Photography courses with Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee in Meribel

Raise your game - take better photographs.
One-day courses with Stephen Lee at his Chichester studio.

COURSE DATES for 2018 to be announced soon

Whether you are a complete beginner or serious amateur, I believe I can help you focus on what is really important when making pictures and take your photography up a level.

Equipment required for the course.
First tip - please DON'T buy new equipment for the course. You almost certainly have all you need and in my experience an impulse purchase is usually to be regretted!
I will be happy to give you advice on equipment during the course.

ANY digital camera will suffice for the course. The only skill you need is to be able to download your images onto a laptop and copy the images onto a USB pen drive so that I can load them onto my computer for projection. CAMERA INSTRUCTIONS - bring these if you can find them - so many problems can be solved by reading the instructions! Charge your batteries/bring spare batteries in advance (bring your charger) and check that you have enough space on your camera to take new pictures.

So, recommended equipment - any digital camera, laptop, USB pen drive.
(If you don't have a digital camera, just bring an old-style film camera if you have one - it may be possible, subject to numbers, for me to lend you a digital camera for the day so that you can take your first steps in digital photography.
Useful but not essential - Tripod (don't buy one if you don't have one), walking boots or trainers, change of (outdoor) clothes (we will be going out on an assignment).

Provisional course format (to be finalised) - timings are approximate.
10.00 meet for coffee at my studio near Chichester, West Sussex.
10.00 -11.30 Course outline, assessment of participants' portfolios. You will be asked to select your best 10 pictures in advance of the course and be able to tell the group about why you took the photograph and what it means to you.
Setting of assignment goals.[
11.30 -12.30 We visit The Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve and spend an hour or so taking pictures to an assignment brief.
1300 lunch (not included)[/u]
2-5pm. You edit the results of your photo shoot down to your ten best pictures, which are then shown to the group and discussed.
- Talk on the technical side of photography.
- Ten tips on editing your photographs digitally.
- Slide show/ talk about my work in the wild - photography in extreme conditions.
5pm- course finishes.

Cost £125 (£95 each for two people booking together and attending the same course). Lunch not included - we will adjourn to a local pub
Number of participants: I like to limit the numbers (two to four participants in each course) so I can keep it cosy and give you as much personal attention as possible.

NEW COURSE DATES 2018 to be announced shortly.

Please feel free to email or phone me if you have any enquiries or would like to book.:, 07785 222256
Looking forward to seeing you.

Photography Courses

Photographer Stephen Lee on assignment at Ngepi Camp, Namibia

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