Friday, 6 July 2018 until 8 July 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Ian's Studio, Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR

This is a full weekend of training in how to get the best out of your compact camera.  The training will consist of the following sessions:

Friday 6th July

7pm – 10pm – The secrets of compact camera composition.  The biggest improvement you will see in your photography has nothing to do with the settings on your camera but has everything to do with learning how to see images and to compose them.  Note: This session is based on my “Secrets of Great Composition” talk/lecture, however for this version is tailored towards compact camera and goes into much more depth than 45min lecture version ever does.

Saturday 7th July

10am – 1pm – Compact Camera Controls.  This three-hour session goes through the most common settings on compact cameras, this includes time to find those settings on your own camera and of course help locating them if needed.  The aim of this session is to help you begin to take control of your of what your camera can do, and know when to override the settings it is offering you.

A light buffet lunch included in the price

3pm onwards – A photo walk around Manchester City Centre – After lunch, we travel into the centre of Manchester for a photo walk.  This is a chance to put the skills you have learned so far on the course into practice.  I will be leading the walk and will, of course, be offering advice on both composition and settings as we walk around the city.  (Note: I recommend taking the tram from East Didsbury park and ride – the cost of the tram ticket (£4.20) is not included in the price).

Evening (Optional) – eat in Manchester city centre – the price of this meal is NOT included in the price of the course

Sunday 8th July

10am – 1pm – Managing and editing your images.  This three-hour session looks at different ways you can edit and modify your images.  We look at a number of different tools including some free ones that you can use to do basic adjustments to your photographs.  We will also look at different strategies for filing and backing up your photographs.

A light buffet lunch included in the price

2pm onwards – Photo Feedback – After lunch there will be an opportunity for those who wish to receive feedback on the images they created in Manchester to receive it.

If you are not from the Stockport area and need to find somewhere to stay – I have a list of budget accommodation here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/where-to-stay-round-stockport/

A minimum of three photographers booking will be required to run this event.

Don’t forget, Academy Members get a £15 discount on this event.  Why not join the Academy today?