How to identify and develop your personal style as a photographer

Sat Mar 09 2019 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
The Guardian, Kings Place, London, United Kingdom

The Guardian, Kings Place, London, United Kingdom

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Whether you want to be a star Instagrammer or shoot professional assignments, Guardian photographers Kevin Rushby and Andy Earl will show you how to develop your creative vision and build a strong portfolio of images.

 

Led by Guardian photographers Kevin Rushby and Andy Earl, this full-day masterclass is ideal for enthusiastic photographers looking to develop their skills.

 

Whether you want to document a trip, capture a special occasion or complete a photojournalism assignment, our tutors will help you find your style as a photographer. You’ll be able to master the manual settings of your camera and create images that express your personality. 

 

Over the course of the day, you’ll also receive advice on post-production as well as expert tips on selling, publishing and exhibiting your work.

 

Content 


What makes a good picture?

How to identify and refine your personal style as a photographer

Technical training to help you master the manual functions of your digital SLR camera

Practical workshops with feedback on images taken during the class, giving advice on how you can progress as a photographer

Post-production: a live demonstration of how photographs can be edited, and prepared for publication or display

Plenty of opportunities for Q&A in a supportive group environment

Talk to Andy and Kevin individually about career development or selling your photographic work


Please note this course is not designed for novice photographers – all attendees should have their own digital SLR camera and be comfortable using it.

What to bring


You should bring along your own fully charged digital SLR camera and charger.


Tutor profiles

Andy Earl is a professional photographer whose work includes a portrait session with Prince Charles, an award-winning video for the Rolling Stones, two stamps and three published books. He’s also created album sleeves for Pink Floyd, Madonna, Robbie Williams and Johnny Cash, among others. Andy is a visiting professor of photography at Norwich University and has been a leading professional for many years.

Kevin Rushby is Guardian Travel's "Explorer" and a contributor to the Saturday Review. He’s the author of four acclaimed travel books, including Hunting Pirate Heaven, an investigation of 17th century pirate utopias in the Indian Ocean. His most recent book is Paradise, a historical account of humans searching for perfection over the centuries. Find his work for the Guardian here.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible - but please contact us if you have any queries or concerns.

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