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Eye For The Light

Are your images as good as they could be? Or is that "WOW factor" missing?

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Photography is all about light. Understanding its characteristics - direction, intensity, colour temperature - allows you to use it to make better images whether it's constant or changing, natural or artificial. Combine an understanding of light with a better understanding of composition and your photography will be flying.

There's nothing more exciting in photography than making a great image. But to do this requires harnessing the important technical skills and the key elements of composition which make an image strong.

Fujifilm have a fantastic range of cameras and lenses. Now they've got together with TPOTY and Photo Iconic to give you the opportunity to try them on our courses and photo tours. If you are interested in getting a new camera or lens, or simply want to try one, you can free of charge.Ask for details when you book and reserve the camera and/or lenses you'd like to try.

This photography workshop is designed to help you develop your own creativity, your understanding of light and improve your compositional skills, but will also help you to get to grips with the technical aspects of photography which often hold you back.

During the workshop we'll help you individually as well as giving group tuition. The locations we use are specially chosen to provide good photographic opportunities in changing light, both natural and artificial, and help you to build your photographic skills and confidence. We believe that photography should be fun so there'll be plenty of laughs along the way.

Photo Course Highlights
  • Small group with lots of individual tuition
  • Weekend, 2 day course.
  • Great locations for landscapes, people, details, abstracts, travel images & architecture
  • Dawn shoot

What You'll Learn About

  • Understanding light & how to control it
  • Composition & how to add impact to your images
  • Identifying the key elements of composition & using them
  • Using perspective as a compositional tool
  • Understanding the important technical functions of your camera
  • Changing composition through aperture & shutter speed
  • Using aperture, shutter speed & hyperfocal distance creatively
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately
  • Exposure as a compositional tool
  • Using filtration to control light, modify and improve an image
  • Bringing technical & creative elements together to compose better images
  • Developing a photographic style

London is rich is a variety of subjects from big landscapes and cityscapes to fascinating detail. But photography in a big city is often challenging, with changing light and large buildings, finding the best viewpoint can be problematic. These challenges make it a perfect place to learn how to work with light - shadows and highlights - to create good images. There's plenty to photograph and numerous opportunities to improve your photography skills.

As this photography course is highly interactive and requires time to review each photographer's approach to making images, the number of participants is strictly limited to a maximum of 6 photographers.

Where does the course start?

This photography course will start at Hays Galleria, London Bridge, London at midday. Day One will finish at about 6-6.30pm. Day Two starts with a dawn shoot and will end at around 2pm


This course will be tutored by Chris Coe. Chris is self-taught and has been a professional photographer for 20 years. He is also the founder of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards ( and author of several books on photography. His photography has taken him all over the world on commissioned work and stock shoots, photographing using both film and digital cameras, in every format from 35mm to large format, including panoramics.

Chris has photographic experience shooting everything from landscapes to people, travel to architecture and abstracts to wildlife images.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Cancellation policy - all monies will be refunded if course is cancelled by participant up to one month before the course date. If participant cancels between one month and eight days before the course date, 50% of the full course fee is payable. If participant cancels seven or fewer days before the course date, the full course price will be payable. If you have any queries please contact us on:

Tel: 07594 820182 or Email

"The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process."

Edward Weston, Photographer

Course Dates

23rd/24th November 2019 



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If you'd more information or would like to make a booking by phone or email then please contact Karen:
Tel: 01728 627752

Photography courses at in association with Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) © Chris Coe