Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?

Face coverings are to become essential for people using public transport in England from Monday 15 June. New rules Who should wear a face mask or face covering?

Hardeep Singh Covid-19 England GB, April 2020. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

What are the new rules?

The moves to compulsory face coverings on buses, trains, ferries and planes will coincide with a further easing of lockdown restrictions.
From 15 June, ministers want more non-essential retailers to open and some secondary school pupils to return to classes. This could put more pressure on public transport, and make social distancing more difficult.
Announcing the new rules, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps stressed people should:
Continue working from home if they can do so
Avoid public transport if they can’t work from home
Avoid the rush hour if they have to take public transport
Some passengers will be exempt from the new rules:
Young children
Disabled people
Those with breathing difficulties
Hardeep Singh London Fashion Week AW20 England GB, February 2020. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks
Hardeep Singh Lock down Covid 19 England GB, March 2020. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

I am following Covid -19.

Hardeep Singh Heathrow Airport Covid 19 England GB, January 2020. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

What’s the current advice?

Until now the government advice in England has said you should wear face coverings:

  • On public transport and in some shops, where social distancing can’t be observed
  • In other enclosed spaces where you come into contact with others you don’t normally meet

It also stresses that personal face coverings:

  • Do not replace social distancing – which should still be observed
  • Should not be confused with surgical masks or respirators, which should be left for healthcare staff and other workers who need them
  • Should not be worn by very young children or people who have problems breathing while wearing a face covering

Stay Healthy and Safe.

How to use your Camera Properly. Beginner Photography Free workshop

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/106217908624

This workshop gives you an understanding of how to use your DSLR or compact system camera properly or take better photos.

About this Event

SMS 07898238268

What will we cover?

The basic mechanics of photography, including but not limited to:

– choice of digital camera

– exposure and taking light readings

– shutter speed settings and movement

– apertures (f-stops) and depth of field

– composition and lighting

– creative approaches to photographing different subjects.

What will I achieve?

By the end of this course you should be able to…

– produce photographs demonstrating some technical and theoretical understanding

– produce visually interesting photographs

– have a better understanding of the manual functions on your camera

– identify and use different sources of light i.e. daylight and artificial light.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You don’t need any previous knowledge to join this course; it’s for complete beginners or anyone needing a technical refresher. You will need to have manual functions on your camera (i.e. be able to change the aperture and shutter speed settings). Most students will have a digital SLR or bridge camera, You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

When I’ve finished, what workshop can I do next?

If you’ve been inspired why not take the next step up to our ‘Improving your photography’ workshop, choose a specialism (people, landscape, performance, wildlife, close up, food, documentary etc) .

How to use your Camera Properly. Beginner Photography workshop

Learn Video blogging with YouTube

Learn how to create a video blog (vlog) on your own YouTube channel. Use YouTube full capabilities as a social network, video editor and publisher. Edit and enhance your videos with effects and music using open source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks. 

 

What is the course about?

You will learn how to set up your own vlog in YouTube, how to customise and implement its functionality utilising
YouTube full capabilities as a website, social network, video editor and publisher. You will create your own channel either as an individual or as a brand/project/business. You will populate your channel with sections featuring different video content from your own and other channels, sharing and linking with other vloggers and networks. You will learn basic video editing skills in YouTube Creator Studio, complemented with the open-source software Shotcut to add effects, styles and music to your videos. You will learn how to use recently added new features that focus on interactivity and promotion in YouTube Creator Studio. By the end of the course, you will have a running and working vlog that you will be able to manage and update yourself subsequently to the course. Video material will be provided although you can bring your own (in a USB stick or external drive Windows compatible only as no transfer from cameras or phones will be possible). This hands-on course focuses on the technical and functional side of creating, maintaining and managing a vlog.

What will we cover?

• Setting up a vlog in your own YouTube channel
• Editing video using YouTube and Shotcut: trims, cuts, effects, titles, styles, music
• New promotion features: cards, end screens
• Populating your vlog with content
• Connecting your vlog to other channels and social networks.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course, you should be able to…

• Have the skills necessary to build, maintain and update your own YouTube channel vlog
• Edit, publish and manage your videos in YouTube Creator Studio
• Further edit and enhance your videos in Shotcut
• Add online content to your vlog
• Interact with the world through your vlog and other social networks.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have a Gmail account in full working order with a known username and password you can access to and ready to use at the start of the course. No YouTube or video editing pre-requisites necessary. You should be able to use a Windows computer comfortably, the internet and email. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with demonstrations and explanations from Harry. Then you will put what you learnt into practice. This is a very hands-on course where you will make your own vlog as you learn. Although it will be Individual work primarily, some group work may also take place.

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Harry Clicks ( Hardeep Singh)
Phone: +44 (0)7898238268
Email: har2989@gmail.com

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MENTORSHIP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

BUILD THE CREATIVE BUSINESS YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF

Firstly, welcome! My name is Hardeep Singh and I am passionate about photography mentoring and training as well as being a full-time Portrait photographer based in London. I have been running a successful photography business for 5 years and before I switched careers I was a brand & marketing manager. 

My experience and dedication to education, combined with my experience of running a full-time photography business, means you can feel confident that I am one of the most rounded photography mentors in the UK.

 

Whether you’re looking for a change in career, a hobbyist seeking to improve, or a professional wanting to set themselves apart from the pack, My mentorship is designed with you in mind.

From understanding the fundamentals to mastering the more advanced techniques, our training will help you make the progress you’re striving for.

  • Accounting & Business advice (How to set up your company and to keep in line with HMRC)
  • The programme is flexible in terms of how you use the time and can cover any subject area including shooting, editing, business or marketing. 
  • Defining a style required by the client
  • What’s in my bag – camera settings, gear & how I use it.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING

PACKAGES

1.5 HOURS ONLINE

A BESPOKE ZOOM SESSION TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Targeted session to cover any of the following areas:

Branding, Social media planning, pricing, website review, finding your ideal clients, family shoot reviews and portfolio reviews.

 £199

 

HALF DAY

4 HOURS of IN-PERSON TRAINING IN LONDON

In-person half-day session in London,  covering what will have the biggest impact on your photography business

10 am – 2 pm Shooting & Editing OR Marketing & Business * Please note additional costs may be charged for extra mileage.

£499

 

Family photographer in West London

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing the Banga family in an outdoor park shoot. They were looking for relaxed, Safe from Covid-19 fun images of them and the daughter (Sheje) and I suggested a local Park where I know the light is lovely.  Sheje was on brilliant form and loved playing around and exploring in the park.  We spend some time taking photos of the family together and then let the look around while I took some of Mum and Dad together. I always suggest that parents have a photo without their children, as often the last one they had taken was on their wedding day!  Below are just a small selection of the final images supplied to the family to give you a taste of what to expect from a photo session with Harry Clicks London.

One of my favourite shots was taken right at the end of the session and is shown last. I think that is an image they will treasure for a long time to come.

of my favourite shots was taken right at the end of the session and is shown last. I think that is an image they will treasure for a long time to come.

 

(Social Distance note) :- I was standing on 6+ feet away to photograph during the photography this session. Additionally, for client safety, I was wear face masks at the request and had have hand sanitizer on hand during this session.

 

BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES LONDON

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Are you one of those Mums or Dads who has a great camera, but doesn’t really know how to use it? You often get some great shots of your kids, but it’s a bit hit and miss and you don’t know why? Then come along to one of Harry’s beginner’s photography courses in London!

For those times when you can’t have a professional photographer with you, such as holidays*, weekend walks, playing at home, Harry would like to show you how to take great photos of your kids. The beginners photography course is a day of practical learning, with lunch, cakes and bottomless cups of coffee. *Please note I am more than happy to discuss coming on holiday with you if it’s somewhere warm.

Who will be teaching you?

Harry is one of the UK’s top family portrait photographers having won Children, Family & Lifestyle Photographer of the Year and Professional trainer of the year. His work has been featured in many publications. Harry has trained hundreds of mums and dads (and professional photographers) in the last 10 years and you can see some of their images below.

There are a number of different course options from 1-2-1’s to group training and the content can be tailored to your needs. The beginners photography training is run on the weekend in London and can also take it on the road around the UK if requested for groups of individuals or businesses.

Harry Clicks 

WHAT IS COVERED ON THE
1 DAY BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

  1. LEARNING HOW TO Get out of Automatic mode:-Confidently take control of your camera in a quick and easy way.

    Learn about ISO, Aperture and white balance so you can get the best shot of your family on days out.

    Follow on support in a private FB group including feedback on any images you take.

  2. Creating interesting composition:-Learning the basic rules of composition to make your images look more professional.

    We discuss the rules of composition and why they are more pleasing to the eye.

    This includes rules of 3rd and framing.

  3. Understanding light from dawn till dusk:-Learning about how to deal with light indoors and outdoors, to get the most flattering photos.

    This section of the course will have an immediate impact on how your images look and is relevant for your mobile phone aswell as your camera!

  4. Getting great NATURAL expression:We discuss techniques for photographing babies, children and siblings and how to make them laugh and smile in a natural way.

    Learn some of the tricks of the trade!

    Finally I cover how to get great expressions from your children without saying “cheese”.

PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE

 Photography Course Online 1.5 HOURS ONLINE A BESPOKE ZOOM SESSION TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS 1-2-1 is £100 . If this is something you may be interested in please get in touch via the form below.

Harry Clicks ( Hardeep Singh)
Phone: +44 (0)7898238268
Email: har2989@gmail.com

FAQ’s

ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO USE MY CAMERA TO ATTEND?

No – this course is for beginners but also for those who have some knowledge and would like a refresher. Each course often has attendees with a mixture of knowledge and it can make for a fun day.

What if you need to cancel?

Additional Terms & Conditions for Beginners Training Course for Parents
1. A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on the course, and the remaining £50 is due 4 weeks before the course date. If payment is not made on time, your place on the course may be given to another attendee. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before the course date, you will not be liable to pay the 50 but your deposit will be retained. Unfortunately, if you cancel within 4 weeks of the course date the full amount will be retained unless a replacement can be found. You are welcome to sell your place if necessary.
2. The course materials remain the property of Harry Clicks Photography and cannot be reproduced or shared without permission
3. This course is NOT for professional photographers, or for people planning to start a photography business in the future. Attendees must agree not to run any Beginners Photography training courses, in any way similar to Harry Clicks Photography’s Course, within a 2 year period.

 

Creamfields 2016 archive in Focus.

To Document Stories Is One Thing, But It’s Nothing If You Are Unable To Share It.

Hardeep Singh Creamfields Best Major Festival Daresbury England GB, August 2016. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks
Hardeep Singh Creamfields Best Major Festival Daresbury England GB, August 2016. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

In the midst of Covid 19 pandemic I am busy and has begun organising my extensive photo archive at Harry Clicks London. I am doing those jobs that always get Paused back I was too busy with day job and other commitments.

I was inspired to move from Canon 100d with 18 -55mm to Canon 70d 24-70mm f2.8 in the early year 2016. when I was taking these photos , I had no idea what I going to use these picture. I found myself Obsessive Compulsive Photography Disorder (OCPD). I was suffering from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, falling into the trap of thinking that buying a new lens. I was on Auto mode when I stared my photography.

The Creamfields is my home for August Bank Holidays weekend since 2013. It’s annual Dance temple visit and It always will be.

Hardeep Singh Creamfields Best Major Festival Daresbury England GB, August 2016. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks
Hardeep Singh Creamfields Best Major Festival Daresbury England GB, August 2016. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

The Creamfields to me, is my church, it’s my temple, it’s my synagogue, it’s my mosque. it’s where I feel the most spiritual. it’s where I go for my enjoyment, it’s where I go to work, where I go to meet new friends and where I go to think. And it’s also the environment that challenges me more the any other environment that I know.

the real challenge when you’re presented with an amazing Happy raver like this creamfields. is to be able to take something home with you that correctly captures the mood and the experience of really being there.

I have traces the technical development of my own practice through the Dance Festival I has photographed. Hardeep Singh

 

 

 

 

5 reasons why you should get beach therapy

There is something about a beach vacation that leaves you blissfully relaxed, happy and rejuvenated. It works for people across ages. From the freshness of a sunrise, the frolicking waves of the day, the self-awareness during a sunset or the calm during the night, the beach changes our mood and puts you in touch with your inner self. Most people have at least, once, contemplated on having a house near a beach. If you’ve stayed away from the beach for too long, here are 5 reasons you should come over to get some beach therapy.

Hardeep Singh Rhossili Bay Wales GB Aug 2019. © Hardeep Singh | Harry Clicks

1. The beach keeps you healthy
There are direct benefits to being at the beach not only because there is Vitamin Sea but also Vitamin D. Most people who work in offices hardly get to catch the sun at the right time to synthesize natural Vitamin D. Your days at the beach catching the morning sun can help make up for some of that deficiency. Don’t forget that sunscreen if you plan to stay longer though.

2. Out of the spa and into the ocean
From algae to sea salts and even sea weeds, luxury spas offer an exotic mix of natural ingredients that help rejuvenate your skin. But why go to a spa when you can get it all directly at the beach! A simple dip in the ocean will also have a rejuvenating effect on your skin. And the best part is that you don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for it!

3. It helps you leave stress behind
“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea. No past. No future.” – The Last Samurai.
In a way, when you stare at the endless waves, it offers you to seek the stillness of your mind. It allows you to remove the worry and focus towards the solution. We all face challenges in life which sometimes seems insurmountable It’s no wonder that you can spend an entire evening at the beach watching the waves and feel calm and happy.

4. You can exercise freely
Beach has the perfect concoction for exercise. There’s a great view which puts you in a good mood. There is no jostling for space. There is no news repeating in cycles or thumping music. Instead there is sand which makes your workout better. And even the post workout casual swim helps burn calories. Yoga at the beach allows you to concentrate towards unifying body, mind and soul and feeling in harmony with the universe.

5. The beach makes you happy
Scientists believe that the amniotic fluid in the womb is our first and deep connection with water. Our body itself is 70% water. Water is a part of us and helps us survive and thrive. Our deep connection with water allows us to be subconsciously happy around water bodies. The sound waves, blue waters and white sand offer a soothing backdrop of colours and sound that help us calm our mind. The openness of the beach provides a sense of safety, not having hidden threats. The fact that you can unplug and connect with nature is another reason that makes us happy. What’s not to love!

 

 

 

 

My Equipment List

I love tools just as much as any photographer. However, without an artist and the creative process, tools are just tools. Yes, I want to purchase the best tools I can afford, and it is often true, you get what you pay for. However, most of us have a limited budget, and we have to be wise in purchasing the right tools. Don’t be swayed by thinking that to create amazing images you have to have all the bells and whistles. You can rock the world with one camera, one lens and one light. The bottom line is just get out and create!

Cameras

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D hARRY Clicks
                                                          Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS M5

 

Canon EOS M5
                                         Canon EOS M5

Lenses

EOS M5 Lenses

Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 II Lens

Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II Lens

Canon 50 mm 1.8 Lens

Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Sigma 150-600 f/5.6 Lens

Tripod & Accessories
the right tripod and you can have it for life. If you watch my behind the scenes, 99% of the time I am shooting on a tripod. The sturdier the platform the sharper the image.

Canon Extender EF 1.4x III

Canon Extender EF 2x III

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT