Digital Photography Essentials at Phoenix Cinema

Nat Coalson Presents Digital Photography

On the evening of Thursday January 19, 2017, I presented a seminar in the screening room at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. I was thrilled to meet and speak with folks in the packed house, comprised of Phoenix Members and Friends.

We covered many of the most important topics related to developing a successful photography practice, both for hobbyists and professionals alike. Some of the key points of the talk included

  • Learning to see
  • Subject matter
  • Light
  • Designing a photograph
  • Using the equipment
  • Processing and output
  • Practice and training
  • Personal projects and bodies of work

The feedback has been very supportive, with some of the comments including

“Thank you very much for organising the workshop with Nat Coalson. I found his presentation rich and stimulating and he talked with great clarity. I have a longstanding interest in photography and, having just finished a major project, have the time to develop my interest. The timing of Nat’s workshop was perfect for me.”

“Thank you very much for arranging a very enjoyable members event this evening. Nat’s passion for photography was inspirational and the time flew by. There was so much useful information that I will certainly be contacting him for a copy of his presentation.”

“Just a note to say thank you for the event yesterday evening, my wife Ruth and I enjoyed it very much. Whilst I am a keen photographer, I am always learning and taking inspiration from the work of others and there was much to take on board last night.”

My sincere gratitude to Sarah Vallance and the Phoenix Board of Directors for inviting me to present at this fantastic venue. The facilities and support are excellent and I’ll certainly be doing more photography classes, lectures and presentations at the Phoenix!

My Next Digital Photography Class 22 August

Digital Photo Workflow: From Capture to Print with Nat Coalson

Digital Photo Workflow: From Capture to Print
Leicester People’s Photography Gallery (map)
22nd August
7 pm – 9 pm
(Please arrive by 6.45 pm for 7 pm start)
Free to all members of Leicestershire photo clubs

Join the Leicester People’s Photography Gallery and pro photographer Nat Coalson for a comprehensive look at the current best practices in the modern digital photography workflow. Nat will discuss techniques for capturing the best images with a digital camera (including important shooting techniques) and working with them on the computer, all the way through preparing files for printing by a lab and even making your own fine art prints. You will learn key workflow techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as the most essential colour management and asset management practices.

This will be a general overview—nothing overly complex or advanced—and will be useful to photographers working at all levels. The format is presentation style and not a hands-on class. (You don’t need to bring a computer.) We will wrap up the evening with a Q&A session, so come prepared with your photography and imaging questions!

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Instructor Bio
Nathaniel Coalson is an American photographer currently based in Leicester. Since 1987, Nat has worked professionally in art, design, photography, digital imaging and printing. His work has been exhibited extensively, received numerous awards and is held in private and corporate collections as well as commercial installations. Nat is the author of many photography-related books including Nature Photography Photo Workshop and three editions of Lightroom: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process, all published by Wiley and distributed worldwide. Nat is an experienced teacher, speaker and mentor who has taught photography and imaging for over two decades. He is an active member of international art, photography and design associations, an experienced juror of photographic competitions and has written for numerous industry publications. For more information and to see Nat’s work, please visit

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