I am available to tutor students privately at their own home and have done so successfully for the last few years. I know the photography A Level very well, having taught it at Sixth Form and have taken both my children through the two year course. As an art-director as well, I have developed many graphic visual teaching aids which help guide you through the essential elements of becoming a better photographer and indeed help you achieve the highest marks if you are going through an exam or course. Photography has two key elements; one - the creative side and most importantly, two - the technical side. You can have the most creative idea but if you don't know how to achieve it, you are stuck. I can help you realise your vision.
I offer one-to-one private tuition for anybody who is interested in creating better pictures and learning about photography. I teach beginners and intermediate photographers all the way up to advanced studio techniques, utilising strobe (flash) photography. If you are thinking of setting up a photography business or a home studio with the aim of offering professional portraiture or headshots, I can consult on the best technical options for you and devise a learning and equipment plan that suits your budget.
I am an expert practitioner in Photoshop and digital post-production, having used this application for over 25 years. I can help you understand the basics of creating a library, tethered shooting in Capture One, post-processing in RAW, basic re-touching techniques and grading, right up to high-end retouching and image manipulation. I can also accompany and guide you through location shoots if required.
2003 - Current
Private Tutor - A Level Photography / AQA - Ecudas
September 2016 – Current
Henley College Teacher of Photography / Adult Education
September 2016 – June 2018
Teaching Short Evening Courses
Shiplake College, Henley On Thames Teacher of Photography (Part-Time)
May 2015 – June 2016
Years 12 & 13 A level. Developing the syllabus according to the AQA curriculum.
World Six Entertainment Head of Creative
February 2010 – April 2015
Concieving and developing the visual aspect of all projects . From concept and art-direction through to illustration, photography, covers, web-sites and build. Translating imagery across advertising, print and digital. Responsibilities include financial management and leading the creative team of two designers, reporting in to the Managing Director and board of World Six.
Solar Creative Head of Creative
December 1999 – December 2005
Award-winning graphic design and advertising consultancy, specialising in the entertainment industry. CD covers, corporate business design, press & poster advertising, radio commercials and general graphic design. Responsibilities include general conceptual creative direction of all projects through to completion of finished artwork, client liason, financial planning and new business.
Universal Music Group Art Director
August 1998 – December 1999
Responsible for a team of three product managers, two designers. Financial planning and general creative strategies within the department. Video, commercials and creative. All photographic sessions and art direction. Including all aspects of direct marketing, online and new media.
EMI Music Senior Art Director Development
October 1997 – July 1998
Head of the creative area, including a team of four designers and studio manager within the art department. Financial planning, Marketing strategies, Video promo commissioning, all photographic sessions, conceptual art direction.
Warner Music UK Creative Director
October 1994 – September 1997
Head of the creative area, including a team of three designers and studio manager within the design department. Financial planning, Marketing strategies, Video promo commissioning, all photographic sessions, conceptual art direction.
Sony Music Entertainment Artist Development Manager
September 1990 – September 1994
Financial planning, Marketing strategies, Video promo commissioning, photographic sessions, conceptual art direction.
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