Get a Grip Photography Workshops

Sale price £60.00

"Highly recommended! A really well structured and explained session with practical demonstrations and guidance. Helpful guidance notes were also provided. Rich is a really friendly and approachable instructor who personalises training for your knowledge and experience and who makes everyone feel comfortable. Excellent course! Thanks!!!"

Practical Workshops that ditch the jargon 

If your eyes start to glaze over at the thought of reading through a manual, these workshops are for you!

Centred around practical learning, Get a Grip Photography Courses introduce everything you need to know in a practical way and cuts out everything you don't!

Skill Level: Beginners to Advanced 
Location: Walking Photography Studio, 95a Main St, LS29 7BU
Included: Free illustrated Notes & Video Download (hot drinks & biscuits)
Additional: Max of 4/5 participants for detailed & tailored learning

Get a Grip Photography Workshops get straight to what you need to master photography. From beginners to professionals, every workshop is very practical and delivered in a friendly approachable way and in small groups for the best learning experience.

Workshops Summary:

Get a Grip One Day Camera Course (beginner): Get off auto and understand key settings and techniques that will give you the confidence to acheive the photos you want to take.

Get a Grip Composition: If you're familiar with your settings but looking to improve creatively with more engaging and powerful compositions, this is the course for you!

Get a Grip PLUS One Day Camera Course (intermediate): Take your photography to the next level and enjoy more consistent results with expert settings and professional techniques. 

Get a Grip Lightroom Essentials (Beginner): Get the best from your photos on this practical and light intro to all the essential tools and settings to start elevating your photos.

Get a Grip Editing in Depth with Lightroom + Photoshop (Beginner-Intermediate)Develop pro-level editing techniques and workflows. A practical introduction to all key settings  for  From getting through the vast numbers of travel pics to masterful retouching. 

Want to photograph wildlife? Explore the Wildlife Photography Workshops

2024 Get a Grip Photography Workshops 

Saturday, 20th Sep 2024, 10am - 3pm: Get a Grip Camera Phone Workshop - £60 - 

* Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon *

Wednesday, 2nd Oct 2024, 10am - 5pm: Get a Grip Beginners Camera Course - £90 (Offer price £70)

Saturday 16th Nov 2024, 10am - 5pm: Get a Grip Beginners Camera Course - £90 (Offer price £70)

Sunday 24th Nov 2024, 10am - 5pm: Get a Grip Editing in Depth (Lightroom + Photoshop) - £90 (Offer price £70)

Sunday 15th Dec 2024, 10am - 4pm: Get a Grip Composition Masterclass  - £70 (Offer price £60)

Can't make the dates?

Why not book yourself a Private Lesson tailored to your photographic needs for just £135? Or you may want to buy the Get a Grip Beginners Download for just £20

Want to understand your camera better and improve the pictures you get from it?

Whether you want to take memorable and stunning photos of your family, pictures that do justice to your travel experiences or you're looking to improve photos of sports and wildlife, both the Beginner's and Plus workshops will give you what you need to immediately start taking better photos.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Burley in Wharfedale, this 5 Star Rated (Google verified) one day course combines insightful lessons and demonstrations with practical exercises to help you learn better and faster.

The course is based at Walking Photography Studio, less than 30 minutes from Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Skipton and just 5 minutes walk from Burley in Wharfedale train station.

Beginners Photography:

People attending this photography workshop will:

- Get off of Auto

- Learn how to use and adjust the different settings on your digital cameras

- Gain confidence in applying manual camera modes & other settings

- Discover the technical & creative techniques used to achieve striking & stunning photos.

- Numbers limited to 6 to ensure attentive and specialist tuition throughout day

- Learn new creative skills in a practical, inspiring and friendly environment

- Detailed PDF doc with notes and diagrams emailed to you for future reference

The course is led by professional and award-winning photographer Rich Bunce Walking Photographer. Who has been helping people of all experience levels with all sorts of cameras for over 10 years!

Lightroom (Classic) & Photoshop: A Practical & Comprehensive Introduction 

Want to know the secret of successful, powerful photography? It’s all in the edit!

Learn everything you need to know to get the best from your photos in one workshop. 

From keen amateurs to grand masters like Ansel Adams, Sebastio Salgado and Steve McCurry, successful photographers have always recognised the importance and art of the edit. 

Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those already familiar with editing who want to take it to the next level. This practical, extended workshop shares a comprehensive insight into the whole editing process. 

Sharing tips that have been developed and honed over a fifteen plus year professional career, Rich shares everything you could need to master Photoshop, Lightroom and the editing process.

You'll finish the day feeling more confident in getting the best out of your photos going forward.

As part of a small group and using carefully selected photos that help demonstrate all the key settings and tools. Itinerary themes include:

  • Fast, professional workflows
  • Best practice storage and organising
  • Finding and selecting keepers
  • Faster editing practices
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date intro to Lightroom
  • Creating Presets 
  • Advantages and best tools in Photoshop
  • Retouching, cloning, removing and adding 
  • Adobe AI features 
  • Exporting and saving images

And more… 

If time allows there may also be an opportunity to work on any photos that you may have found difficult to edit in the past and/or might to explore with your newly learned skills. 

To get the most out of this workshop a Laptop with Lightroom Classic (LrC) and Photoshop installed is best. A MacBook Pro with Lightroom & Photoshop installed is available for hire at the studio upon request.

Get a Grip PLUS (Next Level)

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level! This workshop follows the same practical and engaging format as the beginner's workshop at the same inspiring location. Here's an outline of what we'll cover...

- A deeper look into cameras, sensors and expert settings

- Professional techniques & workflows revealed: From portraits to wildlife, learn how to shoot like a pro!

- Building on Manual modes & using the right settings for the right situations

- Using custom modes and buttons to skyrocket your success rate

- Advanced light meter and autofocus settings

- Understanding exposure in real-world environments and using histograms

- Mastering tricky lighting conditions

- Mastering challenging environments/subjects

Mastering Composition

Start taking stunning and striking photographs.

In today's tech-centered world, it's easy to overlook one of the most fundamental elements of photography, composition. 

This workshop places composition and the construction of an image at the centre. Exploring techniques and approaches for creating eye-grabbing, universally appealing photos.

As well as classroom-based exercises and demonstrations, we'll head out into the stunning surroundings of Lower Wharfedale for some practical application and outdoor tuition.

Can I bring children?

From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

What if the weather forecast is bad?

You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

What if the weather is bad? 

It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

What is the accessibility like? 

Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.