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1 Day Beginners Photo Workshop

Mudeford Quay, Dorset, UK (April - June 2019)

Mudeford photographersSometimes you get a good one, sometimes it's too dark or bright. Sometimes it's just disappointing and doesn't match the scene. Frustrating isn't it?

I can cure this pain for you.

Spend a day with me and photographers just like you in this beautiful seaside location - and I'll prove it.

Check out the gallery below...

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   commascloseVery inspiring.commasopen I understand so much more, but know there's loads more to learn. Bring It On!!  
Maggie Murray

commasclosecommasopenVery enjoyable day and an excellent tutor made things simple to understand
Tina Marshall

commasclosecommasopenExcellent day - even when the weather was rubbish I learned so much
Will Hershall

There are beautiful images all around us - ­ the trick is being able to see and execute them.

There are three things that’ll improve your photography 100% - understanding light, composition and choosing the right lens (or zoom) for the shot you’re taking. And best of all you don’t need an expensive camera to do it.

Maximum of 10 people per workshop so I have time for everyone.

Itinerary:

9.30 am: Meet and greet in front of The Haven House Inn
9.45 am: Tutorial session includes

  • Why cameras get it wrong
  • Controlling exposure
  • How to use different lenses and zooms for brilliant photos
  • Simple strategy for amazing compositions

By the end of the morning you’ll have learnt to manage these things.

1.00pm: Lunch (not included): This will be in the pub or café and is a great opportunity to chat about photography, compare images from the morning and ask questions.

2.00pm: Practise your new skills in this beautiful location with its beach huts, boats, views of the quay, Needles Rocks and Christchurch Harbour. I’ll be on hand throughout to mentor, coach and answer questions. See gallery below.

5.00pm: Finish:

Location

Mudeford Quay is a beautiful location on the Hampshire / Dorset border at the mouth of Christchurch harbour. Opposite is the headland of Hengistbury Head with it's sandy beaches and beautiful brightly painted beach huts. Looking inland are picturesque views of the harbour and Mudeford Quay so there are plenty of photo opportunities. Scroll down and check out the gallery...

With it's easily accessible road links, plenty of parking and stunning scenery it's the perfect place for a photography workshop. See gallery below.

  • Easy to get to
  • Plenty of car parking - costs around £10 for the day
  • Ferry to Hengistbury Head takes 10 mins and costs £1.50 each way.
  • Toilet facilities
  • A pub and two cafés for refreshments (not included)


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Weather:

Whatever the weather there are always images to be captured. Bring waterproof clothing, a clear plastic bag and elastic band for your camera and an umbrella is also a good idea.

Accommodation:

There are plenty of places to stay nearby from Bed and Breakfasts to 5 star luxury at The Chewton Glen Hotel should you want to treat yourself. There's a list on the Highcliffe and Mudeford Guide website.

Avon Breeze Guest House. It's right at the entrance to Mudeford Quay and owner Sally is a keen photographer who's been on the workshop herself.

 

photography workshop for beginners Book Now - £135 per person

10 places max - our cart won't take your booking when full

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Hone your skills with a mentor by your side in this fab photo location.

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