Digital Camera Courses

For the 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


May 25th, 10-2pm 2024

July 20th 10-2pm, 2024


Do you have a new camera or would you like a good review on how to use your camera creatively? This workshop is set for beginners who are looking to learn more about photography and their amazing digital camera. After the workshop, you will be confidently shooting on your camera’s various settings and won’t give auto a look in!

On the workshop the participant will learn:

Camera Settings – where they are & how to use them

Focus: How to use the manual focus and focus dots creatively

Aperture: learn how to sharpen and blur the backgrounds

Shutter Speed: Capture movement sharply & creative blur

ISO: why it works and how

JPEG v RAW – file types explained and top tips

White Balance: where it’s located and why to use it

Composition: Learn how to make your images stand out through composing creatively in camera

The workshop will be based in the village hall of Shere, where you’ll learn all about where your camera’s settings are, look at famous photographers work to inspire you and go outdoors to use your new knowledge photographing in the picturesque village of Shere and the Surrey Hills.

The workshop will meet at Shere Village Hall, Gomshall Ln, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HE. There is parking in front of the hall along Gomshall Lane or in the village car park next to the village hall.

*Please note the May 25th workshop is now fully booked.

There are spaces available on the July 20th workshop.


May 25th, 2.15-6pm, 2024

July 20th 2.15-6pm, 2024


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 workshop the participant 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 – Learn to Pan & intentional camera movement (ICM)

Aperture and Shutter’s in-depth relationship

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

Introduction to Flash photography

Filters: what, how and when to use them

We’ll spend the first part of the workshop going over the camera settings and looking at various examples of famous photographers work to inspire us and to understand how they made the photographs. The majority of the workshop will be spent outside shooting together, utilising our new skills and putting compositional ideas into practice together.

The workshop will meet at Shere Village Hall, Gomshall Ln, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HE. There is parking in front of the hall along Gomshall Lane or in the village car park next to the village hall.

At the end of the workshop, there will be 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.

Workshops run throughout the year and there will always be a seasonal workshop too!

Seasonal Photo Walks & Workshops:

Sunset Photography & Wine Tasting at Chilworth Manor Vineyard
Thursday July 7.45-10.15pm
Chilworth Manor Vineyard, Halfpenny Ln, Chilworth, Guildford GU4 8NN, UK
£65 (wine tasting included)

Light, camera settings and composition will be covered on this creative photography workshop during the golden hour at Chilworth Manor Vineyard. All photography levels welcome and the workshop will cover how to use your camera to take creative photographs at sunset. You will learn how to use the camera’s settings to take great landscapes and close ups and how to use the golden light to create stunning silhouettes and to illuminate the grapes, vines and surrounding landscapes.

The workshop booking includes the 2.5 hour photo workshop, 2 tasting glasses of our wines and a further full glass of your favourite wine +Complimentary pairing bites

Autumn Photo Walk at Richmond Park
Saturday Nov 2nd 2024, 9.30-12.30pm
Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, TW10 5HX

Join us and learn more about photographing the Autumn season in the beautiful surroundings of Richmond Park. The photo walk will begin at Pembroke Lodge and circle through the park & past the lake. Participants will learn more about taking great landscape photographs using aperture and composition, along with capturing the wildlife in the park and learning more about fast shutter speeds and focus.  Beginners welcome!

Places are limited to 6.

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.



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  • “Thank you for providing your photography course online. You were so positive and encouraging!” –Samantha
  • "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 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."
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  • "You come across so well on the online course. You have a lovely manner which is so easy to connect to. You have the ability to connect to everyone from the real camera buffs and enthusiasts, people who lack confidence like myself to the young people and children. That is a rare skill as so many are either techie and deadly boring " - Lesley
  • “Loved this webinar. Really helpful tips on how to improve my photography skills.”  - Isobel