From Switzerland for Photography Course

I take it as a great compliment that photographers come from far and wide for photography tuition I provide here in SW Scotland.

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Christine from Switzerland - at work on Kirkcudbright harbourside during her Photography Weekend Break. Photograph Philip Dunn

I have had students come from as far as Singapore, France, Germany, Belgium, Madrid and one chap who flew from New York specially for two days of one-to-one photography tuition with me.

Last week Christine  came specially from her home in Zurich, Switzerland. Christine chose a day of personal tuition before joining the group on the Photography Weekend Break at the Selkirk Arms here in Kirkcudbright.

Outdoor Photography
A real ‘outdoor girl’ Christine was overjoyed to see the fabulous arrays of wild snowdrops, which carpet some woodland areas here in Bonnie Galloway. It really is quite a spectacle at this time of year. There’s nothing like it in Switzerland apparently.

I took Christine to a very special place – a hidden dell buried deep in a wooded gorge beneath the trees where there is a tumbling waterfall.

When Christine started work with me she had never used her Sony A300 camera on the Manual setting. Everything was done on Auto. We soon changed all that.

Manual Exposure

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Christine hard at work among the wild snowdrops in the hidden dell in Bonnie Galloway. There's nothing like this near her home in Switzerland

That first afternoon Christine was shooting away happily using Manual Exposure setting and had taken control of her camera for the very first time. She produces some beautiful images from her climb down to that wooded dell.

By the time Christine was working on the harbourside in Kirkcudbright with the other photographers on the Photography Weekend Break, she was gaining more and more confidence. It was a pleasure to watch.

Christine now wants to come on a PhotoActive Photography Holiday and put her new photography skills to good use.

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