I am not actively seeking new work although I make exceptions for interesting cases and old friends.
Photography training can be as simple as how to use the various settings on a camera to how to compose an image, with purpose, so as to elicit an emotional response from the viewer.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about photography and I will direct you to the most suitable training course. Many thanks.
I ran a company, with a colleague, looking into some of the psychology behind how and why customers do what they do. This included the use of eye-tracking technology while looking at brochures, pictures and websites. We noticed some common principles and their associated effects.
I had a keen interest in photography and we looked at how people “read” a photograph. As is true of any composition, be it Auditory (musical), Gustatory (taste) or Visual (Picture), there are compositional elements and ways of “writing” the composition that the brain interprets before we know if we like the composition or not. Knowing how a person reads a picture, makes writing one a lot easier.
For 10 years and until recently, I had been running weekend and weekday photography courses at the Blackthorn School of Photography in Cricklade, Wiltshire; Beginner and Intermediate courses as well as more specialist and advanced courses looking at the fundamental principles and effects useful in photographing people. These principles include the psychology behind Spatial and Temporal Composition, Dimensional Lighting and Beauty. The Guild of Photographers has invited me to sit on their Panel to act as Judge and Advisor and I have also judged some National Photographic Competitions. When not coaching, I photograph weddings, portraits and some commercial products.
I live on the outskirts of Gloucester in the very green and often very wet Gloucestershire at the foot of the Cotswolds.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and I very much look forward to hearing from you
“The entire course was very well structured, incredibly informative and – above all – fun. Highly recommended, and we doubt you’ll learn the skills that Simon has to teach anywhere else.”
Digital Photographer Magazine April 2009.