Sussex photography courses and workshops

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Sussex photography course gift vouchers are available for the person who you loathe … sorry typo error, love. Click here to take you to the gift voucher section  where you can buy using Paypal, credit or debit card. Or feel free to  Contact me here for more info or scroll down to the gift voucher section below the different workshops.

Sussex photo days general info

I run a variety of Sussex photography workshops and photographic days that are held in lovely places and the aim is always to make them friendly and good fun. Group size is limited to just four people so there’s plenty of time for individual advice. I also run one-on-one days and more info on these can be found here. My system of teaching is to demystify the technical side of photography and hand the creative power to you. Digital cameras have a huge array of buttons and menus which can seem daunting. We’ll bypass the boring part of photography to get you taking photos that you’ll be proud of, whatever camera you’re using. There won’t be long tedious technical ramblings as we’ll achieve this in an intuitive way by actually taking photos together. If you’d like info about me and my work then the about section here has plenty of info.  I’ll put a few photos at the bottom of this page taken on past photography days but first let’s cut to the chase with dates and prices for next available workshops.  There’s a blog post here with a few more photos taken on my Sussex photography days and another one here of recent seacape photos.

“A great day. I learned a lot about my camera in a laid back, relaxed and enjoyable way and surprised myself how good some of my shots were.” Gary Jefferson

2021 Sussex photography courses: dates, pricing & info

Seven Sister's photography day

landscape-photography-Sussex

A day visiting a number of beautiful locations along the Seven Sister’s coastline taking tide times into account for optimum photographic possibilities.

Whose this day for ? Perfect for people wanting to get to grips with a new camera and I guarantee that you won’t use auto again. But also good for people wanting to develop their photography using filters and long exposures.

Fitness: Moderate with a couple of walks of about 45 minutes.

Cost: £110 per person

Next available dates:

Sun 23rd May 2021 – FULLY BOOKED

Sun 13th June 2021 FULLY BOOKED

Sun 26th September

Sunday 10th October

Or contact me about these days here

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“Good company, uncomplicated photography advice and a fine pub lunch !” Lucy Adams

Wildlife photography

wildlife photography workshop Sussex

We’ll be photographing birds and other wildlife in and around Arundel in a few locations, exploring techniques for photographing wildlife as well as looking at some post processing during our lunch break.

Whose this day for ? Fine for complete beginners, people with a new camera and more experienced. A love of nature is the main thing !

Fitness: Leisurely but with some walking.

Cost £125 per person

Next available dates:

Saturday 1st May FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 2nd May 2021 FULLY BOOKED

Sussex wildlife photography course

“Just wanted to say thank you for Sunday. Thoroughly enjoyed my day with you which was totally inspiring.” Paula Brooks

Sussex Seascapes

A day photographing the sea in various Sussex locations taking into account tide times for good photo opportunities. We’ll play around with long exposures both on a tripod and hand held along with using various filters.

Whose this day for ? Anyone wanting to take more creative photos but beginners are most welcome too.

Fitness: A few 15 minute walks.

Group size: 4

Cost: £110 per person

Next available dates:

Sunday 20th June 2021 – Rye and St leonards coast – FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 18th September 2021 – Rye and St Leonards coast

Or contact me about these days here

Sussex Seasscape photography workshop

“Thank you for a great day on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and learnt so much and am feeling inspired to do lots more photography now.” Caroline Smithers

Black and white

black white photography course

Explore the art of black and white photography along the Sussex coast in various locations. We’ll look at some photos over lunch along with post processing ideas for black and white.

Whose this day for ? Anyone wanting to explore black and white photography.

Fitness: Leisurely with some walks.

Group size: 4

Cost: £110 per person

Next available dates:

Dungeness coast Sun 5th September 2021

 

Or contact me about these days here

black and white photography workshop

“Hi Ian … a quick note to say thanks so much for yesterday. You promised me it would be good fun and it certainly was … just such an informative and fab day.” Ellie Pearson

Macro photography water drops and tings ...

macro photography course

Macro photography day at my studio in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. Photographing water drops and refractions is a fun way to hone your macro skills and play with a few different techniques including remote flash triggering. We’ll also look at both Lightroom and Photoshop in processing images and cover the art of focus stacking and sharpening.

Whose this day for ? You’ll probably either have a macro lens (if you’re a Nikon user you can borrow one of mine) or a camera with macro capabilities.

Fitness: Decadent as we’ll be in my studio.

Cost: £110 per person

Next available dates:

As this is an indoor workshop I’m waiting to see how things develop with Covid 19 before confirming dates for this  workshop.

macro photography workshop

” Thanks so much for your patience last week Ian, I’m loving my new macro lens now, as you said, it’s opened up a whole new world to me. ” Suzy George

Autumn colours. leaves and trees

Autumn photography workshop Sussex

The colours and beauty of Autumn are a great subject for photography and we’ll spend the whole day out and about immersed in colours and trees.

Whose this day for ? Fine for complete beginners, people with a new camera and more experienced. You’ll probably love a tree too.

Fitness: Leisurely but with some walking.

Cost: £125 per person

Group size: 4 people

Next available dates:

Saturday 23rd Oct 2021 – 2 places left

Sunday 24th October 2021 – 2 places left

Or contact me about this day here

Autumn photography course Sussex

“That has to be one of the most colourful days I can remember, massive thanks … it’s really taken my photography on to a whole new level.” Susan Davies

South Downs

South Downs photography course

A day wandering in the South Downs national park with a pub lunch where we’ll get the opportunity to look at an efficient way of dealing and post processing images.

Whose this day for ? Fine for complete beginners, people with a new camera and more experienced.

Fitness: Leisurely but with some walking.

Next available dates:

Saturday 22nd May 2021 FULLY BOOKED

Cost: £110 per person

South Downs photography workshop

“Hi Ian, I had one of my photos from our day published on the BBC’s website ! Thanks so much there’s a link here.” Phil

Badgers, foxes and camera traps

fox photography Sussex

Badgers and foxes come near my house every night and this is opportunity to learn how to photograph these animals at night using a camera trap and remote flashes.

Whose this day for ? Well it’s not really a day as we’ll start preparations about an hour before sunset. Anyone wanting to explore camera traps and remote flash techniques. You’ll probably love a fox and badger too.

Fitness: Decadent as at my house with snacks and drinks provided.

Next available dates: As this workshop is quite specialised dates are flexible and based on demand. Contact me here to express an interest in this workshop.

Cost: £145 per person

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Lightroom course Sussex

Lightroom course Sussex

Playing with Lightroom at my home in Sussex. Having an efficient way of dealing with images, keeping organised and post processing is an essential part of digital photography and we’ll explore that. Yummy lunch included.

Whose this day for ? Anyone wanting to either get started with Lightroom or improve your skills.

Fitness: Decadent as at my house.

Cost £110 per person

Next available dates:

As this is an indoor workshopI’m waiting to see how things develop with Covid 19 before confirming dates for this  workshop.

Gift vouchers

We sell gift vouchers for both my small group days which cost £110 per person or my one-on-one days which are £245. You can either Contact me here for more info or pay directly by Paypal, credit or debit card on the links below. After booking you’ll recieve an email confirmation from me to arrange where to send the gift voucher to, along with a request for contact details of who you’ll be giving it to. I’ll then contact the person who the present is for (after the date you tell me the gift is to be given) to arrange a suitable date with them. Gift vouchers can be used with any days subject to availablity and are valid for as long as you wish. They are also fully refundable should someone not be able to make any dates for any reason.

Small group day gift voucher £110




One-on-one day gift voucher  £245




 

“Ian has a way of making photography simple. I learnt what to use and just as importantly what not to use on my new camera. And as for composition, it’s changed the way I look at potential images.” Peter Graham

My small group Sussex photography courses and workshops are limited to a maximum of 4 people so there’s plenty of time for individual advice. During our day, we’ll take a break to have a snack together and look at a few of our photos. This also gives us the opportunity to have a look at an efficient way of dealing with photos along with some post-processing to give your photos that extra edge. I also run one-on-one Sussex photography days which we can tailor to your specific needs – more information on these is here.

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Sussex photography courses - a few photos from previous days

I’ll put a few photos below taken on my Sussex photography courses but there’s plenty more on a blog post here and a few images of recent seacape photos here

Sussex landcape photography workshop course

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Sussex landcape photo Barley field

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Sussex photography course - testimonials

Thanks so much for the feedback from various people who have come on past Sussex photography courses with me.

“I’ve tried a few photography courses and have usually left more confused than when I started. In just one day with you the relation between shutter speed and aperture finally made sense. And your ideas and suggestions on composition have really given my photography a boost. I promise I won’t ever go back to using auto mode now !” Sarah Phillips

“Thanks for a fab day on your Sussex photography course.  I feel confident that I can build on what you taught me today and look forward to putting it all into practice. The morning session on the Riverbank capturing some great shots of water voles was fascinating. We were so lucky with such a perfect day and the Wetland Centre (and all it’s residents) really helped me think about composition. Who would have thought that webbed feet and scaly skin would ever look so good ! Your patience and comprehensive instruction allowed me to quickly gain the confidence I needed to help me make my own choices. Such a great day, I  would thoroughly recommend you.” Debbie Bartlett

“Just wanted to say thank you for Sunday. Thoroughly enjoyed my day with you which was totally inspiring.” Paula Brooks

“I’m really glad I contacted you before going to Iceland. The truth is without this photography day I wouldn’t have been able to capture my memories in the way I have done. I’m really happy to say that all of the photos were taken off auto setting, yay ! You gave me confidence to go out there, try different settings, look out for different photo opportunities, experiment and have fun with my camera. Your uncomplicated instructions were invaluable. I even tried to get shots of birds in flight and used a filter to capture silky smooth waterfalls. I’ve got lots to learn but you’ve inspired me to do so. And I must say I found you as a person and your work inspirational too. So thank you very much.”  Helena

“A great day. I learnt a lot about my camera in a very laid back, relaxed and enjoyable way.  And even surprised myself how good some of my shots were. Can’t believe how much was learnt in just one day; all I need to do now is practice and try to remember everything.” Gary Jefferson

“After a delightful day with Ian, my camera makes sense to me at last. I’m feeling inspired about my photography and I’m now saving up to come and see the orangutans with you!” Susan Roberts

“Thanks so much; we contacted Ian before heading on a trip to Norway as we wanted to improve our landscape shots. The advice on filters and post processing has revolutionised the way we take photos.” Tim and Cathy

“Good company, uncomplicated photography advice and a fine pub lunch !” Lucy Adams

“Photography explained in a fun way … with not a nerd in sight !” Claire Stokes

“Ian has a way of making photography simple. I learnt what to use and just as importantly what not to use on my new camera. And as for composition, it’s changed the way I look at potential images.” Peter Graham

“I wanted to know how to use a new macro lens and booked a one-to-one day with Ian who suggested an insect safari on the South Downs. We covered so much ground and I feel inspired about my photography again.” Jackie

“I’d never taken my camera off the automatic setting before and in just one day I feel I understand so much.” David Murray

“I Just wanted to say what a fabulous day it was on Friday. I have had my camera for a few months but had only been taking pictures in auto-mode. You gave me confidence and explained the relationship between aperture, shutter speeds and ISO numbers in such a simple way.  I finally understand them and how to use them. Thank you for such a inspirational day. ” Hayat Karboub ”

I really enjoyed myself on the landscape photography workshop because we had plenty of time to experiment with the camera settings whilst trying to take varied and interesting photos. Ian came around to each of us in the group individually to offer advice, which was really beneficial as we all came onto the workshop with different knowledge and experience. Plus, it was invaluable to get some feedback later in the day when we reviewed the photos on the computer.” Lisa Saw

” What a great day yesterday. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute. I can’t wait to get out with the camera again but have to cut the grass this afternoon first!” Patricia Pringle

“Thank you so much for a very inspiring and enjoyable day. For me personally I felt I learnt a great deal just being out with my camera and making my own decisions but with your expert and patient help on hand.” Sarah Cooper

“Thank you for a great day on Saturday.  I really enjoyed it and learnt so much and am feeling inspired to do lots more photography now.” Caroline Smithers

“Had the pleasure of spending a day at a Wetland centre and in the Sussex woods with Ian Wood and learning some great new techniques, including a panning shot of a flying duck! ” Vicky Kornevall

“Amazing day with Ian Wood at the Wetlands centre and not a single shot on auto !!!” Margaret Ramsay

” Just wanted to write a couple of lines to say thank you so much for such a great day on Sunday. It was better than we could have imagined and your extremely patient, informative and supportive way has certainly done the trick.  Despite having spent the last year of my life on auto I have ventured out today on my own.  I kept it on manual and am truly excited about heading out next for some more bird life photos. Thanks so much for opening up a whole new lease of life for us and our camera. ” Katharine Woodhouse

“Brilliant day Ian. When I left you joked about making me promise to not go back to my auto setting and I haven’t ! I’ve been messing around with lot’s of things you taught me. Thanks again.” Phillip Graham

“Just a quick note to say how useful I found my day with you. Great fun and really inspiring.” Sue Crowley

“I had one of my photos from our day published on the BBC’s website ! Thanks so much there’s a link here.” Phil

“Wow we were lucky with the weather on Saturday wern’t we ? Really pleased with my sunset photos and the gorgeous South Downs. Please keep me updated with future days.” Trevor Drayton

“You promised me it would be good fun and it certainly was. ! Thanks for a really informative and fab day.” Ellie Pearson

“We both thoroughly enjoyed the workshop Ian with just the one complaint. I fear that we are about to spend a lot of money on new lenses now !” Paul and Sarah

Sussex photography courses - blog posts

Below are a some links to blog posts and photos from a few of my recent Sussex photography courses. Click on any image to head to the relevant blog post.

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