Workshops & Tuition
Why choose Mark for 1-2-1
Mark is one of the UK's leading landscape photographers. As the author of three books and countless magazine articles on photographic technique, he certainly knows his stuff. Furthermore, before becoming a full-time photographer in 2003, he worked for over 15 years as a teacher and teacher trainer, so has the skills to communicate his knowledge to others. In fact, several photographers who run workshops have themselves been trained by Mark.
The workshops are based in Purbeck in Dorset. Mark is willing to travel to other parts of the country, but additional charges for travel and accommodation may be necessary. Please contact Mark to discuss this if necessary.
What happens on a 1-2-1 tuition day?
There are two types of workshop: an 'In the Field' workshop, and a 'Capture to Print' workshop.
'In the Field' Workshop
The focus here is on developing camera technique and compositional skills. Prior to the day, Mark will carry out a thorough needs analysis to establish what your goals are and design a programme suitable for you. The day itself consists of up to 10 hours' instruction. Usually your day will start with a dawn shoot, after which there will be a short break to talk through any relevant technical points and to review the shots taken so far. The rest of the day will be spent in the field, covering those aspects of landscape photography relevant to you. Locations can be decided either by discussion with Mark, or you can leave it entirely up to him. During the summer months, when the days are longer, there will either be a break during the middle of the day, or a later start, around lunchtime. Weather depending, the day will finish at dusk.
'Capture to Print' Workshop
photography, the image-making process does not usually finish when you
press the shutter; good post-processing skills are vital for making the
most of your images. Prior to the day, Mark will carry out a thorough
needs analysis to establish what your goals are and design a programme
suitable for you. The day itself consists of up to 10 hours'
instruction, starting with an early shoot, and after a few hours spent
in the field, the rest of the workshop will take place in Mark's home
studio, processing selected images from the shoot. Mark will show you
the basics of Adobe Lightroom - probably the industry's most popular
image processing program - and hints and tips, pitched to your level of
experience, to help you make your images stand out from the crowd. You
will then make a print of your favourite image, learning how to get a
true screen to print match. Your print will be mounted for you to take
home with you.
What level do I have to be to come on a 1-2-1?
Any level. Mark has experience teaching all levels, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals, and even professionals.
What do I need to bring?
A camera, tripod and whatever lenses and any filters you have. Don't worry if you don't yet have a full filter system, as Mark has filters he is able to lend on the day. Transport between locations is provided.
How much is it?
'In the field' Workshop
(8 - 10 hours)
(4 - 5 hours)
'Capture to Print' Workshop
How do I book?
Contact Mark to arrange a mutually convenient time. Please note that due to the group workshops he runs and family commitments, Mark only has very limited availability at weekends.
Where can I stay?
These B & B's have proved popular with previous participants:
A Great Escape
If you would prefer a hotel, The Purbeck House and The Grand Hotel are recommended.
One-to-one / small group private workshops are popular presents. If you would like to buy one to give as a present, simply choose a payment option from the drop-down menu below, click on the 'Add to Cart' button and follow the payment procedure. Payments are routed via Paypal to provide secure payment, but you do not need to have a Paypal account to make a purchase. You will be sent a gift card, and the recipient can then contact Mark to arrange a suitable date for the workshop.