New Beginners & Serious Amateur dates in June 2017

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A quick update that there are two new dates for your diary;

– Digital Photography for beginners – starts Thursday 8th June 2017
Digital Photography in the studio introduction – starts Wednesday 7th June 2017
For more information on these or any of my courses please click here.

If you’d like to book a place please use;
Telephone; 01946-506416
Email; Click to email
Website; Click to visit

Beginners and Studio Photography courses in 2016

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A quick update that there are two new dates for your diary;

– Digital Photography for beginners – starts Monday 23rd January 2017
Digital Photography in the studio introduction – over two Thursdays; 9th & 16th February 2016
For more information on these or any of my courses please click here.

If you’d like to book a place please use;
Telephone; 01946-506416
Email; Click to email
Website; Click to visit

Beginners photography course to start

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Monday September 19th is the date we’ll start the next beginners photography course.

Its your opportunity to find out how to improve your photos, discover common mistakes to avoid, pick up loads of tips and generally get more from your camera.

The course is delivered in a friendly and informal environment and is a great way to help you enjoy your photography.  The group will be small and there’s no need to worry if you’re an absolute beginner because others will be too.

If you’d like to come along please call 01947-595476 (leave a message with your contact details if you need to) or email your details to jbarrett@whitehavenacademy.org.uk

More detail including prices can be found by clicking here.

Spring 2016 course dates

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Great news for photography lovers – new dates have been announced for my courses!

– Digital Photography for beginners – starts Monday 11th April 2016
– Digital Photography for the serious amateur – starts Monday 6th June 2016
Digital Photography in the studio introduction – starts Saturday 14th May 2016

If you’d like to find out more please click this link, you can also contact me to get more info.

Date announced for Serious Amateur photography course

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Wednesday 3rd June is the date set to start the Serious Amateur photography course.
To book please telephone; 01946-595476 or email; Click to email

Digital Photography for Serious Amateurs is aimed towards those who may know a little about their D-SLR camera already and we show you some greater possibilities; we go deeper into some more advanced techniques including HDR, off-camera flash and multiplicity with more use of software such as use of layers in Photoshop and Photomatix.
– A total of 11 sessions over 6 weeks (6 classroom based and 5 field trips)
– Runs on Mondays 6-9pm, the field trips are usually at weekends.
– Full price; £100.  Concessions available for over 60’s and other benefits.

Helping to re-brand a local school

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Aspatria’s Beacon Hill school are rebranding their material across the range, from their website to brochures to signage and they chose me to help them do it.  It was a great opportunity to help a really nice school who have an emphasis on supporting the relationships between teachers and pupils.  It was a privilege to be able to assist.

New course dates announced

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I’m really pleased to announce new dates for my courses!

The beginners course starts on Wednesday the 15th of April and runs for 5 weeks.  We have field trips at weekends where we go and put into practice what we’ve learned in the classroom.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about your camera and how to take the photos that you want and not to leave everything to the camera to make the choices for you! … and no you don’t need the latest SLR with very expensive lenses!  Even ‘bridge’ camera users will be able to apply the techniques we use.

Then on Saturday the 6th June the Studio introduction course starts with an introduction in the classroom, followed the Saturday after (13th June) with a live model in the studio using our lighting and backgrounds.   You will learn how to work with a model and some good external lighting techniques.  Even if you don’t plan to take this up it’s a really fascinating introduction to how lighting works and affects the look of your photos.

For more information on pricing and how to book click this link.

 

Studio Photography course a success

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This was amazing, everyone was incredibly enthusiastic and got an incredible amount from the course.  Thanks to Charlotte who modelled for us today, fantastic results for all!
To see the available courses please click here.

Serious Amateur course completes

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We all had a great time on the Serious Amateur course, on the 5 field trips we managed to snap some fantastic images and the photos each of the group produced were fantastic!
For more on the courses available please see here.

Kankku trip in the Lakes

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Kankku is an off-road driving experience company based in Windermere.

Photography course dates announced (updated)

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Cameras set up on tripods
I’m pleased to announce start dates for some of my courses;

– Digital Photography for beginners; 14th Jan 2013 / 3rd June 2013
– Digital Photography for the serious amateur; 5th Nov 2012 / 15th April 2013
– Digital Photography in the studio19th & 26th Jan 2013
More info;  http://www.photographynorthwest.com/photography-courses-whitehaven-lake-district-cumbria/

Please call 01946-595476 to book any course

My Photography Courses are proving very popular!

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Word about my Photography Courses certainly has got around and the demand as high as ever.  We will be adding more dates for the Introduction to Studio Photography course as we go through the year – the first three studio courses after Christmas were fully booked within a few weeks!

The Beginners course has now concluded and Summer term dates will be announced soon.
The Serious Amateur course starts in mid-April and we only have a few places remaining so be quick 🙂

I have to report that I didn’t expect the large demand for these courses, especially being tucked away in West Cumbria.  I really enjoy hosting them and I know that everyone who attends reports leaps and bounds in both skill and general confidence.

Don’t forget that to book your place on my course or to request an information pack please contact the centre directly;
– Telephone; 01946-595476
– Email; Click to email
– Website; Click to visit

A unique opportinuty

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Eclipse Bowling in Workington opened their doors leading to some great photos including a view behind the scenes at the machines making the bowling alley tick. A great photoshoot under difficult conditions went beautifully!

Gaiety Cinema pictures cause a stir

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It seems that my pictures which ran in The Whitehaven News have provoked a good reaction!
Page 10 of this weeks’ paper (23rd December 2009) features letters from the public who having seen my pictures are backing up the plea to re-open the cinema, especially in light of the Workington bridge disaster which makes it difficult to get to the local multiplex.

There is even a Facebook group called Re-open the Gaiety Cinema – please join up!

My full Gaiety picture set can be viewed here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/horrgakx/sets/72157622745861702/

This is a link to the feature on the Whitehaven News’ own website.
Here’s a jpg copy of the feature in The Whitehaven News (hosted on Flickr).
Here is a link to The Whitehaven News letter page.

Whitehaven News - front of Section 2

Marathon weekend behind the camera

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Another fantastic and marathon weekend behind the camera; 2x Cricket matches, Workington Reds playing at home, a charity bed push, soldier returning from Afghanistan, a kids party, stock photos of a trading estate, a ploughing competition, a celebrity chef and finally; Solfest!!

It was quite a challenge this weekend, I was amazingly busy, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m very happy with the results!!

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Caught!

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Going for the ball

Crispian on guitar

Crispian on guitar

Theatre Tol production

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A specatcular theatre came to Whitehaven; Theatre Tol’s production of Corazon de Angeles.  An amazing visual spectacle, the likes of which haven’t been seen in Cumbria for a long time!

Angels

Amazing combination of theatre and opera which was performed inside the crowd!

The fireworks finished off the evening.

Some content hosted by www.flickr.com

4th July Fireworks in Whitehaven

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The new management at Sellafield Limited here in Cumbria are American.  They put on a spectacular 4th July fireworks display and my shoot went well.  I managed to shoot for the entire duration and then picked the best of them in post-production.

Fireworks in Whitehaven

I think the next time this happens I’ll be moving closer to the water to get the reflections.

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