1:1 Tuition and costings

I offer 1:1 tuition in landscape photography for beginners or those wanting to know more about how to make the most out of their cameras for landscape photography. The session can be either classroom based (typically 2 hours) or on-location shooting (typically 4 hours).

Format and techniques
We will meet up at my home address in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and over a tea/coffee begin by running through expectations and format for the session.

For the classroom-based format, we will spend time looking at the most important settings on your camera to enable you to achieve the correct focus and exposure and build confidence in using it in the landscape. We'll also go through basics in composition and how to plan for sunrise and sunset shots, and touch on basic processing of images in Adobe Lightroom. It will be a very relaxed environment where you can ask any question you wish.

For the on-location format, we will start by going through camera settings for landscape photography, and then visit 2 or 3 locations, typically around Macclesfield Forest, to put into practice how best to use your camera. At the end of the session we will return to my home address, and I will edit and print (A3) an image of your choice from the session.

I will help you with the following techniques:

- How to set up your camera for landscapes
- How to expose to maximise image quality
- Where to focus to maximise depth of field
- How to use filters to control contrast
- How to use filters for creative effect
- How to shoot panoramics
- How to fine tune your compositions

Costings
For the classroom-based format, I charge £25 per hour. Most clients prefer to start with a 2-hour session, and often then follow that up with 1-hour sessions to top up knowledge once they've had a chance to practise.

For the on-location format, the cost is £75 (approximately 4 hours), which includes:

- All tuition on the day
- All transport from my home to the locations
- Use of a tripod and filters if you don't possess your own
- An A3 print from the day’s shoot

A paper copy of my notes on Basics in Landscape Photography will be offered to all clients.

Dates
Please contact me on 0777 647 5992 or via the Contact tab at the top of the page to arrange a suitable date.

Payment
We accept UK cheques (payable to Mark Helliwell Photography) or preferably bank transfer in advance to the following account:

Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 77-67-08
Account number: 34029160

Terms and Conditions
1. The cost of tuition is to be paid in full at the time of booking.
2. It is the client’s responsibility to arrive at locations at the arranged time and with appropriate equipment, footwear and clothing. The client needs to be healthy enough to participate in the event (particularly for the on-location session).
3. We reserve the right to alter or cancel the 1:1 tuition session at any time. Should this be necessary, you will be offered the choice of accepting the alteration, agreeing to a different date (if cancelled), or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a refund of all monies paid to us. For the avoidance of doubt, as we are not party to any travel (eg, flight, train, hire car) or accommodation bookings you may have made yourself, and have received no payment for the same, we will not refund the costs of these.
4. The weather is out of our control. For the on-location session, in poor weather every effort will be made to find a suitable location to continue the workshop or to take a break until the poor weather passes. If very poor weather is forecast in advance we reserve the right to contact the clients and reschedule the workshop. If this happens you will have the chance to accept the rescheduled date or accept a credit towards a future workshop of your choice to the value of the cancelled workshop.
5. We do not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by delay or interruption to travel services through weather conditions, civil disturbance, industrial action, strikes, wars, floods or sickness. Such losses or additional expenses are the responsibility of the client. We will not accept liability for loss or damage to any of your personal belongings, including but not limited to camera and computer equipment, peripherals, mobile phones, baggage, clothing, documents, monies, credit cards and so on.
6. We do not accept responsibility of liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the client, unless arising from the negligent act of us.
7. By making a booking, you are agreeing to accept all of the above conditions.

Last updated: 3 December 2017