One-to-One - Intensive, Bespoke Photography Tuition
Autumn fungus around a tree stump on Claife Heights, Windermere.
Many activities are best experienced in the company of others. Many classes and courses in Photography are designed with groups in mind. And indeed, the majority of the courses and excursions that I run are intended for small groups of like-minded enthusiasts.
However: there may be times when you have a very specific project in mind; or perhaps you wish to concentrate very intensely on a narrow set of skills or techniques; or you simply wish to treat yourself to the luxury of having a tutor's undivided attention for a day. Whatever the reason, if you don't mind paying a little extra for the privilege, you can book a day out (or a day in, if the techniques you want to learn about lend themselves to the indoor treatment) and have me as your only company. There is a host of great locations on the doorstep, and I will find one that will provide the ideal setting for your photographic needs.
Fern and Stream, Singleton Park, above Kendal.
A full day familiarising yourself with your new SLR camera; an opportunity to concentrate on the practicalities of macro photography; or a pleasant walk with a camera, and the opportunity to learn more about exposure, depth of field and composition, with a pint at a country pub as the reward at the end of the walk.
River Kent flowing beneath Hawes Bridge.
The woods, rocks and water of the River Kent; the limestone pavement of Farleton Fell and Hutton Roof; the twists and turns of Dentdale; the smooth, featureless, rolling hills of the Howgills (described by Alfred Wainwright as looking "like a herd of sleeping elephants"). Kendal is surrounded by so many terrains and landscapes, there is bound to be one to satisfy even the most zealous of photographic devotees. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch soon.
Please bear in mind that this website is still under development. When finished, there will be a regular programme of organised events and activities, as well as the option to arrange bespoke photography days tailored to your precise requirements. For the time being, though, if you want a practical day out with your camera, use the e-mail address or phone number at the top of the page to get in touch, and let me know what you want to do and when you want to do it. Don't be shy. If you don't like walking, we will stay close to home. If you don't mind walking, we can go further afield. It doesn't matter what camera you use: compact or SLR, digital or film. If you want to improve your photography, let me know.
Please make sure that you read the information in the right-hand column about clothing and equipment recommendations. A complete kit list can be supplied on request, along with advice on clothing and camera equipment appropriate to seasonal circumstances. If you have any questions at all, please ask - there is no penalty for asking.