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One-to-one wildlife photography workshops, online or in-person.

From the comfort of your own home or out on location, learn anything from a beginners guide to wildlife photography to pushing the boundaries of advanced skills. Learn new techniques to help you get the best from your future photographic encounters. Covering anything from exposure basics and focusing to custom settings, workflows or advice for your next big trip, these bespoke workshops are not ‘one size fits all’, with each and every one tailored to you. By investing time with Richard Peters, a Nikon Ambassador with a wealth of accolades and experience within the industry, you will gain a greater understanding, faster, of how to develop your creativity, regardless of your experience or brand.

DETAILS

Should I book an in-person or an online photography workshop?
In-person workshops work well for those who want to cover and practice certain techniques (conditions permitting) on the day. Nothing beats being in-person for that. And of course it's just nice to be in like-minded company.

Online workshops are great if you want to cover a bit of technique theory, have lots of general questions about kit, shooting styles, general advice, editing etc. Online we can share each others screens and I can also share my camera menus, meaning these workshops can be crammed full of advice. In some ways, hands-on technique asside, online can be more beneficial in many ways. If in doubt, feel free to get in touch and we can discuss what works best for your needs.

Experience level
Because these one-to-one days are open to everyone from beginners to more advanced photographers, when you book, you'll be asked to provide a brief outline of what you would like to learn. The sole purpose of your day is to gain maximum benefit, which this outline will allow Richard to ensure.

Equipment brand
These workshops are not equipment or brand specific. Camera models of all level and manufacturer are catered for, however tuition is best suited to DSLR’s rather than compacts or hybrids.

Photographic guidance
Richard is very friendly and approachable, offering advice where no question is too big or small. He approaches tuition with the mantra that it's better to be asked the same question five times, and you understand the answer, than to be asked once and you forget.

On location or in your own home
By default these days are held in and around Surrey. However being based on the importance of technique, rather than specific subjects, the location is flexible. If you're based in London or one of the surrounding counties of Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Kent or even further afield, Richard is able to either travel to you or a convenient location half way. Please get in touch to discuss additional travel costs.

Optional portfolio review
Many photographers find benefit from having a constructive review of their current photos at the start of the day. This can be helpful in highlighting specific areas of interest that can then be concentraed on during your workshop. This is entirely optional so you're more than welcome, but not required, to prepare an iPad or similar loaded with a selection of images.

Lightroom overview
Depending on your requirements, photographic one-to-ones can incorporate a mixture of practical camera techniques plus an overview of Lightroom photo editing. This offers you a scaled down version of our Lightroom Workshop.

Extended tuition
Why not maximise your learning potential. Extend your private workshop over several days either close to home or further afield. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

Should I book an in-person or an online photography workshop?
In-person workshops work well for those who want to cover and practice certain techniques (conditions permitting) on the day. Nothing beats being in-person for that. And of course it's just nice to be in like-minded company.

Online workshops are great if you want to cover a bit of technique theory, have lots of general questions about kit, shooting styles, general advice, editing etc. Online we can share each others screens and I can also share my camera menus, meaning these workshops can be crammed full of advice. In some ways, hands-on technique asside, online can be more beneficial in many ways. If in doubt, feel free to get in touch and we can discuss what works best for your needs.

Experience level
Because these one-to-one days are open to everyone from beginners to more advanced photographers, when you book, you'll be asked to provide a brief outline of what you would like to learn. The sole purpose of your day is to gain maximum benefit, which this outline will allow Richard to ensure.

Equipment brand
These workshops are not equipment or brand specific. Camera models of all level and manufacturer are catered for, however tuition is best suited to DSLR’s rather than compacts or hybrids.

Photographic guidance
Throughout the workshop Richard will offer advice based on your end goals. No question is too big or small and he approaches tuition with the mantra that it's better to be asked the same question five times, and you understand the answer, than to be asked once and you forget.

Workshop times
One-to-ones are very flexible and can be held at time of day that suits your schedule.

Location
These days are held in and around Surrey. However being based around technique, rather than specific subjects, the location is flexible. If you're based in London or one of the surrounding counties of Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Kent or even further afield, Richard is able to either travel to you or a convenient location half way. Please get in touch to discuss additional travel costs.

Optional portfolio review
Many photographers find benefit from having a constructive review of their current photos at the start of the day. This can be helpful in highlighting specific areas of interest that can then be concentraed on during your workshop. This is entirely optional so you're more than welcome, but not required, to bring an iPad or similar loaded with a selection of images.

Weather
Please note, your workshop will go ahead regardless of rain or shine. Richard cannot be held accountable for adverse weather conditions impacting on the day and will strive to teach you everything you require to learn, but please keep in mind some techniques are easier to teach in certain conditions. In the event of adverse weather that is unsafe to work in, Richard will arrange a new date with you.

Extended tuition
Why not maximise your learning potential. Extend your private workshop over several days either close to home or further afield. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

Lightroom and ebook discount
Book a one-to-one and receive a discount for both Richard's Lightroom Workshop and wildlife photography ebook.

 

LEARN

Aside from his many years of experience, Richard hosts talks at international trade events and has written many magazine features on camera techniques. As such, he is able to offer advice in a clear and easy to understand manner on aspects including but not limited to:

Understanding your camera
Digital SLR's have so many buttons and settings they can often feel overwhelming, especially if it's your first camera. Richard can go through all your settings, explaining what they are and in what scenario you may need them, before setting your camera up so it's always ready to go.

Exposure explained
Photography is first and foremost a study of light. Learning how to see, react and expose correctly is the key principle. The better you understand your camera, what it can and can't do, and how to adjust various exposure settings to account for ambient light, the better your photos will be.

Focusing modes
Every scenario is different. Whether it's static or in motion, selecting the right focus mode can be the difference between getting the shot or not. If you're having trouble with focus modes and settings, especially with birds in flight, time spent on explaining different focus modes is recommended.

Long lens technique
Even with expensive lenses, getting a razor sharp image isn't always as easy as simply pointing your camera and pressing the shutter release. Discover the tips and tricks that will enable you to get sharper images both with and without a tripod.

Types of light
Taking the idea of exposure and working with the light to a more advanced level, learn how the different types of lighting can allow you to produce entirely different images to those you may have thought possible. Discover how best to position to make the best of any lighting situation.

Long term career advice
For those who feel they may be ready to take the next step, Richard can offer his career experience to help point you in the right direction and make the most of your best images.

Tailor your day to suit your needs
Remember, your one-to-one workshop is about you. Richard has catered to the full spectrum of photographers from running 'a beginners guide to wildlife photography' to advising on long term goals. Getting better results is as simple as saying what you'd like to learn.

TESTIMONIALS

Karen

As a relative newcomer to the world of photography, I booked a one-to-one with Richard with only 4 months experience of using a DSLR camera.

My aim was to improve my overall understanding of the different settings, including manual, with an overall objective to improve my wildlife photography, and get away from the Auto setting, prior to my impending holiday to Africa. One of the specific issues I had been finding tricky was focusing on moving subjects, Richard soon put me on the right track by explaining my cameras focus system and when and how to change its settings.

Richard also provided me with lots of well explained advice around different camera settings and image composition, which we put into practice throughout the day. Not only was the workshop really beneficial in terms of improving my knowledge and understanding, but it was also a really enjoyable day.

Nigel

As a fan of Richard's work I was delighted when my wife booked a one-to-one for my birthday. Upon arrival we sat down to a portfolio review where he looked at how I had composed and processed my images using Lightroom, suggesting constructive alternatives. It was a fantastic eye opener to have professional opinion and critique.

A run through of important camera settings, lots of questions from me and lots of great answers from Richard and we set off to put the theory into practice. We photographed a co-operative heron in some great light and it was good to see my shot, then the next shot with Richards suggestions incorporated (you could really see the difference). The afternoon ended with an amazing sunset and a lesson in backlighting.

Richard’s knowledge, and ability to pass it on in easy to understand ways, made this a valuable experience for me to help turn the same old photos into something new.

Taran

I initially felt a little intimidated when I booked my one-to-one with Richard. However he immediately made me feel at ease with his humour and friendly nature and our workshop had a great flow and was well thought out.

What I loved the most is that it was informative yet open and relaxed. Richard is a humble and passionate photographer who was very willing to share his tips and tricks and as a result of only a few hours together, I now have a much better understanding of where I am as a photographer and the areas I need to concentrate on to improve my photographic skills.

His knowledge and demeanour left me eager to push my photography further and once I’ve hit my next set of challenges, I’ll look forward to booking in again to learn more!

Richard, thank you for such a wonderful experience.

David

I flew over to the UK from Ireland, to spend two days with Richard, and what a great experience it was!

Having been to many wonderful wildlife areas in the world I was concerned that my efforts were becoming stagnant with the pressure to get the perfect “chocolate box” picture of every animal blunting my ability to see the potential for a different, more interesting shot. Additionally, I became aware of sliding into the pitfall of trying to buy better results through continual camera and equipment upgrades…I needed help. After doing some research I chose Richard Peters because his work stood out from the crowd and illustrated another aspect of photography that I hadn’t fully appreciated. Light! This was the catalyst I needed to reinvigorate my pursuit.

During our two days Richard's attitude was always encouraging, helpful and informative and I never felt I was the lowly pupil to the award winning artiste. It felt like two friends together rather than a first time encounter! His patience was infectious and it became clear that his photos were different because he was always looking for that unique pose, or background, or light direction that made the fewer frames taken more productive, each requiring less post editing work. We went through all my camera settings compared to his—what to use, what not to use and why, plus the choice of lenses to compliment the various situations, be it birds in flight or mammal portraits.

By the end of my two day stint I had accumulated a lot of information, picked up many great tips and had a better understanding of what I now needed to do to capture and produce more inspirational wildlife images.

 

TESTIMONIALS

N Kingston

As a fan of Richard Peters’ work I was delighted when my wife booked a 6 hour one-to-one workshop for my birthday. I have enjoyed taking wildlife photographs for a long time, gradually improving but realised I was taking the same old photographs. It was time for a new approach, good advice and a fresh pair of eyes. Upon arrival to our workshop, Richard bought me a coffee and we sat down to a short portfolio review. Richard looked at how I had composed, cropped and processed my images using Lightroom and suggested options and alternatives. It was a fantastic eye opener to have professional opinion and critique and Richard shared his technical skills and passion for photography, along with some methods of using light creatively. This Lightroom overview helped me learn some great shortcuts, which have since made a big improvement to my workflow. A run through of important camera settings, lots of questions from me and lots of great answers from Richard and we set off with our cameras to put the theory into practice. We soon spotted a very co-operative heron in some great light, I snapped away listening to Richards tips and it was great to see my shot then the next shot with Richards suggestions incorporated (you could really see the difference). The afternoon ended with an amazing sunset and, taking Richards advice, I waited until the sun had dropped low enough to experiment with backlighting. The 6 hours flew by and it was a fantastic day, with advice and encouragement from Richard throughout, and some great shots on the camera. Richard’s knowledge, and ability to pass it on in easy to understand ways, made this a valuable experience for me to push my photograph forward and help turn the same old photos into something new. Thank you!

K Bangs

As a relative newcomer to the world of photography, I booked a one-to-one with Richard with only 4 months experience of using a DSLR camera.

My aim was to improve my overall understanding of the different settings, including manual, with an overall objective to improve my wildlife photography (off the auto setting!) prior to my impending holiday to Africa. One of the specific issues I had been finding tricky was focusing on moving subjects, Richard soon put me on the right track and resolved this.

Richard also provided me with lots of well explained advice around different camera settings and image composition, which we put into practice throughout the day. I opted for the image review at the start of the session, I found this particularly useful as it helped highlight any areas that needed development during the session and also increased my confidence through the constructive feedback. Overall the workshop was really beneficial in terms of improving my knowledge and understanding, but it was also a really enjoyable day.

I would highly recommend a one-to-one to anyone wishing to develop their skills.

T Gehlot

Having seen Richard’s incredible work I was naturally a little intimidated when I initially booked my one-to-one with him. However he immediately made me feel at ease with his humour and friendly nature and our workshop had a great flow and was well thought out.

What I loved the most is that it was informative yet open and relaxed. Richard is a humble and passionate photographer who was very willing to share his tips and tricks and as a result of only a few hours together, I now have a much better understanding of where I am as a photographer and the areas I need to concentrate on to improve my photographic skills.

I wasn't sure going in how much benefit I would get from my workshop but it exceeded my expectations, everything was explained with great clarity and it inspired me to be more creative and confident.

Richard's knowledge and demeanour left me eager to push my photography further and once I’ve hit my next set of challenges, I’ll look forward to booking in again to learn more! Richard, thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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Cost

Please note all dates can accommodate online tuition if required. Those marked online only, mean in-person is not available those days.

 

Online video call tuition
2 hours £169

 

In-person tuition
3 hours £249
6 hours £349

 

Want to bring a friend? Discounted rates available for 2-2-1 workshops.

 

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