Astrophotography Online

Astrophotography Online (3 x Two Hour Sessions)

Introduction

Based on our very popular face-to-face Astrophotography workshop, we are delighted to be able to offer a live online version of this workshop.  The workshop comprises three, two hour sessions and is a comprehensive and informative study of astrophotography.

Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. This astrophotography workshop will introduce students to the wide range of astronomical phenomena that can be photographed using an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera (without a telescope).  A full explanation will be provided of techniques to make stunning images of stars, planets, the moon and the Milky Way, in conjunction with terrestrial landscapes.  The course also covers photographing star trails as well as rare, elusive and fast-moving astronomical phenomena such as meteors, aurorae and eclipses.

The workshop is streamed from Lacock Photography’s studio using our Virtual Classroom technology, and is presented by tutor Robert Harvey.  Joining in is easy, no need to download anything!  We send you a weblink, you just click on it and register to join our Virtual Classroom around 15 minutes before the start time.

Astrophotography with Robert Harvey
Durdle Door © Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM

Workshop Content

This astrophotography workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to landscape astrophotography and all the technical details needed to photograph the night sky with a digital SLR camera. Subjects covered in depth are:

Session 1: Moon, moonlit landscapes, stars and planets.

Session 2: Foreground subjects, Milky Way and aurorae.

Session 3: Meteors, International Space Station, eclipses and star trails.

Workshop notes will be provided as a PDF.

Sufficient scientific detail will be included to enable course participants to understand the astronomical phenomena they can photograph and the extraordinary variety of scales of the Universe that can be recorded with an ordinary digital camera, ranging from ~100 km in the case of aurorae and meteors to 25 million million million km for the Andromeda galaxy.

Dates and times

Joining in the Virtual Classroom is via clicking on an internet link, no special software is required to be downloaded. The meeting will be interactive using webcams and microphones.

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. Support for Safari on Mac and Macbook is expected soon. If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

Joining in the Virtual Classroom is via clicking on an internet link, no special software is required to be downloaded. The meeting will be interactive using webcams and microphones.

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. Support for Safari on Mac and Macbook is expected soon. If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

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The Tutor – Robert Harvey

Professional photographer Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM has created Natural World Photography to share his passion for creative images of landscapes, wildlife and the beauty of the night sky. He is a Chartered Natural Scientist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, inspired by remote locations such as coasts, mountains and deserts, where untamed land is sculpted by nature. More than 280 of his photographs have been accepted in international exhibitions worldwide, leading to him receiving the Excellence award of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.

Robert leads photography tours throughout Britain, as well as overseas, to enable keen photographers to develop their skills in some of the world’s most inspiring locations. His courses at Lacock Photography bring this extensive knowledge to his own county of Wiltshire and provide a solid grounding in photographic theory, along with expert guidance on practical photography in the field.

Robert regularly lectures to specialist photographic audiences around the country and is the author of several books on photography and astronomy including “Photographing the Heavens” (2019), “Night Sky” (2019) and “Photographing Wiltshire” (2020).

Astrophotography with Robert Harvey
Moonrise Salisbury Plain© Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM

Beginners Digital Photography Online (Modules 1 & 2)

Beginners Digital Photography
Online (Modules 1 & 2)

Introduction

If you want to come off auto and take better quality photographs, this is the workshop for you!  From the convenience of your own home, you can join in our live online workshop and learn how to take control of your camera – so much better than shooting auto!

The workshop is streamed from Lacock Photography’s studio and is based on our highly successful Beginners Digital Photography Workshop (Part 1) which has been running for 9 years!  The workshop is a mixture of tutorials, practical demonstrations and interactive quizzes.  Two-way communication with the tutor and the students is enabled during the workshop.

Joining in is easy, no need to download anything!  We send you a weblink, you just click on it and register around 15 minutes before the start time.

Dates and times

We run this course several times every month, in the morning (10:00-12:00) and afternoon (13:30 – 15:30). All times are local United Kingdom.

Payment may be made right here on our secure website.

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. Support for Safari on Mac and Macbook is expected soon. If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

Please book your session on our secure website right here.

Included in the price is:

  • Electronic download of notes
  • Access to video resources used during the workshop after the event.

There will be a short break in the workshop halfway through to give everyone a bit of a breather, grab a coffee etc!

Have your camera with fully charged battery with you for the workshop.

Please book your module 2 session for a later date/time than your module 1 session!

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The Tutor

Fiona has been in love with photography since her very early days growing up in Glasgow. Fiona clearly remembers her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic and how great it felt when she bought an Olympus Trip when she was 16! Fiona has developed her skills through self-study, attending courses at local colleges & photography workshops.

In 2011, Fiona and her husband Andy set up a new photography business located in Lacock, the “Birthplace of Photography”. One of the few photography training schools to own its own purpose-built premises, the business has grown year on year to become one of the UK’s leading providers of photography training. Fiona is an experienced tutor who specialises in developing and encouraging students who are at the start of their photographic journey.

Fiona has a wide range of photographic interests and is particularly keen on people, animals, flowers and nature photography. In addition to delivering photography training, Fiona regularly presents external talks on photography.

Fiona’s work can be viewed on Instagram

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Content

These two modules will provide you with essential photography knowledge to enable you to improve the quality of the photographs you take. We will cover:

  • Camera Basics
  • Lenses
  • Focusing for static and moving subjects
  • Metering
  • Image Quality (ISO & File formats)
  • White Balance
  • Exposure (the mysteries of f stops, shutter speeds and ISO!)

Read our book!

We recommend you get a copy of Lacock Photography’s beginner’s guide to photography to accompany your digital course. Our 40 page guide was written by co-owner and digital workshop tutor Fiona Turnbull and is packed full of beautiful photos and easy-to-understand photography diagrams.

 

“I have used all my teaching experience to develop this user-friendly, easy to understand guide to digital photography, which is aimed at the complete beginner. It contains all the essential technical information you need to take well exposed, sharp photographs using your DSLR or Bridge camera.” – Fiona Turnbull

Beginners Digital Photography Online (Modules 1 & 2) – One to One

Beginners Digital Photography
Online (Modules 1 & 2) - One to One, Two, Three or Four Tuition

Introduction

If you want to come off auto and take better quality photographs, this is the workshop for you!  From the convenience of your own home, you can join in our live online workshop and learn how to take control of your camera – so much better than shooting auto!

The workshop is streamed from Lacock Photography’s studio and is based on our highly successful Beginners Digital Photography Workshop (Part 1) which has been running for 9 years!  The workshop is a mixture of tutorials, practical demonstrations and interactive quizzes.  Two-way communication with the tutor and the students is enabled during the workshop.

Joining in is easy, no need to download anything!  We send you a weblink, you just click on it and join the virtual classroom.

Perhaps your photography has reached a bit of a plateau? Or maybe you’ve just begun your photography adventure? Look no further! One to One Tuition with Lacock Photography will be designed specifically for you, focusing on what you want to learn, improve and explore.

You may need the flexibility of arranging a date that suits your diary or would just prefer to learn on your own, or with a friend.  The Beginners Digital Photography in Workshop comprises two x two-hour modules, the date and time of each module is agreed between us beforehand.

The workshop is run in our Virtual Classroom, whick will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browsers. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. This latest webinar technology, makes it easy for you as the student – nothing to download on your computer or tablet, just click on a link we send you and join for the start.  Click here to do a quick Tech Check on your computer to see if you are all set to go.

Please book your session on our secure website right here.

Included in the price is:

  • Electronic download of notes
  • Access to video resources used during the workshop after the event.

There will be a short break in the workshop halfway through to give everyone a bit of a breather, grab a coffee etc!

Have your camera with fully charged battery with you for the workshop.

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On receipt of payment, we will be in touch to arrange dates and times for the two x two-hour modules.

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Content

These two modules will provide you with essential photography knowledge to enable you to improve the quality of the photographs you take. We will cover:

  • Camera Basics
  • Lenses
  • Focusing for static and moving subjects
  • Metering
  • Image Quality (ISO & File formats)
  • White Balance
  • Exposure (the mysteries of f stops, shutter speeds and ISO!)

The Tutor

Fiona has been in love with photography since her very early days growing up in Glasgow. Fiona clearly remembers her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic and how great it felt when she bought an Olympus Trip when she was 16! Fiona has developed her skills through self-study, attending courses at local colleges & photography workshops.

In 2011, Fiona and her husband Andy set up a new photography business located in Lacock, the “Birthplace of Photography”. One of the few photography training schools to own its own purpose-built premises, the business has grown year on year to become one of the UK’s leading providers of photography training. Fiona is an experienced tutor who specialises in developing and encouraging students who are at the start of their photographic journey.

Fiona has a wide range of photographic interests and is particularly keen on people, animals, flowers and nature photography. In addition to delivering photography training, Fiona regularly presents external talks on photography.

Fiona’s work can be viewed on Instagram

Read our book!

We recommend you get a copy of Lacock Photography’s beginner’s guide to photography to accompany your digital course. Our 40 page guide was written by co-owner and digital workshop tutor Fiona Turnbull and is packed full of beautiful photos and easy-to-understand photography diagrams.

 

“I have used all my teaching experience to develop this user-friendly, easy to understand guide to digital photography, which is aimed at the complete beginner. It contains all the essential technical information you need to take well exposed, sharp photographs using your DSLR or Bridge camera.” – Fiona Turnbull

Landscape Photography Online

Landscape Photography Online – Fundamentals & Masterclass

each three two-hour sessions 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Introduction

Developed from our popular face-to-face Landscape Photography Workshops, we are delighted to be able to offer live online versions of the Landscape Photography Fundamentals and Landscape Photography Masterclass workshops.  Each workshop comprises three two-hour sessions and together provide comprehensive and informative training in Landscape Photography.

Landscapes are perennially popular subjects for photographers. However, capturing a really good landscape image is challenging. Everyone can photograph the landscape … but what makes a striking landscape photograph? How much is down to planning and how much is serendipity? Why and how does a superb photograph stand out from the rest?

The workshops are streamed from Lacock Photography’s studio using Virtual Classroom technology, and are presented by tutor Robert Harvey.  Joining in is easy, no need to download anything!  We send you a weblink, you just click on it and register to join our Virtual Classroom around 15 minutes before the start time.  The courses are interactive and your participation with questions, comments and opinion is encouraged throughout.

Bowood Cascade by Robert Harvey
Bowood Cascade by Robert Harvey

Landscape Photography Fundamentals

This course, delivered online in three two-hour sessions, covers the techniques and perception required to take landscape photographs that have impact. Throughout the course we will be concentrating on the what, why and how of landscape photography. Sessions will look at composition, focal length and focus, use of light, colour and monochrome. Examples from Wiltshire and throughout Britain will be shown to illustrate the ingredients that can make a potentially good photograph into a memorable image. You may have heard it said that there is no such thing as bad light for photography – only light that does not suit the subject. Is this true and what subjects are best suited to what conditions?

Over the three two-hour sessions, a comprehensive introduction to landscape photography in Britain will be provided, including all the technical details needed to photograph landscapes with a digital SLR or Bridge camera.  Subjects covered in depth are:

• The nature of landscape
• Finding and selecting subjects
• Elements of composition
• “Rules” of composition and when to break them
• The use of different focal length lenses from wide angle to telephoto
• Focus and depth of field, including focus stacking
• Colour in the landscape and how it works in photography
• Monochrome: when less can be more
• Use of light – finding the right light for the subject
• Shooting at sunrise and sunset
• Capturing high contrast subjects using High Dynamic Range processing

Landscape Photography Masterclass

Having mastered the fundamentals of exposure, light and composition, how can we develop our creativity to make images that truly stand out?

Over the three two-hour sessions we will cover:

• Weather: Sunshine, cloud, mist, frost, snow and rain all present opportunities and challenges. What subjects work best in what conditions?
• Seasons: How can we bring seasonal influences to the fore and add that extra ingredient to our pictures?
• Photographing Water: Whether still or flowing, water is a dynamic element in the landscape. We will discuss the effect of weather, time of day, shutter speed and filters to capture movement and reflections.
• Photographing the Coast: Our coast is the spectacular wild edge of Britain. How can we optimise the use of light and tides to fulfil the tremendous photographic potential of beaches, cliffs, sea stacks, lighthouses, castles and storms?
• Photographing Deserts: For photographers able to travel overseas, deserts represent landscapes in the raw. How can we make the most of exquisite light to capture their patterns?
• Impact and Narrative: Some of the most compelling pictures capture a moment or tell a story.

Knowlton Church and earthworks, Dorset © Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM

This masterclass covers the techniques and perception required to take your landscape photographs to the next level. Concepts explored in detail throughout the course will be thinking creatively, planning ahead and making the most of opportunities.

The course will conclude with a presentation on “The Point of Return”, looking at pairs of images of the same scene taken in different lighting and weather conditions to maximise the potential of landscape compositions.

Equipment Requirements

These courses are suitable for students with DSLR cameras or bridge cameras. Equipment available to students should also include;

• wide angle lens (ideally 16mm on full frame or 10mm on cropped sensor), standard zoom lens (for example 24 to 70mm) and short to medium telephoto lens (70-300mm would be ideal)
• sturdy tripod (essential)
• polarising filter and neutral density filters if you have them (not essential)
• remote cable release (recommended)

The Virtual Classroom

Joining in the Virtual Classroom is via clicking on an internet link, no special software is required to be downloaded. The meeting will be interactive using webcams and microphones.

Dates and times

Clear selection

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook.  You can do a quick technical check to see if your equipment is suitable by clicking here>>>.  If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

The Tutor – Robert Harvey

Professional photographer Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM has created Natural World Photography, dedicated to creative images of landscapes, wildlife and the beauty of the night sky. A Chartered Natural Scientist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, Robert leads photography tours throughout Britain as well as overseas. More than 290 of his photographs, including over 100 landscape images, have been accepted in international exhibitions worldwide.

Living near the World Heritage Site of Avebury, some of Robert’s favourite images have been taken in Wiltshire, where our ancient past resonates through the landscape. He is the author of “Photographing Wiltshire”, the only photographic guidebook to the county, published by Fotovue in 2020.

Robert is also inspired by remote locations such as coasts, mountains and deserts, where untamed land is sculpted by natural elements. He has photographed all Britain’s National Parks at their seasonal best, along with coastlines throughout the British Isles from the southern tip of Cornwall to the northernmost point of Shetland. Overseas, his favourite countries for landscape photography are the United States, Namibia and Norway, each of which he has visited several times.

Visit Robert’s website: naturalworldphotography.net