Adult Digital Camera Courses

For the adult digital camera courses, the student will gain a fundamental photography knowledge coupled with the practical skills of digital photography, which will enable them to improve the quality of their digital images.

photography workshop
guildford photography course


September 7th, 10-2pm (Shere) **FULLY BOOKED**

October 5th, 10-2pm (Dorking)

November 16th, 10-2pm (Shere)

£80, book below 

For this course, it is likely that the student is shooting in auto mode and has an ambition to become more accomplished photographer. This is a first-step course, which provides the student with the initial training to help achieve your photographic aspiration.

On the day the student will learn:

Understanding & operating the camera’s auto and semi-manual settings

Image Quality (ISO & File formats)

Focusing & metering modes

White Balance

Basic Composition: looking at famous work and understanding why they are considered good images

Auto and Manual Focus

Take interesting images by using methods such as controlling depth of field, freezing/blurring movement, composition methods etc.

We’ll spend the majority of the class outside taking photos together and putting the new knowledge together using our camera settings to take great photos.

The June 8th, September 7th & November 16th courses take place at Treacle Gallery, Beaufield Mews, 2 Middle St, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF.

The October 5th course takes place at the Burford Bridge Hotel, At the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking RH5 6BX.

*Courses run every month, more dates to be posted soon!


November 30th, 10-2pm (Dorking)

£80, book below

Have you taken a digital camera course before and learned about your camera settings? If you’d like your photography to progress to the next level this course is for you.

On the day the student will learn:

Brief overview of camera mechanics, to dust off your f-stops, iso’s and shutter speeds

Manual Exposure

Over and under exposure, when and how to use it

High and low ISO

Motion – good blur and bad blur

Aperture and Shutter’s in-depth relationship

Learn to how to better compose your photographs in camera rather than on screen

Natural Light – how to capture it in your landscapes and use it to complement your portraiture

Introduction to Flash photography

Gear – what’s good, what’s fun and what’s not

Introduction to Lightroom and tips for processing

We’ll spend the majority of the class outside shooting together, utilising our new skills and putting compositional ideas into practice together.

This course takes place at the Burford Bridge Hotel, At the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking RH5 6BX.

One-off, full-day course at Waddesdon: Landscapes & Architecture

Flint House, Windmill Hill & Waddesdon Manor

Saturday October 12th  11am-5pm

£150 (lunch & venue tickets included) 

Architecture photography course
Photo by Chris Lacey

Join me for this incredible opportunity to access and photograph the award winning Flint House. Add a truly iconic architectural masterpiece to your portfolio. The full day will include lunch prepared by Waddesdon, access to the estate and all tuition.

Learn how to capture the amazing landscapes and architecture of Flint House, Windmill Hill and Waddesdon Manor. We’ll spend the day photographing these stunning structures together on the Rothschild estate. You’ll learn how to use the manual setting and how aperture and slow shutter speed work hand in hand to create dynamic shots of the award winning structures. We’ll work on composition and how to use the landscapes around the structures to add layers to your image.

Bring your tripod, and comfortable shoes! This workshop is not to be missed as its a rare opportunity to photograph all 3 of these amazing structures.

The course fee includes the venue ticket, lunch & tea/coffee.

This course takes place at place at Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH.

Waddesdon Photography Course 2019
Architectural photography

The course material is presented in both a written and visual form, I will show you photographs to help you understand the techniques and also show you how to do it directly on your own camera.

A digital camera, preferably a camera with manual settings is preferred. Classes are limited to make sure everyone has a good understanding of their own camera at the end of the session.

These courses are part classroom-based tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands on practice. You will be taken outside into the Surrey hills and on return will review the images.

Tea and coffee is included, along with a course booklet for you to keep and review.

I am always happy to field questions afterwards via email, and please feel free to share your new images as well.

Courses run throughout the year and there will always be a seasonal course too!

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  • "Thank you very much for your time and patience with us on the day. I know we jumped round all over the place and we were asking the impossible but your tips really did help."
    H. Reynolds
  • "It was such fun to meet you and have my lesson today. I loved the no-nonsense and ‘let’s make it easy’ approach. So many professional photographers almost seem to rejoice in mystifying their art and while I’m sure there are loads of things that are very much beyond a jobbing photographer like me, it was just great to have so many of the basic things explained in clear terms and with patience and lots of memory aids. Just to sort out what buttons do what was fantastic. You are a very good teacher."
    A. Phillips
  • "We bought our camera when our children were born so we could document their lives – but have only ever used the camera on its automatic setting. The camera course has given me the confidence to explore my camera and experiment with it on different settings. The take home information leaflet has also been brilliant to refer back to with lots of short cuts and top tips. I can’t wait to get out and use my camera more. It was a really fun evening, in a totally unthreatening atmosphere and I learnt lots!"
    C. Instone
  • "Photography course with Lillie on Monday night was brilliant. Best start for a beginner with a digital camera. Who’d have thought it’s better on the manual setting!!!?"
    J. Pitcher

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