It’s fair to say that 2020 isn’t really panning out as anyone had planned, with many people across the globe self isolating or on lockdown due to the rapid and unprecedented spread of Covid-19. This will be an extremely challenging period for many people and I truly hope that you all remain healthy and safe through this pandemic.

Whilst the isolation may be challenging, it’s also a great opportunity to go through your image archives and polish off any bits and pieces that have been set aside when life was more hectic. Although as wildlife photographers it will be tough to not make the most of these quieter times, it’s not worth the risk of breaking social distancing and lockdown rules as the true extent and spread of Covid-19 can’t be known!

For the time being, I’m NOT accepting any bookings for 2020 workshops and anyone who’s been booked in before June has been contacted informing that workshops are postponed. As the situation is rapidly evolving and changing, workshops from June onwards are not currently postponed/cancelled but it’s important to note that there’s a definite chance that they could be: Please contact me if you have any concerns whatsoever, but should any changes occur I will be in contact with all workshop clients via email.

New courses during lockdown!

Something I’ve been meaning to offer for some time is online courses and support as not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to travel to the Peak District. As my entire calendar freed up overnight as lockdown initiated, this gave me the opportunity to actually put the steps in place to offer this! Discounts are also available for any clients who have been impacted by workshops being postponed, just get in touch!

Getting to know your Olympus Camera 

Open for Olympus users of any level, I’m on hand to help you with anything and everything Olympus based. Whether it’s getting to grips with your menus, best settings for shooting various scenarios or you’re just eager to understand what the system can offer you, I have extensive and in-depth knowledge of the system after 4 years of use.

Post Processing

I have over 15 years experience with Photoshop and extensive knowledge of Lightroom and can now offer this course online via a video call and screen sharing. Regardless of what you’re most eager to learn, I’m on hand to help and advise you in order to improve your workflow and editing.

Online Mentoring Courses

This is something that has been regularly requested over the past couple of years and I’m now in a position to offer a limited number of spaces for photographers of any level to receive online support and mentorship. For now there are two packages available but I’m also able to produce tailored packages if neither of the current options suit you. I will be looking to introduce a standard third package once the current situation subsides!

Package 1

£20 per month

– Up to 10 images critiqued each month via a 30 minute video call (Skype)
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Package 2

£50 per month

– Monthly project assignment
– Two 30 minute video calls each month (Skype)
– 15% discount on workshop bookings

Discounts available for purchasing 3, 6 or 12 monthly packages.

Specialist support for Olympus users available. 

As always, if you have any questions or queries whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at tes@tesniward.co.uk or via the online contact form

Stay safe, healthy and happy and I’ll see you all on the other side!