Inspired Light Images - News Stories

All the latest news from Inspired Light Images. Reviews of recent photographic courses. Tips and photography techniques.

Black and White Photography
04th April 2012 - 0 comments
It's been some months since Kay & I were last in the darkroom together - see previous news post here "in the dark" - Kay's been lucky enough to do a spot of teaching in the darkroom with her City & Guilds photography students since then, but for me it's been a barren patch. I have to say that I really miss being in the darkroom.

If you're searching for a course to get you back in the darkroom, making traditional black and white prints then please let us know and hopefully we can pull together black and white fans together from around the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas.
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London Landmarks Photographic Workshop Review
04th April 2012 - 0 comments
Inspired Light was what we wished for when we met up with some more photographers keen to improve their photography techniques on our London Landmarks photographic workshop on March 18th,and after a degree of patience we were rewarded with just that!
Good planning and knowing the area proved a winning combination once again as we were blessed with some amazing low light conditions, proving that being in the right place at the right time gives you the best possible chances of capturing London at night.


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Photography for Beginners
02nd April 2012 - 0 comments
Apertures, shutter speeds, ISO settings, white balance, creative modes, exposure techniques, composition, exposure metering, depth of field, focusing ... ‘Where do I start?’ If this is something you can identify with then we are very glad you are reading this and visiting our website!

Learning photography as a beginner need not be scary at all as we have a wide choice of options to suit anyone who picks up a camera and wants to improve, whether it is a digital compact or DLSR, or a traditional film camera.

So if you are a beginner, novice, greenhorn, newbie or whatever you choose to call yourself (!) we would be delighted to inspire you to become more confident and get the most out of whatever camera choice you make and we look forward to meeting you in the future.


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Inspiration On Display!!
08th March 2012 - 1 comment
Will and Kay are delighted to announce that their Inspired Light Exhibition is now on display at Priory House, Chicksands, Beds for everyone to enjoy from today - 8th March 2012 until 3rd May 2012.


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Learning Photography in the Evenings
02nd March 2012 - 1 comment
Spring is always a pleasure for photographers, as we gain some extra time outside in available light. The dawn happens later, so those early starts are a little more sane, and the evenings last that bit longer. Our thoughts turn to backlighting, low-light, misty dawns and magical sunsets, elusive wildlife, warm colours and long shadows...

Will and I are looking at the Summer schedule shortly, so expect to see some new photography workshops and, of course, plenty of evening opportunities for 1:1 tuition too!
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Inspired Light Images at XHIBIT 8th March - 3rd May 2012
21st February 2012 - 1 comment
Will and Kay are really excited to announce the first Inspired Light Images exhibition. We will have a selection of images on display at XHIBIT from the 8th March to 3rd May.

The exhibition space is at Priory House, Chicksands on the A507 near Shefford, Beds and is located in the cafe area - free to enter.

We hope you enjoy your visit!


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Beds Herts and Bucks Photography Courses
18th February 2012 - 0 comments
It's about 4 weeks to go until our Introduction to Photography Course in Bedfordshire, we already have 8 very keen participants signed up and are very much looking forward to getting the photography classes underway.

Kay & I are already starting to turn our thoughts to the next series of courses and photography workshops and we are keen to get your feedback on what it is that you would like to see offered.

Read more about our photography course and workshop plans for the rest of the year by clicking here

We would very much welcome any feedback about photography techniques you would like to learn or courses you'd like to see us offer - just contact us
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Pet Photography
12th February 2012 - 0 comments
Those of us who own pets seem to be forever seeking that perfect shot that captures the essence of who they are. Having lived with many rescued or re-homed pets, I spend lots of time photographing them, but always strive for that one special photo.

Knowing your camera is a very important part of this process as it will allow you to concentrate on the aesthetics of the shot, rather than worrying about settings. If you are new to the craft, or want to get to know your camera better, why not book a course with us - whether you want to learn individually or as part of a group, we have something for you.

View our Photography Courses here


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London Photography Workshops
16th January 2012 - 0 comments
Interested in joining us on one of our London Photography Workshops? Want to learn how to take better photographs in low-light or at night?

Have a read on and find out a bit more of what is involved and what you might learn...


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Photography Workshop Dates for Spring 2012
15th January 2012 - 0 comments
Inspired Light Images have just finalised their photography workshop itineraries for spring 2012.

The following workshop dates are now available to book online - just head over to our photography workshops page:

Hunstanton & North Norfolk Coast Photography Workshop - 4th March 2012 - £75.00

London Landmarks and Low Light Photography Workshop - 17th March 2012 - £75.00

London in the Spring and Low Light Photography Workshop - 18th March 2012 - £75.00

Bedfordshire Bluebells and Spring Flowers Photography Workshop - 21st April 2012 - £75.00

Cambridge in the Spring Workshop - 6th May 2012 - £75.00



All of our workshops can be booked now and are priced at just £75 per person.
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Brand New Stepping Stones Short Photography Course
11th January 2012 - 0 comments
We are very excited to announce the launch of the Stepping Stones Full Introduction to Photography Course with the proposed start date of the 14th March 2012
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Photography Gift Vouchers
03rd January 2012 - 0 comments
Happy New Year from Will & Kay at Inspired Light Images!

We know that a number of you will have received One to One photography tuition gift vouchers for Christmas. Perhaps you are thinking about what is the best way to go about how to redeem your gift voucher?

It's pretty simple really, just drop us a line by using the contact page or the details on your voucher. In order to get the most out of your one to one session it's worth thinking about what you want to achieve from your time with us - have a read of the full article on redeeming gift vouchers for some pointers...
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Skiing? Grey Snow? ...Add Light to Light!
28th December 2011 - 0 comments
For any of you off to the slopes, I though I would share a few tips to avoid disappointment (or excessive time editing)... Here are 7 Top Tips for holidaying in the snow - Have Fun!
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Learning at Your Own Pace
20th December 2011 - 0 comments
Learning a new skill, or re-visiting an old one, is a valuable reminder of what we are capable of on a personal level. Fitting that learning into our lives needs flexibility...
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The Adventures of 'Steady Eddie'
15th December 2011 - 0 comments
Steady Eddie proved his worth as a very good investment.. so much more than just a tripod!
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In the Dark
15th December 2011 - 0 comments
It was a joy to be back, dabbling with traditional photography again and in this digital age, when you can sit in a nice comfy chair, in the bright light… no chemical smell, no guess work, no funny taste in your mouth after a couple of hours, you would be forgiven for thinking “why would you want all this?”...

Click to read more about our fun with traditional darkroom techniques.
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Inspiring Creativity
15th December 2011 - 0 comments
Learning is something we all do on a daily basis – whether we realise it or not… learning about something that we are interested in is a joy...
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London Christmas Light Pictures
08th December 2011 - 0 comments
It is that time of year so we have been out and about recently in London. This time shooting the London Christmas Lights.

You can read a full write up of our trip into London with Kay's City and Guilds Photography students over on Will's blog - London Christmas Lights - or click on this news item to read more.


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Autumn Colours
31st October 2011 - 0 comments
Why not have a walk on the woods with us on the 20th November in Ashridge Forest?
Whether you prefer nature or wildlife photography, macro or landscape... you will find subjects to inspire you on this workshop.
Visit our online shop to book your place... time is running out so don't delay...book today!
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Stepping Stones Courses Launched!
26th October 2011 - 1 comment
We are delighted to offer our brand new Stepping Stones Courses - Six comprehensive workshops that offer a comprehensive Step by Step introduction to the techniques and skills needed by all photographers.
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