How to Take Stunning Pictures

Tuesday 19 October, 7:30pm on Five

This instructional series offers expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images, whatever the occasion. This week’s instalment focuses on holiday snaps. Quirky photographer Martin Parr shows his pupils how to take breathtaking pictures that will live up to their precious memories. Hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Suzi Perry, ‘How to Take Stunning Pictures’ sees six top photographers oversee a series of masterclasses on the art of taking beautiful pictures. Each week’s instalment focuses on a particular aspect of photography, such that even the most inexperienced of snappers will be well-versed in the art by the end of the series. In this episode, photojournalist and documentarymaker Martin Parr guides a class of amateurs through the art of taking memorable holiday snaps. All too often, looking at the mundane holiday pictures of friends and family can be a painful task. Determined to put a stop to this trend, Martin uses his own witty photographic observations of tourism as a starting point to show his students how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Tuesday 12 October, 7:30pm on Five

This instructional series offers expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images, whatever the occasion. Renowned animal photographer Tim Flach instructs his budding students in how to take unusual portraits of their pets. Hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Suzi Perry, ‘How to Take Stunning Pictures’ sees six top photographers oversee a series of masterclasses on the art of taking beautiful pictures. Each week’s instalment focuses on a particular aspect of photography, such that even the most inexperienced of snappers will be well-versed in the art by the end of the series. This week, award-winning photographer Tim Flach demonstrates how to put an abstract spin on animal portraits. Tim, who is famous for crossing over from commercial animal pictures to breathtaking fine art photography, encourages his students to think about the relationships between themselves and their pets. Joining Tim’s masterclass is a volunteer from the Dogs’ Trust, who is keen to learn how to take better pictures of the charity’s rescue dogs in the hope of rehoming them more quickly.

Tuesday 5 October, 7:30pm on Five

This instructional series offers expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images, whatever the occasion. This week’s instalment focuses on sports photography. Award-winning sports snapper Bob Martin takes a masterclass on the subject, showing a pair of amateurs how to shoot game-changing moments, and how to make pictures stand out from the crowd. Hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Suzi Perry, ‘How to Take Stunning Pictures’ sees six top photographers oversee a series of masterclasses on the art of taking beautiful pictures. Each week’s instalment focuses on a particular aspect of photography, such that even the most inexperienced of snappers will be well-versed in the art by the end of the series. Sports Photographer of the Year Bob Martin knows how to achieve a winning shot. From Andre Agassi to Zinedine Zidane, Bob has captured all the top sports stars in action. In this exhilarating masterclass, which takes the students from horse jumping and skateboarding to martial arts, Bob explains not only how to nail that game-changing moment, but also how to make a sporting shot bold enough to stand out from the crowd.

Tuesday 28 September, 7:30pm on Five

This instructional series offers expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images, whatever the occasion. This week’s instalment focuses on landscapes. Worldrenowned photographer Charlie Waite offers his unique photographic perspective to a free runner and a plasterer, both of whom wish to improve their snapping skills. Hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Suzi Perry, ‘How to Take Stunning Pictures’ sees six top photographers oversee a series of masterclasses on the art of taking beautiful pictures. Each week’s instalment focuses on a particular aspect of photography, such that even the most inexperienced of snappers will be well-versed in the art by the end of the series. This week’s show focuses on the subtle art of landscape photography. Renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite explains why achieving a great landscape image relies on more than finding a picturesque location and pointing and shooting. Charlie shares his secrets with a free runner who sees the world from an unusual viewpoint, and a plasterer who escapes city life with a series of weekends in the wild. What perspectives of the land will they see, and how will this affect their final pictures?

Tuesday 21 September, 7:30pm on Five

This instructional series offers expert tips and advice for capturing professional-quality images, whatever the occasion. This week’s instalment focuses on weddings. Top photographer Emily Quinton puts two keen amateurs through a crash course on how to shoot the big day, before letting them loose on a real wedding. Hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Suzi Perry, this series sees six top photographers oversee their own masterclass on the art of taking beautiful pictures. Each week’s instalment is focused on a particular aspect of photography, and by the end of the episode even the most novice of snappers will be well-versed in how to get the perfect shot for the occasion. This week, award-winning wedding photographer Emily Quinton demonstrates her tricks of the trade. From portraits of the happy couple to the first dance, there are a multitude of essential shots that are a must for completing any wedding album. Emily is on hand to guide two budding snappers through a crash course at one of Britain’s top wedding venues. Capturing the special moments of the big day is a stressful job, even for a professional photographer, so how will Emily’s proteges cope when they are asked to shoot a real wedding?

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