Beginners Photography Workshop

London Beginner Photography Workshop

Our Beginners Photography Course is a Perfect First Step for Beginners

Beginner Photography Course

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This How to Use Your Digital Camera Workshop is for beginners and those stuck on Auto and scene modes – a one-day Central London outdoor course to learn the fundamentals of photography and put you in creative control of the features and settings of your own camera.

This beginners photography workshop is delivered on location and short projects are set in which course attendees demonstrate and practice their understanding of the assignments. We use varied outdoor and sheltered locations for maximum practice of camera functions and settings.

This short photography course is a great starting point to learn how to take better photographs and use your camera with ease.  Say Goodbye to Auto and  learn how to use your camera.

Suitable for most types of digital cameras, from SLR to advanced compact, bridge and compact system/mirrorless cameras.

This photography short course is also suitable for those in need of a refresher workshop.  Book your photography lesson today.

Course Options: Private or Scheduled

Beginners Photography Course Content

  • Using your own camera  – buttons, functions, menus, settings
  • Movement using shutter speeds
  • Basics of correct exposure
  • Aperture settings – what they mean
  • ISO & how it affects shutter and aperture
  • Achieving correct colour
  • File sizes – setting for your own needs
  • Fill-in on camera flash (pop up flash)
  • Composition and much more…


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Prices: Private £260, 1 person : £185 pp for 2 : £165 pp for 3+

Prices: Non Private £145 per person. See non private (scheduled) dates Click Here

Expert Tuition to get your photography off to a great start.

Workshop Duration: 4 hours.
Private Courses – choice of start times

Meet: London Bridge Station.


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What you say about How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop Beginners Course

“I loved the day-Lou was fantastic at getting the whole group (despite lots of different cameras) to move through the projects which were brilliantly designed to leave us all at the end of the photography course understanding how to use our cameras once off Auto mode!! Thank you” Nicole Robertson

“Great day and just what I needed to start me on the way to taking better photographs.” James Smith

“Lou does not only have great technical knowledge, she is also a great tutor! The photography course was well structured to make participants explore the first steps beyond “auto” mode. The individual locations / projects were well selected to help getting to the points. Many thanks Lou – you really got us hooked!” Rolf & Manuela Deusinger

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32 Comments on “Beginners Photography Workshop”

  1. Hi Lou,

    My boyfriend and I are interested in your photography course. Would my Canon PowerShot G7 X be suitable for the course. Also could you recommend a DSLR camera to purchase as my boyfriend is interested in buying one before we book the course.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hi Corine

      Great to hear from you.

      Your camera is fine for our Beginners Course. I have sent you an email with more info about camera choices for your boyfriend.

      Looking forward to meeting you both soon on our Beginners Photography Course

      We also offer camer hire which could be a perfect interim solution.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  2. Hi,

    I’d love to buy a beginner day course for my boyfriend as a surprise – he’s thinking about buying a DSLR camera next year so I wondered if it’s possible for him to borrow a camera for the course?


  3. hi, very interested in taking the beginners course, i have just bought the nikon d3400 and a few different lenses.
    would my equipment be ok to take the course.

  4. Hi Lou,
    I am a total beginner with hand camera, although I like taking pictures from my cell phone.
    I want to extend my interest by learning photography.
    My camera is Canon and I got it as a gift. Is it ok to learn from this camera..?
    Please let me know, I am very keen on joining your class..

    Thanks and regards,
    Vats 🙂

  5. Hi there – do you keep a waiting list for this workshop? I can really only make the 8th of July…would really like to do this course as opposed to one of the others. D

    1. Hi Danielle,

      Great to hear from you. We have added you to the waiting list for our Beginners Photography Course, Sat 8th July. We will let you know if a space becomes available.

      We also run this course as a Private Course with one to one tuition, which means that you can select your preferred date.

      I hope this information helps.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  6. Hi Lou,

    I would like to buy the beginners course for my daughter but I am not sure when she can go and I don’t want to tell her obviously.
    How can I buy the course and choose date at a later date?


  7. hi Lou , i am looking for a short course preferably saturday and i would also like to bring my godson too who is 14 is this possible .

    1. Hi Nikki,

      Great to hear from you. We recommend an entry level DSLR like a Nikon D3300 or Canon 1300D. They are around £300. If you do not want a DSLR then there are many advanced compacts and bridge cameras with powerful zoom functions. The Canon powershot SX series starts from around £170. Best to decide your budget and if you want a camera with interchangeable lenses or if you prefer something smaller and lighter with zoom facility built in to the lens.

      When you get your new camera do book and learn how to use your camera in our excellent Beginner Photography Course.

      We hope this information helps.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  8. Hi Lou
    I would like to do a beginners course and I have an Olympus SZ-31MR digital compact camera – is this suitable for use on your beginners course?

  9. hi lou , im just enquiring about your courses for beginners . im very inexperianced (newbie) and have just aquired a sony bridge h200 camera swapping from normal compact camera . is this camera ok for your classes and what course you reccomend . id be possibly looking at february so would appreciate your recommendations.

    regards rob

    1. Happy New Year Rob!

      Great to hear from you.

      We recommend that you start with our Beginners Photography Course. This course will get you off to a great start.

      Our teaching is geared towards the camera you own and by the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the photography fundamentals you need to know to improve your photography. We will show you how to use your camera too.

      We will also show your way around you camera and explain what the buttons and dials do. Your bridge camera is fine for this course.

      Please take a look at the course outline from where you can book and secure your place.

      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  10. Dear sirs,

    I am looking to take a friend on a photography course in London. I have previously done a course where I was explained the 3 aspects of a SLR and how to frame pictures. Is this something you offer?

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