Placed in groups of up to ten, photographers of all abilities can hone their technique using the scenic plains of the New Forest as their inspiration. Meeting students at either 9.30am or 1.30pm, a photographer will be on hand to answer any burning questions, while taking participants through the basics of shutter speed, exposure, filters and composition for up to three hours (usually £45 per person). Following the session, a full set of notes will be emailed out to each person for photography practice in their spare time. Shutterbugs should arrive prepared to snap away with their own DSLR or camera capable of manual control, plus the added preference of their own tripod, spare battery, and memory card.
Choose from the following options for a landscape photography course:
£19.95 for one person (56% off)
£36.95 for two people (59% off)
Groupon speaks to Chris Button, owner of his eponymous photography company, about his inspiration and the perfect time of day to shoot.
What or who inspires you?
"Seeing other people's photography inspires me and the internet gives you so much opportunity to see these great images. Feeling inspired, however, is usually mixed with a large amount of self-doubt that I could never achieve the same quality, but then if you're always happy you'll never push yourself to develop."
What do you think defines a good image?
"My own experience of this is when people flick through my work at an art market and an image stops them in their tracks, makes them smile or brings back a memory about a place. I think a good image connects with someone on an emotional level."
Which photoshoots do you enjoy the most and why?
"I like dawn shoots because there's something exciting about the start of a new day, especially when you're the only person around. At dawn there is also the chance of mist, and natural light transforms subjects with its rich and soft colours. Being in the right place for the very best light is never easy and so when it happens it is particularly exciting and rewarding."