Welcome to the captivating world of photography, where creativity knows no bounds and moments are frozen in time through the lens. Whether you’re a novice eager to embark on a journey of visual storytelling or an enthusiast seeking to elevate your photography prowess, this is your gateway to unlocking the secrets behind captivating images.
Photography is more than just a hobby; it’s a skill and art form that empowers you to capture the beauty of the world around you and express your unique perspective. With the rapid evolution of digital technology, the realm of photography has become more accessible than ever before. Our journey together will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills needed to wield your camera with confidence and finesse.
I’ll demystify the technical aspects of photography – from mastering your camera settings to understanding light, composition, and colour theory. You’ll learn to harness the interplay between these elements to create visually stunning and emotionally impactful photographs.
My aim is to foster your growth as a photographer by delving into various genres – from breathtaking landscapes and dynamic portraits to captivating street photography and mesmerising macro shots. Along the way, we can explore post-processing techniques that will elevate your images to new heights.
But photography isn’t just about the technicalities; it’s about cultivating a keen eye and a mindful approach to the world around you. We’ll delve into the art of storytelling through photography, guiding you in capturing fleeting moments that convey narratives and evoke emotions.
Whether you’re armed with the latest DSLR or simply your smartphone, our collective journey into the realm of photography will inspire you to see the world with fresh eyes and empower you to immortalise its beauty. So, if you’re ready to paint with light and embark on a quest for self-expression, join me and we navigate the captivating universe of photography, one click at a time.
Why with Mark?
Mark is an award-winning qualified photographer and educator, with over 30 years of experience as a freelance photographer and holds a Master of Art in Photography, in addition to a BA (Hons) in photography degree; amongst other media qualifications.
On first submission, Mark was awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate and then followed by Associate Distinctions.
Now preparing to return to university for a Doctorial in Photography. The area of research for this PhD is investigating Psychogeography and Affect Theory relating to Photography, Media and Art with the philosophical and cultural relationship of Posthumanism.
Mark holds £10m of public liability and professional indemnity insurance and is a trained First Aider.
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What do past attendees say about Mark and his photography events
“My 21-year-old daughter and I recently joined a Photowalk with Mark, at Valley of Rocks. It was a very enjoyable and educational experience. There were just two others, so a total of 5 in our group. Mark provided a comfortable environment for discussing the art and science of photography. He emphasized how personal photography can be and the importance of focusing on what we find compelling. He also provided instruction on the mechanics of a good photo as to structure, camera settings and other details. He was patient, very knowledgeable and clearly loves what he does. Thanks, Mark!”Lisa, USA
“I was looking for someone to help me understand my canon camera whilst on holiday in Minehead. I am so glad that I booked a one-to-one day out with Mark. I can’t say enough about how professional Mark is & how wonderful our day out together was. Mark instantly put me at ease and nothing was too much trouble for him to explain. Mark does this in a way that you can easily relate to in day to day scenarios. I have since joined Mark‘s Lightroom Monday group and now enjoy learning all about post production of my images.”Joan, Middlesex
“I joined Mark on one of his 1 to 1 workshops “New to Photography Workshop” back in April 2019, I wanted to rejuvenate my hobby for photography, having been a member of a local camera club where if your face fits you were ok I wanted to understand more about photography and techniques, well 18 mths on having been a regular attendee on his walks and trips I feel I have learned much more from a very motivated, experienced educator and communicator.”Malcolm, Somerset
“Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect, it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks, Mark.”Mike, Taunton, Somerset
“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.”Katrina, Minehead, Somerset
“After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished, I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark.”Karen, Porlock, Somerset
“Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom.”Joanne, Minehead, Somerset
”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips ?”Elma, Facebook, NL
“Mark’s passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops.”Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset