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7855 Ivanhoe Avenue Suite 220
La Jolla, California,92037
Classic Journeys offers cultural walking adventures, culinary tours and family journeys in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Guests enjoy luxury accommodations and gourmet meals that reflect the best of each region, coup... more.
British Institute of Professional Photography
Simon Watkinson (professional photographer and trip leader): Professional photographer Simon Watkinson ABIPP is an award winning photographer with over 25 years of experience in professional photography. Simon and his partner Tammy run World in Focus, an award winning photography company based in the Peak District National Park (UK). Simon has also completed two worldwide tours. Simon now specialises in travel and landscape photography and attracts clients internationally both to his courses at home in the Peak District (UK) and around the World. Simon is widely recognised as a photographer and also for his Digital Imaging expertise. He is an experienced tutor with a unique and entertaining style and has the ability to produce a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We are an Award Winning photographic company run by professional photographers Simon Watkinson and Tammy Tidmarsh.
Simon provides first class tuition to all photographers who feel that they would benefit from professional guidance. Simon's teaching style quickly creates a relaxed and fun learning environment that deliver results. Simon is a highly experienced photographer and teacher and is happy teaching beginners right the way through to advanced photographers alike.
In Focus - is a photographic training centre run by photographer Simon Watkinson.
Simon has vast experience behind the camera in Landscape settings the world over and knows just the perfect location to take clients based on the weather, time of year, time of day etc.
World In Focus caters for all levels of photographer- from complete beginners to advanced professionals and everyone in between! Simon Watkinson ABIPP simon watkinson abipp photographer at work profile picture Internationally renowned photographer Simon Watkinson has over 25 years of experience in professional Photography. Simon gained his Associateship qualification with BIPP in 2004. Simon has always had a keen interest in photography and was given his first SLR camera as an eight year old. Photography is something that is in the family genes, as Simon's grandfather was a professional photographer, back as far as the turn of the 20th Century! Simon's professional career as a photographer began in 1987 when he was appointed by British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association (B.F.M.I.R.A.), where Simon undertook the photography of promotional material, product launches, and the photography (documenting) of scientific experiments. Simon was also involved in the whole process of developing the images. It was apparent already that Simon had such an in-depth knowledge of photography that already he was being called upon to train others within the company in photography and photographic technique. Simon left this position to complete not one, but two worldwide tours, armed with a camera! After this Simon interspersed his career with employment in photographic labs and self-employment as a photographer, completing weddings, portraits and commercial work, whilst living in central London. However his love of the countryside drove him to live ever further North- until he finally settled at his current home in the Peak District National Park. It is here that he has become ever more involved in his passion of Landscape Photography and also set up the very first digital photography training centre (The Peak District Photography Centre) back in 2003. Simon now specialises in Travel and Landscape Photography and attracts clients internationally both to his courses at home in the Peak District and around the World. Simon has Authored an App for iPad and iPhone as well as writing two eBooks titled Mastering your DSLR camera and Mastering DSLR Travel Photography, which are available on the iBook store. BIPP qualified logo ABIPP Simon Watkinson During his career Simon has been commissioned to produce numerous images, which have been used in various publications such as books, journals, brochures, websites, cards and calendars. Simon is widely recognised as a photographer and also for his Digital Imaging expertise. He is an experienced tutor with a unique and entertaining style and has the ability to produce a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tammy and Simon now have four young children together, which means Tammy doesn't get much chance now for 'proper' photography between running a business and bringing up children as well as doing the odd bit of modelling for Simon's projects.
Simon will travel to undertake Private Tuition whether that is in the UK or Overseas, subject to expenses on top of the fees payable.
You will meet at The Spout Farmhouse Studio where you will meet your tutor Simon Watkinson. Simon will create the ultimate learning experience tailored exactly to your needs. This workshop includes three days of one to one tuition with Simon Watkinson and includes one day spent covering camera use and control, one day out on location putting all that was learnt on the first day into practice and consolidating this knowledge; then a day in the digital suite covering post production and cataloging of images. You will meet at The Spout Farmhouse Studio for 9:30am where you will meet your tutor for the workshop, Simon Watkinson. Over a cup of tea or coffee Simon will assess your current knowledge level, and understand from you areas you want to work on. From this initial briefing and assessment Simon will create the ultimate learning experience tailored exactly to your needs. Simon will ensure that you remain challenged enough, whilst being able to retain the information; and ensure there are no gaps in your knowledge. The vast majority of our clients have the "ah ha! moment during the workshop, when information suddenly clicks into place and makes sense. For anyone wondering what a format could be for a workshop which suits their needs, they are always welcome to speak with Simon on 07511 075739 or email the office with a number for Simon to call you back on. b) Your own computer with software loaded onto it- unless you have arranged otherwise with Simon prior to your day. Again you are very welcome to bring along some of your images for review and critique and for those already in the business of photography, Simon is very happy to review your website of images. WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE? The prices for all our One to One Photography Tuition Programmes include tuition from Simon Watkinson, course notes (where applicable), transport to lunch and locations (where applicable) and lunch (drinks at lunchtime are not included). Your tutor, Simon Watkinson is a highly experienced Photographer and tutor and is sympathetic to the needs of those starting out into Digital Photography- be it you are switching over from film or this is your very first DSLR camera. Our philosophy to teaching is being proactive and Simon will rally round you to ensure you understand each and every step. However, at some points throughout the day Simon may encourage you to venture out and develop your own creativity, and give you constructive review and critique afterwards.