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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

                   Sunday 22nd February

COURSE FEE£30 per person               6 places maximum              How to book

GENERAL BEGINNERS 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

                Saturday 17th January

                Saturday 28th February

                Sunday 22nd March

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

                 Sunday 18th January

                 Saturday 21st February

                 Saturday 21st March

COURSE FEE£50 per person   5 places maximum                How_to_book

 

THEMED  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- LITTLE BYTHAM

NEW Improve Your  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 25th April 2015
COURSE FEE£55 per person   5 places maximum                How_to_book

 

 More Creative Photography - Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users (Day Course)
This course uses Programme mode and Aperture mode to show you how to set up and use your digital camera to take more creative pictures.It follows on from Improve your Digital Photography .

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

COURSE DATES            Sunday 10th May 2015
COURSE FEE£60 per person4 places maximum                How_to_book

 

THEMED  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- OTHER VENUES

Nene Valley Railway - Steam Working Day -  Wansford Station 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

 COURSE DATES 2015

SUNDAY APRIL 19th

SUNDAY MAY 17TH

SUNDAY JULY 26TH  

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27th

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18th

COURSE FEE £60 per person              8 places maximum            How_to_book

NEW   Memorabilia Models and Mechanicals- NVR Wansford Station Nr Peterborough

                                               Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users (Day Course)

  This is an ideal course for  Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users who want to make pictorial records of railway items for historical or personal use  or for those wanting to develop their close-up photography techniques. Learn how to take pictures to capture close up detail of a range of railway related subjects and then apply these techniques at other locations at Wansford Station.

Course times; Course begins 9.45am and  finishes  4.00pm

 COURSE  DATES 2015

Tuesday  9th June 2015  

Sunday 25th October 2015 

     COURSE FEE £60 per person              8 places maximum            How_to_book

 

 CAMBRIDGE   (Cambridge University Botanical Gardens )                          (Day Course)

Courses at Cambridge Botanical Gardens for 2015 A choice of themes -see below

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

COURSE DATES 2015
14th April - Beginners Digital Photography in the Gardens (1 day)

 

19th-20th May- Digital Photography Master class (2 days)

 

22nd September-Improve your Digital Photography(1 day)

 

18th-19th October- Digital Photography Master class (2 days)

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 - Reserves at Rutland Water  (Day Course)

Course titles are available depending on your camera type and photography interest....  

-  Introduction to Natural History photography (Any Camera)

-  Evening Photo Walks at Lyndon

-  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   

2015

Introduction to Natural History photography -Egleton Reserve

Suitable for ;Any Camera          Day Course 9.45- 4.00pm

    Saturday 9th May

    Saturday 11th July

Evening Photo Walk -Lyndon Reserve 

Suitable for ;Any Camera             Evening       5-8pm

    Saturday 30th May

    Saturday 18th July

Close up Natural History photography - Lyndon Reserve

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

 (Day course includes indoor studio techniques ) Day Course 9.45- 4.00pm

  Insects and invertebrates- Sunday 19th July

  Fruits Fungi& fauna Saturday 26th September

  Creative close-up Light & Movement -Saturday  10th October

Themed Digital Photography Coursesy - Lyndon Reserve

For; SLR cameras , Bridge cameras , CSC (Compact System Cameras

         Day Course 9.45- 4.00pm

Winter landscapes and panoramas - Saturday 7th November

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

 

LOCAL 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.

 

 

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