What will I learn on this workshop?
- Briefly introduce the Learn Grow Express 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.
The 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.
- 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
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.
2 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.
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 on the workshop to learn and update skills.
Click on the pictures to see the effect of different lens apertures
Dates and Times
23 August – 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
- Expert 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
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
Once you become a client, part of the package is unlimited on-going email support. If you have a question, please email me email@example.com
Why not book an online review to give you the full benefit of your investment in yourself?
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.