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David Speight Photography

beginners photography workshop west yorkshire

beginners photography workshop west yorkshire

Where Does The Workshop Take Place?

  • Although we'll occasionally visit other locations depending on seasonal highlights, for the majority of the Beginner Workshops (West Yorkshire), we'll begin the day meeting at Shibden Hall, Halifax. This makes for a convenient location to begin the day, with ample parking and it is easy to find. We may also visit other locations throughout the day, such as Wakefield, Mirfield, Brighouse, Huddersfield, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall and Todmorden.

What Will You Learn?

  • The day begins with a short theory session and simple explanation regarding how the camera works.
  • We'll look at the various file types you can shoot with your camera, again with very simple explanations so you can make your own informed choices on which file type best suits you.
  • The main aim of the day is to give you the knowledge and understanding to take control of your camera in manual mode. To do this we'll walk through all the settings that control the exposure of your images. This will include choosing metering modes, setting your own aperture, shutter speed, ISO and possibly bracketing exposures. We’ll also look at checking your exposures using the histogram, with clear and un-complicated explanations. All those numbers and settings can seem daunting at first. Don't worry, I simplify all this for you and you will quickly realise that it's a lot easier than you thought! 
  • We will also explore the various focusing methods of your camera, and in particular you will learn and understand how to control depth of field, either as a way to maximise the sharpness of an image from front to back, or to blur background/foreground to possibly isolate a subject.
  • The majority of the workshop is practical, so you can put into practice everything you've learned in the earlier part of the day and ask any questions you can think of.
  • The day is backed up with a set of notes which I send to you after the workshop, and I'm also available if you need any backup support.

Group Size

  • Group size is a maximum of five Photographers. Over the course of an 8 hour day, this means I have lots of time for both group and individual tuition and no one is left behind.
  • 15th Jun 2022 - Available
    29th Jun 2022 - Available
    13th Jul 2022 - Available
    27th Jul 2022 - Last Places!
    17th Aug 2022 - Available
    24th Aug 2022 - Available
    07th Sep 2022 - Available
    21st Sep 2022 - Available
    05th Oct 2022 - Available
    19th Oct 2022 - Available
    16th Nov 2022 - Available
    14th Dec 2022 - Available
    11th Jan 2023 - Available
    25th Jan 2023 - Available
    08th Feb 2023 - Available
    22nd Feb 2023 - Available
    08th Mar 2023 - Available
    22nd Mar 2023 - Available
    12th Apr 2023 - Available
    26th Apr 2023 - Available
    10th May 2023 - Available
    24th May 2023 - Available
    07th Jun 2023 - Available
    21st Jun 2023 - Available
    05th Jul 2023 - Available

  • £95.00 / £25.00

    • Full Days tuition

    • Loan of filters/tripod if necessary

    • Transport to the location

    • Personal/Equipment insurance

    • Food/Drinks

  • Low - Average - No long walks

  • Full Day (Eight hours)

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