|PM-iMAGES offers photographic courses for both beginners and experienced photographers. |
WHAT DO WE DO?
We offer a range of photography courses from absolute beginners to more experienced photographers, using our well tried "hands on" approach .
A variety of course types are available to suit experience and photographic interest. Some courses are suitable for any digital camera and others specifically for more advanced cameras such as Bridge Cameras, or for Compact system cameras (CSC) & SLR cameras which have changeable lenses.
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++Please note that camera phones or tablet/ipad cameras are NOT suitable for any of our courses++
WHERE DO WE DO PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES?
Courses are held in Little Bytham between Grantham and Stamford in South Lincolnshire with some courses at other selected venues in the East Midlands area.
Look at the courses list below and on the bookings pages for the venue
COMPUTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
We offer short beginners computer courses to show you how to transfer , organise, and learn basic editing of images ready for printing. See below for more details.
BEGINNERS DIGITAL COURSES - LITTLE BYTHAM
NEW Beginners Digital Photography - Any Digital Camera ( Day course )
Escape from “Auto” mode and make friends with your digital camera. This practical course will take you 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.
- Setting up your camera - coping with modes and menus
- Camera handling for better, sharper, pictures
- Pictures taking sessions include views, putting people pictures and capturing detail
Find out how to take better pictures of landscapes or scenes, how to add people or foreground interest in your pictures, and how to capture close-up detail.
Step by step tuition and summary hand-outs are provided for your own use at home . A must for anyone new to digital photography , with a new digital camera or just struggling to escape “auto” mode”! Photography Bookings
NEW Computer Basics for Digital Photographers (Half day)
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 as follows...
- Transfer your pictures from a camera to a computer
- Finding pictures and viewing them
- Preparing pictures for printing - how much do I need to do?
- Sharing pictures -Getting pictures out of the computer
You will use Picasa software which is available FREE for you to use on any computer.
Small numbers and summary hand-outs will ensure you get the most from your short course.
GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- LITTLE BYTHAM
NEW Improve your digital Photography (day)- Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users
Improve your photography skills and camera handling .This course will show you how to take control of your camera and use Programme mode(P) and Aperture mode(A or Av). We use our proven “step by step approach” so you will gain confidence in using your camera, and in turn help you to be more consistent in taking better pictures.
- Setting up and using your camera in variety of everyday situations
- Taking control of focus and exposure
- Dealing with more difficult subjects and lighting
Picture styles covered in the day include landscapes, including foreground interest, putting people pictures, and capturing close-up detail. SLR and CSC camera owners who have a choice of lenses will have the opportunity to try these out.
Summary handouts are provided for your own use at home. Photography Bookings
NEW Travel and Holiday Photography (Any Camera)
This practical “portfolio day” allow you to master the most important picture styles you will need to take pictures on a day out or a holiday.
Each session will give you basic “recipes” for setting up your camera, with a practical photo session to show you the best way take the picture. Find out how to capture landscapes or indoor scenes, add foreground interest or put people pictures into your pictures, and how to capture detail in your images.
Travel is always challenging...so we will also look at how to take pictures of more difficult photographic subjects or situations, including coping with poor lighting, bad weather, and movement!
Practical tips and summaries with a useful holiday photography checklist should equip you for a better pictorial record of your next day out or that dream holiday.
THEMED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES- LITTLE BYTHAM
NEW More Creative Photography (day)- Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users
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, and follows on from Improve your Digital Photography .
Find out how to master the important elements ..
- Better composition and lighting
- Creative use of focus and exposure in pictures
- Making the most of texture, colour, and form in subjects
We will use indoor studio as well as outdoor venues to develop your understanding of these key elements in taking better pictures, and introduce some of the more advanced features of your camera to make the most of its creative control. SLR and CSC camera owners who have a choice of lenses will have the opportunity to try these out . Summary hand-outs for each photographic session cover the set up and photographic techniques that we use during the day.
People and Portrait Photography - Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users (Day)
This popular day course, held in Little Bytham, will help you to work with a variety of subjects and situations with people as your main subjects.
- Pictures styles - how to set up and take better posed and candid pictures
- Making the most of natural and artificial lighting
- Settings - photography in indoor and outdoor venues
Find out how to be more confident in setting up your “shots” use your camera so that you get the sort of picture you want. This course includes a "studio" session to show you to understand lighting and backgrounds. We will provide you with comprehensive summary hand-outs
THEMED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES - AT OTHER VENUES
Nene Valley Railway - Steam Working Day ( Nr Peterborough) Any digital camera (Day)
A popular course for any digital camera is held on a working steam day.A wonderful opportunity for us to guide you through the best places and ways to take pictures of a variety of subjects including some areas which are not usually accessible to the general public.
- Trackside shots of arriving and departing trains
- The Victorian Signal box
- Creative and close-up pictures in the sidings and loco maintenance sheds
- On the locomotive footplate (in station)
There will be a chance to review your images and we will provide summary sheets for each of the picture styles we cover during the day. This course is based at Nene Valley railway at Wansford Station adjacent to the A1, west of Peterborough.
NEW Nene Valley Railway -Swedish Rail bus Excursion Any Digital Camera
A 2 1/2 hour evening guided photo excursion using the recently restored award winning 1950's diesel Swedish Rail bus at Nene Valley Railway. An opportunity for trackside pictures, rail bus pictures and scenic landscapes along the line on a summer evening.!
- Pictures of the rail bus at several trackside locations
- Stops at Wansford, Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere and Peterborough stations, plus additional stops.
- Photos from the "cab" in station and in transit (non operational end)
- Selected stops at picturesque vantage points.
Photography Bookings NEW Beginners Digital Photography at Ferry Meadows( Peterborough) Any camera (Day)
This beginners digital course 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.
- Setting up your camera for everyday situations- modes and menus
- Camera handling -
- Pictures taking sessions include views, putting people pictures and capturing detail
We use a proven “step by step” approach to give you more confidence in taking pictures, and provide summary handouts for each practical session. Photography Bookings
NEW CAMBRIDGE (Cambridge University Botanical Gardens ) (Day)
We will offer four types of course in 2014 at Cambridge University Botanic gardens for compact camera and more advanced camera users...
Any digital camera
Beginners Digital Photography at CUBG
Travel and Holiday photography at CUBG
Bridge and SLR/CSC cameras with changeable lenses
Improve your Digital Photography at CUBG
Get more from your Digital Camera at CUBG
Information on dates at CUBG
Look at the course titles below and follow the link to the Photography Bookings page for dates and details about how to make your booking.
COURSE AS A PRESENT
You can make a gift of a course. See Photography Bookings for more details
We can arrange group bookings , and can deliver a course of your choice on a mutually agreed date
fro a minimum of three participants. Take a look at our course headings below to find a suitable type of course, then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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
STAMFORD PHOTO EXPRESS - Quality photographic processing and a personal service