Ivor Rackham is determined to bring affordable, hiqh-quality photography training in Northumberland
Bronze Basic Photography Course – 1 to 1 Coaching
9th January 2018

1-to-1 Personal Coaching Whole Day, 2 half-days or 3 short sessions


This Personal Photography Course if for those who want to have their training adapted to their own learning needs.

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Personal Photography Course?

This is a personal 6-hour one-to-one training course that is flexible to meet your needs. It’s usually split into 3 x 2-hour sessions.

What you will learn.

Please see my syllabuses below to discover what you already know and what level of training you require. Then pick and choose what you want to learn.

Personal Basic Course Syllabus:

Camera handling

Understand Light

Shutter Time

Composition and the rule of thirds

Focal length
Depth of Field

Positioning yourself for the best shot

A simple photography assignment.

Much of the course is built around landscape photography, but we also touch on action shots, portraits and photographing still life features.

Personal Intermediate Course Syllabus might typically include:

Going over exposure and letting the right amount of light into your camera

Using the camera in manual mode

Bracketing exposures and looking at Dynamic Range, including HDR

Advanced metering methods including centre weighted and spot metering

Contrast, phase detect and manual focusing

White Balance and changing light colour


An introduction to processing raw and jpeg images.

Advanced Course Syllabus:

Advanced photographers typically have a good idea of what they would like to achieve with their photography and should contact me to discuss their needs.

6-hours of software training is available too.

Course Structure

This is scheduled to run over a single day,  two half days, or most people choose three sessions. With at least 6 hours of training, dates to be set by mutual agreement. Shorter sessions can be provided to account for special requirements. If you want to bring friends along then they will pay half price.

You can also book to join others on a scheduled 7-week course.

I usually run these courses in and around Amble. Other venues can be arranged by request.

I believe in delivering high-quality training. My course feedback is rated 5 stars and 100% on both Google and Facebook.


Additional information
Basic Courses

Pre-scheduled small group courses, Individual one-to-one training, One-day Individual, One-day 2 people, One-day 3 people, One-day 4 people, One day 5 people

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