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Mastering Composition with Steve Davey

It doesn't matter what camera you have, you can drastically improve your photography by improving your composition. This course will explore all aspects of composition, to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing. But composition is about more than just how your pictures look: by changing the composition you can change the relationship between things in the frame, set up meaning and make your pictures more visually stimulating. Steve will comprehensively explain his theory of 'Mise en Scene' or the art of combining items in the frame to create more sophisticated images.

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Photography For Writers with Steve Davey

Many writers, whether they be working freelancers, ambitious staffers, aspiring professionals or personal bloggers, just don't get photography. At best they regard it as something to be done grudgingly – at worst they don't bother! But if you are a writer or a blogger having the ability to take adequate pictures will increase your income, get you more work and potentially drive more hits to your blog. This course will look at how to take better pictures in a range of scenarios, and then look at simple post-processing and how to caption and keyword pictures before looking at method of digital delivery.

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We have identified a number of areas where many people experience difficulties with their photography, and have come up with a unique and targeted range of London based photography workshops. This might be to brush up on their skills before heading off on a big trip, or just to shoot better pictures at home. Our range of photography courses can be found below. Click on any of the images to go to the specific course page, or use the courses by date tab to see which courses will happen on a given date.

We are planning on expanding our range of workshops and some new themes are currently under development, but if there is something that you would like us to cover, then please do email us using the form on the making a booking page to let us know. Alternatively if you have a couple of friends or colleagues who would like to cover the same areas then why not consider requesting a bespoke course. If you would like to be kept informed about any developments, use the form here, and select 'Please add me to your mailing list'.

The cost for our half day courses starts at 90. If you book two or more courses at the same time, then the price drops by 5 per course.

Our photo courses are run by a named professional photographer and have a maximum of six people, giving you much more individual tuition and attention than some of our cheaper rivals.

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Advanced DSLR Techniques with Steve Davey
Using your camera should be second nature to you. Only then will you be able to concentrate on your photography and not your camera! Yet there are a plethora of options on the camera which can confuse and intimidate! This course looks at the advanced DSLR techniques that you need to know about to get the most out of your camera and those that you can ignore. By mastering exposure, white balance and shooting RAW you will be able to take your photography to the next level, leaving you free to concentrate on the creative aspects of photography and not get mired down in your camera manual.

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Better Travel Portraits with Steve Davey

Taking great shots of people you meet on your travels a hard skill to learn, yet this workshop can take you through all of the technical, creative and practical decisions you will need to improve your travel portraits! We will start with an illustrated presentation, outlining the technical and creative decisions you will need to make when shooting a portrait. By making these decisions in advance - before you approach someone to ask permission – you can be more relaxed and creative. We will also look at the best ways to approach people and the mechanics of shooting different styles of portrait.

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Mastering Composition with Steve Davey

It doesn't matter what camera you have, you can drastically improve your photography by improving your composition. This course will explore all aspects of composition, to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing. But composition is about more than just how your pictures look: by changing the composition you can change the relationship between things in the frame, set up meaning and make your pictures more visually stimulating. Steve will comprehensively explain his theory of 'Mise en Scene' or the art of combining items in the frame to create more sophisticated images.

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Night Photography with Steve Davey

Photographing at night can be an excellent way to show any location in a completely different way. The interplay of different light sources and the effect of long exposures on movement can make even the most familiar subject seem dynamic and unique. Night photography can be a great fallback if the weather is not perfect, with city light reflected from low-lying cloud, or reflected in wet pavements. This course will look at all aspects of night photography, centred on some of the most photogenic views of London.

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Introduction to your DSLR with Steve Davey
Many of the default settings on your camera will not give you the results you are looking for, yet with a little knowledge you will know what to change, what to ignore and what to leave alone! This course will give you a practical grounding on the basics skills of photography, and what settings you will need to understand on your camera to get better results. We will avoid getting bogged down in too many technical details, concentrating on simple and practical explanations about photographic principles and what settings you will need to employ to improve your success rate.

Better Travel Photography was created by Steve Davey to celebrate the art of travel photography and to help people improve their travel photography skills and get more out of their travels. Some of the highlights of the site are image galleries, travel photography features and 501 Travel Photography Tips. This site also features Steve's exclusive range of travel photography tours.

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