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Pictures from photography course at Shugborough

Posted in Photography Tips and Techniques, Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire on May 8th, 2013 by Phil and Rachel – Comments Off

We were undeterred at Shugborough even though we had to work most of the day with no power. this meant that Phil had to present the course from memory, but thankfully we had the power back in the afternoon and we could look at our pictures.

 

One of the things that we try to encourage people to do is to get low enough to the subject. This has two effects: firstly it  tends to fill the frame with the subject and make it look more important, so that the viewer knows what  they are supposed to look at. The second effect is to change the distance in the background so that the background is a different distance away and therefore out of focus.  This makes the shot a lot more effective:

picture from photography course at Shugborough

It’s a dandelion, but is it the subject?

picture from photography course at Shugborough

Same dandelion, but now it’s the subject.

 

It’s not something you have to do all the time  - but it is something that’s worth thinking about:

picture from photography course at Shugborough

We know it’s the subject, but it’s boring

picture from photography course at Shugborough

Not so boring now!

Nice pics from Les

Posted in Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire on July 8th, 2011 by Phil and Rachel – Comments Off

Les recently came to DSLR Made Simple at Shugborough and sent us this lovely testimonial and pictures:

“Attached two recent shots of late evening and early morning over looking sea, these were both taken from cliff tops in Cromer Norfolk. Don’t think I could have got anything like this before I attended your DSLR course in Shugborough. Just shows what can be learnt in one day. At least I now know what I am doing when I experiment with different settings.
Regards
Les”

Mike’s forks from Shugborough

Posted in Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire on March 22nd, 2011 by Phil and Rachel – Comments Off

Mike and Richard are experienced photographers who won their places on our Creative Photography course at Shugborough in a competition. Mike wrote:

Hello Rachel,
Just wanted to say what a great day I had today at Shugborough. I have uploaded what
I consider to by one of the best images to my flickr account (three
forks)

Have a look at Mikes Picture

The day just flew by so quickly and it was a jolly good laugh too.
Best regards
Mike

Shugborough pictures by Xena

Posted in Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire on August 20th, 2010 by Phil and Rachel – Comments Off

Xena’s old-but-trusty Sona A230 did a great job on the colours at Shugborough. Modern cameras would have done no better!