Creative Masters

Creative Masters

£149.00

Join Neil for a masterclass day of creative photography in and around the studio in Lacock. We’ll examine some of the great expressionist masters of art – Monet, J M W Turner and even Mondrian looking at their techniques, the style and how they express their subjects as images. We’ll then go into the field and create our own!

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

Building on the skills you have learnt in Creative Capture – using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure (ME), long exposure and creative use of white balance and other camera settings you’ll create your very own Monet.

The day will start with a look at some of the masters of art – how they capture their subject and the intent so that we can apply some of these ideas to our own image making. As a small group we will then go into Lacock and explore using the trees, plants, the weather and the buildings of Lacock to create impressionist and abstract images of our own in camera.

Neil will provide tutorials in the field examining the camera settings, how to adjust for the ambient conditions and taking sets of images, not just single shots, to best effect. We will wander around Lacock exploring vertical and horizontal lines, looking for creative shapes and using further in camera blending techniques.

By combining different settings for exposure, white balance, composition and even your camera or lens stabilisation we can create artistic impressions of our surrounds

We will look at different ICM techniques and how each creates a different master from the same subject. Exploring your camera settings further we will use multiple exposure settings of bright and dark modes and additive combined with ICM to generate your masterpiece!

Above all being creative means having fun! This is a course to explore your inner artist, to express your subject in a different manner and to learn new approaches you can apply to your own work.

Course Content

The Need to Knows

This one-day workshop, from 10.00am to 4.30pm will take place in and around the studio at Lacock. Be prepared for the weather, some of the best creative images can be captured in rainy conditions! We will not be trekking anywhere but wandering around the village of Lacock, toward the Abbey and surrounds so wear appropriate footwear.

This workshop will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera for best effect. Whilst ICM can be achieved on most cameras please check your camera features: to get the best from this workshop you will need a camera with multiple exposure blend modes usually called bright/light, dark and additive.

You will need a blank memory card, fully charged battery and a spare battery. Creative images are typically larger in size and will use up your battery very soon.

You should have a firm grasp of using your camera ideally in manual mode. Using shutter or aperture priority does work but the best effects are achieved when you control all the settings yourself. There is no set recipe of settings, that is part of the fun to explore how different settings create different effects.

Neutral density filters are often used but beware, when taking ICMs screw thread filters are better as you be moving your camera around a lot. Variable ND filters often produce good results, in this case the quality of filters and lenses will not affect the image too much. Bring a standard zoom lens around 50 to 100mm or 200mm. Wide angle and prime lenses don’t usually work too well.

If you want to view your images bring a laptop with a suitable connector to read your memory card and power supply.

This course builds on the Creative Capture course which outlined the different ICM and ME techniques. If you are not confident in ICM or ME blending techniques it is recommended that you attend the introductory course first. You may also be interested in the Abstract Photography course as an introduction.

About the Tutor

Neil has been taking photographs for many years, mostly landscape, travel, and portrait images until he found abstract photography and caught the bug! He has been using creative techniques for many years as an amateur; he has a day job as a Civil Servant but uses the impressionist and abstract techniques to wind down and put fun into the images he creates.

Neil believes the techniques explore his artistic and creative side, he has published books and been featured in articles and loves to explore new ways of achieving things.

Creative Masters

£149.00

Join Neil for a masterclass day of creative photography in and around the studio in Lacock. We’ll examine some of the great expressionist masters of art – Monet, J M W Turner and even Mondrian looking at their techniques, the style and how they express their subjects as images. We’ll then go into the field and create our own!

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

Building on the skills you have learnt in Creative Capture – using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure (ME), long exposure and creative use of white balance and other camera settings you’ll create your very own Monet.

The day will start with a look at some of the masters of art – how they capture their subject and the intent so that we can apply some of these ideas to our own image making. As a small group we will then go into Lacock and explore using the trees, plants, the weather and the buildings of Lacock to create impressionist and abstract images of our own in camera.

Neil will provide tutorials in the field examining the camera settings, how to adjust for the ambient conditions and taking sets of images, not just single shots, to best effect. We will wander around Lacock exploring vertical and horizontal lines, looking for creative shapes and using further in camera blending techniques.

By combining different settings for exposure, white balance, composition and even your camera or lens stabilisation we can create artistic impressions of our surrounds

We will look at different ICM techniques and how each creates a different master from the same subject. Exploring your camera settings further we will use multiple exposure settings of bright and dark modes and additive combined with ICM to generate your masterpiece!

Above all being creative means having fun! This is a course to explore your inner artist, to express your subject in a different manner and to learn new approaches you can apply to your own work.

About the Tutor

Neil has been taking photographs for many years, mostly landscape, travel, and portrait images until he found abstract photography and caught the bug! He has been using creative techniques for many years as an amateur; he has a day job as a Civil Servant but uses the impressionist and abstract techniques to wind down and put fun into the images he creates.

Neil believes the techniques explore his artistic and creative side, he has published books and been featured in articles and loves to explore new ways of achieving things.

Creative Masters

£189.00

Join Neil for a masterclass day of creative photography in and around the studio in Lacock. We’ll examine some of the great expressionist masters of art – Monet, J M W Turner and even Mondrian looking at their techniques, the style and how they express their subjects as images. We’ll then go into the field and create our own!

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

Building on the skills you have learnt in Creative Capture – using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure (ME), long exposure and creative use of white balance and other camera settings you’ll create your very own Monet.

The day will start with a look at some of the masters of art – how they capture their subject and the intent so that we can apply some of these ideas to our own image making. As a small group we will then go into Lacock and explore using the trees, plants, the weather and the buildings of Lacock to create impressionist and abstract images of our own in camera.

Neil will provide tutorials in the field examining the camera settings, how to adjust for the ambient conditions and taking sets of images, not just single shots, to best effect. We will wander around Lacock exploring vertical and horizontal lines, looking for creative shapes and using further in camera blending techniques.

By combining different settings for exposure, white balance, composition and even your camera or lens stabilisation we can create artistic impressions of our surrounds

We will look at different ICM techniques and how each creates a different master from the same subject. Exploring your camera settings further we will use multiple exposure settings of bright and dark modes and additive combined with ICM to generate your masterpiece!

Above all being creative means having fun! This is a course to explore your inner artist, to express your subject in a different manner and to learn new approaches you can apply to your own work.

About the Tutor

Neil has been taking photographs for many years, mostly landscape, travel, and portrait images until he found abstract photography and caught the bug! He has been using creative techniques for many years as an amateur; he has a day job as a Civil Servant but uses the impressionist and abstract techniques to wind down and put fun into the images he creates.

Neil believes the techniques explore his artistic and creative side, he has published books and been featured in articles and loves to explore new ways of achieving things.