A beginners photography course taking you off ‘Auto', helping you to use your camera.
With clear, simple exercises de-mystify your camera, improve your photography creatively. Learn a few simple 'tips' and take great images on holiday or family days out.
Make great images that are sharp, composed well and not too dark or bright. Find out what ISO is used for, how it helps with indoor and night-time photography. Improve your sunset, landscape or evening photography by altering the white balance 'WB' and create stylish Black and White photographs?
The exterior and interior of this Victorian building are equally stunning. Find amazing landscapes and details amongst the 190 acres of gardens built by Repton in the early 19th century. With our experience, improve your portraiture, create photographs with blurry backgrounds and impress people with your new photographic skills.
This course is ideal for new photographers, you will learn in a relaxed, fun environment. Ashridge House offers great opportunities to improve your photography and use your camera more creatively. Walk away with stunning photographs of the Victorian Ashridge Chapel, with beautiful stone and wood carvings. Explore unique Baroque and Victorian style rooms, photograph the flowers, trees, paths and varied gardens of Ashridge House. www.ashridgehouse.org.uk
0945 Meet for coffee
1000 Using Your Camera
1130 Using Natural Light
1230 Lunch (please bring your own)
1300 Photograph the building and grounds
1400 People and Fuzzy Backgrounds (apertures & depth of field)
Full Frame or Cropped, with a lens focal length covering at least 18-135mm either. This can comprise two lenses typically 18-55mm and 70-300mm.
Micro Four Thirds Cameras
A lens focal length covering at least 14-140mm. With two lenses they are typically 14-42mm and 45-200mm.
Macro Lens or extention tubes will be useful
ND Grad Filters
Flashgun: Speedlite or Speedlights
Sun Position Finder
A really useful webpage for landscape and architectural photographers. Put in the postcode or location of where you want to photograph and check where the sun will be at specific time. www.suncalc.net
To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the bottom left hand side of this page to add the course to your basket.
Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased. This is irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with six months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
All vouchers much be used with in 12 months of the date of purchase. Vouchers can be used to contribute to part or full payment of a course or 1:1 session.
Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
Beginners Photography Course
Beginner photography training