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Capturing the Everyday

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 11am-3:30pm
Venue: The Courthouse
Please bring with you: The camera/lens you would like to make progress with Empty memory card Fully charged battery

Learn all about digital camera techniques and photography composition to get the best out of your camera and you! Photograph every day moments, to capture the beauty of evolving stories of ordinary family life. 

The workshop will begin with a short introduction and presentation. Working with your own camera, we will cover essential techniques for better control in your digital photography, including camera settings and functions, as well as decisions on composition and framing your shots to achieve the photographs you are after. 

Your tutor will be Lucy Saggers. Lucy is an artist and photographer based in rural Yorkshire. Though growing up in a city (Oxford), she has always been drawn to documenting rural life. Her work begins with tiny stories of everyday, through which she explores themes of connection, community and belonging, conscious of impressions we leave on each other and the land, and the marks a place leaves on us. The series, Ford of the Sorrel (Bluecoat Press, 2021) examines overlapping lives within her home village of Ampleforth over a ten-year period. The ongoing series, Thatch, documents stories, language, skills and traditions of this ancient building craft.

Lucy’s patience and clear explanations meant I was able to put my freshly gained knowledge into practice. A most enjoyable day with benefits that will last a lifetime. – K. Bradshaw

“Enjoy this book; swim around in these deep, deep photographs and then look around your own street, your own village, your own neighbourhood and try and find the timeless stories there because in the end none of us, as Lucy Saggers proves, is very far from the centre of things.” – Ian McMillan in the foreword of Lucy’s book.

Artist Website:

Artist Facebook: /LucySaggersPhotography

Artist Instagram:  @LucySaggers

Suitable For: These classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience

Other Info:

  • Please check below what you need to bring to the workshop, before attending. This includes bringing along your own camera.
  • A pre-order form will be available at the session should you wish to buy lunch in our cafe after your workshop. You can view our menu here.
Beginners & those with some experience



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