Courses

I am offering two different options of classes.  

1. Food Photography days  –  see below for dates

2.  1-2-1 beginners camera day.  [ scroll down !]

 

 

Finding the Light

How to take great food photographs

Thursday 13th July,   Thursday 10th August

10am – 3pm

 

       

 

 

The Studio, Buckthorns House, Upper Largo, KY8 6EA

This one day course is for those who want to create simple but stunning food photographs using natural light and plain English!! 

Bring your camera as there will be a hands on session in the afternoon

with lots of tips and ideas to help you take better pictures. 

10am                         Arrive for coffee

10.30 am                   Introduction

11am – 12pm            Basic camera stuff  

  • Explanation of the buttons and diff modes
  • Simple rules of Exposure Understanding ISO, Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Styling and composing a picture and making the best use of natural light
  • Tips and hints

12 – 1pm                Have a go at taking images in the studio

1-2pm                    Lunch in the house [ we might photograph it first!]

1 – 2.30pm            Back into the studio, house or  garden for practical work.

3pm                           Look at photos on pc and general discussion

 

Price   £ 95           Includes coffee on arrival and a yummy lunch

Max 4 delegates on each day – places sold on a first come first served basis.

Places only confirmed with full payment, either by cheque or BACS

Please email me to book your place   caroline@carolinetrotter.co.uk and I can send you an invoice and payment details

Or Call or text me 07933 510243

 

 

 

OR

 

Get your camera off Auto!!

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1-2-1 classes for a couple of hours.

Groups can also be booked  – if you would like to have  a day with friends and a yummy lunch

Just email me for details for both classes above and to book a date

OR  to purchase a Camera Class Voucher as a present

https://carolinetrotter.co.uk/blog/photography-voucher/

This one and a half  hour class is for those who own a DSLR and want to get more from their cameras.

The main aim is to improve your photography using natural light and plain English!! With lots of tips and ideas to help you take better pictures.

  • Explanation of the buttons and different modes
  • Simple rules of Exposure Understanding ISO, Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Framing and composing a picture and making the best use of natural light
  • Tips and hints

Price £ 85 Includes coffee on arrival

 

 

Nice words from some lovely people :-

 

Dear Caroline,
Thank you for a lovely time spent with you within your studio  it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience , I have learned so much from you  today, and, as usual thinking cap goes on when I got home revising  what I learned from you, I have been on a journey that changed me from just doing auto all the time to experimenting with different settings and hopefully producing nice results, you make it look so easy, very professional but making it easy to understand, I enjoyed the little dogs superb little models ( that was a favourite of mine their composure was really lovely)

Thankyou

And my best wishes to you and the wee model dogs,x     Wilma

 

Dear Caroline

 I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful and inspiring class. I loved every minute of it and am determined to take wonderful professional looking photographs in my favourite AV mode in future (and even if I dare manual!) I have already managed to take some new shots of my holiday cottages using the AV adjuster for indoor shots which worked brilliantly! Automatic will be kept for last resort from now on. Please do thank Christopher for an absolutely delicious lunch, what a treat that was. Also a big pat & stroke goes to Tilly and Mungo, what amazing models, so patient!

Thank you also for all the wonderful notes, really great for reminding me of everything so I will keep them in my camera bag. It’s just great to finally understand what all the different modes mean and having some understanding of light and shutter speed.

I hope all the lovely summer weddings go well. No doubt you will see me back again at some point in the future for a refresher!

Many thanks again 

Katie 
Hello Caroline, 

Just a short note to thank you for the course, I really enjoyed the day. 
I thought you were knowledgeable, informative and very supportive with the attendees and very friendly.
I particularly liked how you spent time with each of us, helping us get to know our camera and not be afraid to make ‘it’ do what ‘we want’ it to do.
Lunch was lovely, made all the better by a chef who was great company while we ate it.
I have been out and about, I am taking a photo a day and intend to keep doing this. On Wednesday I went to Otterston Loch near Burntisland and with my Camera set to Aperture took several photographs of birds and the Loch at different ISO settings and Shutter Speeds.
I have attached one of the photo’s. Your feedback would be appreciated. Thanks again for making the day great and removing some of the mysteries attached to photography. All the best Paddy. 


Many thanks for the day. I had some knowledge re shutter speed/ aperture but found the information on the relationship between shutter /aperture and iso of great help. The information given on other aspects of camera function {forget auto!!) was easy to understand and was cemented in conversation with you during the practical side of the day in the garden. The information on framing of subjects, i.e position was, also of of help. Thanks again for the day and wish you well for future courses.
Gordon.

‘’ I just wanted to thank you for the course on Saturday. I really did enjoy it and I am amazed at what I picked up and have retained! I found you in particular to be very helpful and understanding and I am very pleased at how much I did learn. I not only enjoyed taking the pictures, I enjoyed looking at them after and I could evaluate the pictures both positively and critically. Having the pictures to look at is also keeping some of the information I learned fresh as I can associate certain settings and tips by looking at certain pictures ‘’
Liza

Please email me to find a date, book your place, buy A VOUCHER or register interest for future dates caroline@carolinetrotter.co.uk The Studio, Buckthorns House, Upper Largo , Fife 07933 510243

Places only confirmed with full payment, either by cheque or BACS