Mark Alger offers 1-2-1 or small group photography tuition. The tuition is aimed at DSLR users who are either new to the digital medium or the more advanced user who is looking to improve their photographic vision and creative process.

Sessions will be very much tailored to the needs of the client, prior to meeting, Mark will arrange a detailed consultation, normally by telephone, where the client's experience and photographic background will be discussed. There will also be an opportunity for the client to submit some sample images, which can also be assessed by Mark and further used to help define a bespoke tuition package.

The core of the tuition will be based on and around the points listed below but will be flexible and very much geared to the needs of the client:

  • DSLR basics , file formats, manual settings
  • Exposure understanding and using the Histogram
  • Depth of field principles
  • Composition principles and critiquing of sample/example images
  • Outdoor practice in the field
  • Image processing using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and CS (including sharpening and b&w conversion)
  • Printing of selected client image to A3 size

During field work clients will be taken to various selected locations within Derbyshire and Oxfordshire (although othe locations are possible if required), offering opportunity for practice and further discussion on theory and creative seeing/composition. Whilst covering all technical aspects Mark will very much focus on the creative side of image making. Mark is passionate about photography as Art and a medium for conveying beauty and emotion. Over the past few years Mark has used this passion in the creation of his own images and is keen to share that passion with others.

A one day session will be priced at £250 per candidate.

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