Workshops & Tours

Workshops and Tours are offered on dates throughout the year with personal tuition given on these small group tasters, tours and workshops or you can opt for a custom solo workshop. When you book a workshop we acknowledge your booking in writing and you will be given my mobile phone number.

Alternatively, you can book one of my pre-arranged non-residential workshops to scenic areas of the UK, which are listed here, and join other like-minded photographers where you can also share ideas and experiences to further improve your photography or simply enjoy time out making images without fuss or hurry.

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 participants (unless otherwise specified) to ensure you get personal tuition and the opportunity to get the most from the chosen locations. Most workshops last for approx 4-8 hours.

Whilst you need to be reasonably fit to attend the workshop days there are no long walks or arduous uphill sections on most workshops, you will be advised if a particular workshop is likely to include such “exercise”.

If you’re looking for social photography events, why not try my PhotoClub.

Workshop Course Content

Each workshop will aim to cover the fundamentals of good photography, regardless of whether new to photography, improver, landscape, cityscape, or theme workshops.

Most workshops will, therefore, include the following;

  • The camera –where appropriate an overview of the functions and facilities available on your camera
  • Exposure control – where appropriate manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and ISO settings and exposure compensation and bracketing
  • Working with the light and camera metering modes
  • Focus control
  • Depth of field
  • Composition
  • The eye of a photographer
  • Images format
  • White balance
  • The Histogram
  • Post-production options

Bespoke Workshop and Tour Options

We also offer one to one workshops and photo tours to many parts of the UK and Europe, for both individuals and small groups. These tours are arranged to suit participants own requirements and wishes.

Why Learn with Mark

Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography.

Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission.

Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.

What do past attendees say about Mark and his Workshops?

“Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect , it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks Mark.” Mike, Taunton, Somerset

“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.” Katrina, Minehead, Somerset.

“After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark.” Karen, Porlock, Somerset

“Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom.” Joanne, Minehead, Somerset

”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips 😀” Elma, Facebook, Netherlands

“Mark’s passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops.” Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset.

All courses/workshops can be booked online via this secure payment facility, see courses below,
if you have any questions please call us on 01643 800505 or +44 1643 800505

Further Details

Step By Step Booking Guide

  1. Book photo taster, tours, workshop online via this website under Workshop & Tours
  2. Receive written confirmation from us of your workshop booking
  3. This date is booked into our systems and we call you a couple of days before to ensure you are fit and well for your workshop and make final arrangements on a meeting place/time. If the weather forecast is bad you can postpone if you wish, as we would rather you enjoy a day out with your camera in reasonable weather than getting cold and wet!
  4. If we cancel your workshop or tour for any reason we will give you a full refund and one of our gift vouchers to the value of the workshop/tour to be used at a later date

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 participants (unless otherwise specified) to ensure you get personal tuition and the opportunity to get the most from the chosen locations. Most workshops last for approximately 6-8 hours per day.

What You Need To Bring

New to Photography Workshop

  • Your camera.
  • A good pair of walking shoes.

Improving Photography Workshop

  • Your camera.
  • A good pair of walking shoes.
  • Tripod.

Most other Workshop and Tours

  • Your own SLR camera – film or digital but digital obviously has advantages in seeing what you have taken whilst out on the workshop
  • Your lenses – wide angle is usually best for landscape work
  • Any filters you have in your kit
  • Tripod
  • Remote release switch if you have one – if not the delayed timer can be used instead
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for being out and about in the countryside/seaside
    Packed lunch if applicable

Poor Weather

You can create great images in all types of weather, so if safe to proceed will continue in the rain. If we cancel your workshop or tour for any reason we will give a full refund and one of our gift vouchers to the value of the workshop/tour to be used at a later date. No other consequential costs that you incur will be considered for compensation.

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