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.

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DIGITAL CAMERA
MECHANICS COURSE

January 15th, 10-12.30pm, 2022

February 26th, 10-12.30pm, 2022

March 12th, 10-12.30pm, 2022

£60, book below 

For this workshop, 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.

Please note this course is held entirely outdoors.

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

Basic Composition

Auto and Manual Focus

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

This is a great course for a beginner who wants to learn more in a fun, constructive environment.

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

The course will be conducted outside and the group will be kept to 6 to meet with government guidelines. The course will meet in front of St James Church, The Square, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HG

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL
CAMERA COURSE

April 2nd, 10-12.30pm, 2022

£60, 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.

Please note this course is held entirely outdoors, putting the new skills into immediate practise.

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

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

Introduction to Flash photography

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

The course will be outside and the group will be kept small to meet with government guidelines. The course will meet in front of St James Church, The Square, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HG


At the end of the course, 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.

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


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.


Portraits Workshop

Learn how to take great portraits of people & pets

Shere, Surrey

January 15th 1.30-4pm, £65

Learn how to take great portraits of people and pets on this workshop.

We will cover how to use natural light outdoors for portraits as well as flash/strobe lighting indoors. There will models (both pet & person!) to sit for the portraits. We will cover how to use aperture, shutter speed and ISO to get the right focus, depth of field and light in your images, along with posing and shooting techniques.

This course will be based in Shere Village Hall, and we will be both indoor an outdoors.

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Capturing Spring at Hatchlands Park

Capturing Spring Photo Walk @ Hatchlands Park, near Guildford

April 2nd, 2-4.30pm

£65

Join me at Hatchlands Park, near Guildford, to take a stunning spring walk around the grounds capturing the blossom and colours together.

We’ll start off looking for colour, using depth of field and focus to highlight our subjects. Shutter speed and ISO will be covered in low light areas, so you’ll learn how to continue to get great shots in the shade. We’ll also look for great framing opportunities, using the colours and leaves to frame the large sweeping spring views.

We’ll meet at the ticket booth at Hatchlands Park.

The class will adhere to gov guidelines and we will practice social distancing.  Please wear walking shoes/boots & comfortable clothing.

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE GIFT VOUCHERS

All course vouchers can be gift wrapped and posted or emailed as a pdf.

You can purchase a Group Course Voucher on the dropdown menu below.

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PHOTOGRAPHY HAPPY HOUR

Cameras mandatory, drinks optional!

Each month will have a specific photographic theme & we will look at a particular professional photographer’s work that fits in with the photographic theme. We will discuss how the images can inspire us to take photographs at home in keeping with the theme. I will keep in mind that everyone will be creating images indoors and outdoors, making fun assignments for everyone to complete throughout the month. Images will be reviewed in the following month’s Photography Happy Hour webinar.

Join us! Each webinar is £20, which includes a task sheet of photo challenges. All webinars will be hosted through ZOOM.

Friday January 14 – Drawing with Light

Friday February 4th – Reflections

Friday March 4th – Reframe

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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
    Lesley
  • “Loved this webinar. Really helpful tips on how to improve my photography skills.”  - Isobel
    Isobel
  • “Thank you for providing your photography course online. You were so positive and encouraging!” –Samantha
    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."
    C Instone