Private View Marks of Conflict Show, Trinity tunbridge Wells
Welcome to my August Newsletter. There has been a lot happening over the last few months with 4 successful shows, a rebrand, a website refresh and the imminent opening of my studio in Chevening.
I’ve been involved in two personal shows, Morris Folk, portraits of my Morris dancing friends and acquaintances taken over the last 2 decades, at the Anchor pub in Sevenoaks (still open during pub hours at the time of writing), and my Marks of Conflict landscape work at the Trinity Gallery in Tunbridge Wells in June. This show attracted the interest of BBC Southeast Today (the video is on my website) and I was invited to write an article about the show for OnLandscape Magazine (link also on the website). Unexpectedly, the Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum has invited me to re-run the Marks of Conflict show at the Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks Library from the 15th to the 24th of September. This will be a bigger show than the one at Trinity as there is more gallery space. So do drop in to see the show and the additional images (details are on the website here)
Image from the Morris Folk Show
The Creative Collections show by the combined Creative Photography groups and the Landscape 2022 show which followed it, were both well received with some stunning work from the groups, most of whom had never exhibited before – congratulations to all of you, I never cease to find your talent and creativity very humbling!
I’m in discussions with venues for a similar show next year and will let you know as soon as I have confirmation. I’m also hoping to re-instate the pop-up shows at Westerham Brewery once their building works have been completed – watch this space
Creative Collections Private View Trinity Tunbridge Wells
Landscape 2022 Private View, Trinity tunbridge Wells
Starting in early September, I will be running evening classes with two streams, one for beginners and improvers, on a Thursday evening and the other for my established creative groups on Mondays and Wednesdays. There isn’t going to be a specialist landscape course this term, but this is likely to return in the new year.
For the first time, this term, my creative courses will have the option to work towards the Royal Photographic Society’s ARPS distinction. I must stress that this is just an option for those who want to go on that route and won’t detract from the course for everybody else.
Working towards an RPS distinction on your own can often be a lonely and sometimes frustrating process. My Creative Photography evening courses are designed to give support to anybody who is contemplating or is already engaged in the distinctions process. Both courses are ongoing based around the school term model for convenience, but you can join at any time. My courses are geared towards the ARPS distinction and focus on building a body of work, encouraging technical excellence and creativity – more details here
Lightroom & Photoshop
Friday night is editing night with a repeat of my popular online Lightroom End-to-End course starting in September. I’m also offering it as a One-day Online Course on Saturday 8th October for anybody who can’t commit to regular evening classes. I plan to run another Photoshop course in October/November if the is sufficient demand – let me know if you are interested. You can find more information and booking links here
If you learn better on a one-to-one basis or you’d like to cover specific topics, then 121 sessions with me may be the best solution. The 121-course starts with a free telephone or Zoom review of what you want to achieve. Once I know your objectives, we can plan a series of online and/or face-to-face sessions over a timescale to suit you. Face-to-face sessions will take place on location or in my studio depending on your interests. 121 sessions can be combined with my evening classes or one-day courses so you can get the most benefit.
If you want to discuss how 121 tuition could work for you call me on 07983 394550 or email email@example.com
Studio - Unit 10 Turvins Farm Learn New Techniques
In mid-August, I’m opening a small studio in Unit 10 at Turvins Farm in Chevening as a permanent home for my photography business. Turvins is home to several small businesses and the awesome Eaten Mess Café (bad for the waistline!), making it ideal for my commercial work and for workshops for up to 6 people.
Currently, the plan is to run some pilot workshops to see what works best in the space. Here’s the current list:
Image from the recent Lullingstone World Garden Workshop
I’m continuing with my regular landscape workshops over the coming months. Here are the forthcoming ones (more to follow):