Oxford Workshop

21st March 2018

Learn to photograph Oxford with an experienced photographer and teacher - visiting all of the best locations at the best times of day and making sure you learn to get the best out of your camera.

With colour returning to the trees and evenings getting lighter, April is a great time to explore this beautiful city - where we will visit some well known locations including the Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian library, the church of St Mary the Virgin and one or two of the beautiful canals and and bridges amongst many other potential places.

The date for this workshop will be Sunday 29th April although there is the possibility of additional dates on the Friday or Saturday.

Places will be limited to 4 people per workshop and will be aimed at both beginners - those wanting to get to grips with their camera and explore the city whilst they're at it - and those with a little more experience who would like some input on improving their composition and eye for an image. The workshops will be roughly 4-5 hours long, depending on light and weather, and will involve some walking - beginning at 4.30pm and ending just after sunset.

The cost for the workshop alone will be £70 but you're welcome to book an additional hour's time for a processing tutorial for a total of £85. The secondary tutorial can either be taken after the workshop or from the comfort of your own home via Skype in the following days - and can be very useful in terms of understanding merging photos and exposures to get the best out of the photos you take on the day.

Group bookings are also welcome, with discounts available - don't hesitate to get in touch if you're interested in bringing a friend along.

Whether you're interested in the architecture, wanting a guide to the best locations, wanting to get the most out of often 'contrasty' scenes or simply wanting to learn how to take your camera off 'auto'. There will be plenty for everyone on this workshop. Numbers are limited to 4 to ensure that I have plenty of time to spend with each individual alongside giving general tuition to the group.

We will begin the tour outside the much photographed Radcliffe Camera building and make our way around the city centre - so there will be some walking involved but due to the small nature of the city, nothing too arduous. Depending on the weather, and participant's willingness, there may be an opportunity to head up to the top of the bell tower of the Church of St Mary the Virgin - although you are welcome to opt out of this and will have plenty to photograph within the church itself.

Depending on how sunset unfolds, there is every chance that this workshop will run on into the night as the blue hour changes the feel of the city and opens up a host of new options from some of the same locations.

If you'd like to book your workshop just drop me a message and I'll organise payment. Gift vouchers are available and come with a free greetings card.

Required equipment:
  • DSLR or compact camera which allows manual settings.
  • Food & drink.
  • Waterproof coat
  • Tripod
  • Waterproofing for your camera - even if this is just a sandwich bag!
  • Spare batteries

Advisable extras:
  • Polarising filter - very useful for the water photography. Highly recommended.
  • ND filter (screw on or not).
  • Selection of lenses (covering 17-200mm).

Workshops are rarely cancelled - only in the most extreme of weather might this happen and refunds/rearranged dates will be available - but if you need cancel, refunds will be available on the following basis:
  • More than 4 weeks beforehand - 50% of the total cost refunded.
  • 2-4 weeks beforehand - 25% of the total cost refunded.
  • Less than 2 weeks before the workshop - no refund.
  • If you'd like to rearrange, this may be possible depending on future bookings, but is far from guaranteed. Contact us as soon as possible if this might be necessary and we'll do our best to sort it out - but we reserve the right to withhold your refund on the conditions laid out above.