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Buyers’ guide

Buyers’ guide Newyear, new frontier Want to take your

French Photographic Holidays › › 0033 (0) 553 547 485 › Based at Brantôme in the Dordogne and providing week-long residential courses, with French Photographic Holidays you’ll get up to six half-day trips, shooting all manner of subjects in beautiful countryside and characterful villages. Courses can be tailored to skill level, and there’s a maximum of four per workshop, allowing tutor Paul Edmunds ARPS – a professional with over 20 years of experience – to supply as much contact time as you like. Guests get full editing facilities and your digs are five-star, including full board – with gastronomic delights cooked up by Paul’s partner, Pam.

camera skills to the next level? A dedicated photo course could be the perfect way to do it AS WE ALL know, the best way to learn is by doing. So, if you want to pick up some new skills, make sure you sign up to one of this month’s exceptional photography course providers. While they all come with masses of great reviews, the best thing is that while you’re taught, you’ll also be making great images. From photo-specific holidays to days out with inspiring tutors, there’s something here for everyone – and a range of budgets. Book now and you won’t look back!

Cornish SeascapeWorkshops with Chris Simmons › › 01637 831251 › Chris Simmons’ workshops are devised to provide courses unlike any other. A resident of Cornwall for over 40 years, Chris works with the remit of ‘you, me, your camera and the sea’, as he believes any tideline is compromised with more than two people on it. It’s based in Crantock, with full editing facilities, ample parking and easy access via Newquay train station or airport. Courses are all-inclusive and run from two to five days, with the option of extending to assist with travel to and from the peninsula.

StreetSnappers › › 0207 412 8918 ›

Requiring technical skill, quick thinking and confidence, street photography can be one of the hardest styles to master. StreetSnappers was created to tackle aspects of it all. It’s led by Brian Lloyd Duckett, a photojournalist and commercial photographer with a lifetime of experience. With groups of up to six, allowing ample one-to-one coaching, subjects range from how to be ‘invisible’, to understanding legal and ethical issues. Mostly based in London, StreetSnappers also runs courses in Venice, Prague and Lisbon.

LEARN AND RELAX Improve your photography skills while completely immersed in rural French culture

The Photographic Academy › › 01789 739200 ›

TrainwithThe Societies of Photographers › › 01745 356935 ›

The Societies of Photographers provides an excellent range of training opportunities. It’s made up of individual societies which cater to diverse subjects – from portraits and weddings, to wildlife and nature. There’s one-to-one mentoring, webinars, seminars, roadshows and events at its London Photo Convention. Within the mentoring programme, each report includes suggestions on improving your photography, as well as qualifications to achieve. Online, there’s over 80 hours of content, covering all aspects of photographic work, as well as business advice. To access this, all you

walks away with the confidence to print their photographs better than ever before.

Sister company to the world-renowned PermaJet, The Photographic Academy offers some of the finest printing and photographic workshops in the UK. You can learn the entire process of creating award-winning images, with a range of classes to suit every ability. The flagship workshop, From Print to Perfection, covers the essentials of colour management and choosing the right paper for prints. You’ll learn about everything, from monitor calibration to ICC profiles, with interactive printing sessions exploring the importance of paper choice. Every student

need to do is join The Societies. Membership also includes great stuff like networking, competitions, offers and more.

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