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Learn how to use tilt shift lenses and why you need them

Training and workshops – mastering tilt and shift

Discover all about tilt/shift lenses, what they do, how you can use them and most importantly why you’d use them, from our internationally renowned photographer and author Keith Cooper.

Whether it’s a one-2-one training session or presentation at a major international photo show, Keith offers bespoke sessions that will demystify tilt/shift lenses and their working.

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Northlight Images’ architectural photographer, Keith Cooper, has a background as a university lecturer and public speaker and is happy to pass on his technical and creative expertise as an established, professional architectural and commercial photographer to help you get better photos.

Our bespoke courses:

We work at whatever level you need and at your chosen location.

The basics of using tilt and shift

Courses cover more than simply using tilt/shift lenses, including composition and post-production work. However, if you just want to learn about close-up use of tilt in product photography, we can be that specific

Just looking at tilt/shift for example, these are a few of the topics available

  • What do tilt/shift lenses do differently
  • What lens type suits your work – how do they help your photography
  • How shift works
  • How tilt works
  • Stitching and panoramic photography
  • Software techniques and image processing

Photography training – practical and hands-on.

Photography training costs

Half Day Training

  • £349 one to one training
  • £379 for 3 trainees (£126.33 per trainee)
  • £89 for each additional trainee

Full Day Training

  • £599 one to one training
  • £649 for 3 trainees (£216.33 per trainee)
  • £139 for each additional trainee

All prices are for single sessions, and exclude VAT, please also see our Terms and Conditions for training services.

Precise course costs are based on duration, location and number of people attending the course. A half day is up to 3.5 hrs of training time, a full day up to 6.5 hrs. For lectures/conferences, please ask for our appearance rates.

For interactive photography training sessions we recommend a maximum of 5 trainees. For larger numbers we recommend seminar style presentations.

Our training courses are held at your own preferred location, where you will be taking your own photographs

Expenses: £0.65 per mile for all courses outside of Leicestershire PLUS £30 per hour travel expenses for all courses more than 2 hours from our base in Leicester. We charge nothing for the first 2 hours (in each direction) then £30 per full hour.

For a more accurate idea of costs, please contact us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll be happy to send a detailed quote.

Please note: payment is required in advance of training session(s), unless payment on the day is arranged (by prior agreement only).

 

Photography seminars/workshops/conferences

These prices are for seminar/lecture style sessions for 1-20 people in the UK.

For conferences and overseas please contact us
for more details and prices.

  • £175 for up to 3 trainees
  • £285 for up to 6 trainees
  • £330 for up to 10 trainees
  • £480 for up to 20 trainees

*Please note that all costs on this page exclude any travel costs to/from your business location and VAT at 20% – see additional course course details below.

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How was this photo taken?
What equipment do you need?

1 Great Central Square, taken using a tilt shift lens and multiple exposures.

Great Central square

Our other photo training courses

We’ve more details of specific services on other pages:

Some comments from our clients

"I had a fantastic day with Keith on the bespoke architectural photography training course. He demystified the technical aspects of architectural photography and was hugely generous and down to earth in sharing his experience and knowledge. I would gladly recommend Northlight Images."

Julie Crawford, YORhub
Keith’s book about tilt/shift

Keith’s book about using tilt and shift lenses is aimed at giving any photographer the necessary skills and understanding to make use of tilt/shift or ‘perspective control’ lenses.

Due Summer 2020

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Photography with Tilt and Shift lenses – Crowood Press

Keith has written many free articles, here on the Northlight Images web site explaining different aspects of tilt/shift use and equipment.

Keith’s tilt/shift related articles/reviews

Specialised equipment – see it, try it

Keith uses many different tilt/shift lenses and specialised accessories. See how they work before buying your own. Demonstrations and practical uses are a key part of Keith’s presentations, whether on stage or outdoors.

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After your photography course

If you have been on any Northlight Images’ training course, we are happy to answer technical questions and clear up any related issues you might have about the course materials.

We also work with companies to develop follow-up and appraisal processes, to ensure lasting benefits from our training.

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Our expertise

Keith Cooper, our trainer and senior photographer, spent several years at Loughborough University as a lecturer, and in addition, possesses a C&G Adult Education Certificate. Keith combines his academic experience with his practical skills as a professional architectural photographer to provide you with the level of training you need to ensure you are able to take the best photographs possible to promote your business.

Keith also tests and reviews photography related equipment and software, putting him at the forefront of all the latest technology and in September 2011, Keith was invited to join X-Rite’s ‘Coloratti’

“X-Rite’s Coloratti includes the world’s top professional photographers, a group whose vision, passion, leadership, and partnership are recognized and valued by X-Rite. Coloratti photographers are highly respected by their peers and are admired by up-and-coming professionals, enthusiasts, and students alike.”

This enthusiasm for new technology, processes and techniques informs not just his own practice as a photographer but is passed on to all trainees, so you can be sure you are always learning ‘ahead of the curve’.

Additional course cost information

For a more accurate idea of costs, please contact us to discuss your exact requirements and for the prices of more than 1 day’s training. Payment is required in advance of training session(s), unless payment on the day is arranged (by prior agreement only).

All prices are for single sessions, and exclude VAT, please also see our Terms and Conditions for training services.

Outside of Leicestershire we charge for travel (£0.65 per mile) and travel time at £30 per hour for any journey over 2 hours away from our base in Leicester. We charge nothing for the first 2 hours (in each direction) then 30.00 for each additional hour (in each direction)  – rounded up to the full hour.

Training outside of the UK is available, please call to discuss how we can help in this respect.