Sunday 9th May 2021
Sunday 23rd May 2021
Location: Greatworth, Oxfordshire
Welcome to my Spring Lamb & Bluebell Photography course. Spring is my favourite time of the year to photograph and some of my favourite things to photograph are newly born Spring Lambs and Bluebells.
We first go through our camera controls over a cup of tea and discuss the skills we are aiming to improve in the workshop. Once we are all happy with our camera settings, we head into a local Bluebell wood. Here, I'll show you how to use the available natural light to take creative images of the bluebells. The skills learned from the wood transfer directly into photographing the lambs. In general, it's pretty easy to take a photograph of a lamb but to take more than just a simple portrait requires knowledge of natural light and the creative use of the surrounding environment. On this workshop, I take you into my local fields where we spend an afternoon on our bellies photographing lambs as they frolic in the spring meadows. I actually can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon, can you?
This workshop isn't just about being able to photograph Bluebells and Lambs but understanding how to use light creatively. Once you understand how to use different types of light in tandem with your camera's settings, it opens up a whole new world of photographic opportunities.
Having filled up your memory cards throughout the day, we return back to base where I show you some basic post-processing to enhance your already, probably award-winning, images...
Suitable for all skill sets.
6 hour workshop.
We meet and go through all the controls of your camera over a cup of tea. Once the technical aspects have been covered, we venture outside to put all the theory into practice.
Throughout the day, I give hands-on, in-the-field tutorials to help you master the techniques and am alongside you every step of the way! We course is limited to 10 guests so there I will be able to give one-to-one tuition throughout the day when needed.
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!