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.

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guildford photography course


March 30, 2018, 10-2pm

April 27th, 10-2pm

£80, book below with PayPal or email for invoice

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.

This 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!


May 18th, 10-2pm

£80, book below with PayPal or email for invoice

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.


Seasonal Class:

Low Light Photography
Sunday March 3rd, 2.30pm-6.30pm, £80

Learn how to take great photographs in low light! We’ll be working with the winter sunset, and then moving indoors to work with ISO and flash. Prior knowledge of the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) is encouraged, and there will be a review on the day. We’ll be spending time understanding and using long shutter speeds to collect the waning winter light sunset outdoors so bring your tripods, and then we’ll move indoors to work with hand holding our cameras in low light using ISO and Flash. Bring your external flash if you have one, or learn how to control the flash on your camera. Warm beverages included!

This course takes place at Treacle Gallery in Shere, Beaufield Mews, 2 Middle St, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF. 

Book below via PayPal or email me for an invoice.

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 6 people 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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Course Dates

  • "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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