Get a Grip Photography Workshops

Regular price $90.00 Sale price $65.00

"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 Drop 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 the key settings and techniques that will give you the confidence to acheive the photos you want to take.

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 & Photoshop (Beginner): Get the best from your photos on this practical introduction to all the key tools and settings to start elevating your photos.

Get a Grip Advanced Editing (intermediate)Develop professional editing techniques. From getting through the vast numbers of travel pics to masterful portrait retouching. Advanced editing workshops focus more closely on a set editing theme.  

Want to photograph wildlife? Explore the Wildlife Photography Workshops

Get a Grip Photography Workshops 2023

1st Nov 10am - 5pm: Get a Grip Beginners Camera Course £90

8th Nov 2023, 7pm - 9.30pm: Lightroom & Photoshop Beginners £50 

20th Nov 2023, 7pm - 9pm: Advanced Editing: Wildlife & Nature £50

6th Dec 2023, 7pm - 9pm: Advanced Editing: Night & Astro

2024 Get a Grip Photography Workshops 

Early Bird Pricing ends 30th Nov 2023. 

Saturday, 20th Jan 2024, 10am - 3pm: Get a Grip Camera Phone Workshop - £50 (£70)

Sunday, 25th Feb 2024, 10am - 5pm: Get a Grip Beginners Camera Course - £70 (£90)

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 nearly 10 years!


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

Get a Grip Intro to Lightroom & Photoshop

Give your photos the finish they deserve, and work miracles with the ones that didn't quite go to plan!

Lightroom and Photoshop are powerful programs that can help take you photos to new heights. This practical introduction cuts straight through the seemingly endless tools and settings and gives you everything you need to get the best from your photos. 

Removing the barriers and complexities of both Lightroom and Photoshop this relaxed evening class enables you to quickly grasp simple but powerful tools opening up new worlds of possibilities and helping you raise the bar of your photographs!

If you haven't taken the plunge with Photoshop or Lightroom yet, this is a great opportunity. If you're undecided on whether you want to invest in this software this is the perfect opportunity to help make up your mind, as you can download a free trial prior to the workshop.

Lightroom & Photoshop in More Depth: Specialist Editing

Want to edit and process your photos like a pro? In this practical, easy to follow workshop, I'll be sharing my best editing practices, faster workflows and expert techniques to achieve professional looking images in any genre. 

Using practices and techniques that I've developed over many years coupled with the latest tools, I'll get straight to the tools and settings that will help you get the best from any photo, giving them the finish they deserve.

A laptop with up-to-date software can be hired for a small additional fee. 

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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.