1:1 lessons - critiques - mentoring - workshops
I am a UK & destination photographer based in Bristol. I capture memories in an honest and authentic way, using a style that blends natural yet artistic reportage photography.
My wedding work is internationally recognised through various award bodies. Using 11 years of experience in the industry, 8 years in stills and a further 3 years in moving imagery, I am able to offer this knowledge to advise and train in a broad spectrum of topics.
I am known largely for wedding photography but also specialise in commercial, lifestyle and street photography with a keen interest in all other types such as wildlife and landscapes. I love bow ties, music, red wine & silly faces! I have a cat called Tinks.
I like my tuition to be a relaxed environment of learning and all teaching is adapted to your speed of learning. The lessons are tailored specifically to what you require. With experience in various types of photography, alongside a degree in film production, I am able to offer a wide range of advice on multiple topics.
Photography is ultimately about capturing memories or documenting life. I have helped people learn the basics of going from auto shooting to manual; or to grow further into a more professional capacity.
Whether you want to just familiarise yourself with the camera settings, or focus on more advance photography practices. Together we will be able to help you grow on your chosen path.
These sessions are 1 hour long and are completely tailored around your specific needs and level of photography. Some may wish to focus on the technical aspects of photography to help improve their camera skills. For instance getting to know the function of a camera or understanding the golden triangle of photography: Shutter Speed; Aperture; ISO.
Others however are interested in the aesthetic techniques that help create a unique photograph: Composition; Light; Movement and Interaction.
Including with all bookings is an initial 15 minute start up consultation. So I can gage what it is you are after and familiarise myself with your specific camera.
For those seeking a bit more than a single session. The course can either be a full day intensive program, or 8 hours of tuition split over a period to suit you (within 2 months). It can be both theory and practical.
The course itself will be adapted to yourself and based on what you want to achieve. The pre consultation will determine this and we will work through various topics at your pace to maximise you knowledge.
basic camera settings; advanced photographic techniques; using natural light; low light photography; night photography; external lighting setups; equipment analysis; specialist styles of photography; enhancing imagery in edit; photoshop training.
Lessons can be theory or practical based. They can either take place in person at a suitable location, or online via Zoom. Lessons are available on any day of the week with various time slots between 9am and 9pm which can be requested on enquiry.
The pre consultation will take place over the phone or via a quick zoom and normally lasts around 15 minutes. From this we can confirm your photography lesson time and future photography tuition plan.
Lessons are done online via zoom. If allowed one to one practical walk arounds are an option but social distancing would be adhered to and a zoom critique could take place.
To make the most of your lessons, I recommend thinking about the specifics of what you want to achieve. I recommend writing a list of bullet points, as well as informing me of all your equipment before the first lesson. This will allow me to research and familiarise myself with your gear and aspirations so I can offer a truly personalised service.
The pre lesson consultation will allow us to delve into this more. Throughout your journey we will work at your pace, but please do not be afraid to ask questions. That after all is why I am here.
A day of practical hands on learning. These workshops cover a range of techniques and styles suitable for a certain area of photography. It could be street, night photography, landscapes, or fashion and portrait.
Each photography workshop is done in small groups to allow a more personalised experience and will be a combination of theory practical shooting and editing. Upcoming shoots and itineraries to be announced in the new year
All workshops will take place in an outside location, where plenty of space is available so we can adhere to social distancing guidelines. Groups are limited to 5 people.
As a photographer you can often get stuck in your ways. From my experience I found shooting alongside fellow professionals and listening to their opinions on my work beneficial and eye opening.
I always think the only way to grow and improve is via constructive criticism. I offer positive critique on your website; social media; and a single photo blog post/online gallery or selection of photographs. Any additional links are charges at £10 per link.
The images will be assessed and points made, before sending a pre recorded video critique or having a personal one on zoom. Critiques are included within my mentoring program.
My mentoring programme is aimed at those wanting to establish or grow as a wedding photographer. I can used all my experience over years running a successful business within the industry to guide you over a period of time.
You will learn about mistakes I have made, and develop a broader range of photographic skills. I'll focus on your current business, offer constructive critiques on your images as well doing a range of theory and practical 1:1 lessons and show you some tricks and techniques
We'll talk equipment, advertising, products, personal wellbeing, networking (and even do some). You will also be invited to some portfolio builder workshops alongside the chance to attend a wedding with myself.
We will plan the content of each months mentoring in advance and the training can be delivered face to face or remotely via phone or zoom.
One to One Tuition
The : One // £50 // 1 hour lesson.
The : Course // £350 // 8 hours of tuition.
Mentoring // £200 Per month
Includes 1:1 lessons, critiques, and portfolio growth
Critique // £25
£10 per additional blog critique
All lessons are one hour in length
Shoot Days // £175
Full day of practical shooting and advice in groups.