Photoclub Technical is learning about the technical side of photography with like-minded people in a social environment.
F numbers, shutter speeds and ISO ratings can be completely baffling if you're new to photography, this course will help cut through the jargon and get you confident with your camera settings and move you away from auto mode! If you're looking improve your skills and be confident with your camera then this is the course for you.
The essence of the course is 6 individual lessons (given in the pub!). Each lesson will tackle a specific technical area of photography.
There will also be 5 assignments throughout the 6 months to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the lessons. We will slideshow all members images on a laptop in the pub and we can discuss the results.
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate to say that you have attended the course and gained a good understanding of your camera and photography.
The course has 6 monthly meetings over a 6 month period.
We run Photoclub Technical Level 1 at The Nevill Crest & Gun in Eridge on a Tuesday once a month.
What do you need?
You should have at least a Digital SLR or advanced Comapct System Camera (CSC). If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I also ask that you are prepared to invest in software for processing your image files. I would prefer if you opted for Adobe Lightroom but any software that can process RAW files will be fine. You need not have prior knowledge of this software.
- Month 1: RAW v JPG, Software Options, ISO & Programme Mode
- Month 2: Shutter Speeds, Movement and Shutter Priority Mode
- Month 3: Aperture, Depth of Field and Aperture Priority Mode
- Month 4: White Balance, Histograms and Exposure Compensation
- Month 5: Manual Exposure & Focus Methods
- Month 6: Re-cap & certificates
£199 for 1 person for 6 months
5 technical assignments
Feedback on your images in the pub
Certificate of completion and competency
Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked are non transferable.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page
Who is this course for?
Ideally you need a digital SLR or advanced Compact System Camera (CSC) and be open to investing in some software to process your image files.
This course is a level 1 course for beginners. This is for those that wish to advance on from Auto mode and learn how to use their camera for consistent results.
The assignments that I set are purely to show that you have an understanding of each lesson.
This course can be purchased for yourself but it also makes an ideal gift. Please let me know when booking if it is a present so I can arrange for a gift voucher to be sent to you.
Standard Gift: Voucher in a presentation envelope with full details about the course - no extra cost
Presentation Gift: Voucher in presentation envelope with full details about the course all in a beautiful presentation box - £4 additional cost, including postage.
The course runs for 6 months (6 meetings) and they start at 7.30pm. The meetings are spent talking about a different technical area of photography and viewing a slideshow of images taken by the attendees. The meetings usually last about an hour and a half.
Objectives of the course:
The course encourages you to be more creative, to push the boundaries and move outside your comfort zones. To find a genre or sub-genre of photography that perhaps you didn't even know existed and to progress and enjoy your photography.
The video screencast feedback will help you improve both technically and creatively.
What will you need?
- A camera: a Digital SLR (DSLR), Compact System Camera (CSC) or advanced Bridge Camera.
- A pen and pad to make some notes.
- A mobile phone, tablet or laptop (actually not essential, but useful)
We currently have one group at The Nevill Crest & Gun in Eridge on a Wednesday.
Meetings start at 7.30pm and run for about 1-2 hours.
The meeting dates are monthly on a Tuesday:
How Does it Work?
6 monthly meetings at the pub
Meeting in the pub makes this course quite unique, fun and social.
Different technical lessons every month
These are designed to teach at a relaxed pace and to ensure a good understanding of each topic. The lessons will be given in the pub and you will be supplied with a password protected link on my website with course notes.
Slideshow and feedback on your photos
Every month I will do a slideshow of images taken by members and I will give some feedback on them.
Online support via the Closed Facebook Group
Every member will be invited to a private Facebook Group for Photoclub in the Pub Technical members. This is a good place to come and ask questions.
Discounts on other Photography Courses
I am now offering 10% discount on 1-2-1 photography courses and exclusive discounts on many others courses.
Q – Do I need to attend all meetings and complete all the assignments?
A – No you don't, but the more you can attend the more it will benefit both you and the group.
Q – How many people will be in the group?
A – Up to 6 individuals in the group.
I’m confident that I can help you improve your photography, but don’t take my word for it, read what my clients have said about my courses.
PHOTOCLUB IN THE PUB (LEWES)
I have been participating in this 6-month course since August 2012 and have found it to be both fun and inspiring.
Andrew is very approachable and is able to cater for all abilities (I am at the beginner end of the spectrum).
The class is quite informal and we share images with classmates at each meeting which is reallyinteresting.
As the meetings are monthly, it leaves time to do each of the varied 'tasks' even if you have a busy schedule. The private Facebook Group gives a sense of community between meetings and you can post for feedback on photos or to ask advice. Everyone is friendly.
I am learning a lot but feel like it is at a pace dictated by my own interests and time.
PHOTOCLUB IN THE PUB (ERIDGE)
I took one of Andy's six month Photoclub in the pub courses and really enjoyed it. I have only dabbled in photography and don't even have a fancy camera, but that didn't matter; Andrew sets assignments that puts you out of your comfort zone and forces you to take pictures that you would never otherwise think of taking. For that reason alone it is great; really makes you think and see things in a different way.
The feedback was always really useful and we could learn as much of the technical side of things as we wanted.
Meeting in the pub once a month is a great idea as it makes it all less formal and easy to talk about the assignment, and photography in general.
I would recommend this course to anyone, whether you are a total beginner or an experienced photographer.
PHOTOCLUB IN THE PUB (ERIDGE & LEWES)
Great club. Lots of practical advice and inspiration.
I enjoyed the monthly tasks which were supported by excellent source material. A really inspiring alternative to conventional camera clubs I have been to.