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Top UK photojournalists David Burges and James Fraser have launched a new training business called Blink Photography Courses, aimed at sharing the secrets of their trade with everyone from novices to pros. Blink Photography Courses will welcome its first guests at the beginning of March 2011, offering a selection of courses, from classroom-based beginners sessions for compact-wielding novices, to multi-day courses focusing on picturesque parts of the UK and Europe. The courses will be based in the Leamington Spa area. Details of all of the courses can be found at the website below.
Website: Blink Photography Courses
Top photojournalists launch new training business
From celebrities to wars and royalty to politicians, two top UK photographers have captured them all from behind the lens. And now they’ve joined forces for a new business venture passing on their expertise to photographic novices and pro’s alike on a range of focused training courses.
David Burges and James Fraser have, between them, been at the sharp end of photojournalism for decades, working on national newspapers, winning awards and setting up their own successful photographic businesses.
Now they are combining their talents to launch Blink Photography Courses, aimed at sharing the secrets of their business with everyone from total novices to those who make their living with a camera and want to expand their knowledge, including digitial enhancement techniques.
In their years on national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail, the pair have worked around the globe to photograph everything from major news events to royalty, world leaders and top celebrities.
Blink Photography Courses will welcome its first guests at the beginning of March 2011, offering a selection of courses, from classroom-based beginners sessions for compact-wielding novices, to multi-day courses focusing on picturesque parts of the UK and Europe. The courses will be based in the Leamington Spa area.
David explained: “Everyone has a camera of some kind now and we’ve come to realise that many people would love to be able to use it better than they can, be it for capturing family moments to composing stunning landscape images. James and I have carefully crafted a selection of courses so that we can offer something to everyone, from total newcomers to keen amateurs and even professionals looking for an insight into what we do, how we do it and the ways those skills can improve their business.”
James added: “We’re particularly keen that no-one should be put off by thinking that it will all be technical and over their heads, especially the beginners. We want them to leave us with the confidence that their photographs will be much improved because of the practical experience we’ll give them. For the semi-pro’s and pros we will be passing on the perspective and tricks of the trade that will take their work to the next level.”
In recent years David has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most sought after wedding photographers, bringing his candid, journalistic style to the genre with stunning results – and national awards. This knowledge will also be on offer as part of a wedding photography-focused course.
James has most recently specialised in studio-based portrait photography and feature work, developing a successful business. This portrait expertise will also form one of Blink Photography Courses’ workshops.
Details of all of the courses can be found at blinkphotographycourses.co.uk, along with the option to buy gift vouchers for the keen photographer in anyone’s life!
Photo: James Fraser (left) and David Burges launch their new photographic courses – putting the experience and skills of the pro photographer within everyone’s reach.