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Dartmoor in Spring photography workshop
I attended the Dartmoor in Spring one-day course, late May 2022. Thoroughly enjoyed the day which included evening low-light photography, fantastic to be up on the moors at the ‘golden hour’ (luckily we had sunshine and relatively clear skies). The afternoon was spent photographing the river Dart, varying light levels and blurring water. Nigel was very helpful and took time to explain techniques, so learnt a lot about aperture, shutter speeds, exposure plus how to check and correct exposure using Histograms. I was also happier about using my tripod after this course. Hope to do the Dartmoor in Autumn one-day course in October.
The Low Light photography course delivers exactly as intended
This course eventually ran after various Covid-induced delays and was well worth waiting for. We were blessed with ideal weather conditions and Nigel indulged all participants with guidance and advice. I was pleased with most of my own attempts, although quite naturally there is room for improvement. I now feel that having participated in this course I have the confidence to try again on my own, in other words to put my learning into practice. This was indeed an enjoyable experience in a well-chosen location ( for both parts of the course – the low light & the night sky).
An informative and interesting course
I took part in Nigel’s Low Light Photography Course in March ’22 and found it informative and interesting. Prior to the course, participants had been supplied with course notes that described the basics of photography, and were well worth reading/revising before the day. It was great to be able to spend some dedicated photography time with 7 friendly others, and being encouraged to try out some techniques that I had never really got to grips with. The area around Exmouth Marina also provided some really good architectural photography opportunities too in both daylight and night conditions. We were treated to a nice sunset across the River Exe plus a clear sky for some night photography at Budleigh Salterton under very dark conditions. So dark in fact that I found it very useful to have had a good idea of the location of my camera controls by feel. By 9:30pm it was getting very cold on the beach, but at the end of the day I ended up with images that I was extremely pleased with, and will be looking forward to another outing with Nigel at some point.
The only downside was that my sunglasses fell out of my bag and I couldn’t find them in the pitch black.
Night time shoot at Budleigh Salterton beach
A thoroughly enjoyable day’s photography whilst learning new techniques. Nigel is a very approachable tutor who pays close attention to the needs of every photographer on the course.
Learnt a lot
I attended Nigel’s course on low light photography and had a very enjoyable evening in Exmouth. Nigel started with an overview of getting off the auto setting by adjusting the aperture and shutter speed. He showed us how to photograph boats and architecture around The Point to create that WOW factor. As sunset approached we moved onto the beach and got our tripods and neutral density filters out to capture stunning images. We then walked back to the harbour area to take long exposure photos. I was very much a novice in using my camera and Nigel very patiently adjusted the settings for me to ensure I didn’t miss out on these opportunities. Many thanks Nigel!
Low level lighting – An excellent insight into a difficult aspect of photography
I have always struggled with low light and dusk/night time photography on my mirrorless Sony A6000 camera. Nigel helpfully provided good insight into how to improve my techniques and learn more about the camera options. The course covered later afternoon, dusk and sunset photography (at scenic Exmouth) and then over to Budleigh for some fully dark night-time shots. It is a lot of trial and error but I feel much better informed. Though a later night than planned, it is a course I would thoroughly recommend.
One-day photography course
Had a great day with Nigel. Came away from Lyme Regis with some renewed enthusiasm and good ideas to try out. Thoroughly recommended!
A bespoke one-to-one photography workshop
A really good session with Nigel – he was attentive and informative.
South Devon coast workshop
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bantham workshop in April. So good to benefit from Nigel’s local knowledge and tips on the day to help make our images tell more of a story. The pre-workshop briefing sheets were a helpful foundation, a great group of fellow photographers, and some gentle critique of our efforts from Nigel afterwards made the workshop well worthwhile. So, the real test, has it made me a better photographer? Well I can genuinely say I’m thinking more about what I’m seeing through the lens, and getting more pleasure from the results.
Architectural photography workshop
I spent an excellent full day in Bath with Nigel starting promptly at 10am and finishing at 5pm with a break for lunch. In the days leading up to our course he was constantly in touch as the weather looked like it might cause some issues but in the end the right decision was made and we went ahead. Nigel was very happy to answer all questions no matter how basic and was keen to give help and advice on photographing buildings which is an area I have not really investigated before. I came away feeling a lot more confident on how to deal with this genre both in camera and post processing.
Architectural photography course, Bath
The course with Nigel was informative, technical when you wanted it to be but was always at your level. I picked up many tips and came away confirming that I had to change my camera gear to suit the type of photography I want to do in future!
I was also pleased to reinforce a lot of my knowledge through Nigel’s anecdotal comments. If you want some photography training that is easy going yet full of content, I would recommend Nigel every time.
Photography Gift Voucher
I recently purchased a gift voucher for a friend – Nigel was extremely helpful and friendly. He responded quickly to my queries and delivery of the voucher was quick and efficient.
Unmatched knowledge of nature and landscapes in The Philippines
My publishing company has commissioned Nigel to write and photograph numerous books about the Philippines, all of which he has produced with verve, skill and artistic creativity of the highest order.
Photography of properties
Thank you very much for the great photos you took for us at Gingerbread Homes. The houses look fantastic, and make such a difference from what we had before. We’ll need you back after every development we do to work the same magic! Thank you.
Photos inside and outside for house sale
Nigel was so professional from the start. He is extremely good and the pictures taken by him were nothing short of amazing. I recommend Nigel 100%.