We are delighted to have John Potter and Christine Carr joining us to deliver our photography courses in 2018.  

John is a renowned landscape and fine art photographer and Christine specialises in garden photography. You can read more about John and Christine below. 



Wednesday 9th May –  Beginners Photography Course

If you are flummoxed by focus, baffled by buttons, lousy with lenses or frequently disappointed by your photographs, this beginners photography course is for you!

Christine Carr LRPS will lead this hands-on course which is aimed at complete novices and people who want to improve their photography.

The workshop will cover the basic use of your camera:  apertures, shutter speeds and automatic settings.  You will be using your own camera and you will work around the garden photographing all types of subjects. Christine will work individually with everyone and guide you in the right direction to enable you to produce some fantastic images. Composition, lighting and planning your photographs will be explained, which will change your snap shots into photographs.

The course cost includes hand outs and coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your camera (with handbook if possible), notepad and pen.

Time 10:00 to 12:00  Cost: £35


Monday 16th July and Monday 10th September – Creative Digital Photography Course

We are delighted to be running this photography workshop twice during 2018.

This is an intermediate photography course, aimed at people who have some photographic experience but want to improve their knowledge and skill.

It is led by renowned landscape and fine art photographer, John Potter B.Ed. (HONS) L.R.P.S. He will give you a grounding in the principles of digital photography and help you create imaginative high quality floral photographs in a variety of settings, both table top arrangements and outside in the garden.

Some time will be allocated to using Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop CC to edit and enhance your photographs transforming them from snapshots into exhibition quality images.

Please bring your own digital camera (SLR preferred but bridge cameras also will be fine) plus the camera manual, if you have it, and ensure your memory card is empty and the camera battery is fully charged. Bring a tripod if you have one and any additional equipment such as filters, lens hoods etc.

Please note: simple small point and shoot digital cameras with few controls are not suitable for this course. 

The course cost includes hand outs and coffee and biscuits, but please bring a packed lunch.

Places are limited to 6 people, so early booking is recommended.

Monday 16th July

Time: 10:00 to 16:00  Cost £50


Monday 10th September

Time: 10:00 to 16:00  Cost £50



More about John Potter

Intermediate digital photography courseJohn Potter L.R.P.S. B.Ed.(HONS) is a highly regarded Yorkshire-based landscape and fine art photographer with a wealth of experience working with the landscape to create visionary works.

John is widely published in media, books, magazines, calendars, and has a large and expanding greeting card range which is sold throughout Yorkshire.

A Yorkshireman through and through he has always found North Yorkshire, his own patch, to be a constant source of inspiration. His work is deeply related to northern Britain’s National Parks and coast line.

John runs a wide range of photography workshops and courses in Yorkshire and throughout northern Britain. To find out more visit his website.

Intermediate photography course John Potter Photography


Christine Carr’s biography

I love gardens and photography.  They are a wonderful combination and making images at Stillingfleet is a delight.  From my first Kodak Brownie, many years ago, into the current digital age I have developed a love of transforming the ordinary into the creative images that I have exhibited.  Some of my images have been used on greeting cards and I hold a distinction of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). I have also provided product shots for commercial use.  Please take a look at my website www.cameocreations.co.uk

At my camera club I have demonstrated techniques that I use, to fellow members.  Sharing this knowledge is something I enjoy.  I look forward to working with you to improve your photography.



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