Paul burgess - Photography Workshops

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burrswood Workshops

I’m a photographer with more than 50 years experience. I’ve learned many skills, which I want to share with other photographers. I qualified as an adult education teacher 15 years ago taught successful examination classes over a number of years, with a focus on practical skills rather than theory.

My workshops are informal and practical and concentrate on taking better pictures, rather than learning technical skills for their own sake.

During the spring I’m running a series of workshops based at Burrswood Estate in Groombridge, near Tunbridge Wells.

The estate has beautiful woodlands and gardens, as well as great conference facilities and an on-site cafe.

Burrswood Workshop Schedule


Photo Walk Sunday 12th May 2pm - 4:30pm

A chance to photograph the gardens and woodlands surrounding Burrswood House with a small group of like minded photographers. I will show you the best places to photograph and be available throughout the afternoon to give one to one tuition if needed.

Cost £24-00


Lightroom Basics - Saturday May 25th - 10:00 - 16:30
(You will need to bring a laptop running Lightroom Classic CC)

Teaching yourself to use Lightroom can be a daunting prospect, even with the plethora of sometimes confusing help available online.

This workshop is for you, if you want to learn how to best use Adobe Lightroom Classic CC to manage and edit your images. The focus is on making great images rather than the technology.

After this workshop you should be confident to manage and edit your images in Lightroom CC Classic

You will learn to:

  • Understand how Lightroom works

  • Set up Adobe Lightroom to your preferences

  • Import Images

  • Store your pictures

  • Use collections and keywords to organise your images

  • Use Lightroom pre-sets

  • Use the Develop tools to edit and enhance your images

  • Manage colour settings

  • Create Black and White Images

  • Use the develop module to edit in monochrome

  • Prepare your images for printing

  • Adjust and export your images for social media

  • Select and publish your images to a Blurb book

This workshop is focussed on Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, there is a separate workshop planned for Adobe CC and mobile users.


Woodland Photography Saturday 8th June 10:00 – 16:00

Burrswood stands in acres of undisturbed mature woodland. The workshop encourages you to explore the woods and photograph the many interesting scenes that you will find, including the lakes and ponds that are scattered around the estate.

The workshop begins with a briefing session and discussion of the best photo opportunities for the day. We will then go out and take pictures until lunchtime, when we will have a review of the day so far. After lunch (bring your own or use the on-site café) we will take some more pictures and then come back to the course room to review and edit our photographs before leaving at 16:00