1 to 1 / Small Group Photography Training

Our One to One photography tuition is tailored to your individual requirements. Each session is designed either to accelerate the learning process or to work on developing specific skills. All photographic subject areas, from analogue to digital are covered and our expert tutors can develop a programme to suit you. Possible subject areas include the following:

  • Alternative processes including wet plate, salt printing, cyanotypes, or platinum printing
  • Black and White Darkroom Printing
  • Colour Darkroom Printing
  • Photoshop/Lightroom
  • Location or Studio Lighting
  • Flashguns
  • Portfolio Inkjet Printing
  • Processing Film
  • Shooting on Film
  • Camera Specific Tutorials (Digital, 35mm, Medium and Large Format, Pinhole)

 
Please contact paul@photofusion.org to discuss your requirements. For some more detailed suggestions for possible two hour sessions, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
 



2 hrs 3 hrs 4 hrs Extra hrs
Weekday daytime £130 £180 £230 £55
Weekday evenings £160 £200 £260 n/a


Saturdays and Sundays are also available by arrangement.


Please note:

  • Minimum booking of two hours is required except on Saturdays when a minimum booking of 4 hours is required.
  • Tuition requiring the use of facilities such as the studio or darkrooms etc will incur an extra rental charge.
  • Tuition for 2, 3 and 4 people and off-site visits are available by arrangement.
  • Please note that all times are by arrangement. Evenings and weekends normally require booking two weeks in advance.

 


Suggested Sessions

If you are interested in booking some 1 to 1 training at Photofusion, here are a few suggested 2 hour sessions. A two hour session starts at £130 (inc. VAT).
 

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

  • How to use any 35 mm or medium format camera correctly
  • How to use and in-camera or handheld light meter
  • How to achieve correct exposure

 

COLOUR PRINTING

  • Understanding filtration
  • Colour casts
  • Colour corrections

 

PROCESSING BLACK & WHITE FILM

  • How to process any black & white 35mm or 120 roll film
  • How to load the film onto spirals
  • How to mix the chemicals correctly
  • How to process, wash and dry the film
  • How to make a properly exposed contact sheet from your negatives

 

LIGHTROOM

  • Introduction to the modules and the interface
  • Importing images
  • Backing up of images
  • File naming
  • Format options
  • Basic key-wording
  • Rating and filtering images
  • Differences between catalogues, folders and collections
  • Optimising exposure, colour balance and tone
  • Localised adjustments
  • Cropping
  • Lens correction
  • Batch processing
  • Exporting files for various purposes

 

STUDIO LIGHTING

  • How to use the equipment correctly – all controls & functions (studio flash monoblocs/packs)
  • How to construct the lighting from Key light to fill light to effect light
  • How to light backgrounds correctly
  • How to meter with a handheld light meter
  • High-key & low-key lighting
  • Halos and hair lights
  • Use of soft boxes, brollies, ring-flash etc.

 

LOCATION LIGHTING

  • Understanding equipment how to control all functions on generator packs
  • Understanding how focal plane & leaf shutters work how with flash and ambient light
  • How to over power daylight and under-expose the sky/background via F-stops
  • How to under-expose sky/background via shutter speeds
  • Balancing flash to ambient light, fill-flash, using two flash heads in ambient light

 

FLASHGUNS (Canon)

  • How to correctly use E-TTL mode
  • How to use flash exposure compensation
  • How to use FEC with Camera Exposure Compensation
  • How to use the Manual Flash
  • Rear curtain flash
  • HSS-high-speed sync mode
  • Bouncing flash
  • On/off camera flash control
  • Fill flash
  • Over powering daylight