Photography Workshop

4 HOUR TASTER WORKSHOP - Info Page
Exmoor Photography 4 Hour Workshops
This 4-hour workshop is designed as a taster session into the world of digital photography and is ideal,
if you have a new camera and would like Jack to show you the basic settings (as below) and get you off ‘auto’. Alternatively, perhaps you have had your camera for a while and have always wondered what the other settings it has do. They are aimed at complete beginners who perhaps do not have the time to do our full day courses.
We completely understand that using the other settings on your camera can seem very daunting. We will give you the confidence and knowledge in a friendly relaxed environment and show you how to use them and improve your photography.
This course is completely field based and during your workshop with us, we will visit several picturesque locations, teaching you different photographic techniques while capturing the stunning variety of landscapes that Exmoor has to offer. Of course, if we see any wildlife on the way we will stop and have a look and we always a supply wife Alison’s legendary flapjack & homemade cakes on board.
  • The price for this workshop is £65.00 pp (£89.00 Exc 1to1)
  • Including refreshments & cakes
  • Maximum three spaces available per course
  • All Year (except October)
  • Location - Exmoor National Park
  • Duration - 4 Hours
We run these workshops every day except Saturdays and we offer the following start times (subject to prior bookings). The meet & greet is at Exmoor Photography, Hillbrook, Marshfield Rd, Minehead, TA246AJ (and return). 'The Gateway to Exmoor National Park'
  •         Start 10.00am Finish 2.00pm
  •         Start 3.00pm Finish 7.00pm (summer daylight hours only)
These workshops must be booked in advance.
The Course numbers are limited to a maximum of three, so you will have all the one to one time you require, with either Jack and/or staff. Obviously, we understand that people’s knowledge and requirements will differ, so what we show you during the course is designed to be flexible and adaptable to your individual ability level, starting with the basics of photography, taking you off ‘auto mode’, by showing you other settings on your camera that perhaps you have never used or completely understood. We will always ensure that you have plenty of time to develop some or all of the techniques listed below.
Jack has created a laminated course handout specifically for this workshop (not the full version that is supplied during a full day course) that you will be given at the 'meet & greet' at the beginning of your day.
This is yours to keep and provide a useful reference for you to use, next time you take your camera out on your own!

Jack advises that camera and lens requirements for this workshop are from 17/18mm - 300mm approximately (we have cameras and lenses you can hire if required). A compact or bridge camera with at least this zoom range is ideal. It also helps if you camera has some manual settings that we can show you, as per the list below.
If you’re not sure, please ask Jack for advice. We also have cameras that you can hire on your course day, starting at £29.00 (no deposit required), so you can try before you buy.
We also have a selection of Nikon N series & Canon L series lenses that you can hire on your course day, starting at £35.00 (no deposit required). 

Exmoor Photography is also licensed by the National Trust to use several off road tracks during the courses; these will only be used when weather permits and when necessary. We have obtained this license to assist our customers who may have walking difficulties.

Sorry, but we do not take other professional photographers on this course.

Please note that courses may be postponed if adverse weather conditions are forecast. Jack keeps a close eye on the weather forecast and may postpone the course the day before if necessary. We do not expect our customers to participate on the course in pouring rain! Please do not hesitate to contact us  if you have any questions.

Don’t forget we run several course options including our full day standard landscape course during which Jack will show you all your cameras settings in one day and about 25 photography techniques! Customers often return to complete one of our full day courses once they have mastered the camera settings from this workshop.
They are designed to educate, be fun, relaxed, and hopefully enjoyable! We pride ourselves on providing first class customer service here at Exmoor Photography, something that is supported by our customer reviews.
Our Vehicle
Jack was trained to a very high ‘advanced’ standard to drive while in the service. We use a new Ford Kuga that will comfortably seat 3 guests and their equipment, the vehicle is maintained to a very high standard, it has dual zone air conditioning for your comfort and heated front seats! The vehicle is fitted with a ‘cold climate pack’ heated windscreen etc.  Although we do not intend to go ‘off road’ and ‘bounce’ you and your camera equipment about while on the course, the vehicle is fitted with ‘all terrain’ tyres that give enhanced traction. We carry a BSI compliant (BS-8599-1) first aid kit on board & a fire extinguisher.
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
&
BE SHOWN ON YOUR CAMERA
  •     COMPOSITION
  •     APERTURE PRIORITY
  •     SHUTTER PRIORITY
  •     ISO
  •     EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
  •     WHITE BALANCE
  •     PICTURE STYLE MANAGEMENT
  •     SCENE MODES (when applicable)
  •     FOCUSING MODES

This Minehead weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget


Standard courses -
Exclusive one to one

During the Standard Landscape Photography Course, we often take three customers out on each course.
This is a comfortable number and has proven to be a sensible limit that allows plenty of one to one tuition from Jack & Jamie in a relaxed and intimate learning environment.
However, if you would like the course to yourself (guaranteed) then for a nominal additional fee you will have Jack & Jamie all to yourself for the day. We will not book any other customers on the date of your course. The Price for this ‘single person’ Exclusive Standard Course is £219.00

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