagship D5 cameras and they are fine in any weather but Alice did not have a weatherproof camera.

Southampton photography training the studio

We our day start in our studio for the classroom part of our workshop. This might sound a little boring but its super exciting actually finding out what your camera can do. We teach you all about the camera modes and what to expect from each one. This all comes into effect as soon as we start the next part of our adventure.

Southampton photography training Marwell

We started our marwell adventure with a slight twist today.  I asked Alice to take a photo of the Owl just how she normally would. Then I showed her how to tweak the settings we had spoke about in the studio.

The difference was and is incredible, Granted this is not a “perfect” after shot but we were shooting through cage and could not get super close and as I will explain later, Alice was after close up photos. Anyway the resulting before/after are quite interesting. You camera thinks you want one thing. We teach you how to tell it otherwise.


Macro photos

We concentrated mostly on closer crops t0day and a few macro subjects too. Also of these were shot as we walked around and mostly through wire and glass which is a fab way of learning all about your camera and lens capabilities.

Today we used Aperture Priority mode which is one of the most useful of all the professional modes.  Aperture Priority mode is a semi-automatic setting because it allows you to control one factor of your exposure (the aperture). While the camera adjusts for the other (shutter speed) Using Aperture Priority mode allows us to create beautiful depth to our photographs. Using it properly also remove parts of the image we might not want such as wire, dirty glass and backgrounds.

Beat the camera auto settings

If you have a camera that is controlling your photos then think about one of our courses. We do an evening course studio based for £99 or a full day at Marwell or the New Forest for only £250.  This will get you controlling your camera properly and enjoying your photography so much more.

We offer all sorts of workshops both One-2-One and groups from specialist subjects through to getting to know your camera and would happily chat about anything in-between. We have put on workshops for lots of great local photographers as well as a few local companies looking to improve their social media presence and also we have worked for the United Nations running a workshop for them.  Please get in touch if you need to chat about our workshops.

We also offer scouted days around the south coast for those looking to build a portfolio or just find the nicest places to shoot.

We hope that you enjoy these photographs from this workshop, we are very pleased with them and we feel they show off using your cameras AV and S mode very well and also the various focus and metering modes all of which are interesting to learn about and will take your photography to a new level.

Please contact us if you are looking for a photography workshop of any-kind 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

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Photography workshop training Southampton

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