Tuition

Photography is such a great hobby to have, but it certainly isn't the cheapest.  If you've just forked out a few hundred (or thousand??) pounds on a new camera, then it's worth spending that little bit extra to learn how to get the best results with it.  You can have the best camera in the world but it won't do you any good if you don't know how to use it!

When it comes to teaching photography, I offer three separate modules.  Each module will last around 1 hour, and costs £30.  All modules are offered as one-on-one lessons, so you won't be part of a larger group.  That being said, if you did want to book a course for more than one person, I would be happy to add any additional attendees for the discounted price of £15 each.

Please note that you will need to have an interchangeable lens camera (i.e. DSLR or mirrorless camera) to book any of these modules.  I continue to be blown away by the quality of images that can be captured by a camera-phones these days, but they simply do not have the capabilities of DLSR/mirrorless cameras, and I don't feel the content of these lessons is applicable to camera-phones / point-and-shoot type cameras.

The modules are as follows:

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Module 1 - Camera Basics

This lesson is very much aimed at beginners in the world of DSLR's.  You will learn the 3 key elements that work in unison to produce an image (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO), and how a change in each one of these elements can change the resulting image.

Module 2 - Advanced Camera Settings

If you feel you already have a good grasp of shutter speed / aperture / ISO and are reasonably comfortable shooting in manual mode, then you may want to skip module 1 and head straight into module 2.  In this lesson we will explore some more advanced camera settings and photography techniques including white balance, histograms, and focus points/areas.

Module 3 - Flash Photography

The final module focuses on flash photography.  In order to book this lesson you will need to have a hot-shoe mounted flash-gun (I'm afraid your camera's built in pop-up flash won't be up to the challenge here).  The use of flash is often the subject of heated debate amongst photographers.  Some people are adamant that natural light is the only option, whereas others would be lost without their flashguns.  My thoughts on flash photography are that the best photos are the ones where viewers can't tell flash has been used!  This module will teach you how to use your flashgun properly- what camera settings to use, how to balance flash with available light, and how to get a beautiful, natural-looking photo.