WSMS2614 The Shard Walkway
CREDIT: Simon Ellingworth

Moment, Composition, Light - Photography Simplified

Event info

Only two places left.

Limited to 10 places.

Want to take amazing images but the technical aspects slow you down or get in the way of your creativity?

Let multi-award winning Photographer; Simon Ellingworth; share his personal photographic philosophy and set you free to become the photographer you always knew you could be.

From the concept of artistic intent, how to shoot free from technical constraints, understanding what makes a great image, how to nail composition, to visual literacy of what you are trying to say and how to say it – this course will set you free.

This workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels and all genres, artists and non-photographers.


This is a zoom based remote learning workshop that will be split into two parts over the course of a day.

The first part will deliver the learning and key points above.

We will then break for two hours for lunch and for you to practice your new-found skills with various home-based exercises for you to do.

The afternoon session will be a constructive review up to 4 images per student before wrapping up with a final Q&A.

Why will this make me a better photographer?

This workshop is a reimagining of photography with a simple: Moment, Composition, Light approach setting you free from the technical elements and enabling you to shoot images you’ve always wanted to get and beyond.

Key Learning points:

– What is photography – a fresh approach
– Who do you shoot for and why is it important
– What makes a great image?
– The concept of artistic intent
– How to shoot quickly free from technical constraints
– Nailing composition
– Visual literacy.

How does it work?

This workshop will be for 8 – 10 people only and will be the same as a face to face workshop, just from the comfort of your own home.  Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with working on-line the tutor will be there to guide you through each step.  Registration is at 9:45am and the course will commence at 10am – this will give the tutor time to help those who might have issues.

Will I get notes?

Simon will send the slide deck and any useful links after the workshop.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. It contains the Zoom joining link and passcode to the workshop. If you don't receive it, please email  

Simon will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information - 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:

Simon Ellingworth was a finalist in the ‘International iPhone Photography Awards‘, ‘Mobile Photography Awards‘ & ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘, previously runner up in ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘ and ‘Sony World Photography Awards‘. He has two honorable mentions in this year's' International Photography Awards'. Simon’s tutorials have been published by a number of blogs including Lifehacker, DIY, Life in Lofi, SLR Lounge, etc

Two years ago, driven by a passion for putting quality back into photography education, Simon created Amersham Studios / Trade Secrets Live which now attracts customers from all over Europe for it’s high-quality day workshops.

See more of Simon's work here.

Image Simon Ellingworth

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.



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