Simon Bond Photography

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This is your chance to take part in a 1 week intensive photography workshop in an exotic location, learning how to take better photos on location with an experience travel photographer. The course will take in some of the elements of the creative and night photography course, it will then embellish those and go through the types of photos you should be taking to tell the story of a place. If you’re new to photography it’s still possible to attend this course, though you’ll need to arrive 1 day earlier for a crash course beginners workshop.

What will I learn?

When traveling to a new place it’s important to plans the types of shots your going to take, that being said there are some strikingly similar themes that crop up in almost every place you travel to. So below are a list of things that are likely to be covered.

  1. 1.Street photography, the different approaches you might take when approaching a person.

  2. 2.Street photography, the different types of lens you could use and why.

  3. 3.Telling the story. This could be the story of a market, or perhaps a set of photos from a national park.

  4. 4.Photographing a famous landmark. The use of different approaches such as refraction or using the blue hour.

  5. 5.Using strobes to light up foreground elements within a photograph

  6. 6.Learn about different filters and how these can be used to enhance a scene.

  7. 7.Practice some night photography in a busy urban centre, or in a night market.

  8. 8.Learn the importance of photographing landscapes when the light is at the right level.

  9. 9.Take better photographs during sunset.

  10. 10.Taking studio level “modeling” photos on a beach or with a natural background. (Note this might mean you’ll need to model)

Above is a brief outline of what you’ll learn. When a course is advertised and it’s location chosen a more detailed day by day itinerary will be displayed.

What equipment should I bring?

Travel photographers typically have a heavy bag of equipment, so the choice of things that you’ll bring with you needs to be carefully considered. The list below is based on the type of things I usually bring.

  1. 1.A dSLR camera that allows you full control of aperture and shutter speed.

  2. 2.A tripod for any of the long exposure aspects of the course

  3. 3.A backpack and anything you need for traveling, don’t forget your toothbrush! At the same time don’t pack the kitchen sink, your back won’t thank you for this.

  4. 4.If you have additional lens bring them with you. I’d advice 3 lens with a 50mm portrait lens, a wide angle lens being essential and then a macro lens or a telephoto lens.

  5. 5.if you have lighting equipment like flash guns, triggers and receivers please bring these.

  6. 6.A fully charged battery, and one spare battery just in case

  7. 7.A pen and notepad to take notes

  8. 8.A coat for you and a plastic bag to protect your camera, in case it rains.

How much does this cost?

This travel photography workshop will cost £800 per person, with the course limited to 8 people. You’ll need to check the schedule to see when this course is available. Once you have made your decision to book this course you can do so by contacting me.

    The price includes accommodation costs, though you may need to share a room with someone else from the course. Also included in this price is the food, this will typically be local food. The cost of transport over the 7 days will also be met in the fee list above.

    The cost of your flight to the location of the course will be met by you, this could be vastly different depending on your point of origin so this is why this can’t be included in the cost.

Where will the course take place?

Ilse of wight, Mongolia, Jeju-do, Kashgar, Singapore, Varanasi, Chiang Mai, Dali, Galle, Penang