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PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKINGS

Our courses are suitable for a range of photographic experience and ability. Courses are also divided for different digital camera users - These are colour coded (see right for more information)  as follows as course for any digital camera and for  Bridge Camera, Compact System Camera and SLR camera

++Please note that camera phones or tablet/ipad cameras are NOT suitable for any of our courses++

 With small groups and individual help,  we can accommodate a range of photographic skill , interest or  experience. You will need your own digital camera but computers are provided for most courses.

HOW TO BOOK?

You can book for yourself, make a booking as a present or arrange a group booking

See the bottom of the page for more details or follow this link HOW TO BOOK

     

 Computer Basics for Digital Photographers-  Absolute Beginners (Half day 10.00 - 12.30pm)

Taken the pictures – now what about that computer and how do I use it?  This 2 ½ hr short course will help digital photographers to learn the most important basic computer routines.

Laptops provided to explain transfer, organising and editing your images with free PICASA 

COURSE DATES              Saturday 22nd March FULL      Saturday 26th July
COURSE FEE£30 per person               6 places maximum              How to book

GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES - LITTLE BYTHAM

 NEW                   Beginners Digital Photography        Any Camera   ( Day course )
Escape from “Auto” mode and make friends with your digital camera. This practical course will take your through the important digital photography basics including how to set up your camera and then use the best modes for a variety of “everyday” situations.

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES

           Sunday 27th April      Sunday 25th May  

COURSE FEE£50 per person   6 places maximum           How_to_book

GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES - LITTLE BYTHAM

Improve your Photography - Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users      (Day Course)
A one day course to show you how to set up and use your more advanced bridge, CCS or SLR camera more confidently in the most common everyday situations. Get more from you camera and learn how to use Program (P) and Aperture (A or Av )modes.

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES

         Saturday 15th March  FULL       Sunday 4th May

COURSE FEE£50 per person   5 places maximum                How_to_book

 

NEW Travel and Holiday Photography - Any digital Camera                             (Day Course)
A one day course to show you how to set up and use your camera on a day out or on holiday, with lots of tips for dealing with demanding  photographic situations!  

Any camera is suitable for this course.

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES      Saturday 12th April 2014 FULL      Saturday 5th July
COURSE FEE£55 per person   5 places maximum                How_to_book

 

THEMED  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- LITTLE BYTHAM  

Creative Photography -  Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users            (Day Course)
We will show you how to use your camera to capture more creative images, particularly using close-up and tighter compositions. We begin with  studio techniques and during the day explore focus composition   lighting, and exposure in more creative photography

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES                    Saturday 28th June 2014                 
COURSE FEE £60 per person           4 places maximum                How_to_book

 

People and Portrait Photography     Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users
Learn to take pictures of people in a variety of situations and be shown how to take both posed and candid styles of photographs. You will also experiment with composition and lighting indoors and outdoors, using available light and artificial light. A step by step approach and small groups will ensure you get the most from your day.

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES                      Sunday 27th July
COURSE FEE£60 per person                4 places maximum           How_to_book

 

 

THEMED  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- OTHER VENUES

Nene Valley Railway - Steam Working Day -  Nr Peterborough   Any Camera   (Day Course)

A wonderful opportunity for railway photography on a steam working  day based at Wansford station.

Any camera can be used on this course  although more advanced Super Zoom (bridge camera) CSC and SLR camera users will probably get the most from this course.

Course times; Course begins with a safety briefing at 9.30am and  finishes  4.00pm

NEW COURSE DATES 2014

Sunday 13th  April

Sunday 11th  May (New date)

Sunday 13th  July

Sunday 21st  September (New date)

Sunday 19th October

COURSE FEE £60 per person              8 places maximum            How_to_book

 

NEW   Nene Valley Railway Swedish Railbus Excursion    Any Camera    Evening

An exclusive evening guided photo excursion using the recently restored award winning 1950's diesel Swedish Rail bus at Nene Valley Railway  from Wansford to  Peterborough and back!
COURSE DATES 2014

             Saturday   19th  July 2014

             Evening event; 5.30 - 8.00pm

     COURSE FEE

 (Half day excursion )

 £38 per person              10 places maximum            How_to_book

 

                     Digital Photography at Ferry Meadows( Peterborough)

Beginners  Digital Photography - Any camera  (Day)          Photography by Boat (Half day)

Get more from your digital camera will take you through the important digital photography basics including how to set up your camera and then use it in a variety of “everyday” situations.We use a proven “step by step” approach to give you more confidence in taking pictures, and provide summary handouts for each practical session. Begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

Photography by boat, an excursion on the "Captains Folly" offers some great photography opportunities from the water in Ferry Meadows including waterscapes, wildlife  and more!

 Begins 9.15 am and finishes 12.30pm

COURSE DATES

  Saturday 26th April - Introduction to Digital Photography

  Saturday 10th May - Introduction to Digital Photography

  Weds 21st May - Photography on the Water( Boat trip)-half day

  Saturday 23rd September- Introduction to Digital Photography

  Saturday 4th October  - Introduction to Digital Photography

COURSE FEEDay courses £40 per person

Begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

Half day (Boat trip) £20 per person  

Begins 9.15 am and finishes 12.30pm        

   8 places maximum          

                               

       How_to_book

 

 CAMBRIDGE   (Cambridge University Botanical Gardens )                          (Day Course)

Courses at Cambridge Botanical Gardens for 2013

 Creative garden photography including close-up and simple studio photography for users of Super Zoom (bridge) cameras, CSC (Compact System Cameras) and SLR cameras.

Course times; Course begins 10.00am and ends at 4.00pm

COURSE DATES 2014

 Any  digital camera

            Beginners Digital Photography at CUBG     Wed 2 April

            Travel and Holiday photography  at CUBG   Thur 15 May

     Bridge and SLR/CSC cameras with changeable lenses

            Improve your Digital Photography at CUBG   Thur 3 April

            Get more from your Digital Camera at CUBG Fri 26 Sept

BOOKINGS AND COURSE INFORMATION AT CAMBRIDGE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Click on the link below for information and booking details

http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Page.aspx?p=27&ix=2902&pid=2905&prcid=4&ppid=290

NEW  Natural history Photography - Egleton Reserve Rutland Water  (Day Course)

Two course titles are available depending on your camera type....  

-  Introduction to Natural History photography (Compact cameras)

-  Close-up Natural History Photography (SLR, Bridge, and CSC cameras)

All courses make the most of seasonal interest in the reserve including plant and animal subjects,

Course times; Course begins at 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES 2013

Introduction to Natural History photography

Compact cameras                   

    Saturday 3rd May         Sunday 6th July       

Close up Natural History photography (Includes studio techniques)

SLR cameras , Bridge cameras , CSC (Compact System Cameras)

    Saturday 24th May       Saturday 27th September

BOOKINGS AND COURSE INFORMATION AT RUTLAND WATER WEBSITE

Click on the link below for information and booking details

                         http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/digital-photography-courses/

HOW to book  

To book a course for yourself is in three easy steps

  1. Choose a course title and date from the list below
  2. Check there is space on the course  and  to request a booking form by e-mail  to messages@pm-images.co.uk
  3. Send the booking form and payment  to secure your place (s)

 We send you confirmation of your place(s) and  e-mail "Joining information" including the day programme, what you need and detailed travel directions to the venue.

 

giving A COURSE AS A PRESENT

You are welcome  to book a  SPECIFIC course and DATE as a present for someone for a Birthday, Christmas, Retirement or other special event. Contact us by e-mail  to request a booking form.

On receipt of your booking on their behalf, we can e-mail a gift certificate and course information for you to give as your present. Alternatively a laminated gift certificate and printed course information can be posted to you for a small additional charge(£3)

NOTE;  For postal gift certificates please allow at least 7days from us receiving your booking to ensure you receive the gift certificate and information in time.

To avoid disappointment it is wise to allow more than this leading up to the  Christmas and the New Year holidays.

 

group bookings 

If you would like to book a course for a small group of 3-6people, we would be pleased to discuss course titles, dates, and prices, for either a one day or half day photographic course

 

LINKS

VENUES

Nene Valley Railway ; For more details about Nene Valley Railway at www.nvr.org.uk

Cambridge  University Botanic Gardens - details of  events www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/courses1.html

Easton walled Gardens: Find about opening and special events at www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk

WOODLANDS FARM - Fresh organic produce and organic "box scheme" based in Boston               

                                  Lincolnshire. Find out more at  www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

STAMFORD PHOTO EXPRESS - Quality photographic processing  and a personal service             

                                                  http://stamfordphotoexpress.co.uk/about.html

 

 

WHAT CAMERA?

These are  three common types of digital camera.

COMPACT CAMERA

Small digital cameras usually without a viewfinder, only a screen

BRIDGE CAMERA

These super zooms have 15x zoom and an eypiece viewfinder.

SLR CAMERA  and CSC

Compact System Camera You can change lenses on these types of camera and add a more powerful  flash and add other camera  accessories.

City of Peterborough at Nene Valley Railway

 

 

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