Our beginners photography courses take place in both Birtle, in the countryside just to the North of Manchester and the picturesque village of Lymm in Cheshire and are for people new to photography or who find that they never move away from their camera’s AUTO feature.
Courses in Birtle are £75.00 and courses in Lymm are £85.00 (including refreshments and a light lunch) – you can see a list of dates by clicking the link in the red bar at the top of the page.
By the end of the day you will be able to:
- Understand and use the manual controls of your camera.
- Understand exposure.
- Understand how to compose a photograph that is pleasing to the eye.
- Understand light and how it affects your photographs.
- Understand the basics of colour and white balance.
- Use creative techniques to stand out from the ordinary.
After a welcome over a coffee we will start the day with a briefing. You will be provided with a detailed lesson plan to guide us through the day and help to embed what you are learning.
With the help of the lesson plans and notes for you to keep, we will spend the morning developing your knowledge of how your camera works and is adjusted. We will pause whenever you want, to ask questions.
Over a sandwich (included in the price) you will have the opportunity to re-cap some of the morning’s points and then we will be out into the open to put the tuition into practice in locations that are either a short walk away or a couple of minutes by car. The furthest we will walk is about 500m using either farm tracks or footpaths, some of which have stiles so please consider this if you have mobility concerns and get in touch before booking if you would like more detail.
We will be out for approximately three hours before returning to the comfort of our private area of the pub to review our work and ask further questions.
We end the course with a quick re-cap on what has been covered and invite you to join or on-line support community where you can share your progress as a photographer with other people who have been our beginners photography courses.
You are of course welcome to stay on afterwards for a drink or something to eat if you wish.
Click on beginners photography courses to go straight to a list of upcoming course dates.
Before the course we will send you a reminder of what to bring and please take a look at our Booking Onto Our Courses page for booking terms and conditions.