As digital cameras open up the wonderful world of photography to more and more people I am being approached regularly to give personalised, ‘one-to-one’ tuition to photographers keen to develop their skills.
It may be you don’t like the thought of the group learning experience of a workshop or you feel you want concentrated attention helping you with your exact needs. The customers I have for one-to-one sessions often comment how much their photography skills progress in just a few hours of dedicated tuition.
To quote a recent student of mine;
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for yesterday. It was absolutely fantastic as I learnt & enjoyed it so much. The icing on the cake was the brilliant prints that you did me for me
With personalised tuition I work closely with you to identify exactly what areas you want to progress. I am looking to work with photographers who are keen to learn and develop skills in alternate techniques, such as multiple exposure and intentional camera movement rather than more conventional camera techniques. If you are looking for help with working on tripods, shooting in the golden hours, hyperlocal focusing and classic landscapes etc I am probably not the person to hire to help you.
We work at a location of your choice, from a day to several days – again, the choice is yours.
I work at your pace and target the training at your level, whether you are just getting started with these more ‘creative’ techniques right through to those who want to take the skills to a higher level. I also can help with processing these images in Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as the skills required to make beautiful prints. You choose the locations and the skills you want to learn or develop – it really is your time.
Or if you just want company and a guide to locations based on my intimate knowledge of them combined with some instruction, I am happy to provide that. I have detailed knowledge built up over years of visiting most photographic locations in the UK and further afield which I am happy to share with you.
I also feel a review of your portfolio is an essential part of the day and much can be learned from a discussion of your work from prints you bring or on an iPad (if you don’t have one, you can email me jpegs in advance and I will load them onto mine). Don’t expect this just to be a ‘pat on the back’ session – although I will be fulsome in my praise of all the good work you have done. I will also be most keen to provide positive, encouraging advice and direction on how you can improve to help you move forwards on your own creative path.
The following prices are based on providing tuition within an hour of my home in North Nottinghamshire. If you wish me to travel further I calculate my expenses at £40 per hour for each extra hour (and pro rata on part hours) travelling time each way as a contribution to my time, fuel and other expenses and will fix this amount firmly for you on booking once I know the location. (So 1 hours travelling each way is included in my day rate, I charge for the travelling time over and above this each way – so, for example, if I have to travel for three hours each way, six hours in total, I will charge for four hours travelling at £40 per hour = £160 over and above my day rate). If I require an overnight stay and evening meal in a hotel/B&B these will be charged at £85 per night.
Full Day (Week Day) for one person (about 8 hours tuition) – £700
Full Day (Saturday) for one person (about 8 hours tuition) – £850
If you would like to team up with a friend or friends for a bespoke day I charge the following;
Full day (Week Day) for two people – £450 per person
Full day (Week Day) for three people – £350 per person
Full day (Week Day) for four people – £275 per person
Full day (Saturday) for two people – £500 per person
Full day (Saturday) for three people – £425 per person
Full day (Saturday) for four people – £375 per person
Please note, I am not available for bookings on Sundays.
If you book me for a full days tuition, I pay for breakfast and/or lunch and all drinks included in the fee. Multi-day bespoke trips are quoted individually. If you would like to spread the cost over interest free monthly payments, please just ask at the time of booking and we are happy to organise your invoice in this way.
I am also available to provide bespoke training workshops for photographic societies and groups. This can be tied in with a talk in the evening to your group as part of the session. Please drop me an email for a quote and to discuss your needs.