Tobias James

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Photography courses across Sussex. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to sharpen your photography skills, I have a course that will suit your  technical needs and stretch your creativity.

I am a firm believer that photography is both an incredible way to engage with the world as well as an open doorway to creativity! Take one of my photography courses and you will get to know your camera better and understand the rich variety of possibilities that are open to you as a photographer. My photography courses are based around Sussex, so I hope you can find both a course and a location suitable for you.

The above image is a response to the depth of field challenge by student Rebecca D

Photography at AAL Brighton Spring 2024 Digital Photography for Beginner's Part 2

This course is aimed at DSLR and mirrorless camera users, ideally those that have completed part one of the course but newcomers are welcome and full technical support will be given. Over the course you will learn a range of important camera techniques as well as core compositional rules to add creativity and variety to your photography. You will also undertake fun and creative class assignments with plenty of hands on learning, with the added opportunity for a couple of lessons on location to practise your skills in the field! Some home assignments will also be set and you will be supported in developing a folio of creative images over the duration of the course.

Starting Thursday 11th Jan 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Portslade Community College

The above image was made during my Understanding Composition Course by student Natalie.

Photography at ACRES Learning Uckfield : Creative Photography Understanding Light

Lighting is a key factor in creating a successful image. It determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood, and atmosphere and has an extraordinary power to create emotions in a photo. Learn how the settings on your camera can be used to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best colour, depth and meaning into your photographs.

The techniques you will learn during the course are related to the topic of light, but students can also expect to develop a technical understanding of their camera as the course progresses.

Starting Tuesday 9th Jan 6:30pm to 8:30 at Uckfield Community College

The above image is a response to the architecture project by student Jan 

The Worthing Photography Class at Heene Community Center

This course is suitable for more advanced photographers who are confident with the use of their camera functions but are wanting to delve deeper into the creative potential of photography.

To make the most of this course, learners need a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or mirrorless camera.

    
What you will learn.


The course will delve into two creative themes over the 10 week period. You will learn how other photographers from the 20th century, as well as contemporary photographers, have approached the subject. By studying these works I hope to inspire students to become more creative and bolder with their photography. Themes under taken in the past have included, architectural photography, portraiture, dynamic light and shade and photography and the filmic.

Each 2 hour session is divided into two segments. The first seeks to inspire and delves into the creative and technical aspects of the work of various photographers. The second segment is a group review of students work, seeking ways for the work to be developed and encourage creative and critical thinking.

The group boasts some very creative photographers, all of whom are very welcoming and supporting of new comers. 

Spaces are very limited on this course but I am happy to expand provision if demand is high enough. 

 

Please use the form below to express your interest and I will get back to you ASAP.

Starting Friday 12th Jan 10:30am to 12.30pm at Heene Community Center £130

The above image was made during my architecture project at burgess Hill by student Martin

The Burgess Hill Photography Class at King's Weald Community Center

This course is suitable for beginner photographers who want to get the most out of their camera functions. The courses prime focus is on creativity but full technical support is given through out. 

To make the most of this course, learners need a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or mirrorless camera. 

  
What you will learn.

 

Each 8 week course will focus on two topics. Each topic is designed to teach a different set of technical skills as well as develop different creative ways of approaching a given photographic idea. Lessons are  a combination of learning through presentation, practical demonstrations and practical tasks and group activities. We will also share our work for review, to enable us to learn from the progress of other students and to enrich each others photographic journeys.

This is a terrific opportunity to learn new photographic skills, improve your creativity and meet some like minded people and engage in a truly rewarding hobby.

The group boasts some very creative photographers, all of whom are very welcoming and supporting of new comers. 

Spaces are very limited on this course but I am happy to expand provision if demand is high enough. 

 

Please use the form below to express your interest and I will get back to you ASAP.

Starting Monday 8th Jan 6:30pm to 8:30 at Heene Community Center £130

The above image is a response to a candid portraiture project by student Michael H

Online Master Classes

I am currently running one online master class on Wednesday evenings. This course is designed for keen photographers who feel confident with their cameras but want to learn more about the art of photography. A great way to meet like mind as well as expand your photographic creativity. These online session are split into two parts. The first where the course project is introduced, and photographers who have made similar projects are researched and discussed. The second part of each session is a peer to peer review where student images are discussed and suggestions made for development of the projects. 

 

The courses are informal and focus on fun and creativity. They take place via google meets and use a secure folio sight where students can share images as well as access all the resources for the course.

Further Online courses will be made available as demanded.

 

Please use the form below to express your interest and I will get back to you ASAP.

Starting Wednesday 17th Jan 6:30pm to 8.30pm Online for 10 weeks £130

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The Brighton Photography Group

I am also very happy to be the photography tutor for the Brighton Photography Group. Run by Oatlabs, such groups are run in every major city around the world and I am so proud to be part of the community. A mix of workshops for beginner’s or to teach specific techniques, and informal friendly meets ups with lots of top tips from yours truly, the resident photographer. Meetings take place every 2 weeks in a variety of locations around Brighton and Hove.

Follow the link below to find out more and i would welcome you to join  our Facebook page too!

Dates available on the Brighton Photography Website.

Please complete the form opposite to register interest in any of my courses. I look forward to hearing from you.

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