Perhaps you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know where to take your photography. Perhaps you are shooting constantly but aren’t getting the amazing images you hoped for. Perhaps you find it more of a stop, start, stop experience with motivation and inspiration – and you are frustrated.
Every month I work with a couple of amateur photographers – either in person or via skype – providing personal tuition, guidance and feedback on their work. These are often very short, sharp and to the point sessions – an hour on skype where I provide detailed feedback on your images – guidance on your photos strengths and weaknesses, ideas on how to develop your photos, themes and styles you could be focusing etc. Or it could be a four hour photo walk with me where I can give you hands on support and advice with my private photo workshops.
Of course you can do all of this on your own, or with a group of photo-loving friends. You can spend that time sorting through your images and working out the best way to pursue. But I guarantee that in one short session with me you will get more accomplished than you could with months or even years of analysis by yourself or with friends.
My job is to look at images every day, to create them, to sell them and to get people to love them. I love what I do. Photography has brought me the most interesting and unique life experiences. But it’s a journey, and there is always always more to learn.
My one to one Skype sessions include:
- Before the session: send me a wide range of your images so I can get a clear picture of your photo interests, skills and subjects. I will also ask you to fill out a questionnaire which will help me to get to know you a little more – what motivates you, where you want to go with your photography etc.
- During the session: I will provide detailed feedback on your key strengths and weaknesses – both technically and creatively. I will identify where I feel you should be focusing, which photographs show your skills, and which don’t; plus plenty of ideas on where you can develop your work. Identify where you are weak and where you are strongest, and how to counter that with different techniques. Ideas on how to develop your own personal style. You will come away with a very clear picture of where you are at and where you could be. I might suggest different techniques, equipment, processing, subjects, framing – whatever it takes to give you a clear understanding of how to develop your photography
- After the session: I will provide follow up notes based on our session, so that you have something concrete to focus on. I will also provide some detailed personalised resources for you that will help you on your journey. Perhaps you need more help getting to grips with technique or your camera, perhaps it’s that you know your camera so well you are struggling to see, I will make sure you have a clear idea and a clear program of the next steps to take.
Availability: I usually have time for one or two private sessions per month, depending on my schedule. Unfortunately when those slots fill up I am then full for that month. Please contact Diana for my schedule on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7980 659 489.
Timing: As I work unusual hours and travel a lot so I have a range of times I can do these sessions. I am often found wandering around a new city at 3am or working into the night processing images from a shoot. So let me know when works for you and I’ll see what I can organise.
Questions or queries? Drop us an email and I’ll come back to you asap, email@example.com.
Here’s some feedback from my past private, workshop and skype clients:
“I had a really good time doing a private tuition day with Anthony and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone else who might be considering. What impressed me most about Anthony’s work was that while it is in a way easy to take a fantastic photo when you have a great scene before you, Anthony manages to make amazing photos out of the most ordinary places around London, and when I compared his offering to the other Photography Workshops that are advertised, his photos are clearly a step above the competition. “ Tom
“His teaching is easy to understand, laid back and humorous. Anyone can do this and be a better photographer as a result.” Harmen
“Anthony also inspired me to look at photographic composition in a different way (manipulating angles, exploring reflections, managing too many subjects in the same frame)” Veda
“I learnt a lot on the course, particularly around seeing images in everyday things, composition, and how to recognise and use interesting light to improve my photos. I think that before I did the course I was in some ways in a bit of a photo rut, for instance settling for aperture priority and auto white balance; this course got me out of that and gave me some new inspiration.” Steve
“Anthony is a great instructor, who puts you at ease, offers good, understandable advice and is good company. I had done a photography course before, yet in the space of a couple of hours he made me understand some basics which i had missed in a very logical way.” Tripadvisor review
“It rekindled my photographic interest having slobbed out with my mobile phone camera for too long.” Wild Auk
“Anthony is a talented photographer who is also a very good teacher. He is excellent at giving you feedback on your composition and tips on using your photo gear. “ Danilo
I have been a professional photographer for twenty years. I have judged several photography competitions, shot for hundreds of commercial clients, published several photo books and exhibited widely – most recently my project on the Homeless World Cup at the East End Film Festival and Mother London; London and Paris at Dawn at St Pancras International. I am currently working on my books Istanbul at Dawn and Venice at Dawn, to be published in 2016/7.
My work has been featured on BBC World, Hyper Allergic, French Photo Magazine, BBC London, The Economist, The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, BBC Turkey. Nick Curtis from Evening Standard said about my book London at Dawn “Here, he brings a painter’s eye to the waking city: his glittering pictures of the Thames and London’s canals and of the medieval/modern hodgepodge of the city are striking.”
This year I partnered with Guardian Masterclasses to run a series of Photo workshops around the world. I love taking passionate amateur photographs on adventures to amazing places like Istanbul, Venice and London – often at dawn! My workshops have been featured in Conde Naste Traveller Magazine, Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, Londonist, Time Out magazine and several other publications and websites.