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Leaving Auto Settings Behind!

Have you ever wanted to move off the Auto settings on your camera?

…and learn how to use the manual exposure settings to get the best pictures for any given set of conditions.

I know it can be a lot to understand and get to grips well member Stephen Knowles now runs a three hour, one to one class to meet this need and really get you started on the path to improving your camera technique.

On Auto setting the camera sets almost everything and is even responsible for deciding how to treat the raw image information. Often, but not always, it will give an acceptable result but it will never give the best your kit is capable of producing. And the auto setting will throw away the information it does not use to make the finished file – gone forever!

Stephen Knowles Profile
Stephen Knowles Profile

In my opinion, the most damaging aspect of using the auto setting all the time is the fact that you will not learn how, or why and when, to use the manual settings. This is where Stephen Knowles’ course really comes in. He will explain how the settings work, how and why you should use them and how to make the most of your camera’s capability. And it’s all in the wonderful setting of Ingleton!

If you want to tie it in with a short stay in Ingleton, Stephen and his wife Sue run their guest house (Harling House) right on the edge of Ingleton village. They are superb hosts and will make your stay relaxing and comfortable with first hand knowledge of everything happening around the area.

This is what Stephen offers:

  • 3 Hours at your pace, an enjoyable way to learn, helping you to get the most out of
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    Which Camera Type

    your camera and improve your skills.

  • 1 to 1 exclusive session. A friendly approach, geared to your requirements and interest.
  • Get in touch to arrange your place, normally running on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Call 015242 42113 or email sknowlesphotos@aol.com for more details.
  • Cost is £90. Secure payment can be made by debit/credit card, Paypal or Bank Transfer.
  • I will contact you to discuss your specific learning requirements and interest, so that I can plan your bespoke tutorial.
  • Please bring with you: Your DSLR camera and bag, battery and spare, memory card and tripod (if you have one), good footwear and dress for the changeable weather.

 

Use the contact info above or from his gallery (Stephen Knowles Photography) on this website where you can also browse some of his photographic work.

Who Is The New Art Gallery For?

For Artists, Photographers and Crafters.

We work closely with you to create your shop to show your work in the best possible light, make it simple for people to buy and still allow you whatever control and input that suits you best.

For Buyers

We offer the opportunity to buy new, original work and also the ability to invest in new and rising talent at the beginning of their careers, as well as established regional and national creatives.

For Enthusiasts

Who can freely enjoy viewing a huge variety of creative work in the Gallery and Market Place as well as being able to talk, discuss, learn and share ideas with fellow enthusiasts and creatives through the Hub.

What Is The New Art Gallery Community?

The New Art Gallery has been evolving over the last two months – creating and developing our website and social media platforms and we already have several Gallery Member Creatives who have joined us with their shops up and running.

The New art Gallery was conceived and developed by three fellow creatives who recognised the need for a simple means for artists, photographers and craftspeople to get their work online and widely shown to buyers and enthusiasts.

We will actively market New Art Gallery via social and traditional media so that your work reaches that ever-growing audience who are enthusiastic about investing in art, photography and craftwork. And that’s included in your membership.

The Community consists of three main parts:

THE ON-LINE GALLERY:

Is where selected work from our members is regularly showcased and highlighted. It is usually the landing page and first contact for new visitors to New Art Gallery.

THE MARKET PLACE:

Is where you will find each artist’s, photographers & crafters work displayed for sale in their own online shop.

THE HUB:

Is a lively community of like-minded people who share an enthusiasm for making, buying & appreciating art, photography and craftwork. It is where creators, buyers and enthusiasts can talk together, exchange news, discuss and share ideas and thoughts, pick up hints and tips, and learn about workshops, events and exhibitions etc.

Welcome to the New Art Gallery

The New Art Gallery.

A marketplace and community for artists, photographers, craftspeople, buyers and enthusiasts.

'Flaming Autumn' by Melloney Lenk
‘Flaming Autumn’ by Melloney Lenk

At the New Art Gallery we specialise in hosting and making websites for creatives involved in the visual arts and crafts.

But what really makes us different is that we are also a community of like-minded people who share an enthusiasm for making and buying art, photography and craftwork. And exchanging news, ideas, thoughts and approaches via a members only hub.

We’re good at this because we are creative people ourselves – with the added benefit of also being experienced web designers. Above all, we firmly believe that artists should be fairly rewarded for their work

We make it easy.

Creating a website is a highly effective way to market your work, but many people feel daunted and intimidated by developing it themselves, never mind maintaining it!'Stroll By The Water' Card

At the New Art Gallery we make it easy so that you can concentrate on doing what you do best – being creative.

We work closely with you to show your work in the best possible light, make it simple for people to buy and still allow you whatever control and input that suits you best.

For artists and buyers

For buyers of art, we offer the opportunity to invest in new and rising talent at the beginning of their careers, as well as in established regional and national artists.

'Hidden Depths' by Margaret Ruaux
‘Hidden Depths’ by Margaret Ruaux

And we make sure that we protect both artists and collectors throughout every transaction and experience.

We’re proactive

Importantly, we actively market New Art Gallery via social and traditional media so that your work reaches that ever-growing audience who are enthusiastic about investing in art, photography and craftwork. And that’s included in your membership.

MAFA Small Works Exhibition at The Whitaker 30th Nov – 2nd Feb

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Members joins with The Whitaker, Rossendale to bring an exciting opportunity to view the very best in fine art from across the region.

The exhibition runs from Saturday the 30th November until Sunday the 2nd February 2020.

Visit The Whitaker website for more info

Norman Cornish at The Bowes Museum until 27th Feb

Norman Cornish:

“The Definitive Collection celebrates the centenary of the acclaimed County Durham artist’s work and opens almost 100 years to the day of his birth in Spennymoor.”

For more information visit:

The Bowes Museum

 

Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits. Royal Academy 27th Oct to 26 Jan 2020

Lucian Freud:  The Self-portraits

The artist famous for the fierceness of his gaze turns his unflinching attention on himself.  Royal Academy of Arts, London W1 until Jan 26

Visit the RA website for information

Gauguin Portraits – National Gallery until Jan 26

Gauguin Portraits

A riveting show that makes you ponder on what portraiture is and could be.

Visit the National Gallery website for full info:

National Gallery, London WC2, until Jan 26

Hyundai Commission 2019: Kara Walker – To 5th April 2020

Kara Walker:

The American who’s best known for her tableaux of black cut-out figures evoking America’s history of slavery.  Tate Modern, London SE1, until April 5 2020

Visit Tate Modern Website

William Blake at Tate Britain 11 September 2019 – 2 February 2020

William Blake

The biggest and most comprehensive exhibition since 2001 of the work of the mystical English artist. More than 300 pieces.

Tate Britain, September 11-February 2, 2020