Digital Photography Courses. How to Find the Digital Photography Course Venue - Tel 0116 279 6906 email glen@digitalphotographycourses.co.uk

Course Location & Timings

 

Dates: February to November

Timings: 09.45am - 5.00pm

Address: 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leics, LE8 0RA

Telephone. 0116 2796906

Price: £135

Lunch: Included

 

Nature = Nature & Bird Photography Course at Rutland Water. Oakham

 

Course Timings

 

9.30 -10am Arrival, coffee & biscuits 10.00am camera settings & theory

12.30 -1.00pm light lunch (included)

1pm-3pm Practical photography

3pm-4pm Review photographs

4pm-5pm Photo-editing Demonstration

5pm Questions & course feedback

 

DSLR Course Requirements

 

Digital SLR Camera

Extra lenses - optional

External flashgun - optional

Fully charged battery and / or a spare

Empty memory card

Any other kit you need explaining

change of shoes if wet.

 

Please ensure you have a fully charged battery as we will be using your camera a lot and batteries do to tend to run out.For batteries and cards at huge discounts visit

www.mymemory.co.uk

 

Is there anywhere to stay nearby.

 

If you would like to make a weekend of your visit there are a few B & Bs nearby with several hotels in nearby Market Harborough and lots more in Leicester city 20 minutes away.

The Shoulder of Mutton - Foxton

The Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional 18th century country inn and free house in the village of Foxton. This is a five minute drive from the Digital Camera Courses venue. En-suite rooms range from £35 to £55 including breakfast.

theshoulderofmutton.co.uk

 

How to find the Digital Photography Courses Venue

 

Most photography & camera courses are run 10am to 5pm from the South Leicestershire village of Smeeton Westerby.

25 Westerby Lane
Smeeton Westerby
Leicestershire
LE8 0RA
Tel. 0116 279 6906
email: glen@digitalphotographycourses.co.uk

Directions from Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham, Derby, Luton,Milton Keynes, London, Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge, Kettering, Nuneaton, Hinckley, Ashby, Coalville, Melton,Loughborough, Rempstone

Public Transport

Market Harborough to Smeeton Westerby

Smeeton Westerby is situated 10 south of Leicester just off the A6 at Kibworth. The village is 5 miles from the picturesque market town of Market Harborough, which also has the nearest BR station. There are buses from Market Harborough to Kibworth and the limited Number 44 service to Smeeton Westerby. We are only a 15 minute walk from Kibworth and we can arrange a pick up from there if required. A taxi from Market Harborough Railway Station to Smeeton Westerby is about £15.

Leicester to Kibworth

Travellers from Leicester can catch a bus from Leicester to Kibworth which runs every 30 -60 minutes. We are only a 15 minute walk from Kibworth and we can arrange a pick up from there if required. A taxi from Harborough to Smeeton Westerby is £15.

Travelling by Car

If traveling by car aim for Kibworth which is on the A6 10 miles from Leicester and 5 miles from Market Harborough. Follow signs for Kibworth Beauchamp and head for the centre of the village. If coming from Leicester you will be turn right of the A6. At the roundabout with the cherry tree turn right and first left onto the Smeeton Road at Threshers. This road is signposted Smeeton Westerby ( 1 mile ) and Saddington. Head for Smeeton Westerby and go past the church on the right. Westerby Lane is the very last road on the left just before you leave the village.

Do not turn left down Gumley Road or Pit Hill, which a lot of people do.

From the M1 Junction 21 or M69

Follow Ring Road South signs until you reach the A6 roundabout at Oadby ( next to Leicester Racecourse) Turn right uphill , past Asda on the left, and continue onto the Great Glen Bypass and on to Kibworth.Turn right at the Coach and Horses and follow signs for Kibworth Beauchamp and head for the centre of the village. If coming from Leicester you will be turn right of the A6. At the roundabout with the cherry tree turn right and first left onto the Smeeton Road. This road is signposted Smeeton Westerby ( 1 mile ) and Saddington. Head for Smeeton Westerby and go past the church on the right. Westerby Lane is the very last road on the left just before you leave the village.

Do not turn left down Gumley Road or Pit Hill, which a lot of people do.


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Distances From Other Towns

Digital Photography Courses are located in rural South Leicestershire good links to the M1 and the M6 motorways. We get many visitors from London, Luton, Reading and the surrounding areas. London is just over an hour away by train to Market Harborough Station.

A few distances to our Photography Courses venue from:

  • Coventry = 30 miles
  • Birmingham = 50 miles
  • Northampton = 25 miles
  • Kettering = 20 miles
  • Nottingham = 37 miles
  • Derby = 45 miles
  • London = 99 miles
  • Reading = 101 miles
  • Luton = 67 miles
  • Milton Keynes = 55 miles
  • Sheffield = 81 miles

The nearest airport is East Midlands but Birmingham and Coventry airports are within one hours drive. There is a bus shuttle service from EMIA to Leicester.

Local Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts Accommodation

Leicestershire is a beautiful part of England with lots of tourist attraction and scenery. If you would like to make a weekend of your visit there are a few friendly Bed Breakfasts nearby with several hotels in nearby Market Harborough and lots more in Leicester city 30 minutes away.

If your family would like to do something different while you attend the photography course the Leicester has a very modern lively shopping centre with several cinemas, lots of shops and restaurants and also the world famous Space Centre.

Sunnydale Farm - Saddington

Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Sunnydale Farm Bed and BreakfastSunnydale Farm
Smeeton Road
Saddington
Leicester
LE8 0QT

Tel 0116 279 2042

The Sunnydale Farm Bed and Breakfast is situated midway between the villages of Saddington and Smeeton Westerby in the beautiful rolling Leicestershire countryside. It has twin and family rooms from £35 per person per night. This farmhouse bed and breakfast is only 1/2 mile from the Digital Camera Course venue.

Premier Inn, Market Harborough

Premier Inn at Market HarboroughThe Premier Inn, just outside Market Harbrough, is less than 5 mles from the Digital Photography Courses venue and within easy reach of the M1 and A14. It's also very close to the picturesque village of Foxton and Foxton Locks. There is also the Langton Inn bar and restaurant attached plus services. Room Only is sometimes available from £41 and they do also offer meal deals.

www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel/MARBRE/market-harborough

or the Oadby Premier Inn which is six miles away from £44

http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/leicestershire/leicester/leicester-south-oadby.html

 Knaptoft House Farm - Shearsby

The Knaptoft House Farm and Greenway Bed and Breakfast is set well back from the road in 135 acres of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside and offer a warm welcome throughout the year

Both the farmhouse and 'The Greenway' have comfortable sitting-rooms, with wood-burning stoves, and conservatories which catch the afternoon sun. Each include a wealth of books on tourist information, local interest, and Family History research. We have a collection of old family photographs and memorabilia.

Knaptoft Farm Bedd and BreakfastKnaptoft House Farm,
Bruntingthorpe Rd,
Nr Shearsby,
Lutterworth,
Leicestershire
LE17 6PR
Phone: 0116 2478 388
www.knaptoft.co.uk


For a list of other nearby hotels and B & Bs click here

Please Contact Us If You Have Any Questions


email - glen@digitalcameracourses.co.uk or call 0116 279 6906

Student Testimonials

I was a complete novice but now I feel quite excited about experimenting with my photography.

Carol Aries.

I have attended several of Glen's courses and on every occasion I have found the sessions enjoyable and extremely informative.

I went on this HDR and RAW photography course with some trepidation, as I was concerned that it would be very technical, and be mostly about elaborate editing in Photoshop.

On both counts I was wrong. As usual Glen's calmly paced, easily understood tuition, followed by practicing the techniques, with a very useful review of the shots in their before and afterwards states.

In the most basic terms, I picked up invaluable tips on how to quickly improve the photos I've already taken. The terms "Bracketing"and "blending" sound very technical, but they are simple methods of accurately capturing the detail in a contrasting landscape shots (e.g. ground dark, sky light).

This training really helped with my understanding of the tonal range and contrast variations in a photograph , but more fundamentally, composition and the visualization of the finished picture before the shot was taken.

The session on RAW was excellent - this technique is simple, and relevant for those few 'special' landscape shots, that will benefit from some editing to bring out the contours of clouds, for example.

The editing in Photoshop was simple - the results from the session are images I would put on a wall!

I can't recommend this course highly enough, there really were some "eureka" moments, where all the knowledge I've picked up on Digital SLR photography all fell into place.

Marc Darling

An easy to follow and understand course which covered all the aspects I wanted. The friendly group worked together well to make it a most enjoyable day and experience.

Glen Parrish

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Hi Glen. I'm just dropping you this note to say how much I enjoyed today. The course answered all my questions and has given me the confidence to go out and use my camera properly. Today has turned my box of expensive gadgets into top class photography equipment. Thanks!

Barry Cunliffe

A very good, well structured and very helpful course. I feel a lot more confident now and my pictures have improved.

Andrew Hutchinson.

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Hi Glen "Thanks for a most enjoyable and informative day, It answered all my questioned plus many more. Considering lunch was included I thought it was really excellent value for money."

David Stone

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I had a load of questions and every one was answered. Really good examples on the course notes. Glen's a very patient teacher.

Helen Jones

I learnt more in the first 30 minutes of this course than I had in the last year. - Paul Houghton

A very well prepared, interesting and well explained course. I had a great time. Glen's practical lessons and the chance to practice will give you a different view of your photography.

Natalia SW

Objectives achieved. I now know how to take the kind of photographs I've always aspired to. Glen is patient and informative and I felt I got the right level of tuition without being to technical. I would definitely recommend this photography course to others. - Tina Cornah.