Personal Photography Tuition
Have you got a camera that's sitting on a shelf somewhere gathering dust? Is your camera stuck on AUTO but you want to shoot in MANUAL? Does your website or your social media stream desperately need updating with some quality visual content? Does your budget mean that you can't hire a professional to provide you with the photographic images you want? If this sounds familiar to you or your organisation, then book a Photography Workshop and learn to do it yourself. Call +44 (0)7796 884 373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Training Workshops will provide you with the understanding of how your camera works and the confidence to use it creatively. While this is aimed at DSLR users, personal tuition and group workshops will also be suitable for owners of Bridge cameras, and even include tips for smartphones and tablets.
Principles of Photography - how cameras work
How to operate your camera in Manual Mode and navigate the controls and menus
Principles of composition
Creative use of camera settings - Aperture, Shutter Speed, Metering
Personal Tuition Details
Personal tuition sessions are relaxed, informal and above all fun, as they are tailored to your experience level and interests. They normally start over a coffee while you learn how your camera works, followed by a couple of hours putting it all in to practice in a central London location, see details below.
Personal tuition will make you will feel confident in using your camera and ready to create your own stunning images.
Personal tuition is suitable for individuals or small groups, but in order to get the most out of a session, groups are limited in size to no more than four people. For larger groups, or workshops, please get in contact.
Sessions start at 1000 and last three hours
As personal tuition sessions are tailored to your needs and interests, locations can vary. Unless specific locations are requested, sessions will be held either along the South Bank area of the Thames between Waterloo and Tate Modern or within the City, anywhere from Tower Hill to Brick Lane, Leadenhall Market or the area around the Royal Exchange. Other popular locations include London Bridge and Borough Market or Kings Cross and St. Pancras.
For specific meeting points, please get in touch.
Payment must be made in full in advance.
All workshop participants must bring a Digital SLR or bridge camera capable of shooting in full manual mode. If required I can provide rental cameras (Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens or similar) for an additional cost of £45.00 each.
Capture One Tuition
I use Capture One Pro for my workflow as I find it is by far the best post processing software on the market. If you are unfamiliar with this software, a free 30 day trial can be downloaded here. I am able to provide an introduction to Capture One workshop as a personal tuition session for 1-2 people. Sessions take place either at clients' home or office or in a cafe location in central London.
Cost for a two hour session is £95.00 per person
“I contacted Steve Franck for a lesson in flash photography, an area in which I felt I was in need of more knowledge. From the first prompt communication right through to meeting up and having the lesson I was impressed and assured by his professionalism. The tuition was clear and un-hurried, he was extremely generous with his time and really put me at ease. Although I have experience as a photographer he didn’t confuse me with jargon or assume that I should know things that I didn’t. I came away with more confidence and definitely a lot of information. I would thoroughly recommend him as a one-on-one instructor.”
Personal Tuition (Flash) Client
"I had a great night photography workshop session. Learnt a lot, had real fun with the light effects that Steve had brought, particularly the fiery whisk, which created spectacular photographs. Steve made it so much fun, I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in perfecting their skill levels in night photograph. FAB."
Night Workshop Client
" I’ve really enjoyed and highly appreciated Steve’s one to one course of basic photography, especially getting clear understanding of editing photographs using Capture One software. All the lessons have been arranged by Steve in a very compact and easy to understand way and he was really patient with me. Now I know where to call and whom to ask for assistance if I decide to explore the new fields of photography."
Capture One Tuition Client
"I had a spectacular day and I learned so much. One of the Best photo courses I’ve taken."
Personal Tuition Client
"It is the 3rd photography workshop I have been on and was by far the best. Steve managed to make things so clear and I am thrilled to finally be able to use my camera properly. I'm looking forward to taking some fancy photos soon."
Personal Tuition Client
"I thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s course and I appreciated his relaxed style of training. He managed to compress a lot of technical information about the main features of professional cameras into a short amount of time, without making me feel overwhelmed. The session was well paced, with opportunities to stop and explore the main camera features. The segment on framing and composition was particularly interesting, with many useful tips and inspiring examples from Steve’s work. The course has certainly whetted my appetite for photography and I’m now looking forward to buying a new camera and practicing."
Journalism Training Editor
BBC Media Action
"Steve is passionate about photography. This coupled with his enthusiasm and patience with young people makes him the perfect workshop tutor and mentor. His workshops are relevant, interesting and well thought out. Our youth groups find his sessions insightful, rewarding and enjoyable experiences. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others."
Founder Small Green Shoots
"Steve taught our Basic Photography, Get to know your DSLR and Urban Photography courses, he was always highly regarded by his students, who often commented on how much they had learnt from attending his short courses."
Michael Wayne Plant
Lead Photography Lecturer
Idea Store Learning, Tower Hamlets