LGE Introduction to Depth of Field


29 October 2017

Didcot Railway Centre  

Didcot OX11 7NJ


  • Master depth of field with your lenses
  • Give your pictures the artistic look
  • Participant picture reviews
  • Only 4 participants
  • 121 tuition
  • Fitness level 1 of 3
  • On-going email support after the workshop
  • Excellent value for money


Page Contents

1 – The LGE Programme

2 – Artistic Awareness Survey

3 – Tutorial

4 – Picture taking

5 – Participant Picture reviews

6 – Example pictures

7 – You will have the opportunity to take pictures like these

8 – Celebrating self-expression with participants pictures

9 – The LGE DoF Workshop at a glance

10 – Is this one-day workshop for me?

11 – You may also like…


What will I learn in this workshop?
  • Briefly, to introduce the Learn Grow Express (LGE) Programme
  • Give you all the skills you need to master depth of field (DoF)
  • If your previous experience doesn’t cover depth of field you will be shown photographs of this artistic technique.
  • You will learn how to control depth of field with any lens type.
  • To ensure that you fully learn how to operate your lens Andy will be doing regular reviews of your pictures and giving practical feedback.
“Just a quick word of thanks for Wednesday – a most enjoyable day and a very good venue. I’ve only had a chance to browse my images very superficially but I’m struck by how, in general, the end of the day ones seems better than the early ones.”
Chris West – Storrington, Sussex
The LGE Introduction to Depth of Field Workshop is in five parts
1 The LGE Programme

Learn > Grow > Express (LGE) is a three-part learning programme leading to a designated outcome. You may be working towards an exhibition, a book, a distinction. As a participant you will be designing and self-directing your goals and learning, working with the three modules Learn > Grow > Express. You will gradually add skills to your photography, with emphasis on the word gradually. It is important to embed those practical skills so they become second nature.

This method of working is based on the text of the published book by Andy.

You will:

  • Follow the instruction tutorials in taking  pictures
  • Receive immediate feedback on the pictures you have taken
  • After the feedback session, we will redo the embedding skills practice to ensure you fully own the idea
2 Artistic Awareness Survey

The Artistic Awareness Survey will help you work out what you do and do not know. Follow this link to find your skills gaps.

3 Tutorial – Mastering Depth of Field

DoF is the apparent sharpness before and behind the point of focus.

Factors that control the amount of Depth of Field.

4 Picture taking

The Didcot Railway Centre is a great place to practice variations in DoF. There is a range of static and moving railway subjects to be photographed. Didcot Railway Centre

5 Participant Picture Reviews

During the day your pictures will be reviewed as you take them to ensure that you fully understand how to get the effect you’re trying to achieve with your equipment.

We can learn from each other by sharing the pictures we have taken. All of us see pictures differently. We all see things in our own way and passing around cameras is a good method to pick up the vision and style of others. It is important to say that this is not a competition and you are at the workshop to learn and update skills.

 6 Example photos with controlled Depth of Field

We will have an opportunity to look at possible variations of depth of field to express artistic vision.

Click on the pictures to see the effect of different lens apertures 

7 You will have the opportunity to take pictures like these
8 Celebrating Self-expression with Participants’ Pictures 
“Just a quick note to thank you for the depth of field day last month at Didcot.  It made me think a lot and I attach a couple of the many images I took.  They’re in colour at present but may well end up as monochrome.”
Arthur Lees, Marshfield – Wilts 
9 The LGE Introduction to Depth of Field Workshop at a glance 
Dates and Times

Sun 29 October – 11.00 to 16.00

We will meet in the Didcot Parkway Ticket office at 11.00.


Parking for the Railway Centre is located in the BR car park with variable charges.

Access to the Railway Centre is via the Booking Office in the Didcot Parkway Station .

Tickets for the Didcot Railway Centre are bought after you have walked through the tunnel, under the mainline track.

The £10 day ticket includes as many steam hauled rides as you desire.

Included in the cost
  • A tutorial
  • Individual or group picture reviews
  • Guidance to photography locations
  • Suggestions on composition, exposure and lens use
  • On-going email support
Excluded from the cost

Transport to Didcot, Parking, Entrance Fees, Meals, and Refreshments

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Joining Instructions 

Joining Instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please go to our frequently asked questions page

On-going support

Once you become a client, part of the package is unlimited on-going email support. If you have a question, please email me info@andybeelfrps.co.uk



Additional Benefits

Why not book an Online Review to give you the full benefit of your investment in yourself?

10 Is this one-day workshop for me?

Learn, grow, express is all about adding new skills in easy stages. This workshop sets out the basic skills required to master depth of field. If you like industrial/railway photography then you will be completely in your element with us on this workshop.

Every photographer must have a working knowledge of DoF. This workshop will give you all the skills and knowledge to enable you to produce pictures with variable depth of field settings. If your pictures look like everybody else’s it’s time that you fully mastered the control of DoF.

If you want to know how to give your pictures an artistic look with depth of field, come and find out how it’s done. 

Making your best, even better

11 You may also like…
The Dark Art Manual

If you have booked a one-day workshop and would like a copy of The Dark Art Printing Manual for a discounted price of £15.00 please email me at info@andybeelfrps.co.uk

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