Buckingham - 15th September 2019

Now with 2 models

Location Lighting PLUS at Stowe Gardens

What You Will Learn

  • Achieve natural results by balancing speedlights and portable studio flash with ambient light
  • Learn to pose and light couples in harmony with the location
  • Wise up on using modifiers. Understand what to use and when - with consistently amazing results!

So, what’s the PLUS?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how to use flash to light a subject out on location. This one-day, hands-on workshop is the answer to that question - and more. We have developed this course on the back of the popular but shorter Location Lighting Workshop. So now, you get a morning of super-focused tuition before you get out there and put it into practice.

So come along with just your camera and a selection of lenses and you will learn the secrets behind those amazing location shots you admire – and take home some of your own.

This time, there’s another PLUS…

For the first time, we are giving you two professional models instead of one. That means that you will learn much more than how to light a subject successfully on location - you will learn the secrets behind posing and photographing couples in the great outdoors. This is such a useful skill for wedding, pre-wedding and anniversary shoots as well as for family portraiture outside. We are really looking forward to delivering this new course in the romantic setting of Stowe Gardens which is quite stunning in late-summer and early autumn.

Get light-wise! Everything you need to know

Essentially, this workshop is all about balancing the power of both speedlights and portable studio flash with ambient light. The aim: to create beautiful images with integrity and credibility. In one afternoon, you will learn how to complement the direction and quality of daylight; how to decide on the right modifier for the occasion; how to maximise the power of small flashes – plus a whole lot more.

You’ll be travelling light because we provide the speedlights, studio light, soft boxes and brollies. Just bear in mind that some of the most atmospheric images are captured in adverse weather conditions. Rain or shine, you will learn the techniques and get the shots.

Speed lights and studio flash will be provided. You will need your camera which must have a hot shoe and we suggest lenses as listed below but don't worry if you don't have them. You will still get great shots with your camera's kit lens.

    • Full Frame sensor: 24mm to 200mm
    • APSC: 18mm to 150mm
    • Micro Four Thirds: 12mm to 100mm

If you have any questions regarding equipment please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

This course is for photographers who have some experience 

You should be familiar with your camera controls and be able to shoot in manual exposure mode

“I took my time to choose a tutor that I felt could give me what I needed, working as a coach myself I understood how important it was to pick someone that wouldn’t pick one size fits all in their teaching style. So I took my time to look around, there are many many tutors / teachers / coaches out there that have the ability to work between huge gaps in ability of their students but yet find and understand exactly what is needed to ensure that each one improves.

The Complete Photographer Course, is exceptional in it’s itinerary in how it covers off and challenges even the most competent of photographer, it covers off different genres, but it’s beauty is it’s structure of absolutely nailing the basics but mixing theory with exceptional practical work. The icing on the cake however is Andrew Appleton, putting the wonderful, engaging nature aside, his technical, creative, relaxed yet focused mind and personality really make this course exceptional. Shooting street photography in the morning, then a model shoot in the mid day sun on a beach, then onto a child shoot in ever changing afternoon light and finally a late afternoon dramatic 1940’s railway model shoot, will test everyones ability, but Andrew is there as a guiding hand, to push you to levels you didn’t think possible.

I come away from 5 days, a much better technical photographer than I was before, but I also come away with an energy, focus and plan on what I want to do next, but that’s only 75% of what you get, the final 25% are the connections you make, the friendships that you build,  the life experience you achieve, bonding with the 3 other photographers and the most amazing models that Andrew works with.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt like I’ve had so much value for money in a photography course, i simply cannot praise Andrew and Helen on this course enough, thank you”Owen Clements

A huge turning point for me this year was Andrew's Complete Photographer course. Eat, sleep, drink photography - it was fantastic Imelda Bell

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Stowe House was famous for entertaining royalty in the estate’s heyday during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Our breath-taking State Rooms can now be the backdrop to your day.

Arriving by car via National Trust Stowe

The main entrance to the House is via the gardens of National Trust Stowe. The National Trust Visitor Centre is called New Inn. Please arrive at New Inn and enjoy your walk through the Gardens to reach us. Garden admission applies.

There is ample visitor parking at New Inn. There is a parking charge for non-National Trust members.

For access via the National Trust Gardens please use the postcode – MK18 5EQ

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  • September 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm