Sunday, 29 January 2012

Basic dslr skills course

We are planning to launch the basic dslr skills course in late spring.  Meanwhile we are busy writing the course notes and the presentation - much to do, but the framework is almost complete - a taster...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

New location for the workshops

We are very excited about a new location for PW workshops, namely the Rectory Hotel in Crudwell.  The hotel has extensive grounds as well as very spacious rooms on 2 floors allowing many shooting sets to be utilised.

Here's a taster with more to follow:

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

LIAD - the delegates speak...

After the first LIAD (Licentiate in a Day) course of 2012, the delegates have been invited to give us their feedback:

"Great day which starkly highlighted my weaknesses and now enables me to work on improving my photography. Exactly what I was hoping for and well worth the cost."
"Thank you for a most informative day, the models were very good and I learnt a lot".

"Thanks very much for the challenges yesterday. I enjoyed being stretched in a safe way. Certainly a great deal to take in".

And if the proof of the pudding is in the eating, take a look at this image taken by Roger during the practical training:

Well done Roger - very well done indeed!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

LIAD a success!!

Our inaugural course for 2012 - LIAD (Licentiate in a Day) was a SUCCESS.

8 delegates, 2 models and 2 instructors for a day of full-on theory and practical training paving the road towards achieving that licentiate distinction.  Feedback and images from the delegates to follow, but meanwhile this captured during our afternoon practical session:

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Posing Guide is complete

The PW posing guide is finished!

Disc production begins tomorrow and the guide will be available from this weekend.

Order your guide here

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Posing Guide Photography complete!

Yesterday, PW model Sophie and Andy spent the morning in the studio completing the photography for our posing guide.  The guide will contain over 250 individual poses, arranged into sets and the poses will "flow" from one to the next.

The DVD is now in production and should be released for sale within 2 weeks - watch this space:

LIAD in 6 days

Course no 1 for 2012 is only 6 days away and as well as Sophie, we are also welcoming Maggie as our second model.

Maggie has worked with us before and is a fabulous model.  Our delegates are going to have a seriously fantastic day...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Basic Skills Workshop

We are regularly asked about basic camera skills, particularly from people who have bought a DSLR and are stuck in the Automatic mode.  Result - we have kept nice and busy this winter designing the DSLR Basic Skills Workshop, aimed at new DSLR users wanting to learn more about their camera's capabilities and the wonderful level of photography that can be achieved with some focussed (ooer!) education.

More details will be coming soon about this exciting new course for 2012...

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Countdown to LIAD

Our first "Licentiate in a Day" course of 2012 is just 16 days away.  The lovely Mayfield Hotel in Crudwell, Wiltshire is our location for the day and our delegates can look forward to a rigourous training day, providing them with the camera and lighting skills needed to meet and exceed the standard required to gain a Licentiate distinction.

Sophie is our model for the day:

Look out for some of the imagery from the course.