Beginner's One Day Photography Courses

If you've been using your Compact or Digital SLR Camera in Automatic mode, and found that the image isn't quite what you wanted, or if you're confused with all the functions and settings on your camera, then this one day course is for you.

Learn how to get off auto, and use your camera to start taking great photographs of family, friends, holidays and all the other special moments in your life.

This beginner's one-day photography workshop in Stevenage will get you away from the fully auto settings, give you more confidence and provide you with the skills to take photographs that you will be proud of.


Learn how to focus on the subject, blur the background, get close-up details, get images in low light, learn creative use of light and shape. 

Limited to 6 spaces.



You will need a digital SLR camera with lenses, your camera manual, fully charged battery and a memory card; or a Bridge or Compact zoom camera with semi-automatic functions [including PASM (Program, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Manual), and ISO change] such as a Nikon Coolpix, or Canon Powershot - please check your camera manual before booking onto the workshop.

If you don't have a camera yet, you can hire a DSLR or Compact camera from me on the day for an additional £10. Please let me know at the time of booking.

As we will be taking photogra
phs outside, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Workshop Content:


  • How your camera works - in simple terms
  • Focusing & AF Points
  • ISO - what is it and why do you care?
  • White Balance
  • Metering Modes
  • Exposure
  • Aperture Priority
  • Depth of Field
  • Shutter Speed
  • Composition - creating dramatic images
  • Practical Exercises throughout
  • Q&A

Terms & Conditions of Booking:

All payments are final.  Once you have purchased your ticket, no refunds can be made during or after the workshop. Spaces on the one day workshops are limited to 6 people.  Your space is secured once you have paid in full.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can transfer your ticket for an alternative date.  However, no refunds can be claimed on transferred tickets.

Read the workshop information provided to make sure this is the right workshop for you.

Refunds will not be given if you don't turn up.

Duration: 1 day
Group Size: minimum of 3 - maximum of 6 (I reserve the right to cancel the workshop, and refund all monies, in the event that the minimum number of people is not met)
Includes tuition & all course materials, refreshments, light lunch.