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Digital SLR camera course in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
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 Photo captured during DSLR camera workshop in Botanic Gardens, Belfast
Mike from Belfast at photography course
"I would like to say thank you very much for the fun and informative Saturday course I was on. It moved things on hugely for me, and I now feel I have graduated on from 'point and shoot' photography."

Photograph taken in Northern Ireland - Ducks
Angela from Magherafelt "I found the practical elements especially helpful - taking photos and then evaluating my own and others."

I'm keen to to get out with my camera to put into practice what I've learnt today and see what I can come up with!"


Photograph of springtime flowers in Co Armagh
Imelda from Portadown “I feel I have a good understanding of concepts of photography covered today and I'm confident that I can apply these skills after leaving."

It was great getting the opportunity to get practical experience in the park/grounds and I found it easy to ask questions."

Cherry Blossom photograph
Andrea from Craigavon “Tim had lots of patience with us and explained aspects of composition and photography I had never even considered before. I would highly recommend the workshop!"

"I found the explanation of Aperture really useful - looking forward to experiencing with it!"

Photo of swans in Lurgan Park
Gail from Co Antrim "The workshop exceeded my expectations! I found Tim to be very approachable and really liked the fact that there was a small number of us. I would definitely recommend the experience to a friend."
Close up photo composition
Stuart from Belfast "A great day to really help me focus on my photography. Enthusing me to do more in terms of creativity and composition."

"I found considering my 'intent' when going out to take photographs helpful. It was also good to be encouraged to really think about composition - specifically checking all areas of the viewfinder."


Photo of swans
Lorraine from Lisburn “Thanks for an excellent experience, thoroughly enjoyable!!"

"I found the discussion on aperture and ISO really useful and also the practical experience and subsequent feedback."

Example of better photo composition
Anne from Bangor “Thanks for a great day. I came looking for inspiration and education and got both! Good fun, good food, nice venue, perfect learning package - balanced theory and practice."

"Tim, you are passionate about your subject, clear in your presentation, encouraging in feedback and gentle in criticism. You understand our different ways of learning and your patience was appreciated."

Nature photography
Peter from Belfast "The day exceeded my expectations! Group work context, relaxed and interactive style worked really well for me. It was great that there was dedicated time and opportunity to ask questions."
A good example of a shllow depth of field
Gillian from Coleraine “Great day, great location and venue. Very good, clear explanation of all the techno babble!"
Colour, texture and pattern is important to see in a photograph
Julie from Lisburn "Excellent explanation of ISO, shutter speed & aperture - this is what I most needed to learn! I found the personal one-to-one style of teaching very helpful and also getting the opportunity to go outside and put into practice what we were learning."

"Really enjoyed today and feel that I have learnt a lot. I liked the small group - easier to learn and to ask questions."

a Striking photograph of a tree
Graham from Armagh “Good Introduction to digital photography. Found the advice on how to achieve better composition to be very useful."

"A friend of mine is keen to learn more about photography - I shall be passing on your details!”

Lurgan Park Bench
Heather from Moira “The workshop was so helpful because it was very practical, with one-to-one tuition. I found it especially helpful when we focused on creativity and composition and learning how to move away from the 'auto' mode on my DSLR by using aperture and shutter speed priority settings.”

"Thank you, I really enjoyed the day!"

Dark trees in Lurgan Park
Ashley from Newcastle, Co Down “Covered very well, step by step, how to use my camera. I enjoyed going out into the park and using my camera in different ways. Will use the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings more often!"
Close up photograph of a flower
Sharon from Magherafelt “Got more familiar with technical aspects - feel more confident manoeuvring my way around camera. I found the open discussions useful, along with the opportunity to get out and about with our cameras. A really good mix of theory and practice. Very relaxed learning environment. Great location. Great food. Good pace to the day.”
Think about the foreground in a photo
Yogi from Lurgan “Extremely enlightening and helpful. Excellent. It was great getting the opportunity to experiment for ourselves and put into practice what we had learnt in the classroom. Small class size works really well. Great day all round and now feel quite competent with my camera.”
Lonely duck in the lake
Mark from Belfast “Picked up a lot of useful photography tips in this excellent one day photography workshop. Found information about ISO settings and better composition most useful. I would highly recommend this well planned photography workshop.”
Purple thistle photo
Barbara from Portadown "I was concerned that I wouldn’t understand anything but you explained it all and didn’t mind repeating yourself so that we were able to take it all in. I found learning about shutter speeds and aperture the most useful. Very easy and relaxed day - well done Tim - excellent!"
Brownlow House in Lurgan
Alison from Dungannon “The day totally exceeded my expectations. I was able to learn lots in a very encouraging environment. Now realise the importance of backgrounds to help make a good photograph.”
Colour is important in good photography
David from Ballymena “An enjoyable day. A lot to take in but all relevant. I found the detailed info and discussion around composition very helpful and the discussion of our own photos.”
Change perspective for better photography
Emma from Newry “I had a great day! Brilliant location for a photography course. Very relaxed. Good pace. I found it very helpful learning more about aperture, shutter speed and ISO and being able to get out and about during the day to take pics and experiment for myself.”
Flower photograph
Claire from Craigavon “A great day! Well worth it! In the busyness of life it was great to come to something creative and inspiring; loved it and hopefully understanding the technical details will pay dividends.”
Photographic reflections
Connie from Lurgan "It was a great day, I look forward to the next! The workshop has helped me a lot - better understanding of aperture and being more creative. I will use my camera much more now with many new ideas to explore! Thanks again."
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+44 (0)77 4320 0407 / Northern Ireland

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