This March, Ben Russell will be holding three workshops at Bantry House and they will be a mix of presentations and tuition along with practical sessions. Bringing people out and about in the grounds of Bantry House, the house, gardens, bay and mountains are right at your doorstep and are there for you to get some really great shots.
‘The three levels are for guidance but there’s a good bit of flexibility in each session; I try to answer whatever questions come up and help everybody so they get the most out of the day.’ says Ben Russell who is an illustrative photographer and has had thousands of his images published.
Digital Photography Essentials — Saturday March 10, 10am-4.30pm
This is a get-you-started workshop for people with limited knowledge or confidence. Essential info about cards and batteries, camera handling and framing up good shots. Nothing too complicated unless you ask Ben specifically and he would be only too happy to help. This course helps you master the basic basics.
Superb Photography — Bank Holiday Monday March 19, 10am-4.30pm
This is more of a fill-in-the-gaps workshop, to help you get those superb shots that you think you should be able to get, but don’t always manage. If you have some familiarity with your camera (whatever type) and want to move up a level, this is probably for you. Ben will cover composition, and look at the settings that help you get the best from your camera, together with a bit of computer editing. It can be as technical as you want it to be!
DSLR User’s Photography — Saturday March 24th, 10am-4.30pm
This is for those of you with exchangeable lens cameras — SLRs or the new mirror-less SLRs (eg Lumix G, Olympus PEN, Nikon V-1) — with a bit of photography experience. If you are fairly new to digital photography and have only recently got an SLR, you might think about coming on the Digital Essentials workshop first (come on both for €135). Ben will be covering the basics of good exposure and colour balance, as well as composition and camera handling, along with de-mystifying all of those buttons!
The workshops cost €85 (€80 if you pre-pay) or €75 each for pre-paid groups of two or more. This includes entrance to Bantry House gardens; and tea, coffee and snacks. The class will be stopping for lunch at the nearby Maritime Hotel but, of course, you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Why not find out more about Ben Russell and his workshops on the Hands-On Website or call him on 027-66133