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Tutor: Robin Eley-Jones

3 Hour Course £12.00 (Non-members £13.00)

Saturday June 28th 10.00-1.00pm

Many ‘compact’ camera owners do not realise that there are some very simple ways to improve their holiday pictures, and make their photographs the envy of their friends. With this 3-hour course, discover easy ways to improve pictures of people and places – take photographs, not just ‘snaps’! Learn more about how you camera works (digital or film), how to improve composition and the use of light correctly – also how to avoid common errors. This course is most suitable for those with little prior knowledge.

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY (a step by step guide)
4 Hour Course £25.00 (Non-members £30.00)

Saturday July 5th 10.00-2.00pm

Many photographers who produce good pictures do not realise that a variety of editors of newspapers, magazines and web sites are in need of supplies from freelance photographers – and that most are prepared to pay good fees, for reproduction rights. This new practical half-day course will draw on the tutor’s 40 year’s experience of providing photographs for the press and electronic media. It will equip photographers who are already competent with the knowledge skills of how to organise work and will include information about deciding what subjects to cover, how to find markets by analysing publications, how to obtain commissions, as well as a step by step guide on how to start, coupled with guidelines/advice on deciding how much to charge, plus a guide to legal issues and organising accounts.

£9.00 per walk (Non-members £10.00)

Enjoy a pleasant stroll and gather some tips on how to improve your picture taking abilities. All walks start at about 10.00am finishing after about 2 hours with refreshments in a nearby pub. Open to all members and their friends. Enrol at the 3Ls office and you will be provided with detailed joining instructions (car sharing available for most of the walks - starting from the Civic Centre).

Wednesday, May 28th
Starting at Lime Street Merseyrail Station we will walk through to Williamson Square, Church Street and the Liverpool One Complex taking photographs of whatever we spot! The aim will be to help those who take part more observant and also to be more confident when taking pictures of people they don’t know.

Tuesday, June 3rd
Starting at the former Hadlow Road station (held in a ‘time-warp’ -having been restored to the way it was in 1952 when the line closed), we will walk around the village seeing the churchyard and a windmill. Later, lunch and refreshments at Pollard’s pub for those who wish to partake.

Monday June 9th
Bunbury (about 10 miles south of Chester) is the site of a busy complex of locks on the ‘Shropshire Union’, and therefore should provide plenty of opportunities to take photographs of a working canal. Nearby is the lovely Bunbury village with a fine church, cottages and a village pub.

Friday, June 27th
Grappenhall is a Cheshire village (‘hidden’ not far from Warrington) which just about everyone falls in love with, partly because once there you could almost be seeing it the way it was 100 or 150 years ago. We will snap the lovely church and churchyard, then one of the finest local canal views as we walk along the banks of the ‘Bridgewater’ canal for about a quarter-of-a-mile.

Wednesday, July 2nd
Roughly 12 miles south from Chester is Marbury Mere and is one of 15 in the locality formed from the excavation of the land during the Industrial Revolution. As well as the mere, which usually hosts a range of bird-life, there are some beautiful landscape views of a one of Cheshire’s prettiest churches, churchyard -plus village pub.

Thursday, July 10th
A walk around Chester is usually one of the most popular of all the 3Ls photo walks (or perhaps it is the Albion Pub where we usually finish!) The route for this one is different from most of the other Chester walks – most of the walk will be along the pretty canals which most visitors usually (and unjustly) ignore.