My individual photography courses are, in my opinion, the best way to improve your photography quickly and effectively. Whether you have never switched on your camera, are an aspiring professional or would just like to improve a certain aspect of your photography, I give you individual, intensive guidance throughout the day.
The main focus of my photography workshops is to open your eyes to the infinite opportunities that surround you everyday. The seemingly mundane objects and everyday backgrounds suddenly become an exciting playground bursting with photographical potential. It is this training of your photographic vision that I hope to harness and explore.
You will not just leave confident with all the nuances of your camera’s controls, but also with a brand new set of photographic eyes.
I keep the workshop as practical and as relaxed as I possibly can (there is no blackboard, projector or any sort of boring presentation!).
We first negotiate through the camera’s controls, disregarding almost all of the auto ‘do it all’ buttons over a cup of tea. Then, once you have grasped the fundamentals I show you my way of shooting that is easy, quick and painless. Throughout the day I take you into the real world where we put all that theory into practice!
'We were lucky to have John capture our wedding a few years ago and the images captured my imagination and made me finally go out and buy a camera… I had a play around but got nowhere, so booked a couple of private lessons with John on the basics and also joined a landscape group lesson in Oxford. Best money I ever spent – turned my expensive camera into an investment that I could use and enjoy and now I am hooked. I would recommend John to anyone who wants to learn to love photography… John’s style is relaxed, he is very knowledgeable and is a pleasure to be around, as he is centred upon making sure you enjoy taking great pictures'.
'John's informal style and intuitive understanding of what you need makes the one-to-one photography workshop both fun and informative. If you are thinking of doing a course, let me vouch for John as a natural teacher with insane levels of knowledge. I can't rate him highly enough'.
“I was looking for some photography classes in the Oxford area, I was particularly interested in learning more about the technical side of photography. I came across John’s website whilst searching on Google. I was immediately impressed with his work and loved his style of imagery. I booked a 1:1 session with John, and I am so pleased I did. The knowledge he shared with me has been so beneficial to my work and to the growth on my photography business. There wasn’t anything John didn’t know, or couldn’t help me with. I learnt so much in the short time I spent with him. We spoke about the theoretical side of things and then followed that through with practical exercises, this really helped me to learn and remember what he had taught me. Since my initial 1:1 I have had another session with John, and again he was great at understanding some of the issues I was experiencing and helped me to learn how to correct these. I would recommend anyone who is interested in Photography to have a workshop with him, he really has helped me develop and learn a lot as a newly set up photographer. John has great knowledge across the fields of photography and whether you are interested in either the creative side of things, or the technical, he will be sure to help you develop in either area.”