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Selfie help workshop – improve your mobile phone photography

‘Selfie help’ workshop – how to take better pictures with your mobile device.

For many, one of the main purposes of the camera in their smartphone is to capture and share selfies. In this popular  workshop attendees discover the true potential of their mobile device and learn the skills needed to take better pictures for both fun and work.

The workshop is both practical and enjoyable and will provide attendees with a range of skills such as lighting, camera,  apps, exposure, composition and useful accessories and much more.

iPhone photography

iPhone photography

The introductory session normally runs for between 1 and 2 hours and there is also an intermediate session of the same length. The workshop can be offered as a practical staff development session (CPD) or as a fun away-day activity.   Click here to find out more.

Macro image taken with iPhone SE

Macro image taken with iPhone CS

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom training

Bespoke Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom training for clients in Bath, Bristol and across the UK.

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for editing still images. I have been using the application commercially since 1990 and have taught it since 1994. Some of my Photoshop illustrations have won national awards. I have taught the application at a number of universities including Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Coventry and have trained people at organisations including the National Trust and the BBC.

While I run structured introduction and intermediate courses, I can also tailor my training to suit the needs of my students. For example, I have delivered a six hour Photoshop for Architects session at the University of Bath and a Raw file format workshop for staff at the BBC.

I normally discuss the clients needs free of charge and only bill for face to face teaching time. My rates start at £40/hr for sessions over 2 hours or £45/hr for 1 to 2 hour sessions. There may be a charge for travel to clients outside the Bath / Bristol areas.

Training for beginners might include; Paint Tools, Cloning, Healing, Selection, Tone and Colour Adjustment, Layers, Type and Filters. More advanced users might cover Masking, Vectors and Colour Management. I plan my training to suit the needs and level of understanding of my students so contact me to discuss how I might structure a training session.

 

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom training in Bath and Bristol

Editing composite image in Photoshop for PCS

While Adobe Lightroom offers many of the editing tools found in Photoshop its real strength is in its media management features and the ability to process a huge number of images simultaneously.

 

I am based in the Bath and Bristol area but can offer Photoshop and Lightroom training across the UK. For more information, drop me an email or give me a call on 07973 631185

Mobile phone photography workshop

Mobile phone photography training

Short intro to mobile phone photography workshop (1-2 hours)

This fun yet practical workshop shows how you can get better pictures from your mobile phone. It covers preparing your smart phone, general camera phone app settings as well as composition, lighting and exposure.

This popular mobile phone photography training session has been delivered at the University of Bath, Linguarama, 24 Hours in the City and to numerous other groups and individuals. The skills covered will help attendees to get better portrait and product pictures for social media, publicity, promotion, for pleasure or even high quality print.

mobile phone photography class in Bath and Bristol

mobile phone photography class

Modern mobile phones are quite capable of delivering high quality, print ready images if used with care. Images can be taken spontaneously and shared immediately, saving time and the cost and delay in  hiring a professional photographer.

The workshop provides a practical and fun staff development activity or for continual professional development (CPD).

No previous photography experience required.

Product photography shot with iphone

The practical, mobile phone photography session is between one and two hours in length and attendees learn how to get better quality portrait and product pictures from their mobile device.

We also look at a few affordable accessories that can improve quality or build on the camera’s features.

Macro image taken with iPhone CS

Macro image taken with iPhone CS

The class is suited to groups of between 4 and 20 students, all students need to bring is a fully charged, modern mobile device.

For more confident photographers there is the Intermediate mobile phone photography workshop (1-2 hours). In this workshop we explore some of the more advanced features found in some camera apps. The workshop covers white balance, advanced exposure and file formats.

Both introductory and intermediate workshops can be combined into a 3 hour session if desired. Please email to discuss this.

The price for the introductory or intermediate workshops is £250 per group (maximum size 20) or £350 for both workshops. For larger groups, sessions can run back to back.

We are Bath/Bristol based. For events outside this area there may be additional cost for travel/accomodation.

For more information please email mail@nigelgoldsmith.co.uk

mobile phone photography training

Food photography shot with iPhone

Capturing high quality audio and video with your smartphone (1 day on-site workshop)

We can also offer a more advanced 1 day course which explains how to capture the best quality video, audio and still photography on a mobile device. The workshop covers; photographing people, photographing objects, composition, exposure, lighting, high quality sound and video capture, filming interviews and testimonials, editing and delivery.

The teaching can be tailored to suit the needs of a group

Our prices start at £400 /day for up to 4 people.

2 minute Photoshop trick – Paste Into

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful application but it can take a long time to master its many features. I have produced a number of short videos to help my students get to grips with some of the commonly used tools and controls. This short training video shows how the Paste Into function in Photoshop can be used to replace a selected area in a photograph with content taken from another picture.

More of my training videos can be found at www.nigelgoldsmithmedia.wordpress.com or if you would like to discuss bespoke Photoshop or photographic training send me an email to mail@nigelgoldsmith.co.uk