Beginners Photography Course at Ashridge House
Make taking pictures on your camera easy. Learn a few simple techniques on this beginners course at Ashridge House and be more creative with your camera.
Photograph in black and white, learn to use natural light and shadow simply to improve your photographs. These historic grounds provide so many places to photograph with their old flint and stone walls, sculptures, ornate gardens, long avenues and beautiful backdrops to play with shapes and blurry backgrounds to make creative pictures.
With breaks to ask questions and talk about your photographs, you’ll have an opportunity to practise your own images and elevate your photography.
0915 Meet at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NS
0930 Camera Controls
1000 Basic Skills
1030 Natural Light
1130 Shapes and Form
1215 People and Blurry Backgrounds
1300 Practise and Q&A
Areas Covered: ISO, white balance, black & white, apertures, shallow depth of field, natural lighting and shadows.
Walking distance: 500m, flat.
Equipment: DSLR, Compact System, Micro Four Thirds, Compact and Bridge Cameras are suitable. Standard zoom lens and if you have one a telephoto would be useful. If you are not sure about your lenses please check with us.
Cards & Batteries: Space on your SD cards, fully charged batteries including a spare.
Booking: To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the right hand side of this page, adding the course to your basket.
Provisions: You will need to provide your own food on the training day as MelenTraining does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
Cancellation Policy: Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course that you have purchased. This is irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with twelve months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course. If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course, 1:1 training session or a credit note for a similar course.
Vouchers: All vouchers must be used with in 12 months of the date of purchase. Vouchers can be used as part or full payment of a course or 1:1 session.
Liability: Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen (MelenTraining) and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.