If you’re new to photography or looking to expand your skills not join me a night walk along the stunning Liverpool waterfront? This course is designed to be an introduction to the basics of DSLR photography, taking you from auto snapper to manual master in 3 photo filled hours. Learn about exposure modes, when and how to use manual settings and how to get the most out of your DSLR as well as meeting like minded photographers in your area. There’s something for everyone whether you’ve just picked up your first camera or are a more experienced photographer looking to try something new. The walks start with the basics of camera operation and move on to more advanced techniques such as light painting and capturing traffic trails.
With over ten years experience in leading and teaching groups, I’m thrilled to be able to share my experience in education and passion for photography. Each walk features group and one-to-one time to help you with any specific questions or image styles you want to achieve.
Walks last for 3 hours per evening with a maximum of 10 per group. All you will require is a DSLR camera (ask if you’re not sure), a tripod (essential) and suitable clothing. For light painting a torch or LED light is required, external flash units can also be used if you have them.
The workshop is hands on, you’ll be snapping continuously and receive constant feedback on your work. The friendly group atmosphere is a perfect setting to make new friends and learn new techniques.
Last years night walks proved very popular and workshops have limited availability. Register now to avoid disappointment. To keep up to date with all the latest info ‘like’ and follow the jonhallphoto facebook page now.
Evening night walks cost £75 for a 3 hour session.Here’s what previous clients had to say about the walks:
Thanks for the course last night on Night Photography, it was a great boost to my confidence at getting to grips with using my DSLR outside of the “green” automatic mode. I have always been interested in the Light trail photos and I am please with my first attempts. I can’t wait to get out on my next evening photography walk! – Alan D
Despite the weather (on the nightwalk) I found it terrifically interesting and it made me aware of the kind of images that I could get even from my humble G9. I learned a lot, enjoyed it and thought you did a cracking job of informing and teaching without being in your face or stand-off ish. Thanks again for a great course and giving me the enthusiasm to learn more and keep exploring my camera. Cheers! – Jim R
Many thanks for the course last night. I thought the course was great and I really liked your teaching style, which gave just the right amount of information without being over technical. I really enjoyed the lighting effects you showed us with the torches / mobile phones. Please keep me informed of any other courses you run. – Helen D
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the recent Liverpool Night walk course. I wasn’t sure if I’d be out of my depth but as a beginner I found it very helpful and feel much more confident about the use of my Camera. I thought you did a great job to guide everyone whilst providing individual attention where needed. The 3 hours flew by and it was nice to experience the Albert Dock area on such a lovely night. I will look out for other courses as I can now appreciate the benefit that these may bring. – James H
Just thought that I would say how useful the course you ran last night was for me, and I believe the other people who attended. My son and I both picked up a lot of information and the way you put it over was very simple and easy to understand. Considering the weather was so cold it was down to you that everyone stayed to the end. Hopefully you will run some other courses in the future as it is obvious to me that you have plenty to teach us. Once again thank you for your assistance. – Keith C
Destinations weddings are the perfect solution for some. Getting away from the English weather and escaping to the Ibizan sun is one way of ensuring perfect weather for your outdoor celebrations so that’s exactly what Rory and Jade did.
They met while working as club promoters and fell for each other instantly. Not long later I was sat in Rory’s house discussing the logistics of producing and album that spanned 3 days of preparations and celebrations. They loved my style and wisely chose to secure the photographer they want rather than take a gamble on someone they hadn’t met who operated in a different country.
The couple had organised a villa for the week big enough to house 20 of their best friends and planned to take with them a huge array of DIY decorations and wedding extras so after going through all the details, sorting flights and checking my gear countless times I was on a plane and headed for the party island.
On arrival at the villa work was well under way on the details for the wedding. Huge floral decorations sprung up around me and one hall was filled with a petal covered aisle runner. Everyone was doing their bit to prepare and I settled in for a few days of getting to know this great bunch of people I would be staying with for the duration.
After a good night’s sleep during the pre wedding night party it was all go at the villa in the morning. As Rory sorted some last minute details Jade was treated to a wedding makeover as the gang cooked breakfast in the sun. I’ve got to hand it to these guys on the style marks. Rory looks awesome in his bespoke suit and Jade could not have looked more beautiful.
To see the images from the ceremony and party, follow the blog and look out for Pt. 2 soon.
Whilst many clients want a separate photo area for guests to let out their wedding silliness or an original way to liven up a party, automatic booths often prove underwhelming. Piles of small, unedited low quality prints are a common sight at the end of the evening.
What if your guests could have their photos taken by a real photographer against a custom backdrop, properly lit and edited before being uploaded to an online gallery to share on social media the next day?
Introducing StudioBooth from JonHallPhoto.
With custom designed backdrops to match your theme or colour scheme we provide fully edited studio quality guest photos optimised for facebook and available for free download within 24 hours.
Extras and props can be supplied to encourage your guests to pose for a photo and most can’t wait to get in front of the camera. It’s much easier to interact with a real person than a box and having a professional photographer shooting guarantees high quality photos every time.
How it works
Get in touch with the date and venue for your event
Select your colour scheme
Choose your props
Enjoy your party
Download facebook friendly StudioBooth photos within 24 hours
Images are made available via an online gallery or on disc.
A professional photographer and mobile studio is the perfect way to complete your party.
A complete StudioBooth setup is available from as little as £250.
For a quote complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.
Usually, people look better in photographs than they do in real life. Occasionally a couple come along who defy that rule and just look stunning all the time. Krystina and Nana are such a couple.
They approached me about shooting their wedding and after an initial consultation we found ourselves headed for a quiet little Cheshire village to embark on our first photo shoot together.
I always advise that couples take the time for a pre wedding or engagement shoot. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your photographer and get used to relaxing in front of the lens.
Over the course of the shoot I learned more about Krystina and Nana and their lives together. Their look favoured an editorial feel and I used more off camera lighting than usual. This created some truly dramatic shots as the sun fell lower.
I love the ‘model’ look this couple have. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding..
“Hey Jon-boy! you want to shoot a cool video for me?”
This isn’t unusual for Nick from Zerofour Hairdressing. He’s one of those creative people for whom nothing can arrive too quickly. He wants cool new media that people will enjoy and then he wants to replace it with something newer and cooler. I’ve worked with Nick before creating all sorts from toy shop images to movie poster styled advertising.
With no preparation time I grabbed the video go-bag: Nikon D800, Canon 5D mkII and Gopro Hero 4 as well as a set of DE-300 lights that work great as low level continuous fill (although they do get hotter than the sun).
I’d been called because Nick was doing a fairly extreme long to short cut with great results. Rather than the usual 15 minute slog of chatter and repetition offered by hair videos I went for a snappy music driven edit.
As always I love to hear what you think so leave a comment and enjoy.