Intermediate Photography Workshop

Intermediate Photography Workshop - One day photographic training course

In the Intermediate Photography Workshop we go more in depth into mastering the principles of photography. This Intermediate Digital Photography course is for people who understand how their camera functions already. The course is suitable for beginners and amateurs wanting to improve their skills. The course will aim to develop your visual and creative skills. So if your aim is to take better pictures of your children, better images of your holiday this course will give you the tools to start shooting your own creative photographic projects. Please bring your own digital SLR with you but if you haven’t got one yet,  I have equipment I can lend you for the course (make sure you bring a memory card or USB memory stick to take home your images with you). The course is largely practical in nature with lots of hands on experience and opportunities for 1-1 tuition. The structure for the day is as follows:
  • MORNING session: We will go through some slides explaining the content of the workshop. Looking at the elements with in the images. This is an open discussion and feel free to ask questions.
  • AFTERNOON session: Putting it all into action.
You will learn to plan and create images, rather than just take them. The course is split into easy to understand sections. You will learn to see rather than just look, these elements are applicable to all types of photography, portraiture and landscape. There is a lot of information and course notes are provided and of course you can keep in contact with me afterward via email or on the Google Plus Business Page and on the Facebook Business Page. What will we cover on the course:
  • Program Modes, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority and Manual
  • White Balance, The colour temperature of Light (Natural & Artificial Colour Casts)
  • The Camera’s Light-meter
  • Using natural light to your advantage.
  • Composition
  • Elements of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Lenses and Perspective (the right choice of focal length)
  • An Introduction to Flash Photography
  • Light Quality
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Course itinerary

  • 10:00 meet up ( at the location for the day )
  • 10:15 go over equipment
  • 10:30 go through slides
  • 12:30 questions
  • 13:00 Lunch (not provided)
  • 14:00 Practical session
  •                 This is the point where you will be able to put into practice the information covered in the mornings slides. Don’t worry I’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • 16:45 recap, questions and answers session. what do next
  • 17:30 course ends
All you need to take part and enjoy the course is your digital SLR and bags of enthusiasm. I'll give you all the information and skills you need to take your photography to the next level. Intermediate Photography Workshop To book the Intermediate Photography Workshop as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  please call or use the paypal function below:
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Family Portrait Photographer

Family Portrait Photographer in Devon - Its about you and your story.

I love being a family portrait photographer and our family portrait photo shoots are a lot of fun and a great way to spend some time together. Our family portrait photographs are about atmosphere, capturing the emotions and importantly fun! If there’s a special toy you want to bring along to be in any photos, then please do. Likewise, if there is a special outfit “knitted jumper by granny” etc, bring that also. Bring something you like, so if you're into music or you're a football-mad family why not bring something along and we'll be able to theme some of your pictures to tell your story about you and your family.

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Please feel free to bring a few changes of clothes. But avoid patterns and logos, it does distract from the main focus (Which is you and the kids). Long sleeves are better, plain strong colours, dark blues, blacks. Avoid white. If you want a group/family shot try to keep a theme running through it e.g. all wearing same coloured jeans, all have a hat - you get the idea. But don’t worry, most of all come and have fun, enjoy and get some great pictures. Family portrait photography normally takes one hour in our fully equipped home studio, during which time we'll shoot plenty of varied poses and groups.

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I have carefully created a variety of portrait photography packages, which include prints, digital images and framed products.

Prints can be produced in a variety of styles and we have a range of wall products available to order if you wish; beautiful  Canvas Prints, Box Frames and Framed Prints can all be purchased directly from us.

Please get in contact via the contacts page to find a package to suit you.

family portrait photographer devon We also have an online shop with a secure password protected gallery. You can share with grandparents and other family members to order further photographs and see the full range of products online. I've also got a Google Plus Business Page and a Facebook Business Page too. Please join them to get special Facebook and Google+ only offers and discounts. Please get in contact today to book your family portrait session.

Photography workshops in Devon

Photography workshops in Devon

I now offer photography workshops in Devon. You may have just bought a new DSLR or are looking to buy your first digital SLR. So, I offer training in all aspects of photography, whether it is getting to grips with the controls of your new camera or understanding of something more involved. We will cover the basics; shutter speed, aperture, ISO, composition and lens focal length. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t got a DSLR, as I have equipment that you can use while on the course.

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The courses are very much hand’s on, we will spend a little time going through the information together at your pace. Some of the courses are run as a group session where you will be able to meet other students and share experiences and hopefully make some new friends. Others are run on a one to one basis so you get personal tuition on the areas of photography that you wish to concentrate. All courses have printed notes for your reference.
  • Getting to know your Camera
  • File Formats (Tiff, Jpg, Raw)
  • Manual Exposure (ISO, Shutter Speeds, F/Stops and The Light Meter)
  • Metering Modes (Evaluative, Matrix, Spot Metering)
  • Depth of Field (Shallow, Deep)
  • Camera Resolution (Megapixels) and print size
  • Lenses (Focal Lengths, Macro, Prime & Zoom Lenses)
  • Motion (Freezing, Blurring & Panning)
  • Manual Focus and Autofocus (Focusing Points, Autofocus Lock, Single or Continuous Focus)
  Photography Workshops Devon To book the beginners photography course as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  or if you feel you've mastered the basics already and would like to take your photography to the next level book a place on the intermediate photography workshop. Please call or use the paypal function on the course page. I've also got a Google Plus Business Page and a Facebook Business Page too. So please head over and like them for discounts and offers If you have a specific training requirement and would like to discuss this with me further, please get in contact via the online form. photography workshops

Beginners Photography Course

Beginners Photography Course in Devon. - One Day Course

This beginners photography course  is for people new to photography who have just bought a digital SLR or are looking to buy their first digital SLR. The course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of photography through to beginners wanting to improve their skills. All you need is an interest in photography and a desire to develop your skills in digital photography from basic function to creative use. James Bassitt, your tutor for the day, is a professional photographer with lots of experience and enthusiasm to share with you. His  calm and confident approach with cameras will help you focus your skills to get the most out of you and your camera. The course is largely  practical in nature with lots of hands on experience and opportunities for 1-1 tuition. The structure for the day is as follows:
  • MORNING session: Familiarisation with digital SLR cameras. We will look at all the functions and operations you can achieve with your camera so that you can use it to its full capacity.
  • AFTERNOON session: Putting it all into action. By the end of the afternoon, you will be taking great pictures and will now be in control of your camera and the pictures you make.
The course will help you to go more in depth with your camera use, and teach you everything you need to know about the capabilities of your camera. You will leave feeling more confident with your camera and able to capture great future pictures. The course will be an opportunity to meet others who share your enthusiasm for photography and to develop your ability to create and share digital images you are proud of. The course will aim to develop your technical, visual and creative skills. Please bring your own digital camera with you but if you haven't got one yet,  I have equipment I can lend you for the course (make sure you bring a memory card or USB memory stick to take home your images with you).

beginners photography course

What will we cover on the course: Understanding how a Digital SLR camera works,
  • Your cameras Modes:
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual mode
  • What is ISO
  • Lens choice
  • metering
  • focus points
the different types of files your camera creates, their advantages and disadvantages. Equipment choices, depending on the type of photography you wish to pursue. Do you own a digital SLR, but aren’t really sure what all the buttons and modes are for? Maybe you’ve been using one for years but just don’t quite feel that you’re getting the results you want? photography workshop During the session you will work in detail on aperture and shutter speed and how these affect your images, the functions your Digital SLR including metering, camera modes and focus points, learning how to avoid common mistakes. You will leave feeling confident in taking your camera off auto, and using the manual settings, giving you complete control over your creativity. There is a lot of information to cover and course notes are provided.

Course itinerary

  • 10:00 meet up ( at the location for the day )
  • 10:15 go over equipment
  • 10:30 go through slides explaining camera functionality
  • 12:30 questions
  • 13:00 Lunch (not provided)
  • 14:00 Practical session
  •                 This is the point where you will be able to put into practice the information covered in the mornings slides. Don't worry I'll be with you every step of the way.
  • 16:45 recap, questions and answers session. what do next
  • 17:30 course ends
To book the beginners photography course as either a group (3 max) or as a one to one training,  please call or use the paypal function below:  
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For further information on any course please contact Red Chilli Photography on 07808270215    

Matt and Liz’s Wedding Photobooth

Matt and Liz's Wedding Photobooth

  Here is a small selection from last night’s wedding photo booth.   The rest of the pictures are on the  facebook “Red Chilli Photography” page. So head over and like the business page and see if you can find your images from their wedding photo booth. Don’t forget to tag yourself and please share on your profile. Download a copy if you want one from the facebook site.     wedding photobooth wedding photobooth  

Photo booth FAQ

Photo booth information and requirements

So you'd like to know a little bit more about the photo booth, that's great please have a look through the FAQ section below, if you are looking for a photo booth for a wedding, birthday party, Christmas party or corporate event in Devon you are in the right place. Have a look at the images from recent photo booth event. If I haven't answered your question please get in contact via the website. I can't wait to hear about your event. Do you charge extra for traveling?
  • Not if I am your wedding photographer, and travel within 30 miles of Newton Abbot is included if I am just supplying the photo booth. So that's Plymouth, Tavistock, Exeter, Torquay up to Tiverton include free.
What are the space requirements ?
  • The Photo booth system assembles into open-frame (open-air) structure.
  • Dimensions are (1.9m width) x (1.9m depth) x (1.9m height).
  • Dual-height option for system allows for 1′ (30cm) lower height setting.
Do you charge extra to setup the photo booth?
  • No, it is included in the price.
How long will it take to set up?
  • No tools required for assembly.
  • 20 minute setup time.
Do you require the venue to supply anything for the photo booth?
  • We will need a table to place the props on near the photo booth and the space, that's all.
Can we remove a photo or photos from the event gallery?
  • Yes of course, you’ve got veto power on everything that goes up on the site, so no worries if you happen upon some, shall we say, regrettable poses! Just drop me an email and it'll be gone.
Do you require mains power?
  • No, the photo booth does not require a power supply. But it's nice to have one to keep batteries charged.
Do we get unlimited photos?
  • Yes. With every package the "fun" is unlimited. We are supplying a disk of images and uploading to our facebook page, because we are not printing on site it's much quicker.
Can it be used in marques?
  • Yes as long as the floor is level.
Can we supply our own props?
  • Yes. we encourage you to bring along any special props that your guests may enjoy taking pictures with.
We charge a refundable bond against the cost of the props.
  • It's a £75 refundable bond, incase the props get damaged or go missing. If anything does happen we would only charge you for the cost of replacement and refund the rest.
What do you do once inside the photo booth?
  • Simply press the big red button, then watch the countdown (5 seconds) and pose for the camera. One of the advantages of the photo booth is that it is very user friendly.
Can we add extra hours from the standard package? What happens if there is a problem with the booth?
  • The photo booth is contractually guaranteed to run 80% of the time. It will occasionally require batteries and memory cards replaced, otherwise it will work non stop.

To arrange an chat about your plans for the Photo booth and to discuss your requirements, please get in touch via the contact form or call: 07808270215

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Photo booth Hire covering Devon.

If you are looking for a Photo booth for your wedding, birthday party, Christmas party or corporate event in Devon.  Look no further as our open frame design photo booth is perfect for your event. It captures spontaneous images and will be a fantastic source of fun for your wedding or party guests. This photo booth is not the usual photo booth may have seen elsewhere with this design you will be able to get up 10 people in the shot.  It is fully automated and it is built using a Professional DSLR camera, a proper flash, and you will end up with high quality images. Document the guests at your wedding with hilarious, high quality images. See the selection of photo booth images below to get an idea of what can be produced. wedding party photo booth devon What’s included with the photo booth hire? Props We provide a range of fun props for use with the photo booth (e.g. wigs, fake moustaches, feather bowers, comic spectacles, pirate, cowboy outfits…. ). They make for some hilarious pictures and lots of laughter. If you have specific props that you wish to use for your wedding/event (i.e. if your wedding/event has a theme) then please discuss this with us. If we don’t have them, we can look to source them for you at a small cost. Attendant The attendant will set the photo booth up in advance of your guests arriving and will be on hand to ensure that booth operates properly and you and your guests are satisfied. They’ll help with the props; pose ideas and help getting every last straggler in on the fun. wedding party photo booth devon Images on Facebook The images after the event will be available on our facebook page usually 48 hours after the event. Your guests can view all the event photos, or download a small low resolution file (from red chilli photographys facebook) to make their own prints. Of course, you’ve got veto power on everything that goes up on the site, so no worries if you happen upon some, shall we say, regrettable poses! But you’ll be able to Tag your friends and share with people who couldn’t make it. This is included free with all photo booth hire options. wedding party photo booth devon Options There are two options for photo booth hire and these are included below: Option 1: Images on Disk £375
  • Two hours use of the photo booth
  •  Unlimited use of booth and props.
  • Images uploaded to our red chilli photography facebook page.
  • All images supplied in high resolution on DVD including license to print for personal use.
Option 2: Coffee Table Book and Images on Disk £495
  • Same coverage as option 1
  • A hard cover coffee table book. This hard cover book features every photo from the event and is an elegant way for you to cherish and share your memories for years to come.
AND DON’T FORGET TO ASK about the ways we have to make your event unique. Most of its free and all of its fun!
  • Inserting text and logos into photos
  • B&W shots instead of colour
  • Customized props and costumes
Optional Extra's
  • Personalize the booth for your event
  • extra hours coverage
  • Posters, invites and save the date cards
What are you waiting for? Reserve the photo booth for your wedding, party or event today. What are you waiting for? Reserve the photo booth for your wedding, party or event today. Any questions about the photo booth? please have a look at the photo booth FAQ section. To arrange an chat about your plans for the Photo booth and to discuss your requirements, please get in touch via the contact form or call: 07808270215

Thurlestone Hotel

Thurlestone Hotel,

Thurlestone Hotel in the south hams of Devon, near Salcombe is an outstanding wedding venue set in a stunning coastal location with easy access to the beach. With its superb award winning food and sea view restaurant. If you’re looking to find somewhere, beautiful and unique Thurlestone hotel will make your wedding one of the most special and memorable days. They have a dedicated wedding planner to take care of all the arrangements. The beautiful gardens and stunning landscape will make an ideal back drop to your wedding photographs. We’ll spend a little time away from your guests down on the beach creating some wonderful wedding memories. If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Thurlestone Hotel one of Devon most romantic venues, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Soar Mill Cove Wedding

Soar Mill Cove Wedding, Jo and Daniel. A couple of weeks back I had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Jo and Daniel which took place a the stunning Soar Mill Cove hotel near Salcombe with beautiful views of the beach and sea. The sun set was perfect and was not part of the planned shot list but as soon as the sun started to set we decided to quickly run out and get a few more couple portraits. A really fantastic, fun couple and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture their special day for them. Here are a few of my favourite wedding photographs from their day.Soar Mill Cove Wedding Soar Mill Cove WeddingSoar Mill Cove Wedding Soar Mill Cove WeddingSoar Mill Cove WeddingSoar Mill Cove WeddingSoar Mill Cove WeddingSoar Mill Cove Wedding

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So if you’re planning a wedding at Soar Mill Cove get in contact with Red Chilli Photography to discuss your plans

Shilstone House

Shilstone house is an exciting new wedding venue located near Modbury, South Devon. Shilstone is a former Domesday manor which has undergone many changes over the last 1000 years. After a 10 year restoration project in 2010 Country Life awarded Shilstone with the 'people's choice' vote in their Restoration of the Century. With such history and with hundreds of acres of land it will provide unparalleled photographic opportunities. If you are planning your wedding at shilstone house, Contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.