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Thinking Photographically with Paul Hill MBE

Event info

Paul will explore the creative possibilities offered by enhanced camera vision.

The Theme

The framed image gives the illusion of being a window through which the photographer views the world. But photographic images are made up of two-dimensional flat shapes that you have to orchestrate within the camera's viewfinder. An understanding of the effects of framing, vantage point and perspective will help you to extend your visual vocabulary and create an individual style and look to your photography.

What you will do
After an introductory presentation on What is Camera Vision? you will be given a practical exercise followed by feedback and discussion aimed to develop your photographic seeing and thinking in new ways.

There will be 8 - 10 participants, so this is a shared experience. It will run from 10.00 to 17.00 (BST) and participants will have to email low res images to Paul for feedback and group discussion.

What you will need

A camera - anything from a smartphone upwards is fine. Remember that a camera is just a tool, the important thing is that you are comfortable using it.

Something to edit your images on - e.g desktop computer, laptop, Ipad etc.

A reasonable WiFi connection is necessary. Zoom should be downloaded and installed onto your computer that has a webcam and microphone (again, anything from a smartphone upwards, but larger screens are easier to see).


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains Zoom joining information. If you don't receive it, please email  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any information regarding the workshop. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop:

The Tutor:

After a career in journalism, Paul Hill became a full-time lecturer in photography at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham where he was later appointed head of the trend-setting Creative Photography course. In the seventies he also set up, with his late wife, Angela, The Photographers’ Place – the UK’s first residential photography workshop – at their Peak District home.

A visiting professor of photography at De Montfort University, Leicester, he has exhibited regularly throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia and is co- author (with Thomas J. Cooper) of Dialogue with PhotographyApproaching Photography (new edition out in December)), White Peak Dark Peak, and Corridor of Uncertainty. He was the first chairman of the RPS Contemporary Group and the Contemporary Distinctions Panel, and was given the Society’s Education Award in 2016. In 1994 he was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography.

Image: Paul Hill MBE

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.



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