This workshop is suitable for people who want to get more creative with photography and would like to move to the next stage of making the most of the features of more advanced cameras.

This 1 day workshop is hands-on and is suitable for any digital DSLR, compact mirrorless or bridge camera(superzoom) with facility to set Aperture Priority (Manual, AV or A, S or Tv)

The workshop will concentrate on teaching the techniques needed to capture images in the camera rather than relying on the computer afterwards. With a maximum of 6 guests per workshop we will have plenty of time for some one-to-one tuition.

At this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • get predictable results from your camera
  • control image exposure
  • focus correctly
  • set the right depth of field for different situations, portraits, landscapes etc by selecting the correct aperture
  • select the correct shutter speeds
  • change and use ISO settings effectively
  • understand white balance and how it can affect your images
  • improve composition of your images to provide more impact
  • put what you have learned into practice by taking some images
  • review and discuss your images as an individual and in a group
  • how to use post processing techniques to transform your images

Morning Session
This is classroom based and once we have  been through the introductions we will explore the different functions of the camera and how they can be used more effectively to produce different results. We will go into detail about some of the functions, so that you receive a sound understanding of the concepts required to improve your photography. This will be backed up through practical demonstrations with your camera and examples on the computer.

We will also discuss compositional methods that can be applied to improve your image taking and you will be shown practical examples of this. This will also involve practical sessions with the class.

We will also look at what other equipment you might need, like , filters, lenses, memory cards, card readers, storage and software etc.

After Lunch
We will venture outside for you to put into practice what you have learned. If the weather doesn’t allow this we will do practical sessions indoors.
About 1 and a half hour will be allocated for you to wander around and take some images with a brief you have been given.
Back in the classroom we will review your images and provide constructive feedback.
We will then review a few different types of software that can be used for post processing your images and look at some essential editing techniques.

Finally we will discuss what you have learnt and where to go next

Dates: TBA

Cost: £50
Cost includes:
Tuition, plus course notes plus follow-up email and advice via website. Tea/coffee morning/afternoon breaks will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch or food may be purchased from the venue.
The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm
Group size:
Maximum 6 photographers
Fitness level:
A general level of fitness is required to join this course. Weather permitting there will be the opportunity to take some outdoor shots therefore suitable outdoor clothing should be brought along. Walking at the venue will be on public footpaths and bridle paths therefore you may require stout or light walking shoes.
Most venues are fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users. Venues without access will be flagged up in the booking details. Outdoor work at most venues can be organised.
Equipment needed:
Any digital DSLR, compact mirrorless or bridge camera(superzoom) with facility to set Aperture Priority (Manual, AV or A and S or Tv). Tripod or Monopod if you have one.