My photographic style has developed over 30 years of practical experience. Coupled with over 20 years of instructing/tutoring experience I feel I am well placed to offer my simple rules for capturing images to others and to assist them develop as photographers.
Practical photography will be a key part of all sessions with a focus on composition and the messages photographers wish to convey with their pictures whether with family portraits, creative abstracts, landscapes or still life for example.
“Art is Everywhere, we just need to go out into Nature and find it.” Dr James Fox.
Evening Sessions 2018
Tuesdays 7-9pm from September 18th, Sharrow Community Forum, Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield, S7 1DB – 5 of 8 places available.
For anyone wishing to improve their photography in an enjoyable, creative atmosphere, these 10 sessions will focus on creativity and composition. Regular practice and sharing of work will help to develop your technique and style. Making the image is key and the camera the tool.
This is a guide only to structure as participant needs and pace will guide sessions. ‘Out and about’ Saturdays will give an opportunity to practice in daylight conditions weather permitting and will usually run in the mornings by group agreement. Most sessions will include an element of sharing images from the week’s practice and gentle critique, class size 10 maximum:
Intro – You not the camera. Composition skills. Your pictures.
Practice and critique – subject based projects
Rules of thumb – taking charge.
Still life – playing with studio lights.
Out and about Saturday – landscape, urban, group choice.
Getting home – simple editing.
Difficult light – ways of working – sparkles, silhouettes and water.
Studio – portrait basics.
Getting home – simple editing.
Kit – lenses & flash, camera types and showing those pictures off.
Exhibition – Look what we found.
September – Tuesday 18th Tuesday 25th Saturday 29th October – Tuesday 9th Tuesday 16th Tuesday 30th November – Saturday 10th Tuesday 13th Tuesday 15th Tuesday 20th December – Saturday 8th
£170 per person (£17/session)*
*10% off for students/retired and existing Quiet Life Photos customers (not combined with other offers). *Book 2 places anytime and get 25% off second person (not combined with other offers).
Bookings can be made below, choose either the ‘standard’ fee or concession options. Students, retired, Showroom members and Workstation tenants must provide proof of eligibility.
Bookings include a £50 non-refundable deposit unless cancellation occurs by Simon Gaddes whereupon full refunds will be made. Course joining instructions will follow on prior to the start.
If you wish to secure your place with a deposit and pay later please select the £50 deposit option. Please note this is non-refundable unless cancellation is made by Simon Gaddes whereupon a full refund will be made.
Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to pay by a different method.
One to one’s are held at a time and place to suit the individual. All sessions will be taken at a pace so that technical aspects can be developed to suit the individual and to answer specific needs to develop their own photography.
*20% discount for bookings of 2 or more persons.
Please contact me to discuss your needs.
From Liane, Sheffield, Sept 2015 – “I had an excellent day at one of Simon’s photography workshops in Castleton. He is a really knowledgeable trainer who demonstrates by example with his own lovely photos, and was extremely helpful and patient in showing me how to use my camera to much better effect – in fact I am delighted to say I need no longer use the ‘Auto’ function on it! Great progress indeed!”
From Joyce, Axholme Camera Club, May 2016 – “Many thanks for such a refreshing presentation last night. Most presenters carry around mountains of equipment and take trillions of pictures, (I am prone to exaggeration), neither of which I have ever aspired to. As a consequence, I have always thought I will be a ‘snapper’ rather than a ‘photographer’. However, you have given to me belief in myself – for that I thank you very much, because seeing your pictures makes me realise that talent means more than ‘stuff’……”
Bookings are taken via PayPal, if you prefer not to use this method please contact me to arrange an alternative method.
Please choose the ‘10% Discount’ option if you are a Showroom member, retired, student or Quiet Life Photos client otherwise please purchase the ‘Standard’ option.
Payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to alternative sessions. Proof of discount eligibility must be given with the booking. Full refunds will be given in the unlikely event Simon Gaddes cancels the Sessions prior to their start due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of participants. If poor weather is likely to affect sessions participants will be given the option of an alternative date, continuing with indoor studio work or a refund on that session cost.