Monday, 21 January 2013

what to look for in a photography weekend

Nicholas Brewer
Learning about photography is not only fun but opens up new and exciting opportunities during the process. I know that not everyone will have the time or desire to go to college learning  hands on  with expert tuition. Learning at a college, which I was fortunate enough to do, helps to make life long friendships and a shared experience is more enjoyable and increases knowledge by learning from each other. Next month I am starting a series of photographic workshops in the gorgeous English countryside in the Peak District National Park. With small class sizes and plenty of active learning you will make stunning landscape pictures supported by plain English theory lessons. If you are a beginner or intermediate and looking to step up then this could be for you.The workshops are held at Biggin Hall Hotel a grade two listed building that sits 1,000 feet above sea level providing stunning views and clean air. With a diverse landscape and ancient market towns there are plenty of locations to photograph. There are many providers of this kind of activity holiday so how do you find the quality ones and avoid those simply looking to take your money with little in return.
Here are the three key points to consider:
  • Is the tutor qualified? This does not just mean that they hold a qualification in photography but do they have a teaching qualification?
  • How will they check your prior knowledge? If the group has a wide gap in knowledge the more experienced will get bored or the others may get left behind. Making sure the gap is measured improves your knowledge and is a more enjoyable experience.
  • Will your learning be supported after your break? Staying motivated once you get home is essential otherwise your knowledge will disappear.
Naturally as a qualified lecturer and photographer I can provide all of this and much more.
Biggin Hall Hotel  is near Buxton Derbyshire and there are spaces available in Feburary, March and April. Click on the link  to find out about dates and prices.