Training - Seeing The Photo

APG Workshops

Seeing  the image is one of the most difficult aspects of photography. You only require your eyes and legs to learn this skill, but it is the one that takes the longest time to master.


We are due to launch our first workshop in the 'Seeing' phase of the photographic process in autumn 2017. The workshop will be free to members and take place at our training centre in Little Brington.

Learning To See Workshop

In this workshop we look at the key elements you need to create better images: the subject, viewpoint, composition, lighting, colour/tone and timing. We will teach you these topics using a mixture of member's images and those of some of the masters of photography.

Training Videos

The Art of Photography

This channel is brought to you by Ted Forbes, who has been uploading photography videos for several years.

Vision is Better

A humanitarian photographer and an excellent teacher, David DuChemin has is own You Tube Channel, 'Vision is Better', where he focuses on photography rather than gear.

The Candid Frame

Author of the book, 'Chasing the Light', Ibarionex Perello has a regular podcast on You Tube which showcases interviews with leading photographers.

Photography Composition - Line

This episode begins our mini-series on composition techniques. In this  video series, I'm going to take a compositional technique and explore  it. In addition we will look at images that exploit the technique and  finally I'll leave you with an assignment exercise so you can start to  work the technique being discussed into your own work.

Photography Composition - Shape

In this video we'll look at techniques for creating interest with shape.  I think of shape as faling into 7 different categories of treatments.  These include: Cropping Scale Fragmentation Focus Lighting Metaphor  Shapes are typically defined by line - particularly line as boundary.  


Using the techniques here are ways of creating interesting compositions  by making your own decisions on how to display to the visual subject and  information.

Photography Composition - Rule of Thirds

In this episode, we take a look at some compositional principals of photography and discuss the rule of thirds and how its used.

Photography Composition - The Golden Section

Composition part two - an extension of the Rule of Thirds.  In this episode we'll look at application of the golden section in composition and  explore some of the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Photography Composition - Sub-Framing

Continuing on in our composition series, in this video we will talk  about a technique found in photography called sub-framing. Sub-framing  is simply taking an object or subject in your image and framing it with  lines within the composition, thus having a picture in a picture.  


This is a nice way to place emphasis on something in the composition and  is particularly effective when an object is small and surrounded by  detail.

The Role of Colour in Photography

Colour plays a unique roll in photography when its used effectively. In  the early days of photography, images were rendered in monochrome. Today  we have the unique advantage of unlimited possibilities with technology  to do almost anything we can imagine, but the challenge of colour still  remains. Color is most effective when it plays an important roll in the  image.

Draw the Eye and Improve Your Compositions

This week David talks about visual mass, or the way elements pull the  eye, and how that can improve your compositions and post-processing.

Photographing People (1)

Want to photograph people but you’re not an extrovert? David’s got the  solution, but it’s not as easy as you think. David also talks about  model releases.

Photographing People (2)

Part two of David’s candid discussion about photographing people  includes three things you definitely don’t need to make better  portraits, and three things you can’t do without.

Street Photography: Fear & the Street Portrait

In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the relationship between  fear and street portraiture. He discusses how the practice of the street  portrait, can help a photographer get past anxiety and fear of  photographing strangers. It can also help them to make informed choices  regarding lighting, composition and allow them the freedom to fully  engage with the subject.

Street Photography: Light, Gesture & Setting

In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about his process of evaluating a  scene for light, setting and gesture. By paying attention to these  qualities of a scene, he begins to build his compositions, increasing  the likelihood of producing an excellent photograph. He describes how  analyzing a scene in this way becomes a repeatable process that can  improve your success rate.

Just Make Better Photographs Already!

This is my no-nonsense, totally opinionated, feel-free-to-ignore-it  Guide to Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Learn to Make Better  Photographs. Seriously, these are 3 easily actionable things that you  can do to learn how to make stronger images. Or you can take the long  road and look for more tips and tricks.