Learn How to Paint With Light!
Learning how to control and use light properly will vastly improve your photography. The word ‘photography’ derives from the Greek words ‘photos’ and ‘graphia’ and means painting or drawing with light. Light gives us shape, colour and texture and with those we can create atmosphere or mood. With his vast knowledge base and friendly approach, Michael can teach you photography at any level from the basics upwards; whether you are just getting to grips with your first digital camera or are a competent amateur, there is always something to learn.
Michael’s aim is to give his students the tools that will release their inner creativity by pushing the envelope when it comes to creativity so his students get to grips with new techniques such as night shots, deliberately moving the camera during the exposure and panning using a slow shutter speed. Subjects such as patterns and reflections make them look at their surroundings with new eyes and improve their sense of composition.
Whether you use one or many of these techniques, it is still you, the photographer, who decides what is important in your picture, you must direct the viewer’s eyes to where you want them to look and make them see what you want them to see.
Whilst pursuing his professional photographic career, Michael was also a part time college lecturer in Conventional Photography, Digital Photography and Photoshop from 2000 -2015 and has taught a wide range of students from across the North West, including Cheshire, Manchester, Wirral and Chester whose ages varied from 16 - 82; he has also taught groups of special needs youngsters and foreign language students.
Michael has delivered this training to individuals and corporate clients alike. When AMRI, an international chemical company sent their videographer, who had no previous experience in industrial photography, over from the USA to work at their North Wales plant, Michael was requested to show her the ropes during her stay. Needless to say, she returned to the States with some excellent images.
Michael also accepts photographic commissions from other training organisations, one of which resulted in him instructing 4 members of the Duke of Westminster's AI breeding company on how to take corporate marketing and advertising photographs. That was a very interesting day on the farm! Another commission was to provide an experience in photography as the combination of art and science to a group of approx. 30 Italian students spending a week at a Chester based language school. A combination of demonstrations, hands on exercises and Powerpoint presentations proved to be an enjoyable experience for all concerned.
You don't have to be a corporate giant to make use of Michael's services - you couild be a sole trader or a small company struggling to produce good images for its website. Whatever your needs Michael has the skill set to help you achieve your goals.
If you have previously been taught by Michael then please check out our special offers section where you will find a great offer just for you!
Learn Photoshop in Easy Stages
Photoshop is the industry standard image manipulation software program that allows you to correct, improve and manipulate your photographs – the only limit is your imagination! If you’ve not seen what can be done using Photoshop, then you will be amazed by what it can do for your work.
Once you have mastered your photography, you will definitely want to be able to use Photoshop and Michael has designed a step by step easy to understand Photoshop course that will quickly take you from beginner to competent user in a matter of weeks.
Because of his expertise in so many areas of photography, Michael is able to offer private 1-2-1 tuition to both individuals and corporate clients who wish to gain knowledge in particular areas. He is very happy to produce both lessons and courses specifically designed for his client’s needs.
Why not take advantage of Michael’s extensive knowledge and experience to improve your own photography or that of a loved one? After all, private lessons make an excellent gift for that special occasion?
A three hour 1-2-1 Photography or Photoshop session costs £150 for one person or £175 for two people whilst you can really get to know how to use Photoshop with an individual course of six 2 hour sessions for £395 that will give you time to practice the skills you are acquiring between sessions.
If you are based in the North West, including Cheshire, Manchester, Wirral or Chester and you would like to find out more details about our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll be happy to book your photography lesson with Michael.