“When you begin to feel more confident with your camera its a good time to regularly practise your technique and explore a wide range of subjects and genres.
This exploration helps develop your skills even further, encourages you to broaden your outlook and exercises your talents in directions you probably haven’t even considered yet.
Our popular Portfolio One Course offers you all that in a small group or bespoke 1-2-1 …”
- Still Life
Still life is about precision in composition, accuracy of focus, depth of field control and accurate exposure - a display of camera and lighting skills with patience and photographic intent.
Your opportunity to step outside the box, to add intrigue, to amuse or baffle and to play with texture, colour and pattern in the making of an image that avoids the obvious.
- Spring Garden
Cornwall in springtime, well known for it’s abundance of Spring blooms to be found in country estates and gardens provides the subject for botanical studies and artistic floral expression.
From imposing edifice to idyllic cottage the built environment provides a wealth of exterior and interior opportunities to communicate the lifestyle and context of their inhabitants and affects those that pass by.
- Wildlife and Nature
Feather, fur and flowers make great subjects but they also pose some unique challenges too from macro to movement its time to capture the natural world - with your camera of course!
Here is your chance to capture all the atmosphere, movement, colours and mood of an event - all the fun of the fair or an exhibition perhaps? Forward planning is essential and pre-visualisation a useful way to help make everything run smoothly.
Great travel photography is all about being able to capture the true essence of place, recording atmosphere and revealing character through it’s distinctive culture. Where? Home or abroad that’s up to you!
Every face tells a story so they say and telling the story sensitively is one of the great skills of a portrait photographer. Including their natural environment puts your subject at ease, adds context and illustrates character in your photographs.
- Street Photography
Observing, reacting and expert timing are just some of the skills required by photographers to create visually engaging street images. It could be a surprising encounter or a random combination of people and everyday objects all seen and shot from your uniquely different perspective - all happening on a street near you!
- Autumn Landscape
Being in the right place at the right time, well prepared and having the patience to wait for the decisive moment when the light is right is what makes landscape photography. Each season offers great possibilities for great images to be explored - from an evocative rural landscape to an imposing urban location perhaps?
Tasty or what? Probably not if the experts are to be believed! It’s what it looks like not how it tastes that makes food photography so delicious! It is the lighting, setting the scene and the the art of food styling that are the main ingredients in this recipe.
- Low Light
A great way to end the year looking at the Chiaroscuro approach to create atmospheric images of the festive season and its celebrations.
Portfolio One “Getting it Right”
12 monthly 3 hour sessions
“Come and join us for a whole twelve month’s course full of photography.
Start at any time throughout the year - January through to December it’s up to you...
Contact us now, we’d love to meet you.”
“We like to invite new students to the school for a chat and to share some of their photos with us before they start Portfolio One. This helps us assess and fill in any gaps in camera and Photoshop skills to ensure they are ready to begin the course and enjoy it to the full - a kind of Photographic MOT.”
Portfolio One, Two and Three are stepping stones towards the LRPS designed to help photographers produce suitable images of a high enough standard to fit within a panel but, each Portfolio can be completed, and repeated if desired, purely for the pleasure of improving your photography.The amount of work expected from a photographer wishing to proceed towards the LRPS would naturally be greater than that undertaken by the enthusiast. There may be no initial intention or commitment to attempt the Distinction at the beginning but by the end your standard may be such that it becomes a possibility.
Have you decided that Portfolio One is the right course for you?
Yes, then we would very much like to meet you, have a chat about and see some of your work before you enrol with us.
Send us an email now or pick up the phone to arrange a time and date to suit you.