Photography at hellens

Creative Photography and Your Cameraphone

A Day Photography workshop at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle

10.00 am - 4.00 pm, 3rd November 2023

Beginner to intermediate level

A hands-on creative day that will teach you how to take and edit brilliant photographs using your cameraphone.

This enjoyable introductory-level workshop will cover the essentials that you need to improve your photography. The day will support you to become more confident and creative with ample opportunities for discussion, experimentation and review as part of the group.

Our workshop will be at the historic Hellens Manor. Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire, Hellens is a much-loved Tudor/Jacobean home with beautiful grounds and gardens.

Our day will feature:

  • An introduction to the technical basics of smartphone photography
  • An illustrated discussion of what makes a good photograph
  • An exploration of basic photography terms including composition, light, focus and exposure
  • Two photo-making walks around the grounds of Hellens Manor
  • An introduction to the basics of editing your photographs on your cameraphone
  • An introduction to sharing your photographs on social media and sending them to others
  • Plenty of time to review and discuss your photographs and address any questions and issues that you have

£95 including all refreshments and a delicious vegetarian lunch

Places are limited to 7 participants

What I offer

I am a passionate photographer with over 30 years of experience working with many different organisations, communities and groups. I have taught photography and filmmaking at several universities in the UK and New Zealand and now lead many different kinds of creative workshops and creative retreats. 

I love working with all kinds of people to help them develop their technical and creative skills. The workshops and retreats that I lead are dedicated spaces for participants to feel encouraged and supported as they try new skills and creative ideas.  



"I had such a great day, learnt how to improve my composition and how to edit pictures to make them really stand out."


“Geoff is a very experienced photographer who shares his knowledge and skills readily with participants in his workshops. His clarity in explaining principles and practical matters makes for easy learning; he is very approachable, making the day even more enjoyable."



“I completely loved this filmmaking course. I felt quite nervous about coming along as I have always struggled with technical stuff. Geoff creates a very supportive and relaxed atmosphere which really helped my confidence with the camera and sharing my ideas my ideas with the group."

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