Travel Photography Masterclasses

Led by professional photographer Steve Davey, these two-hour masterclasses will help sharpen your skills, iron out bad habits and give you a better understanding of your camera’s functions to enhance your travel images. You'll also have the opportunity to submit your own photos to the course leader and receive personal feedback as part of each session. Class sizes are limited and do sell out so please book early to avoid disappointment.

New for 2017 - award winning photographer Paul Goldstein will host a dedicated wildlife masterclass to help you capture the moment on Friday 3 February.

Book your masterclass for only £30 and you'll receive a goody bag from CEWE PHOTOBOOK worth £75! 

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Introduction to photography - £30
Saturday 4 February: 1.00pm - 3.00pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 February: 10.15am - 12.15pm 
Camera manufacturers sell you on the myth that all you need to do to take great pictures is to buy a great camera, yet many people are disappointed by the results that they come back with. This workshop will look at how you can get the most out of your camera, and the modes that it offers. The course is meant for those with a compact camera, a mirrorless camera or an entry level DSLR used on automatic. It will teach you how to improve your pictures without getting overly technical. It will encompass improving exposures and colour balance, using picture scene modes, camera use and simple composition.

On this comprehensive workshop, you will learn:

• What functions to use in your camera and which ones to ignore

• How to improve your exposures and white balance

• Simple post-processing to improve your pictures

Advanced DSLR skills - £30
Thursday 2 February: 10.15am - 12.15pm 
Saturday 4 February: 10.15am - 12.15pm  SOLD OUT

Your DSLR is a complicated tool, but so often photographers find themselves having their camera working against them, rather than having it working for them. People often struggle with file formats, exposure and improving their pictures in post production.

This workshop will teach you many of the advanced skills employed by professional photographers, and will include shooting in the RAW format, advanced focussing, improving exposures and managing white balance. On this comprehensive workshop, you will learn:

• The benefits of shooting RAW

• How to read a histogram and get perfect exposures

• Achieving perfect focus

Telling a story with composition - £30
Thursday 2 February: 1.00pm - 3.00pm  SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 February: 3.30pm - 5.30pm  SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 February: 1.00pm - 3.00pm   SOLD OUT

Being able to see pictures and capture your vision with your camera is one of the greatest skills you can develop as a photographer. Largely independent of your equipment, this workshop will look at how to previsualise your pictures and tell a story in a single picture. We will look at the compositional techniques and tools that you can use to make your pictures more effective and visually complex. We will also cover the rules of composition and how you can make your pictures more visually balanced. On this workshop you will get a number of real world hints and tips from a working professional photographer, and you will learn:

• How to see pictures and work out what you want to photograph

• Techniques to employ to photograph the picture you visualised

• How to take more visually pleasing pictures by following rules of composition

Shooting Travel Portraits - £30
Thursday 2 February: 3.30pm - 5.30pm  
Sunday 5 February: 3.30pm - 5.30pm  

One of the main reasons for travelling is to see the lives of the people you meet on the road, yet many people get intimidated when approaching people, and just end up stealing a shot from afar. They just point and shoot, without any creativity then hurry away before they get confronted. They have a bad experience of the whole process, and crucially so does the person being photographed. It also means that they come away with disappointing pictures: with little or no feeling or empathy.

This exciting photography workshop will outline the technical and creative decisions you will need to make when shooting a portrait. By making these decisions in advance - before you approach someone to ask permission – you can be more relaxed and creative. We will also look at the best ways to approach people and how to go about the mechanics of shooting different styles of portrait; as well as an extensive look at candid/street photography.

Working Professionally - £30
Friday 3 February: 3.30pm - 5.30pm  

Whether you are an aspiring professional, or a keen amateur who wants to make some money when travelling, your chances will be greatly increased if you approach it professionally.This involves adopting a higher quality frame of mind, but there are a number of things that you should bear in mind, including copyright, chasing infringements, captioning & keywording, licences and a host of other things that will help you to maximise your income in this challenging field; without getting ripped off! We will also look about how to pitch a story to magazines.

Although this workshop will obviously focus on travel and editorial photography, it will be of great interest to anyone who is looking to be more professional in their photography.

Catching the moment with Paul Goldstein - £30 

Friday 3 February: 10.30am - 12.30pm -  SOLD OUT

Award winning wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein takes budding wildlife rookies and veterans through a rigorous class to enable them to catch the moment and get close to the wildlife grail.

Paul is described by the Sunday Times as a being 'preposterously vivacious' and being of ‘psychotic gusto’, they also say his advice is ‘rarely sugar-coated’, so come along to this session if you are brave enough. Paul is not interested in exhaustive processing of images, safe, chocolate box portraits or indeed the geek-like approach by many regimented ludicrously camouflage-clad nerds. What he does is deliver, and his burgeoning army of followers over many years is testament to this.

If you want to become a better and more ambitious wildlife photographer, don’t miss this opportunity.

Travel Photography Masterclass Host - Steve Davey:

These workshops are run by Steve Davey; who is a working travel photographer photographer and writer. Steve's  work takes him all over the world photographing for a range of publications. Steve is the author of Footprint Travel Photography, the leading guide to travelling with your camera, which has recently been revised into an updated second edition; and the internationally best-selling Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die (BBC Books). 

Travel Photography Masterclass Sponsors - CEWE PHOTOBOOK

The CEWE PHOTOBOOK is the perfect way to treasure your travel memories and re-live that holiday of a lifetime. Their award winning books bring your favourite photos to life and ensure they can be shared and enjoyed for years to come. Enjoy a redeemable voucher towards your CEWE photobook when you book a place on one of our Travel Photography Masterclasses.