Calumet announces photography courses

May 12, 2015

Courses include an Auto Focus Masterclass; Understanding DSLR Photography; Location Portraiture Lighting; Nikon & Canon Flashes of Inspiration; and Wedding Photography – The Foundation Day. For full details see below or visit


Leading photography retailer, Calumet Photographic, has an exciting line-up of seminars and workshops available from its Academy for 2015.

The Calumet Academy offers a comprehensive range of events on an ongoing basis. Dedicated to helping aspiring photographers, Calumet Academy hosts tutorials for beginners as well as more advanced training for those wanting to hone their skills. It also provides specialised workshops for photographers with specific interests, such as wildlife and portraiture, and welcomes industry professionals on a regular basis.

The Calumet Academy is based at all Calumet Photographic stores around the UK; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Bristol. All seminars and workshops are individually priced and students can take advantage of a discounted rate.

Upcoming events for May include:

• Beginners Introduction to Studio Photography Course, with Rory Lewis (£139) –
Saturday 16 May, 10:00 – 16:00 (Edinburgh), Friday 12 June, 10:00 – 16:00 (Bristol)
This introduction to studio flash lighting course takes participants through lighting set-ups, using a variety of lightshapers to illustrate different effects.

• Auto Focus Masterclass, with Andy Astbury (£110) –
Wednesday 20 May, 10:00 – 16:30 (Bristol); Wednesday 27 May, 10:00 – 16:30 (Manchester)
In this workshop, participants will learn and understand how Nikon and Canon auto focus systems work; the end result will be more consistently sharp images.

• Understanding DSLR Photography (£99) –
Saturday 23 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (Birmingham); Tuesday 26 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (Birmingham), Thursday 28 May, 11:00 – 14:00 (London); Friday 29 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (Bristol); Saturday 30 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (Edinburgh); Saturday 30 May, 10:30 – 13:30 (Belfast)
This gives participants a greater understanding of DSLR photography to enable them to get the best out of their camera and improve photography skills.

• Location Portraiture Lighting, with Rory Lewis (£149) –
Friday 15 May, 10:00 – 16:00 (Belfast); Saturday 23 May, 10:00 – 16:00 (Edinburgh)
This interactive workshop is designed for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of lighting. 

• John Clements Nikon & Canon Flashes of Inspiration, with John Clements (£119) –
Tuesday 19 May, 10:00 – 16:30 (Manchester); Tuesday 26 May, 10:30 – 16:30 (London); Wednesday 27 May, 10:30 – 16:30 (Bristol)
Starting with the basics, but then moving significantly further, this hands-on workshop will make portable flash a friend, not a foe.

• Wedding Photography ‘The Foundation Day’ From The Ground Up, with John Clements (£119) – Thursday 21 May, 10:30 – 16:30 (London)
 With decades-worth of experience shooting weddings, John Clements provides the perfect template to help photographers through the ‘big day’.  It is not just for those starting out, but those already working in the field who wish to cement their techniques and add new ideas.

For more information on the dates and locations of selected events, visit, where there is a full schedule of events including costs.

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