No matter how much we learn from reading books or
studying videos, nothing can replace a photography masterclass where
the experts give us the benefit of their years of experience.
This section of better-photographs will
give you an insight to the numerous lessons learned by the masters
themselves as they have risen to the very top of their specialist areas
There are a number of links within each class which will take you
directly to further reading and ideas.
- Every photographer at some point takes photographs of
places and people in our towns and cities. But for the dedicated street
photographer, a more serious, in depth approach becomes almost an
obsession. Distinguished photographer Colin Howard shares some lessons
he has learned with you.
David Smith is a world travel and event photographer, travel writer,
Blogger, keynote public speaker and cruise ship guest lecturer. Digital
cameras and recent software updates make the creation of quality
panorama photography images of your travels very easy.
Photography Masterclass - Ken Lee is an award winning
photographer whose skill is evident in every picture he captures. His
technical knowledge, combined with his artistic eye and his passion for
the subjects he finds, produces images of great beauty and vividness.
Masterclass - An accomplished photographer, a busy national
PAGB judge and popular lecturer, Chris Palmer FRPS AFIAP DPAGB APAGB
has visited more than 150 different camera clubs and has judged many
regional, national and international exhibitions.
Masterclass - Of the few photographers who could present a
credible travel photography masterclass, Julian Comrie FRPS has a
lifetime of experience in taking stunning pictures which is
acknowledged at the highest level; including the Royal Photographic
Society who have awarded him a Fellowship.
Photography - Paul Shepherd is a very experienced diving
instructor and an accomplished photographer who has been recording the
superb sights he sees almost every day in the seas off Zanzibar's
coastline. In this masterclass he shares some of the key lessons he has
learned in perfecting his photoraphic skills.
Tips - Steven Hooper is a successful model and actor who has
been photographed by leading professional photographers and has
appeared on television and on stages in the north of England. In this
photography masterclass, he gives a model's insight as to what it takes
for both photographer and model to get the most out of their session
Better Landscape Photography
- John Perriment is an amateur photographer whose outstanding images
can be compared with those of the top professionals. In this
photography masterclass, he explains to us how to use light, whatever
the weather, to show off the beauty of the landscapes that are around
Pictures - Michael Huggan ARPS is an experienced photographer
who has had various pictures and articles published in a variety of
magazines and photographic journals. An exhibition of his wildlife
pictures has also been displayed in London where they received
Close Up Photography -
John Bebbington FRPS specialises in close-up and macro photography of
flowers and insects and in landscape photography and has been leading
photography courses since 1979. He also lectures on these subjects to
photographic and natural history societies and branches of the Alpine
on Landscape Photography -
Charlie Waite is now widely revered internationally as the doyen of
English landscape photographers. His distinctive style combining
graphic finesse with an almost spiritual quality of calm and serenity
is immediately recognisable.
Here he shares with us the thoughts that are always in his head as he
“sees” an image through his viewfinder.
- John McCormack ARPS is a former dental surgeon, now dedicated to
plant and garden photography.
In this photography masterclass, he explains a technique he has used to
produce exceptional images of favourite subjects which can be applied
to most areas of macro photography.
Masterclasses - The BBC recently completed a superb series
which was full of Wildlife Photography Tips. These were published as
Masterclasses across 21 of their Wildlife Magazines and they were
eagerly awaited by readers who enjoyed practising the monthly lessons
“in the field” and entering the competitions which accompanied each
must go to the various contributors who have made this
section possible. It is their generosity in revealing their thoughts
and techniques that now enables us to improve and progress.
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interests. Please help to develop this section by sending your
particular “wants” via the request form by clicking here.
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has been successful for you and you would like to help others by
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