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Get Snapping! New Year... New Hobby!

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Get Snapping! New Year... New Hobby!

Photographer Simon Gaddes has been instructing and tutoring photography for over twenty years and you will be able to take advantage of his experience at special photography classes in Retford this January and February.


Practical photography will be a key part of all classes with a focus on composition and the message that the photographer wishes to express, whether it is with portraits, creative abstracts, landscapes or still-life.

Formal evening sessions over 10 weeks will take place on Tuesdays at The Hub in Retford from 7-9pm commencing February 21st.

These ten sessions are designed to help you improve your photography skills in a creative and supportive environment, with the emphasis on creativity and composition, rather than how the camera functions. Regular practice and sharing of work over the course duration will help to develop your style & technique and build confidence.

Spaces are currently available at Simon’s Winter Photography Sessions. The 10 week course is just £159 per person (£15.90/session) with a 10% reduction for students/retired or 25% off a second booking when two places are booked together (not combined with any other offers).

A previous student, Liane from Sheffield, commented: "I had an excellent day at one of Simon’s photography workshops. He is a really knowledgeable trainer who demonstrates by example with his own lovely photos, and was extremely helpful and patient in showing me how to use my camera to much better effect – in fact I am delighted to say I need no longer use the ‘Auto’ function on it! Great progress indeed!"

The evening sessions are suitable for both new and experienced photographers with the aim of building confidence to encourage interest to grow.

Booking is essential and places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment.

For further information or to book visit Simon’s website here   or call The Hub in Retford on 01777 860414.

Free One-Day ‘Taster’ Event

Simon will also be holding a free one-day 'taster' event at the Hub opposite the Cannon in Retford on Saturday 28 January from 10am to 2pm. This will be concentrating on studio portrait work.

Simon can be contacted through his website www.quietlifephotos.com for further information on the evening sessions.

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