Upcoming Evening Classes & Courses

Upcoming Evening Classes & Courses

Classes

You don't need to be experienced or have loads of gear to attend a class or course,  Most are open to any level of photographer with any camera and level of experience. They are supported with hand-outs and time is taken to explain the theory and its application in different situations.

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Upcoming Workshop Events

Upcoming Workshop Events

Workshops

You don't need to be experienced or have loads of gear to attend a photography workshop,  They are open to any level of photographer with any camera and level of experience as personal tuition is given according to your needs throughout the workshop.

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Photo of the month - January - Limited Edition Print

Photo of the month - January - Limited Edition Print

Image of the month - January

Limited Edition Print - Hay Woods Split

January's selected image was taken at Hay Woods near Lapworth on 21st Jan 2017.  Conditions were around minus two and pretty foggy.  I loved the juxtaposition of the middle silver birch with a split trunk against the verticals of the surrounding trees.   Very little post editing was required as I wanted to ensure the delicacy and softness of the light and contrast remained intact.

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New series of workshops launched

New series of workshops launched

I'm really excited to be able to confirm the launch of two new types of workshops for 2017.  

The first is a regular monthly workshop at Batsford Arboretum, in Gloucestershire, to support their "Calendar Competition".  It's not Countryfile or winter, spring or autumn Nature Watch, it's better because it's your photographs from Batsford Arboretum.

The second new workshop is my "Family Sharpshooters" aimed at child and parent(s) or guardians to provide a way for them to enjoy photography together and explore the outdoors.

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Kicking off 2017...

Kicking off 2017...

This week...

It's been a busy first week of the new year.  Unlike most of you folks I didn't return to commuting and an office environment, instead i managed to get out a couple of times to shoot and run a private tuition session for a lovely chap rediscovering his enthusiasm for photography again with a new digital camera after being in the wilderness for years with a film camera.

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A Journey - Stripping Back

A Journey - Stripping Back

2016 and the lessons

It's that time of year when millions if not billions reflect on a year past and a year ahead.   I always struggle with making new year resolutions because I don't believe in waiting for one day to think and act on the changes I want to see in my life.

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Learn Photography

Learn Photography

Do you want to improve your photography in 2017?

I'm pretty sure there will be a unanimous yes to that question so the obvious follow up is HOW do you intend to achieve this?

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Take a look at what's coming up in the next few months and book yourself onto a photography workshop or course whilst there is availability

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Composition Curiousness - Part 2

Composition Curiousness - Part 2

Inspiration or Information

“There will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” Man Ray
In my last post on composition- composition-curiousness-part-1 I talked about the importance of your relationship to the subject that you are photographing.

Part 2 of this series is focused on the importance of the subject versus the technique and tools.

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Tripods

Tripods

Tripods – A Photographer’s Best Friend or Creativity Stifler?

Our three legged friend is essential when it comes to small apertures, long exposure times and shooting in low light, however a tripod can also become a real stifler when it comes to being creative and having the freedom to move around - hand-holding the camera, unless you apply some simple but effective disciplines.  

So what tripod do I need?

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The Human Document

The Human Document

I was fortunate enough to find some down-time recently from a busy teaching schedule and by chance discovered that an amazing photographic exhibition was taking place right on my doorstep.

The Human Document

The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day

MEAD GALLERY - Warwick Arts Centre

Ends Sat 10th Dec 2016 - Details here  Free Entry.

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15% off any order for 7 days.

15% off any order for 7 days.

Mix n Match courses, workshops, master classes, private tuition, mentoring, gift vouchers and services to help you improve your photography.  Whatever you order today you will get 10% off the price.

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Official training partner to Jaguar Land Rover

Official training partner to Jaguar Land Rover

Alan Ranger Photography has been an official provider of photography courses and training for the Jaguar Land Rover Employee Learning Scheme for the last 3 years and has tutored many clients through the scheme.

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Alan's student wins award for photo

Alan's student wins award for photo

Laura's photo wins her an award from the Kenilworth fireworks display and was used to commemorate the the Dad of two daughters

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

There are no tricks in Pick ‘n’ Mix

Feel the nostalgia of pick ‘n’ mix sweets at Woolworth's as children dig deep into baskets of sweets this Halloween whilst you dip into my sweet selection of photography services.

Don't let yourself be limited to one or two photography services this autumn; take advantage of numerous mentoring courses and workshops using my Pick ‘N’ Mix offer.

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New Photography Masterclass Series

New Photography Masterclass Series

I am pleased to announce that I am extending the photography masterclass series to 9 different topics.  The one-off, bite sized, classes are designed for those who need a refresher or a more in-depth understanding of specific areas of photography.

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Learn how to use Lightroom

Learn how to use Lightroom

Learn how to set-up and use Lightroom to edit images


Editing photos is a necessary part of the photography workflow and can make the difference between an ordinary looking shot and a great looking shot.

Take a look at this example of a photo that student, Aled, brought to me recently for review.  

The transformation between before and after took just 10 seconds using Adobe Lightroom.

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Free Photo Competition - Win $3000

Free Photo Competition - Win $3000

I can confirm that to date the quality of entries has been less than impressive so this is a shout out to all my photography friends and acquaintances to say you really should enter some images - I will obviously abstain from voting on any work/names I recognise but there are 8 other judges so please put your work forward. It's free to enter and there are some great prizes.  Enter by 30th Sep 2016

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Bank Holiday Madness

Bank Holiday Madness

To celebrate the the end of summer and wonderful photographic season of autumn around the corner I am offering a 20% discount on all orders placed between today and 2nd September.

Just enter the discount code - BANKHOLIDAYMADNESS in coupon box on checkout when you place any order for any event or service.  

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