Workshops

Most people have a camera, and would love to take beautiful photographs, they can display in their home, or give as gifts, but they don’t know how to get the best from their camera

Why not join me on location for a Workshop where you can improve your photography and get better photographs with your camera?

The Workshops are selected to ensure that you get as much time as possible enjoying and photographing a range of locations and are best suited to provide you with the optimum variety of subject matter

You will have time to explore the location, reflect on the surroundings and consider exciting ways to visually represent them through your photography with me on hand to guide and advise you on getting better pictures, and equip you with the understanding and skills that you can put into practice to capture better images yourself

AVAILABLE IN MY WEB-STORE

My workshops are ideally suited for beginners or enthusiasts who would enjoy learning photography with their own camera on location, and they are an excellent gift for a family member/friend

You can book a place on a Group or a One-to-One workshop

Look on my web-store to find out when my next workshop is scheduled, or CONTACT ME to enquire about having one organised on a suitable date for you

Look on my CALENDAR or WEB-STORE to find out when my next Workshop is on, or CONTACT ME to enquire about having one organised at a suitable date
The Workshops are dedicated to those who have the desire to get more out of their camera, but perhaps don’t know how

If you are still taking photographs in Auto or Program Mode, these Workshops are for you!

I keep group sizes small (maximum of eight) to ensure that you get the time and personalised attention that you need throughout the day

The morning will be spent seeing what you know, and receiving tuition, so you will begin to understand more about how your camera works

You will be taught the relationship between apertures and shutter speeds and how to control and get the perfect exposure time after time

In the afternoon you will be exploring the location, to hone your shooting skills, putting everything you have learnt into practice under my guidance
On the Workshops I will guide you through the important features on your camera or DSLR

You are not required to have any prior knowledge about your camera, but it is preferable to have a Digital SLR to get the most out of this course
Compact cameras are welcome too, but the ability of some is limited on occasions, you are advised to contact me first!

I have chosen these locations for the wide range of photographic opportunities that they offer, as well as enabling you to choose between very different subjects depending on your personal preferences

If you wish to discuss further details, I am happy to answer any queries you may have, feel free to CONTACT ME

GROUP WORKSHOPS

Around 6-8 hours on location

The Group Workshops have a maximum of 8 participants, enabling you to get more attention from me, you can meet at the location, or travel with me (if empty seats are available – fuel share)

You can add a non-participating friend/partner (includes tea/coffee, and entrance fee where applicable)

ONE-TO-ONE WORKSHOPS

The One-To-One Workshops will have a maximum of 1 participant, ensuring you get sole attention

You can add a non-participating friend/partner (includes tea/coffee, and entrance fee where applicable)

When you reserve your place you will receive an email/SMS confirmation together with full instructions for the day including what gear to bring

EQUIPMENT

To get the best from the locations I advise participants to take the following photography equipment;

  • A camera, preferably a DSLR (Digital SLR) with lenses offering a focal length from wide-angle (18mm or wider) to telephoto (70mm or longer) for landscape and general photography, or 200mm minimum for wildlife photography
  • Spare batteries (if you only have 1, ensure that it’s fully charged)
  • Memory card (either formatted, empty, or have enough space left for up to 500 photos depending on location)
  • A camera bag (preferably a backpack/holster type, which are much easier to carry)
  • A tripod (lightweight but sturdy)

CLOTHING

  • Casual clothing is the order of the day
  • You may wish to pack waterproofs or just a lightweight Kagool or similar (should the weather turn, it is Britain)
  • A hat (preferably with a peak, or in colder months a wooly one)
  • Gloves (preferably fingerless, especially in colder months)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are advised
  • A spare pair of socks (just incase your feet get wet)

If you would like to discuss your equipment (whether it’s suitable or not), or have any queries, please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME

  • A Booking Fee of £25 is required to secure your place on a Workshop
  • All payments are payable by;
    • Cash
    • Cheque payable to A Beattie
    • Online via PayPal or Stripe to photography@andybeattie.co.uk
    • Via my WEB-STORE
  • A discretionary refund may be eligible on cancelled reservations more than 14 days away
  • Reservations without the Booking Fee paid 7 days prior to the Workshop date are not subject to contract unless arranged with Andy Beattie Photography
  • The remaining balance is due on or before the beginning of the Workshop, unless arranged otherwise with Andy Beattie Photography