My individual photography courses are, in my opinion, the best way to improve your photography quickly and effectively. Whether you have never switched on your camera, are an aspiring professional, or would just like to improve a certain aspect of your photography, I give you individual, intensive guidance throughout the day. My approach to my individual photography tuition is it needs to be practical. That's why I set fun 'mini missions' throughout the day for you to put your new knowledge into practice. For example, producing a set of 5 images to tell a story in the covered Market in Oxford, creating images to convey 'energy' or creatively using the midday light for images with drama. This engaging way of learning makes the workshop fun and I'm there guiding you throughtout the process... sometimes, I take part in the challenges too!
The main focus of my photography workshops is to open your eyes to the infinite opportunities that surround you everyday. The seemingly mundane objects and everyday backgrounds suddenly become an exciting playground bursting with photographical potential. It is this training of your photographic vision that I hope to harness and explore.
You will not just leave confident with all the nuances of your camera’s controls, but also with a brand new set of photographic eyes.
I keep the workshop as practical and as relaxed as I possibly can (there is no blackboard, projector or any sort of boring presentation!).
We first negotiate through the camera’s controls, disregarding almost all of the auto ‘do it all’ buttons over a cup of tea. Then, once you have grasped the fundamentals I show you my way of shooting that is easy, quick and painless. Throughout the day I take you into the real world where we put all that theory into practice!
John takes the most fantastic photographs that we will treasure forever. He was kind, supportive, putting everyone at ease and so discrete that many of our favourite photographs taken at our wedding we didn't even notice being taken. His photographs have a lovely relaxed style that really tol the story of our day - I've lost track as to the number of couples I have recommended John to since our wedding.
Eliza & Jonny, Northamptonshire
I was looking for some photography classes in the Oxford area, I was particularly interested in learning more about the technical side of photography. I came across John’s website whilst searching on Google. I was immediately impressed with his work and loved his style of imagery. I booked a 1:1 session with John, and I am so pleased I did. The knowledge he shared with me has been so beneficial to my work and to the growth on my photography business. There wasn’t anything John didn’t know, or couldn’t help me with. I learnt so much in the short time I spent with him. We spoke about the theoretical side of things and then followed that through with practical exercises, this really helped me to learn and remember what he had taught me. Since my initial 1:1 I have had another session with John, and again he was great at understanding some of the issues I was experiencing and helped me to learn how to correct these. I would recommend anyone who is interested in Photography to have a workshop with him, he really has helped me develop and learn a lot as a newly set up photographer. John has great knowledge across the fields of photography and whether you are interested in either the creative side of things, or the technical, he will be sure to help you develop in either area
We found choosing a photographer very difficult, we looked at so many other photographer's website but his stood out. I loved his creative natural style and I barely noticed him throughout the day. He's amazing at making you feel at ease and he really made me confident on what can be a self-conscious day.
Claudia & Jacob
We really enjoyed having John as our wedding photographer. The couple's shoot was extremely enjoyable, none of our shots felt posed at all and I think looking at the photographs our personalities really shine through. We are currently trying to decide what photographs we want in the album, it really is hard choice given that we love so many. We have recommended him to everyone we know getting married and he will be photographing my sister's wedding next year.
Marina & Ben
John managed to capture everything that I didn't see on the wedding day. The photograph he captured of Oscar waiting for me at the altar, is my personal favourite.
Tess & Oscar
I really enjoyed my one to one workshop with John. I thought I knew how to use my camera but it turns out that I barely knew anything about it. John is an amazing teacher, he's so willing to help you even if it means repeating the same information a dozen times. I have already booked myself onto the Cotswold's Safari Park workshop!