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Ultimate Introduction to Photography: South Bank, London

4.9(11 reviews)
Master your camera and take your photos to the next level while exploring London with Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist, Matthew Williams-Ellis
South Bank
In-person
£149 pp
5hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:30th May 2022
What happens in this class?

If you love taking photos, but want to understand how to take complete control of your camera to achieve the photos in your mind’s eye, then look no further. This photography workshop - lead by professional travel and landscape photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis - will teach you all you need to know!

During the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of photography through ‘in the field’ tutorials, allowing you to practise and experiment with newly learned techniques while photographing some of London’s most iconic locations.

At the same time as learning the technical side of photography, we will talk a…

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Equipment

-Camera: Essential(!). Ideally a digital SLR or other camera that can be controlled manually. Please contact before booking if you only have a point and shoot or smart phone. -Lenses: Wide angle lens essential, telephoto lens optional. -Tripod: Not essential, but without it you will be limited during the…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(11 reviews)
Elizabeth Bryan - May 14, 2022
Matthew provided a great course for beginners. He was very friendly personable and easy to talk to. It was a small group which was nice as we all got lots of time to ask questions and get Matthew’s help. We went through some really useful aspects of the camera that would allow us get better use out of our cameras and to experiment more with effects and lighting. I would definitely recommend this course.
David McLean - May 12, 2022
Only clue to whether this course would be worth it were the reviews, so here is mine. You'll find Matt to be very chilled and smiley. Initially I thought he was another student. There were only 4 students on my course, which meant there was plenty 1-2-1. His manner provides a calm confidence, and he knows his way around all the main types of camera, allowing you to achieve excellent effects. I noticed that he was quick to find that opportunity, and that inspired us all to look for that shot. It was a good evening with cloudy sunshine, so plenty dramatic light and sky. 5.5hours was plenty time, with a break at a Pret in the middle. Don't be afraid to take loads of photos, play with Matt's ideas and find that you understand the components very quickly. This course will give you the opportunity and confidence to move away from auto, portrait or landscape modes. Well worth it for the 1-2-1 time from someone who is clearly accomplished.
Derek - Apr 16, 2022
Matthew was excellent, very informative, patient and taught everyone at their level. Highly recommend this workshop
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16

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Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Matthew's photography workshops are about learning your camera inside out, immersing yourself in photography, trying new techniques, and having fun with your camera alongside like-minded people! Tutorials are 'in the field', where you are encouraged to experiment with your new skills to create eye-catching photos of some of London's most iconic sites!

You will always receive plenty of 1 to 1 time ensuring you master your camera, develop a proactive photography mindset and further your photographic eye. You will leave feeling confident about both the technical and creative aspects of photography, allowing you to capture unique…

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Class Location
South Bank, London, SE1 7GQ
South Bank
South Bank
SE1 7GQ
London

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Ultimate Introduction to Photography: South Bank, London

Reviews

Elizabeth Bryan - May 14, 2022
Matthew provided a great course for beginners. He was very friendly personable and easy to talk to. It was a small group which was nice as we all got lots of time to ask questions and get Matthew’s help. We went through some really useful aspects of the camera that would allow us get better use out of our cameras and to experiment more with effects and lighting. I would definitely recommend this course.
David McLean - May 12, 2022
Only clue to whether this course would be worth it were the reviews, so here is mine. You'll find Matt to be very chilled and smiley. Initially I thought he was another student. There were only 4 students on my course, which meant there was plenty 1-2-1. His manner provides a calm confidence, and he knows his way around all the main types of camera, allowing you to achieve excellent effects. I noticed that he was quick to find that opportunity, and that inspired us all to look for that shot. It was a good evening with cloudy sunshine, so plenty dramatic light and sky. 5.5hours was plenty time, with a break at a Pret in the middle. Don't be afraid to take loads of photos, play with Matt's ideas and find that you understand the components very quickly. This course will give you the opportunity and confidence to move away from auto, portrait or landscape modes. Well worth it for the 1-2-1 time from someone who is clearly accomplished.
Derek Reid - Apr 16, 2022
Matthew was excellent, very informative, patient and taught everyone at their level. Highly recommend this workshop
Sandra Goncalves - Apr 11, 2022
I really recommend this experience for photography lovers who want to understand the basics of their camera. I have learnt a lot and can't wait to put it to use! P.S. Bring a tripod!
Heather Duffill - Apr 10, 2022
I absolutely loved this workshop! It was very practical and therefore a great way to learn. Matthew is a brilliant teacher, very patient, and knowledgeable. He knew all the different camera makes/models, so was able to help us individually too. Highly recommend!
David Norman - Mar 21, 2022
Great course, well managed and presented. All questions answered and individual assistance provided in the Group. Lots of techniques covered and things to try. Would recommend to anyone.
Kirsty Cartlidge - Mar 10, 2022
This was a really good experience to get to know my camera and how to use it effectively. Mathew was great at showing us all individually and showed patience. Thank you so much for this experience and l look forward to seeing my results! I would totally recommend this to someone who has a keen interest in photography and wants to learn first hand!
Abi - Nov 20, 2021
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is struggling to maximise the potential of their camera. Matt is extremely knowledgable and explains everything at a pace where you understand the core components of your DSLR and l came away feeling excited and confident using a variety of setups to create lots of different shots.
Nick - Jan 21, 2019
Matt is such a great teacher and makes the process so fun - he knows how to break everything down and explain it in layman's terms, I never thought I would learn so quickly! Thanks, can't wait for the next one!
Sophia Constant - Jan 9, 2019
Matthew is a wonderful teacher with an incredible eye for photography and I would highly recommend his workshops, whether you're a beginner or advanced and looking to learn more on style and composition. He taught me as a beginner and I now always attend a workshop before I travel to a new destination to learn new tips for shooting in different locations. Matt is incredibly knowledgeable on the technical side, whilst sharing his passion for photography and his love of exploring new and interesting places. In London we explored some of the most iconic sites alongside hidden wonders in the heart of the city. I particularly loved a sunrise workshop when he taught me (very patiently!) how to capture the changing light. I couldn't recommend Matt's photography workshops more highly!
Louis Tambe - Jan 7, 2019
This class was great! When arriving Matt, the teacher, immediately made everyone feel welcomed and relaxed, talked to us all about previous photography experiences and so immediately you could see this was going to be much more interactive than other classes i’ve been too where it can be a bit more lecture-style. There was a clear structure to the class, I particularly liked the focus on panning from a technical standpoint but also the lessons about sorry telling in the market were very helpful to know how to create unique shots. The location was also perfect and clearly one Matt knew very well! I now feel completely confident with my camera and can’t wait to get out again and use the techniques I learned!