Photography Workshops

Enjoy the beauty of the Teesdale landscape and develop your photography with a half-day, full day, or indeed multi-day photography workshop in Teesdale.

When it comes to education we believe in tailoring learning to each individual rather than a "one size fits all" approach. For outdoor sessions group sizes are kept small (2 - 4 persons) to ensure everyone has an opportunity to develop at their own pace.

Short Sample Videos Demonstrating Some Aspects of the Introduction to Photography Workshop

Of course at any time of year the weather plays its part and as the seasons change, it is not just the wider landscape we look at. Fungi, mosses, lichens, flowers and other wildlife are all part of the landscape and we will also examine ways of producing more intimate landscapes with these as a focal point.

DF Photographing mushrooms

One- to-One and Small Group Workshops
One-to-one workshops have flexible dates and times, simply contact us with your preferred date/time.

Half Day Workshops (4 hours approx)

Price 1-2 People-
£195.00 Half-day one-to-one session (additional person £95.00)

Small Group Half-day Workshop Price (3 - 4 persons)
£95.00 per person.

Full Day Workshop Prices (6-7 hours approx)

Full day One-to-One £320 (additional person £175.00)

Full day group of 3-4 people £175.00 per person

Subjects we may cover are:

· Composition

· Controlling Light

· Using AV, TV and M Settings

· Controlling Motion

· Reducing Camera Shake

· Using RAW

· Depth of Field

· Creative Focus

· Controlling noise ISO

Additional Subjects
Controlling light through the use of ND filters, Graduated ND filters and Polarising filters.

Learning materials and feedback:
Where appropriate handouts and teaching notes will be supplied to help reinforce learning.

Camera Equipment.
Ideally you will need either a SLR, Mirrorless, Bridge, or Compact System camera. That said phones now play an important part in photography, especially for social media and sharing with friends. With that in mind if you prefer to use your phone we can tailor workshops to help you get the most out of your chosen device. If you need any advice please contact us prior to booking.

What to bring. As a minimum you will need the following
Your camera, spare batteries and memory cards. If the camera is new to you, please bring your manual as well.

Ideally you should also have a tripod, however if you do not have one we do have a small number of tripods that can be loaned by prior arrangement.

If you want to try an SLR camera for the first time we can supply one for the day at an additional cost of £15.00 (one-to-one sessions only)

Of course if you have lenses, filters and other equipment then please bring them along.

Essential Outdoor Equipment
Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, suitable footwear such as boots, or trail shoes, snacks and drinks.

Please note that this is an outdoor workshop. With that in mind it is important to ensure you are equipped for any outdoor conditions you may encounter. If you require any advice on this, or any other aspect relating to the workshop, please contact us.

What is not included.
· Accommodation is not included in the price (if you require accommodation locally we can supply a list).
· Transport to the meeting place is not included
· Insurance
· Food is not provided and you will need to bring your own lunch/snacks and drinks

David is a professional photographer with a BA (hons) Degree in Post Compulsory Education. He also has a Certificate in Education and holds the A1 Assessor Award.

Minimum age 18 unless accompanied by parent, or guardian.

Other workshops can be arranged in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Thanks for your patience and encouragement the other day, and for introducing me to mirrorless cameras. I thought I would struggle with some aspects, but I got some nice shots, learned a lot and am looking forward to putting it all into practice. Alan

This was my first visit to this part of England, so I booked two days of photo walks with David. Both involved walks in the higher areas of Teesdale and along the Tees between Middleton-in-Teesdale and Cow Green. As well as the photography David also talked about the landscape, flowers and geology which was very informative. David

This is an article written by a participant on a bespoke photography workshop I led for some members of the North Pennines National Landscape team. Click here to view

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