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Our winter saturday workshops are sometimes hugely over subscribed.
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Our fantastic value 'Winter Saturday Workshop' learning days are designed for you to select only the days and the subjects you wish to enjoy.
Our Winter Weekend Workshops began with just a small group of keen enthusiasts in 2016. We are now in our seventh year and we are pleased to publish our dates and subjects for the next season beginning January, 2023.
(our dates normally begin in September but our workload has delayed the start)
Please see below for the 2023 programme.
We meet on Saturdays and usually twice a month over the winter period. 
Please check the dates regularly as these may change a little from time to time. 
The individual workshops are held in our modern 'state of the art' photography studio in Colby.
We teach photography in a clear, concise and understandable manner and we guarantee your photography will improve dramatically.
 The steady pace ensures nobody is left behind and ample time is allowed for you to take notes.
Sessions run from 09:30 to 14:30 with a break for lunch.
Complimentary refreshments are available throughout all learning days, however your lunch is not included. 
Places are currently still available however they generally sell out fast. For more regular updates, please 'like' and visit our Facebook page by clicking on the button below:
Our 2023 Winter Saturday Workshop Dates ...
Saturday, January 21st - Understanding Your Camera Settings
Week 1       9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £35 each
Be frightened no longer, my friends as we unravel the complicated jargon often associated with camera manuals. This is an ideal day for you if Father Christmas has been kind to you. Learn in simple terms and exercises what each button, switch and setting is responsible for, and venture out with more confidence into the amazing world of digital photography. You will understand about finding the right exposure, how to compose you images and how automatic focus works.  Naturally, you will need to bring your camera.

Saturday, January 28th - Understanding Exposure, Focus & Composition
Week 2        9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £40 each
Designed for the beginner with a DSLR camera, we will clear the mystery surrounding ‘ISO’, ‘shutter speed’ and ‘aperture’ settings in the most simple and easy to remember manner.    Learn the benefits and differences between manual and automatic focus and where and when to use them.  We also cover the art of building and composing your image to create more creative and satisfying results. This is a mostly ‘hands on’ session and you will need to bring your camera.
Saturday, February 18th - Basic Studio Portraiture
Week 3       9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £40 each
Learn how to pose, light and photograph your subject. We show you how to produce excellent, creative results using just one studio light or flash gun. This is very much a ‘hands on’ exercise using our remote trigger, on your camera, to ‘fire’ our own studio light or flash gun.  As a group you have an option of either a) delegates within the group rotate and model for us at no extra cost, or  b) we hire a model and delegates pay the model a small fee each on a direct basis.
Saturday, February 25th - Adobe Photoshop® for Beginners
Week 4       9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £40 each
Do you wish you could get more from your Photoshop, or even maybe understand the basics ?   We have the solution as we work you through the various tools within Adobe Photoshop.   Everyone in the small group will have the chance to bring along one or two problematic questions of their own, which we will help you with. This session is limited to just six persons and each will be asked to bring along two image files of their own for us to work with.

Saturday, April 1st - Shooting with Flash ~ On and Off Camera
Week 5      9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £45 each
In this session we clarify the settings necessary for good flash photography. We will venture into the exciting world of ‘off camera flash’. This will be both an indoor and outdoor session (weather permitting). If you have your own transmitter, receiver and flash unit, please bring them along (the transmitter will sit on the camera’s hot shoe and send a radio message to the receiver, which generally fits on the flash unit itself).   As a group you have an option of either a)  delegates within the  group rotate and model for us at no extra cost, or b)  we hire a model and delegates pay the model a small fee each, on a direct basis.

Saturday, April 15th Advanced Adobe Photoshop®
Week 6      9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £45 each
For the more experienced photographer, we will be illustrating the more advanced techniques in Photoshop, including background replacement, working with Layers, and creating your own Actions. Tempted to buy action sets advertised on social media ? - save your money, as we show you how to make your own !  This session is limited to six persons and each will be asked to bring along two of their own and relevant image files for us to work with.

Saturday, April 22nd - Understanding Adobe Lightroom®
Week 7      9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £45 each
We remove the common myths surrounding Photoshop versus Lightroom and show you how to get the very best from this underrated and amazing software package. You will learn how to select, organise and process your project files professionally, efficiently and much quicker. We show you how to add your own secure data to each image and safe, secure image file storage is also on today's agenda, before we advance to the various editing techniques available.  This is a subject David enjoys teaching at conventions and seminars around the world.

Saturday, May 6th - Advanced Studio Portrait Lighting
Week 8       9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £45 each
Learn how to pose, light and add dimension to your subject by using up to four creative studio lights. This is very much a ‘hands on’ exercise using our remote trigger but on your own camera. You will discover various lighting terms, techniques and patterns to really bring your images to life and make them ‘pop’. To ensure everybody has adequate shooting time, we will hire a model for this session, and at a little extra cost, once known. You will pay the models on a direct basis.  We will always recommend that you first attend our ‘Basic Studio Portraiture’ session, in order to achieve the very best from this workshop.
Saturday, May 13th - Image Printing, Presentation and Album Building
Week 9       9:30am - 2:30pm        maximum of six persons.       £40 each
In this 'hands on' session you will learn how to prepare for your images for printing and learn how to educate your printer to reproduce the exact details and colours as seen on your computer screen.  We will advise on the mounting and the presentation of your work to show off your prints at their best, whether for competition or for sending to friends & family.  Everyone is asked to bring along one digital image for a gentle critique and at a small extra cost we are happy to print your same image to 24” x 16”, as it should be printed.

General Notes:
You will need a notepad and a pen. Please bring your camera, and secondary lenses and the instruction manual. Camera batteries should be fully charged and your memory card formatted (empty).  Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are provided in abundance but you may wish to bring a sandwich etc., as lunch is not included for. If you possess a digital light meter or a flash unit please bring them along. Should your session ask for digital images to be submitted, please forward these at least two days before to: learn@manxphotographytraining.im
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These are 'pay as you go' options and you may choose whichever days and subjects suit you best. 
You must secure payment before the day and if you cannot make the day for whatever reason, you may of course take a credit and switch to another day.
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Should you wish to come along for an informal chat or if you have any specific queries about our winter workshops, please contact us here.