Photoshop Basics for Photographers

Starts Wed, 6th May, Jerusalem

Learn basic Photoshop skills to turn your OK shots into wonderful pictures. 

Discover the lost art of creatively bringing your pictures to life

Course consists of two sessions, 6th and 13th May, 10am - 3.30pm
(including lunch break)

Session 1, 6th May
Introduction to Photoshop
Simplifying the Photoshop workspace so that you will be able to find your way around and use the easiest, yet most effective tools.
Introducing Adjustment Layers to help to bring your pictures alive.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are an excellent alternative if you are unable to attend my Photography or Photoshop courses.

I really enjoy helping enthusiasts and have had remarkable successes with one-to-one sessions.

To see how you could benefit from individual sessions, please ring me: 052 8012 817.

"Our session was great. It really focused on what is really important, which is exactly what I was looking for".


Pictures tell stories

The most important secret about photography is that good pictures tell a good story, and great pictures tell a great story.

Here's a rather charming picture taken in Israel by Louise Corin - it’s one of her all time favourite photos. She writes: “One weekend a few years ago, I decided to go on a photo expedition to Caesarea. It was an absolutely wonderful day with clear skies and a bright sun. I spotted these boys playing and couldn’t resist taking their photo. I loved the way the water was so clear you could see the rocks at the bottom, and the way that the boys are reflected in the water”.

Pictures tell stories

This picture captures not only the atmosphere of a summers day, but also the innocence and carefree absorption of childhood. 

Back to Basics

If you ever used a camera in the days of film you’ll remember that it was very simple to master as there were no menus and very few controls. Today’s digital cameras are extremely complicated with extensive menus, sub menus, complex settings, technical terms, multi function buttons, and plenty of modes. Many photography enthusiasts don’t feel in control of their camera and often imagine that the way to take better pictures is to understand more about its complex functions.

Getting to the point

Taking a good picture isn’t rocket science and does not require anything as mysterious as a “good eye”. It does, however, require a little understanding and practice. Here are a few tips that you might find useful:

Tip: Don’t miss the point
A common mistake snappers make is to concentrate on taking a pleasant composition and literally missing the point: Composition is a device used by photographers to capture the viewer’s eye and direct their attention to a primary focal point.