If you enjoy landscape photography, but struggle to take images with that 'wow' factor, why not join me for a personalised One-to-One workshop? We can work together on location to take your photography to the next level.

Based around your preferred time of day, each workshop is four hours long, which gives us plenty of time to look at some of the technicalities of photography, such as exposure modes and understanding the histogram. But, the majority of our time together will be spent looking at controlling exposure, focussing for landscapes, balancing light with filters plus techniques such as 'exposing to the right' and the all important elements - composition and storytelling, the two most important elements of a landscape image!

"The content and style of delivery were perfect for me and much appreciated" *

To give you an idea of how we can work together on a view, here is a 'before' and 'after' example. Below, on the left, you can see the view before me on one rather grey autumn afternoon during a group workshop. By analysing the potential items of interest in the scene, employing a considered composition, and carefully using Neutral Density filters, a pleasing image was captured.

The View by Phil Matthews The Image by Andrew Stevens

If your images normally look more like the one on the left, perhaps we should talk!

I often work on a One-to-One basis, but I am happy working with small groups as well. I prefer to keep numbers to a maximum of four. This allows me to spend maximum time with each of you during the fleeting light changes and conditions that can occur.

As I am based on the Dorset / Hampshire border, many areas are available to you - the New Forest, Jurassic Coast, Purbeck Hills, Corfe Castle, Cranborne Chase to name but a few. Naturally, your time will be spent within your preferred location - or I can make suggestions.

There's always somewhere good to shoot!

Each workshop will be tailored to your wishes and needs in order to make sure you get the maximum benefit from your time. In fact, your workshop begins as soon as you complete the Checkout process.

As soon as you book a workshop, I will be in touch to arrange a convenient date and time for you. We can then discuss your needs, and I can plan the workshop to maximise effect - and enjoyment!

"I really appreciated the fact we used my camera so I got more confident and better aware of what can be achieved instead of watching you take great photos on your own camera" *

Workshop Action

A workshop in action

To give an idea, a Workshop starts as we meet on location and investigate the location to start building strong compositions.

During our time together, we can look in more detail as to why we used the aperture / shutter speed / ISO / filters we did, and the effect changing each element can have on the final image. We can then spend the rest of our time together looking further at the image making process.

One-on-One Result

An image from the session

"I know from the back of the camera that I am getting nearer to taking the kind of shots I have seen others take and admire. That is down to you and your expertise in photography and your teaching skills" *

Sunrise and Sunset based Workshops can be arranged if desired, we just need to consider the weather can change at the last minute, so while we might be hoping for an amazing light show, it doesn't always happen.... but we can still spend time working on compositions and making images regardless of the light / conditions.

To book a Workshop, simply use the options below and I will then contact you to sort dates and make arrangements. If you would like to check dates before booking, please click here to email me.

Gift Certifiicates can also be purchased for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary - or any other good reason to spoil a loved one! Just book a Workshop as usual, and we can discuss dates and Gift Certificates straight after.

Workshop Options
* Some feedback from previous Workshop attendees.