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 photography. 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.
Be sure to book in advance using the BOOK TICKETS button above. Masterclasses are held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019.
Travel Photography Masterclasses are priced at £25 each, plus, you'll receive a FREE copy of Foorprint's Travel Photography, written by Steve Davey, worth £19.99 to collect at the show when booking.
The 2019 Travel Photography Masterclasses schedule is now available, book tickets to all our exciting sessions below...
Travel Photography Masterclass Host - Steve Davey
Steve Davey is a photographer and writer whose work has been published in magazines and newspapers all over the world. He is the author and principal photographer of the internationally best-selling Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die which has sold over 300,000 copies and has some 30 co-editions around the world. Followed by Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die which involved Steve catching 99 flights in a year and flying the equivalent of over seven times around the world - both published by BBC Books. Steve has recently authored Around the World in 500 Festivals and a second edition of Footprint Travel Photography, the leading guide to travelling with your camera. You can find Steve's current work here, often updated from remote locations on the road. You can also find archived galleries of Steve's recent work here.
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
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. 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
Saturday 10.00am-12.00pm | Sunday 10.00am-12.00pm
ADVANCED DSLR SKILLS
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
Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm | Sunday 1.00pm-3.00pm
TELLING A STORY WITH COMPOSITION
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
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.