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Photography Workshops in Coggeshall and Braintree Come and get creative!

Photography Workshops in Braintree and Colchester

One day small group photography workshops in Braintree and Colchester for beginners who would like to get away from that auto button and get more creative and those who’d like to learn a bit more.  Learn how to use the manual controls to get photographs you’ll be proud of.  You’ll learn how to freeze and blur action, focus correctly, compose lovely shots and learn how to get that nice blurry background in your photographs.  These are hands on photography workshops both inside and out so you’ll be taking plenty photographs.  Here is more information about the Photography Workshops in Braintree and Colchester.

So what kind of camera do I need?

You need to have a camera that allows you creative control.  It can be a small compact, a bridge camera, SLR or a compact system camera.  Any of these are fine so long as you can use manual controls.  If you’re not sure drop me a line and I can check it out for you.

But I know absolutely nothing, can I still come along?

That’s the best place to be! We start from the ground up and on the first beginner day most people can just about switch on their cameras.  You’ll soon be snapping away and getting creative though.

Can I learn everything in one day?

No, not really.  You’ll be taught some functions which you’ll practice.  You then must practice at home to really get to grips with it.  Day 2 does recap and you’ll learn even more.  I used to teach everything in one day but it was just too much!

Will I understand all the terminology?

No techy talk is used! Instead the day is in easy to understand language and terminology is clearly explained.

Beginner Photography Workshop – Day 1

Free yourself from the Auto Button and Get Creative

  • Learn how to freeze and blur moving action
  • How to get that nice blurry background
  • How to get crisp sharp landscape shots
  • How to focus correctly every time
  • What the ‘P’ mode does
  • ISO and how it can help you cope with different light conditions
  • Plenty of practice both inside and out.

Sunday 5th February 2017

Saturday 29th April 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

At St Peters Church hall in Bocking, Braintree with plenty of practice in the neighbouring Bocking Gardens

10.30am – 4pm – maximum 8 places

£95 per person, includes tea & coffee and a sandwich lunch.  Book both the Beginner & Beginner Plus for £180.

Beginner Photography Workshop – Day 2

Come and learn some more!

  • Refresher of Aperture & Shutter Priority modes.
  • How to compose great shots with some simple rules
  • Understanding the colour of light and how to use white balance
  • How to lighten and darken your shots using exposure compensation
  • Reading the histogram
  • The ‘M’ mode – taking full control
  • Plenty of practice both inside and out in the beautiful grounds

Saturday 4th March 2017

Saturday 20th May 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

At the stunning Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, Frinton Road, Thorpe le Soken, Essex. CO16 0JF.

10am – 4pm – maximum 8 places.

£95 per person, includes a sandwich lunch.  Book both the Beginner & Beginner Plus for £180.


Studio Photography Workshop in Braintree

New for 2017, a chance to learn how to master simple studio lighting.  Home studio kits are getting much more affordable these days so this course is aimed at getting you started with studio lighting.

We’ll spend the day at the Braintree studio where we will explore the difference between high key and low key lighting.  This means that we’ll use both white backgrounds where the lighting is bright and other colours where the lighting can be more moody.  You’ll be shown how to use the triggers, set up the lights and you’ll have plenty of time to experiment too.

Another huge part of studio photography is your interaction with your models.  These may be children, grown ups or professional models but all of them need to know what you’d like them to do!  This can take some practice so we will have some willing models at the studio so that you can get plenty of practice.

There will also be an overview of post production in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Suitable for DSLR cameras.  You will need to have a basic understanding of aperture and ISO.  Only 4 places are available on this day so book now to reserve your place.

Saturday 25th February 2017

This Photography Workshop will be held at the Braintree Studio.  Sandwich lunch included.

£125 per person, maximum 4 places available ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT!

Flash! Learn how to master that flashgun..

Making or breaking that shot using flash. Learn how to control your flashgun in different lighting situations. We will also be introducing off camera flash and exploring different effects.

You will need to have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Saturday 8th April 2017

This Photography Workshop will be held at the studio in Braintree. A sandwich lunch is included

£95 per person. Maximum 4 participants

If you have any questions about the Photography Workshops in Braintree and Coggeshall then please do give me a call on 07849 854308 or contact me by email

Call Sally on 07849 854308 or book your session using the link below.

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