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Stephen Power Photography Tuition

One-to-one and small group photography tuition with acclaimed photography book author, teacher and travel photographer Stephen Power - tailor-made to suit your needs and current level of skill.

Half day, full day, and longer residential courses (staying with Stephen or in local B&B’s) are available.

What You Will Learn

You are only taught what you need to learn, this will be discussed with you in advance...tuition can include the following and much more:

Basic Photography theory and Techniques: From 'how do hold the camera correctly?' to using the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance settings in your camera.

Advanced Photographic Techniques: Use of depth of field, differential focusing, fill flash techniques, taking still life/macro images, portraits and travel and landscape photography for stock library use, etc.

Digital Imaging Software: Using Lightroom or Photoshop to get the best from your images once downloaded from the camera.

All tuition can include a theory segment (using Stephen’s teaching room or facilities at Valentia Lighthouse, and a practical segment, utilizing the outstanding scenery on Valentia Island and locality.

Longer tuition (full day or more) will allow for more time on location for the practical photography experience. Participants should bring walking shoes, waterproofs a good digital camera and laptop (if digital imaging teaching is requested).

Your Photography Tutor

Valentia-based photographer Stephen Power MA, BSc (hons) is an award-winning photographer, author and photography teacher with over 30 years’ experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in adult education and has taught photography at all skill levels from beginners to experienced professional photographers.

Stephen won the 2007 NAPP Guru Award for photography and in 2016 he was awarded the US Creative Quarterly Magazine “Certificate of Excellence” and gained an “honourable mention” in the Moscow International Photography Awards.

Stephen is "Associate Editor (Ireland)" for the acclaimed Cameracraft magazine published in the UK, and has written 5 books, including “A Small Window on Kerry” a book of photographs of South Kerry, including Valentia Island. His most recent book, "Traditional Notes: A Celebration of Irish Music and Musicians" was published by the Liffey Press in Dublin and has received critical acclaim.

HALF DAY (4 HOUR) PHOTOGRAPHY TUITION: Check website for fee rates. Price/Fee included in the fee is free download link for Stephen’s 'A short Introduction to Digital photography’ eBook

FULL DAY (7 HOUR) PHOTOGRAPHY TUITION: Check website for fees. Price/Fee includes sandwich lunch and a free download link for Stephen’s 'A short Introduction to Digital photography’ eBook

Stephen Power Photography have teamed up with the Atlantic Villa B&B in Knightstown, Valentia to offer 3 day (4 night) residential photograpy courses. Full details on the website.

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