Which Workshop?
Learning PEDs
Taster Session - Part 1 (Day)
Taster Session - Part 2 (Night)
Astro Photography
Portrait
Brownsea Island
Brighton Long Exposure
Seascapes @ Lulworth
Seascapes @ Portland Bill
Lordington Lavender
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Wire Wool
Light Painting
Falconry
Water Drop
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Birmingham
Cornwall
North Devon
Dartmoor
Isle of Skye
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Chernobyl
Scotland
United States 2017
United States 2018
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A Walk In The Woods
Swap Shop / Social
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Taster PED - Part 1 (Daytime)
The PED formally known as the New Forest PED.

Since Photo Experience Days started in January 2012 I've run over 240 New Forest PEDs, with the vast majority of them in Lyndhurst / Boltons Bench, and so without question this is my most popular PED, and is the normal introductory route most people come on first.

All levels of abilities welcome.

The day will start at 10am, and run through till around 3pm.

Most of these days will run from Lyndhurst, which is the perfect location, easy to get to from the M27 and with a good variety of subjects without so much walking.

We'll normally meet at The Mailmans Arms Pub (next to the Ferrari garage), and after a few introductions we'll head on out into the New Forest to photograph stuff.

I will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions, and to help you get the best from your camera.

While ths day is aimed at beginners, it can be enjoyed by anyone, including those  wanting to get out and socialise with other like minded people.  Over the day we'll cover white balance, aperture & shutter priority modes, ISO, exposure compensation, manual focusing / macro.  You'll also have several "projects" to keep you thinking throughout the day.

Hints & Tips:
Of course we’re hoping for sunny days, but this is England so it could do anything. The days will run whatever the weather, so please come prepared. 

Professional “rain coats” for cameras can be purchased, but a plastic bag and a couple of elastic bands will do a pretty good job at keeping things dry.

Another thing we’d recommend to bring is a waterproof blanket (I’ve seen these on sale at the Pound shops) or a large heavy duty bin bag. 

Make sure you charge up all your batteries and bring extra memory cards.

Schedule of the day:

10:00 - Meet and greet

10:10 - Head out for the first part of the photo walk

12:20 - Lunch (not included in price)

13:20 - Second part of the photo walk

14:30 - Stop at a coffee shop to chat, review & share images with the group.

15:00 - Finish.

Timings are approximate & may change depending on weather.

Event dates:
Please visit the Event Dates page for more information.

Price:
£60.00 

Booking:
Please contact me via my contact page.

What will be covered

  • White balance - the effect it can make on your photographs
  • Exposure Compensation - How to quickly alter exposure for when the camera gets it wrong
  • Aperture - Changing depth of field to exaggerate background blur etc
  • Shutter Speed - It's not always about freezing movement, sometimes it's good to show it
  • Manual Focus - Sometimes for a tricky subject, it's best to manually focus the lens
  • Composition - Some basic tips to help achieve a nicely balanced photograph

In addition if you have any specific questions, I'll be there to help throughout the day.

Recommended equipment (but not necessarily essential)

  • Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless), or a bridge / compact camera with manual options 
  • It doesn't matter what lenses you have, we'll make good use of them regardless
  • Extra camera battery
  • Spare memory card
  • Appropriate clothing & footwear

NB. A tripod is not required.

Some compact and bridge cameras do not offer the ability to go into some manual modes - ie Aperture (A/Av) and Shutter (S/Tv) priority.  While you can still enjoy the day with a more basic camera, you will of course get more out of the day if you have a camera that offers these options.  If you are in any doubt, get in touch with the make and model of your camera.
 

Photo Experience Day Review
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for a great day on Sunday in Lyndhurst.  Our daughter Isobel had a wonderful day, and it has fuelled her enthusiasm for photography even more!!   She found it so informative and fun and it has given her confidence a real boost!   We will definitely look into booking another photo experience with you in the future.  Thank you again and wishing you all the best"