1-2-1 & 1-2-2 LIGHTRTOOM COURSE
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 / MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 1
LOCATION: STUDIO & LOCATION
COST: STARTING AT £49
DATE/TIME: WEEKDAYS, EVENINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS
I offer 1-2-1 courses in lots of areas and software is a very important one. Getting the most out of your images using software is an essential part of the process.
I truly believe that modern digital photography is a two step process, first learn how to use your camera and crucially know it's limitations and then use step 2 (image processing) to complete the job.
You might want to make your image look more realistic to the scene you saw with your eyes. In a lot of situations your camera will not be able to do this alone, it's simply not as sophisticated as your eyes and brain! So providing we know the limits we can shoot the image in such a way that we can use processing to make it more realistic.
I currently offer tuition in what I consider to be the most important applications: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop CS. Digital photography is very much a two step process and using software properly could be the difference between a good photo and a brilliant one. If you're currently shooting in JPG mode, switching to RAW and leaning how to process your images correctly with one of these packages could improve your photography beyond what any new lens or camera could - it's that important! If you want to choose one application my advice would be to choose Adobe Lightroom.
Training can be run at my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex or from your home or work place. Some additional charges apply, please see 'Travel' further down the page.
SOME TOPICS THAT CAN BE COVERED:
HIGHLIGHT AND SHADOW EDITS FOR GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE
BLACK & WHITE CONVERSIONS
If you are wishing to learn how to use your software and have little or no prior knowledge then I suggest 3 hours is a good place to start. For some people that may well be enough to go on and figure the rest out for yourself, others may want a longer session or come back for further sessions. If you are unsure at all, please do give me a call to discuss.
There are also discounts available for taking a block booking of 5 or more sessions. A lot of people take this up if they wish to continue their learning. Please ask for details of this discount.
The price for your course will vary depending on when the tuition is to be taken, whether it is for 1 or 2 people and of course the length of the session. Just select from the drop down menus above and it will show the price.
Once booked please just get in touch to arrange a convenient date and time for your training. I can usually fit people in within 2-3 weeks.
Training of 1-2 hours is to be taken at the studio only. 3 hours and above can be at your home, work place or laocation with travel expenses extra. If the course is taken at the studio you do not need to add travel expenses.
Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked must be taken within 6 months of payment made.
Once payment is made and the date of training is confirmed, it cannot be changed or cancelled with less than one week's notice.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page
1-2-1 OR 1-2-2 LIGHTROOM TRAINING
FOLLOW UP EMAIL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
SUITABILITY & GROUP INFO
PHOTOGRAPHIC ABILITY: ANY LEVEL
MINIMUM AGE: 18 (14 IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
LANGUAGE COURSE IS CONDUCTED IN: ENGLISH
Please arrive for your training at the time and date agreed.
What will you need?
Laptop or Computer
The Software you wish to learn
Power Cord for laptop
Pen & Pad
1-2-1 and 1-2-2 tuition is usually run from my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex and is close to the Kent & Sussex border. It is also possible to have the training at your home or place of work but some additional costs apply.
My studio is easily accessed via train on the Uckfield to London Bridge line.
There are also bus routes that access Crowborough.
It is best if you can park in the free public carpark which is amlost opposite the Railway Tavern pub. My studio is a 1 minute walk from here.
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.
FREE GIFT VOUCHER AND PRESENTATION BOX for all gift orders of 3 hours or more.
No need to use promotional codes, just leave us a note when at the checkout that you would like a voucher and box and we will post one to you.
ALTERNATIVE 121 COURSES
121 CAMERA TRAINING - Learn how to use your camera
COLOUR MANAGEMENT & PRINTING - Achieve consistent and true colour results in your workflow
WEBSITE BUILDING - A website is an essential tool for a photographer and in this training we build you a great looking website together.
BASIC STUDIO LIGHTING - Learn lighting and portrait techniques
In addition to running courses from my studio, some clients prefer to do the training on location or at their home or place of work. This can be arranged with a charge for travel expenses. Please contact me with your address and I can give you the cost for travelling to you. If I come to you there is a minimum booking of 3 hours.
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.
1-2-2 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Having received the very generous gift of vouchers from our other halves allowing us a three hour two to one session with Andy, a friend and I were incredibly impressed by what we got from that session.
Despite nearly 20 years of photography experience between us, we were both keen to improve the standard of our pictures, and Andy was able to bring a new perspective to the process, unearthing one of those 'eureka' moments for both of us that has already made a massive difference to the number of shots that work first time.
Andy's relaxed, uncomplicated approach cut through the fog created by years of reading articles and books on the subject, and gave us a new appreciation of the interaction between aperture, ISO, and speed, plus a master class on spot metering in challenging light conditions.
We're already planning another session, this time on location to improve our composition.
If you are a novice or an experienced amateur looking to finesse your skills, I'd recommended Andy without hesitation.
1-2-1 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
My girlfriend gave me a one-to-one session with Andy as a birthday present which she selected after looking at a few (more local) options as she got a 'good feeling we'd get along' after speaking to him - she couldn't have been more right. Although I'd had an interest for a while (mostly from a viewers perspective), prior to my session pretty much all I really knew about photography was that other people's pictures always looked better than mine, but with a baby on the way I was keen to capture the memories as best I could.During the session Andy went through the core concepts individually and how they relate to each other as well as demonstrating how these are accessed/controlled on the camera and the effect they have on the resulting pictures, followed up with a wander around the local area (he came to me) to take some sample snaps.Fuelled by the new found knowledge and enthusiasm I plagued Andy with questions for advice (which he was most generous with) and took the plunge and bought a new camera, lens and software. The end result of which is a new hobby and some great pictures of the new arrival which I'll treasure forever so I couldn't be happier.I will definitely be following up my initial session so if you're looking for some help at any skill level I couldn't recommend him enough!
1-2-1 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
Having experienced several photographic courses over the years and never got to grips with the technical side of photography, I was actually at a place where I wanted to give up. My husband gave me a voucher for 1-2-1 tuition with Andy for my birthday as a last resort to help me.
From the moment I met Andy I knew that there was hope! I have now had several 1-2-1 sessions & have learnt so much in a very brief space of time. I have found that instead of blinding you with science, Andy pares things down so that the information makes sense & is completely user friendly.Andy has to be THE most friendly, patient & understanding teacher ever. He is always very happy to go over things again & again. His enthusiasm is infectious & he is great to be around! I wholeheartedly recommend Andy for photographic tuition whether it be out in the field or in a classroom situation.