Hot Shots – How to refresh your photography
2 Days Limited to 6 students per workshop
The next course dates and locations are:
- Brighton: Weekend of the 19th-20th September
- Brighton: Weekend of the 24th-25th October
To book your place on the course or to find out more information email me on email@example.com or give me a call on ++44 (0) 07951479552
The aim of my photography course is to highlight and explain various photographic techniques, qualities, and effects, using practical exercises and simple technical information. The course will get you to think more creatively about the style and content of your photography. Class sizes are restricted to 6 students so that everyone can get the best out of the course.
Day one you will cover:
- Getting the most out of your camera, whether it is a shiny new DSLR, Digital mirror-less camera (Samsung NX, Sony NEX, Olympus PEN etc…) or a zone focus film camera like a Lomo LCA.
- What makes a good subject.
- How to approach composition.
- Making shooting quicker and simpler – reducing decisions that have to be made before you take a shot.
- How to make the most of the lighting you have and basic flash techniques.
- How to approach strangers to get take their portrait.
- Photography exercise: shooting a list of 66 subjects in 3 hours.
After a morning of learning about composition, subject and simple camera techniques, we will go out onto the street with a list of 66 things to photograph on 2 rolls of film, everyone is lent a Lomo LCA and an Olympus mju ii film cameras (you will shot a roll of film on each). The exercise is designed to get you thinking creatively about your photography and thinking fast so you never miss a photo opportunity again. I will spend one on one time with each student during the exercise as well as take part myself so that you can see what I achieve too.
Day two will cover:
- A review of the work covered on the previous day, you will also get to see what the I shot so you can see not every shot a pro takes is a good one.
- Starting an ongoing photo project.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom essentials, this is not an in depth Lightroom tutorial but you will be shown the bare essentials so that you can start organising and editing photos in the Lightroom library.
- How to look after and manage an archive of your digital photos and their negative cousins.
On day two we will review all the photographs shot from the first day of the course, you will be advised where you can make room for improvement. After the review students will head out onto the street to shoot a self set photography brief so you can learn how to approach a subject more in depth. The second day shoot will be shot digitally so that the work can be reviewed once the students get back to the studio. To finish off we will look at what to do once you have shot your photos, how to look after an ever expanding photo collection, basic photoshop and how to get your work seen by a wider audience.
This course is aimed at:
- Beginners in photography
- Lomo lovers
- Professionals and Amateurs that need kick start their creativity.
About the tutor Kevin Meredith
I have a passion for passing on my knowledge of photography that I have amassed since taking up photography in 90s. My photographic style really changed when I discovered a camera called the Lomo LCA in 98, although I’m best known for using the Lomo I am no stranger to digital photography. Since 2008 I have written three internationally published books, two of which are instructional photography books the other is about toy cameras. You can read a more extensive biography on my site here.
Hear what other people have to say about the course:
The journalist Chris Leadbeater came on the course and did a write up in the Independent newspaper’s weekend magazine. See what he had to say about my photography course on the Independent website.
Below are some testimonials from past attendees:
“Forget your photography snobbery. Kevin Meredith’s Hots Shots course is just a great way learn and unleash your creative side. A unique and inspirational way to spend a weekend. I had a blast“. Shaun Fitzpatrick
“Hot shots is a brilliant experience for someone wanting to get a little more serious about their photography. Also, it feels like the Hot Shots book brought to life – using some of the same cameras, techniques and the same places and people, and all the way through Kevin’s philosophy and approach to photography. Its not just given me some very useful tips and techniques, it’s given me a lot of food for thought – a few days later and I’m still thinking over some of the ideas. Highly recommended“. – Antony Mayfield
“The Workshop was very well worth my 500 miles trip from Kassel to Brighton“. – Carsten Fischer
“A challenging, inspiring, thought- and action-provoking weekend. Kev you are an inspiration and you have definitely given my photography the kick up the backside that it needed. Thank you. It is fantastic to have left the weekend with ideas to continue working with“. – Megan Earl-Gray
Booking and workshop fees:
The total cost for the course is £235 this includes 2 rolls of film and their development. This cost was was not previously included there is no real price rise form the 2013 price, it’s just more transparent. If you’re booking two or more people I offer a 10% discount on the course fee.
To book your place or to find out more information mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on ++44 (0) 07951479552