intermediate digital photography course

Intermediate Digital Photography Course

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Now booking for 18th & 19th May 2017  (2 places left)

INTRODUCTION

TWO DAY COURSE            10:00AM – 4:00PM

So if you know your aperture from your elbow, and that ISO isn’t some sort of insurance policy – our Intermediate Digital Photography course is just what you need to take things to the next level. You may have hit a barrier with your photography and need to know how to move things on to get even better results.  If you want to discover the difference between taking a good photo and taking a great one, book now to ensure your place on this popular workshop!

We look at improving composition, conquering exposure, and understanding light – the most important element of photography.  We keep things simple to understand and back up the theory with fun and relaxed practical sessions throughout the weekend. If you want to discover the difference between taking a good photo and taking a great photo, book now to ensure your place on this popular workshop. This intermediate digital photography course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about photography and wants to expand their skills and techniques.

We will examine the basic principles of what makes an image successful, and then learn how to achieve the potential for each one. These include both the creative and technical aspects of photography.

  • Photography by Marcus McAdam
    Composition
  • Photography by Marcus McAdam
    Exposure
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    Focusing
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    Subject
  • Photography by Marcus McAdam
    Quality of Light
  • Photography by Marcus McAdam
    Technical Quality

CONTENT

On the course we will cover the following 6 key elements in depth;

  • Composition
  • Exposure
  • Focusing
  • Subject
  • Quality of Light
  • Technical Quality

REVIEWS - What our students say!

Intermediate Digital Photography Course rated overall 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

♥♥♥♥♥ Gary –  Thoroughly enjoyable weekend, very informative, Marcus is a natural educator, managing to explain a fairly complex subject in a mangeable and digestable way. Good mix of practical tuition and talking.
♥♥♥♥ Michelle -My third course at Lacock Photography and fantastic as always. A great experience learning from a professional photographer. I’ve never been very confident with the technical aspects of photography, but Marcus made it all seem so much more simple, my camera will only ever be on manual from now on! Lovely setting, and great hospitality from Fiona and Andy.
♥♥♥♥♥ Martine – I left the Intermediate Photography Course a far more confident photographer – I actually knew what I was doing and importantly, why I was doing it. The weekend was well structured. There were loads of practical task to do throughout the two days in Lacock village, to put into practice what had been taught in the ‘classroom’ by Marcus McAdam, a very knowledgeable and experienced photographer in his own right. He made the two days a lot of fun in an environment second to none – I would say one of the best, and certainly friendliest, photography schools in Britain.
♥♥♥♥♥ Tanya – The intermediate digital photography course was stimulating and enabled me to think more about the how and why of working in manual instead of the ‘easier options’. The tutor Marcus helped and encouraged everyone and with only 6 as maximum on the course we each received individual attention. The venue was excellent, warm and inviting, plenty space to move around, and big car park. Only a short distance into the village. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided at appropriate times. Excellent buffet lunch. I also recommend staying at the The Old Clubhouse adjacent to, and part of Lacock Photography. Fiona and Andy are excellent, very friendly hosts and made us very welcome.

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DATES & TIMES

We run this course at least twice per year on weekends.
We get booked up pretty quickly as we have a maximum number of 6 students on each course.

The dates we currently have places available for booking are shown above. Just choose the date you would like to come and add to cart. Payment may be made on our secure website by credit or debit card or by calling 01249 730571 to book and pay by card over the phone.

If you would like to book but none of the available dates is suitable then maybe a one to one or one to two session could be arranged, please use the contact form to let us know.

This is a two day course; we aim to start each day at 10:00 am so ask you to arrive from 9:45 am for a welcome tea or coffee.  Each day ends at around 4:00 pm.

THE TUTOR - Marcus McAdam

Marcus has been a professional travel photographer for over 10 years, having travelled to over 50 countries on various assignments. After living in places such as Venice, Beijing, and San Francisco, he’s now returned to the UK, and currently lives on the Isle of Skye.

Marcus’s professional career was kick started when he was awarded the title of Photographer of the Year by Practical Photography magazine. Having a love affair with travel, Marcus packed a bag and journeyed around the world for five years, capturing high class images of unique landscapes and the people who inhabit them.

During this time, Marcus was a regular contributor for many photographic publications, and still continues to write features for the UK’s most popular magazines. On top of this he has shot assignments for the likes of Microsoft, Panasonic, Visit Britain, and Cafe Nero.

Marcus is a true believer that photography doesn’t have to be complicated. “In today’s digital world where even the most basic of cameras have a 200 page instruction manual, it’s easy to see how the picture taking process can be confusing to the newcomer. I like to go back to basics and encourage people to show their camera who is boss!”
Marcus is a tutor for the School of Photographic Imaging, run by IPC Media (Amateur Photographer, What Digital Camera). He also runs one-to-one workshops on the Isle of Skye and photographic holidays worldwide – including to China and the USA.

For many years Marcus shot all his work exclusively on medium format, and still uses his “dinosaurs” to this day. He also shoots with his Canon 1D III and 5Ds

www.marcusmcadam.com

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Once you arrive we look after you for the whole day. You won’t have to go out to find somewhere to get lunch or bring sandwiches!

Included in the price is:

● Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
● Buffet lunch

You just have to bring your camera with memory card, fully charged battery and USB lead if you have one.

Additional Information

Course Dates

4 & 5 February 2017, 18 & 19 May 2017, 4 & 5 November 2017