Friday, 18 March 2016

Towcester PHOTOWALK - STARTS Thursday 8th September - Book NOW!

Taking bookings for the second course - simply BOOK HERE course starts Thursday 8th September 10.00am

If you are local to Towcester and are interested in knowing a little more about your SLR, Bridge or Advanced Compact camera then maybe this is for you!?

WHEN DOES IT START? ~ The course commences on Thursday 8th September at 10.00am till Midday and runs for 8 weeks, term time dates only.

WHO IS IT FOR? ~ If you are interested in Photography and class yourself as a Beginner/intermediate photographer who owns a Digital SLR, Bridge camera, or advanced compact camera.  No experience or knowledge required.  I want you to take control of your camera and move away from automatic modes to achieve fantastic photographs.

WHAT DO I NEED? ~ To own a Digital SLR or Bridge camera, own a computer or tablet and to have connection to the internet at home.  No software, additional equipment or fancy lenses are required.

HOW FAR DO WE WALK? ~ Each session has 60 minutes of class room based knowledge before we head out and test our knowledge for an hour; we can walk up to 2 miles per session dependant on location.  Please wear suitable clothing and shoes. We will be out and about walking aside from days with inclement weather.

WHAT DO WE LEARN? ~ The course will cover the basics of the concepts of photography, using Aperture and Shutter speeds alongside ISO, plus the ‘softer’ skills of photography looking at creating and composing your photographs, lighting and personal style.  The course will also cover basic editing on both computer and tablets through to you creating a product.  Each session will be based on a core photographic subject but centred on Towcester, its history, buildings and landscapes.    It’s not just technical advice you will get with our walk, we will put the things we learn into practice, I will be on hand at all times to help you.

WHERE DO WE MEET? ~ Each session will start at the pod, within Towcester Library for up to 60 minutes tuition then out and about throughout the town (aside from days with inclement weather). 

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE COURSE? ~ The aim is for each student to print, mount and frame their favourite shot/s from the course to display at the Library.  Each student will be confident on the operations of their cameras, be able to look artistically at a scene and judge the best way of capturing the photograph and be able to present photographs to friends and family using many various methods of display.  Have a passion for photography and continue your photographic journey.

HOW DO I PAY? ~ Payment of £95.00 for the entire 8 week (term time) course is required on or prior to the first session either in cash, bank transfer or Paypal.

WHO IS TAKING THE COURSE? ~ I am Suzanne Kentish I have enjoyed photography my whole life, but has been professional for the last 8 years,   I specialise in Portrait photography and teaching.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE COURSE? ~ On the final sessions we will be printing, mounting and framing our favourite prints and presenting them to our friends and family.  If there is enough interest the course will continue, furthering our knowledge and expanding our photographic repertoire. 

HOW DO I BOOK? ~ Simply contact me here and I'll be in touch, spaces limited to 10 people on a first come, first serve basis.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Why 'YOU' need to be in the photographs ~ Spring Photoshoots

How many photographs have you taken of your children in the past year!!! Loads!! I hear you say, its so easy to do these days with the convenience of a phone.......

So, how many of those photographs do you appear in with your children?

Okay, I know, no-one likes their photograph being taken, you either haven't done your hair, need to loose a few pounds to get back into your skinny jeans or you got up in a rush and forgot to put on your make-up.  These excuses mean we rarely get in front of the camera to be in the shot with our children. Does this mean we will never be in any photographs again?

In years to come your children will want to show their children photographs of you with them, they will want to have them in their homes, to keep and cherish.  They will love the photographs regardless of your make up, hair etc........ because its YOU!!

Each year my family have a photoshoot (I know I am a photographer!!) but I need to be in some family photographs too!!

So, here it is.......

1. I encourage you, get in front of the camera, take selfies, get someone else to take the photo, book a photoshoot!! 

2. Print off your photographs, frame them and dot them round the house, give them to the grandparents, enjoy them xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Spring is coming........

I love the first signs that spring is on its way, seeing the trees budding with the knowledge that spring blossom is about to arrive.  I have taken shots of the blossom trees in our road for the past 5 years and without fail it falls within a three week window from end of March to the beginning of April.  I can't wait to get out and see what colours the trees bring this year.