Damien Wootten is a photographer based in North East England. He has worked as a photographic educator, and as a commercial and fine art photographer for over 30 years. He has exhibited work both in the region and nationally and has published several books. He has taught photography at all levels - from beginners through to advanced level and he currently teaches photography at Newcastle university. He is a great communicator and has a real passion for photography and sharing his expertise in all genres of photography - the landscape, nature, still life, the built environment and people.
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little.
Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod.
Take your time. Thereís no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, itís all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you.
What is the sky doing? If itís bland and no contrast, then donít let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help Ďbreak upí the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds.
Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
£28pp only 5 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Newcastle upon Tyne - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
£48pp only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 29th of May 2021
Street Photography Meetup - Newcastle upon Tyne - 9am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city on a photo walk.
The instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.