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Alex Hare Photography

One to One: Location Photography & Post Production

per person

Book with payment of: £250.00
Group info: 1
Duration: 1 Day

If you feel you could do with an intensive day, (from dawn to dusk if you wish) out in the field mastering some new techniques and developing your creative vision as well as brushing up on some all important computer editing techniques then this course is for you.  We can arrange the day to suit your needs from all post production to all on location or a blend of the two.  If you wish to attend with someone else, that's fine, it's £300 for two people.

Time out on location is a major part of learning the techniques of outdoor photography.

During the day we will review our work together and discuss what works and what doesn’t, talk about techniques in landscape photography and go through some photoshop techniques, the kit we use and we'll shoot some fresh material out on location in the afternoon or early evening.

You can either join me on ‘my patch’ in Kent or we can plan a more expansive tour to some of the best locations around the UK, from Cornwall to the Isle of Skye.  Prices for tours outside of Kent are by agreement depending on location.

If post production is giving you headaches we will look at techniques and answer your questions as part of the day.

Each one to one is tailored to suit your learning needs but, as a guide, here’s what you can expect to learn;

1.  Improve your landscape photography skills with creative techniques for capturing better images.
2.  Understand your camera and its settings so you can choose which ones you need for each type of subject, from macro to portraits, landscape and travel.
3.  Visit some real locations with me and learn how to approach your subject and think about the options open to you before shooting.
4.  How to use various filters to improve your landscape work.
5.  Understand the rules of composition and how to ‘see’ where you can apply them in different situations, from rivers to seascapes to mountains.
6.  Learn how to set your camera up to optimise the file data you capture for digital image production.
7.  Learn how to combine your lens selection choice with your aperture and your subject to optimise depth of field for portraits and landscapes.

The post production topics we can cover include:

1. How to set up your camera and think ‘digitally’.
2. How to take photographs that are optimized for effective post production work.
3. How to set up your computer’s software preferences for optimal working.
4. How to set up your own photo library to store all your new images and archive all your old ones so you can access them quickly and easily.
5. Raw file processing.
6. Basic editing techniques such as adjustments of Levels, Curves and Saturation.
7. How to do traditional dark room techniques such as ‘dodging’ and ‘burning’ to lighten and darken selective areas of the image.
8. How to work in layers (Photoshop only) for advanced image processing.
9. How to process & blend multiple exposures together.
10. How to make the most of the cloning & spot healing tool.
11. Sharpening your images for web and print.
12. How to decide when and where to make good use of cropping.
13. How to create panoramas with multiple files.

Here’s a guide as to what to bring with you to make the most of the day:

1.  Your digital SLR and instruction manual.
2.  Fully charged and spare battery, if you have one.
3.  Empty memory cards.
4.  All your lenses.
5.  A tripod if you have one.  If you need to borrow one let me know.
6.  Warm and dry clothing and boots.
7.  Notebook and pencil.  You will receive a full set of written course notes from me to take away with you.
8.  Cash for food and refreshments.

If you have any specific issues you wish to understand or discuss with me just use the Contact form, above, and get in touch.

Please note, payments made via PayPal will incur an additional charge of 2.9% to reflect their transaction fees.  If you wish to avoid these please email me and I can supply bank details for direct payments and booking confirmation.

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