BESPOKE 1-2-1 SESSIONS

I have run various 1-2-1 sessions with clients now since 2016. Many are held down on the Jurassic Coast near my Dorset home, but I'm happy to travel to wherever you may be, or indeed somewhere we both may want to explore photographically. There is no 'set-formula' to these 1-2-1 sessions, rather I tailor each session to the individual after a conversation and questionnaire I ask you to fill out which helps me (and you!) understand your photographic goals and ambitions.

Beginners:

I really enjoy helping new photographers get to grips with their equipment and the basics of exposure, shutter speed and f-stops. Once these technical aspects are understood the real creativity can begin. Here are some examples of the topics I may cover with a beginner, depending on their experience and goals:

  • Understanding the basics of composition
  • Getting to grips with your camera and settings
  • The use of filters for managing light
  • Optimising your image making process on location
  • Learning to seek out patterns, themes and light
  • Fundamentals of post processing
I had a very enjoyable and thought provoking time with Sam. He had clearly considered a plan for the day carefully. It was a good mix of constructive discussion and time with a camera in hand. Sam had plenty of potential locations in mind with different options available for changing conditions. I am looking forward to another day with him soon.
— Judy, Hampshire

Advancing:

Many adults I have met really have been bitten by the photography bug. Through application and perseverance they have mastered most of the technical skills required and now want to find their 'visual voice'. With more advanced clients I try to help them understand what motivates their image making, explore new advanced techniques and deeper compositional tools. It's really important I understand where you are now and what you feel you'd like to achieve so I'd usually spend some time on email or telephone with you before our session to make sure I give you my best advice and guidance on the day. We may cover topics such as:

  • Creating meaningful portfolios and projects
  • Thematic connections with the landscape
  • New techniques including ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and ME (Multiple Exposures)
  • Advanced composition and framing
  • More abstract work
  • Printing and preparing collections
Your help and understanding was fantastic and you made me feel welcome from the very start. I don’t always ‘see’ compositions and am slowly getting my head around settings etc so your help and patience was much appreciated.
— Adele, Scotland

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Get In Touch

If you'd like any further information about the bespoke 1-2-1 sessions I can offer please use the contact form to get in touch.

Usually I would take any 1-2-1 sessions in and around Dorset (be it coastal, woodland or scenic landscape) but I am very happy to travel to whatever location you prefer.

These 1-2-1 sessions can be 1/2 day or full day, or indeed numerous days if that is desired. Please just drop me a line for more info, pricing and so I can better understand your photographic goals. I look forward to helping you develop and prosper with your image making!

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