POWERFUL PORTRAITS WITH ONLY ONE LIGHT - SHOOT AND EDIT WITH A PRO MODEL

Learn to shoot your subjects with 'one light' simplicity and then discover the Photoshop tricks to add beauty, drama and a 'magazine look' to your images. Learn how to set up a home portrait studio and achieve top quality professional results easily and with minimal outlay.


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ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This workshop explores some of Newcastle's architectural gems, with rare access - including a private city centre rooftop - and special permission for photography.


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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

A very special wildlife workshop with an unprecedented combination of birds of prey, reptiles, snakes and tarantula spiders!


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IMAGES THAT SING - HDR DEMYSTIFIED

Learn when and how to shoot HDR images; then edit them into finished results that couldn't have been achieved by any other method. A 'shoot and edit' workshop.


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STREET SAFARI (the most popular beginners' workshop)

Beginners-level course, on location around the streets of Newcastle.  If you only ever do one of my courses, make it this one.  Learn all the important camera controls plus tons of tips and techniques in only four hours.  Around 2 miles walking in total but at a slow pace. (If you'd prefer to learn in a classroom, choose Discover Your DSLR.)


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DISCOVER YOUR DSLR

Beginners-level course with identical content to the Street Safari but delivered mainly in a classroom setting. (If you'd prefer to learn out on location, choose Street Safari.)


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SECRETS OF THE WILD

Wildlife and macro nature photography in an award-winning 400 acre country park.  Learn to love nature in close-up!   Around 3 miles off the track walking in total but at a slow pace.


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NIGHT LIGHTS 1 & 2

Night photography simplified! Back again by popular demand - sizzling light trails and floodlit buildings and bridges.  Absolute beginners welcome.  


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PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

Part seminar, part practical workshop; learn the precise details, short cuts, tricks and techniques that I use every day to make my images what they are.  You'll ideally have a version of Photoshop or Elements on a laptop.


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WATERFALLS AND BRIDGES

Create classic, timeless, chocolate box landscapes in beautiful Jesmond Dene.   Around 2 miles walking in total but at a slow pace.


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DURHAM'S NIGHT LIGHTS

An evening workshop in the elegance of Durham city. Shoot the ancient castle and cathedral and stunning river reflections. Suitable for all skill levels including absolute beginners.


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ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITURE

Create stunning portraits in a beautiful Tyneside location. Learn the art of posing people with professional models provided.


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THE ART OF SEEING

Intermediate level, concentrating on composition, aesthetics and developing your own style. For those who've already done one of my Beginners workshops.   Around 2 miles walking in total but at a slow pace.


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PHOTOSHOP 2

Moving up a few gears from Photoshop 1, this workshop will give you new skills to completely transform your images. You'll ideally have a version of Photoshop or Elements on a laptop.


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MAROONED

A unique seascape photography experience in an iconic windswept lighthouse, cut off by the tide!  Seals, seabirds, crashing waves and amazing lighthouse interiors.


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LIFE ON MARS

It may look like the surface of Mars but it’s a unique post-industrial beach in County Durham, used in the making of the ‘Alien’ movie.  Tough and physically demanding terrain.


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ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

For those who have completed both one of my Beginners AND The Art of Seeing workshops. Aiming at a significantly higher standard of creative photography and achieving flawless, razor-sharp, perfectly exposed images – every time.  


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FOOTSTEPS

Learn the specific scanning and Photoshop skills to enable you to build a collection of high quality images for making wall art for your home or photobooks for future generations of your family.


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PUBLISH YOUR OWN PHOTO BOOKS

In conjunction with the award winning Bob Books, the UK's No 1 supplier of lay-flat photographic paper photobooks; the ideal way to turn your photos into beautifully bound coffee table photobooks.


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REAL RAPTORS

A highly popular wildlife workshop with birds of prey from around the world.


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CASTLE KEEP

An evening workshop in Newcastle's legendary 12th century tower, shooting in its dungeon, Great Hall and amazing cityscapes from its roof.


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PHOTOSHOP 3

Covering blending modes, layer masks, textures and adnaced selection and sharpening techniques. You'll ideally have a version of Photoshop or Elements on a laptop.



UNDERSTANDING RAW

A 'shoot and edit' workshop.  Discover what RAW is and when, why and how it will transform your image editing. You'll ideally have a version of Photoshop or Elements on a laptop.



HEXHAM ABBEY

Photograph religious iconography and architecture inside the beautiful Hexham Abbey.


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