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Introduction to Digital Photography Creative Camera Basics

Introduction to Digital Photography Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 27 July
Truro - St George's Rd. - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
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£67       5 places left
Beaches and Bays Photography Walk

Beaches and Bays Photography Walk

Saturday 10 August
The Terrace - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
This three hour guided photo walk and workshop will explore the light, colour, and atmosphere of Cornwall's beloved St. Ives. The workshop is open to photographers of different levels (from phone shooters to those with DSLR and mirrorless cameras). We will visit five different beaches and bays during the workshop. Locations include, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Bamuluz, St Ives Harbour and Porthminster. You will experiment with composition, leading lines and the rule of thirds and be encouraged to think about complementary colours and abstract details. Camera settings for different types of light and subject matter will be provided. Above all, this will be a fun, relaxed time of conversation, photography and walking.
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£67       4 places left
Outdoors Portrait Photography

Outdoors Portrait Photography

Sunday 01 September
Truro - 10am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
This workshop will equip you with the skills & confidence to undertake portrait photography outdoors. You will learn best times of day to take natural light portraits, which lenses and camera settings to use & how to pose subjects in a flattering way in order to avoid glare and harsh shadows. You will learn about neutral and textured backgrounds, and techniques involving "wide apertures". Wide aperture portrait photography is a style many professional photographers use to create soft, dreamy backgrounds or "bokeh" effects while the main subject stays sharply in focus. A central attractive location will be used for the workshop. The location offers a mix of openness & shelter: it will allow us to incorporate sun, shade, and architectural elements into portraits. This will be a fun creative class, in a great setting.
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£67      

Introduction to Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction to Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 14 September
Truro - St George's Rd. - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
book now
£67       4 places left
Digital Photography Creative Camera Basics

Digital Photography Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 12 October
Truro - St George's Rd. - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
book now
£67      
Black and White Portrait Outdoors

Black and White Portrait Outdoors

Saturday 26 October
Truro - St George's Rd. - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro - (meaning 'light-dark') for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in 'open shade'. Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. Come along and discover how to add mood, artistry and drama to your outdoor portraits !
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£67      

Winter Light Photography

Winter Light Photography

Sunday 01 December
Truro - St George's Rd. - 10am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
Get ready to embrace the chill as we delve into the winter landscape, capturing the warmth and subtle light that only this season can offer.

Dive into our specialized workshop where you'll learn to harness the enchanting beauty of winter by mastering the art of photography. Get up close with the subtle glitter of frost, the delicate light of a winter morning and the stark contrasts that abound in nature during this frosty season.

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructor, familiarize yourself with key principles of photography like composition, exposure and lighting. Grasp complex topics such as creating moods with natural light, capturing the shimmer of snow and ice, and experimenting with unique angles and perspectives, all essential for crafting striking winter images. A journey of discovery awaits, so wrap up warm and join us in this winter wonderland.
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£67      
ABOUT CORNWALL
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Cornwall.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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  • REVIEWS
    Really good session with Caleb looking at outdoor portraiture. By the end of the 3 hours I had a far greater understanding of how to use the manual settings on my camera to get the effect I wanted. I?ve been interested in portraiture for a while but this class has really helped me to understand and appreciate what makes a good portrait, how to get the lighting right etc. Thank you to Caleb. This was my second class and I will look out for more. An extremely enjoyable 3 hours.
    5/5
    Frances
    2024-07-02
    A very enjoyable session. I learnt a lot and it all made sense! Caleb set tasks that were fun to do and gave great constructive feedback. It was a small group which made it easy to ask questions and get individual attention and feed back. The 3 hours flew by . Enjoyed it so much I?ve signed up for another session!
    5/5
    Frances
    2024-06-19
    Very informative and enjoyable. Had a couple of light bulb moments.
    5/5
    Andrew
    2024-06-18

    Caleb was a wonderful tutor, explained the tasks in hand and was available for any questions as well as checking in with us to ensure that we were getting the most out of each task. The round up at the end of each task was also useful. I will be booking another workshop and sharing details with fellow togs.
    5/5
    Sue
    2024-04-05
    Really enjoyed it. Weather was a bit hit & miss but even that didn?t spoil the day. Insightful tuition from Caleb and at a pace that everyone seemed comfortable with.
    5/5
    Nick
    2024-02-12
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Caleb Williams
    Caleb Williams is a professionally trained photographer, with 6 years industry experience. His published work in print media and online platforms includes fashion editorials, book covers, headshots & food photos. He enjoys teaching and watching students learn. He was born in the UK, but worked for many years in Australia. Before enrolling to study commercial photography at the Canberra Institute of Technology in 2014 Caleb worked as a curator and museum manager in Sydney. For Caleb photography has a technical and intuitive side. He believes the camera is capable of magic in the right hands and wants his classes to be relaxed, enjoyable and informative.
    PHOTOS
    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Porthtowan, Cornwall
    So far, spring has been a wash out, but I actually love the moody tones of a gloomy day at the beach. Easter Sunday was the magical coming together of the weather and good surf. Porthtowan is my local beach and I've been taking photos of the surfers there for a couple of years, so when the elements aligned I headed down there and managed to hit the light just right for this photo.
    Credit: Andie Parker Jones
    Facebook: Karma Sonam

    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Aurora & Dragon. The Rumps, Polzeath, N. Cornwall.
    After all my phone apps went crazy and up in to red alert it was a mad dash to try to capture the Northern Lights over the North Cornwall Coast, after completely failing last time! I'd just done a sunset shoot when i saw the alerts, and only had time to grab a sandwich and forego the usual and necessary 'shoot flask' as it was a drive out and trudge along one of Cornwall's muddiest coastal paths in pitch dark, to reach a spot that would include the famous Rumps' Sea Dragon as foreground interest
    Credit: Emmie J Gee
    Facebook: Emmie J Gee
    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-03-13
    Title or Location: Overlooking Falmouth Docks, from Castle Drive
    That night I was going into Falmouth and decided to take my camera and ride around on my bike and look for some interesting spots. I went up to a point overlooking the docks. I loved the lights and cranes and wanted to try and capture that. I didn't have a tripod so had hold my camera pressed tight against some railings to keep it stable. I used a 1sec shutter speed to keep my ISO low (500iso) and stopped down to f/5 to try and get everything in focus.
    Credit: Ezequiel NN
    Instagram: turbulentglass

    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Cligga Head, Perranporth
    After receiving notifications of potential Aurora activity that could be seen from Cornwall, I headed out to the north coast. Unfortunately missed the initial strongest activity but was still able to capture some reds and a slight green. You will also see the milky way, there is a meteor on the left, then Andromeda and if you look really closely below Andromeda I have inadvertantly captured the Pons-Brooks comet.This was a single shot, 30s f/2.8 iso2500.
    Credit: Rich Hobden

    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: St Austell
    Taken in between rain showers in my garden. There's nearly always something to find if you look hard enough and don't mind wet knees.
    Credit: Paul Rance
    Cornwall Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Helston cornwall
    This photo was taken as I was coming out of my home to go on my travels to take pictures early in the morning.
    Credit: Samantha j Collis
    Facebook: Samantha j collis
    Instagram: Samantha j collis

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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