Beginners Digital Photography Course


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Book now for  16th December!

Whether you are into landscape or lifestyle, flowers or fashion, abstract or architecture, street or studio, wedding or wildlife, or maybe you are not sure yet; the beginners digital photography course is the best place to start.

Understanding what camera settings to use, is a fundamental step in improving the photos you take. You will learn how to take control of your camera and how to get that great shot.

You are probably using your camera in full auto or in a scene mode e.g. portrait or landscape; you will be amazed how much your photos will improve in one day by coming on this course!

We will build your confidence and improve your ability to get the most from your camera. Don’t miss this great opportunity to develop your skills! With a maximum of 6 students on the course the venue provides the perfect environment to understand better how to get the shot you want.

This course is a mixture of classroom-based tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands on practice with your own camera. The course will be run in our school of photography in the heart of Lacock – (Photography was invented in Lacock Abbey!).

In the afternoon of the  beginners digital photography course you will go out about in Lacock village with Fiona, the tutor, to practice and receive some one to one coaching. After the photo-shoot you will return to ‘The Old Clubhouse’ to download and review your images in Photoshop Elements. We limit the course to a maximum of 6 students to enable the tutor to help everyone individually.

ONE DAY COURSE            10:00AM – 4:30PM
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Course Content

On this course we provide you with essential photography knowledge coupled with the practical skills of digital photography to enable you to improve the quality of the photographs you take.

By using your own camera during the course (if you don’t have one yet we can lend you one for the day!), you will get to know its features better and be able to use more of them to get the pictures you want.

On the course we will cover;
● Camera equipment & accessories
● Image Quality (ISO & File formats)
● Focusing & metering modes
● f stops, shutter speeds and ISO
● Exposure compensation
● White Balance
● Basic Composition
● Downloading images from camera to computer

Beginners Course rated overall 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 165 reviews

♥♥♥♥♥ Caroline – Just brilliant! I went from knowing nothing to being reasonably confident with how to use my camera in just one day!.

♥♥♥♥♥ David – A terrific course. I learned loads and gained confidence to try out the techniques we’d learned.
Need to practice now but then I’ll be back for the next course!

♥♥♥♥♥  Emily – I had a brilliant time on the course. I came knowing very little, and feeling rather overwhelmed by my new camera. By the end, I understood the terminology better, knew how to adjust my camera, and use the basic principles to take much improved photographs. Thank you very much!!! I will be back for more : )
♥♥♥♥♥ Jenny –  Fiona is an excellent tutor, helped by the class being limited to four. Thank you for a lovely simple lunch and the welcome towels after returning very wet from the village….Very enjoyable day and will return.

♥♥♥♥ Mike – A What a fun and educational day. Fiona and Andy are lovely people who really make you feel at home. Fiona is very patient and I managed to learn a lot which was put into practise with a nice stroll around Lacock village taking photos of anything that moved or didn’t!! A really great way to start to learn about photography, I will recommend to anyone. Thank you.

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Dates and Times

We run this course several times every month, mainly at weekends and Fridays.
We get booked up pretty quickly as we have a maximum number of 6 students on each course. The small class size is important to us as we know how much individual support is required!

The dates we currently have places available for booking are shown above. Just choose the date you would like to come and add to cart. Payment may be made on our secure website by credit or debit card or by calling 01249 730571 to book and pay by card over the the phone.

We aim to start at 10:00 am so ask you to arrive from 9:45 am for a welcome tea or coffee. The day ends at around 4:30 pm.

The Tutor – Fiona Turnbull

Fiona has been in love with photography since her very early days growing up in Glasgow. Fiona clearly remembers her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic and how great it felt when she bought an Olympus Trip when she was 16! Fiona has developed her skills through self-study, attending courses at local colleges & training providers – alongside lots of practice and deletion of images!

In 2011, Fiona and her husband Andy set up a new photography business located in Lacock, the “Birthplace of Photography”. One of the few photography training schools to own its own purpose-built premises, the business has grown year on year to become one of the UK’s leading providers of photography training. Fiona is an experienced tutor who specialises in developing and encouraging students who are at the start of their photographic journey.

Fiona has a wide range of photographic interests and is particularly keen on people, animals, flowers and nature photography. In addition to delivering photography training, Fiona regularly presents external talks on compositional techniques & flower photography.

Fiona’s work can be viewed on Instagram

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What’s Included

Once you arrive we look after you for the whole day. You won’t have to find somewhere to get lunch or bring sandwiches!

Included in the price is:

● Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)      ● Buffet lunch        ● Training Notes

You just have to bring your camera with memory card, fully charged battery and USB lead if you have one.  If you don’t have a camera – no worries, we can lend you one free of charge!

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Additional information

Course Dates

16 December 2017, 6 January 2018, 14 January 2018, 20 January 2018, 26 January 2018, 5 February 2018, 9 February 2018, 23 February 2018, 5 March 2018, 11 March 2018, 24 March 2018, 31 March 2018, 13 April 2018, 15 April 2018, 12 May 2018