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1-2-1 Photography Workshops for Beginners in Braintree

Learn and practice a gentle pace.   By having a 1-2-1 workshop with me you’ll learn everything you need to know.  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.  Workshops are hands on so you’ll be taking plenty photographs and getting lots of practice.

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! Don’t worry, we start from the ground up and on the first workshop most people can just about switch on their cameras.  You’ll soon be snapping away and getting creative though.

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 Workshops

Free yourself from the Auto Button and Get Creative

We will aim to cover the following topics however as we go at your pace it may be that going to manual mode might not be right for you at the time.  Workshops are tailored to suit you and your pace of learning.

  • 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 using indoor projects and a little bit of homework
  • 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

£125 per person, includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

Studio Photography Workshop in Braintree

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.

Please contact me if you are interested in this workshop

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

£125 per person, maximum 4 places.

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.

Please contact me if you are interested in this workshop

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 for Beginners in Braintree 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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