Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course


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Now booking for Sunday 18th February 2018

ONE DAY COURSE – 10.00AM – 4.00PM

The Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course is for those keen to develop the creative side of their photography and improve the sharpness, exposure and impact of their images; both when taking photographs and subsequently when enhancing images on the computer.

The Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course is held in our purpose built training studio in the village of Lacock – “the Birthplace of Photography” and is a mixture of tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands on practice with your own camera.

There are a maximum of 4 students on each course with a computer workstation running Photoshop Elements available for each to use to review their images following a photoshoot in the Cloisters and Grounds of Lacock Abbey.

To get the most out of the Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting. These skills are taught on our Beginners Digital Photography Course.

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Course Content

On the course we will cover;

  • Key Camera Controls & Revision of basic photography techniques including:
    o Focusing
    o Metering modes
    o White balance
    o Exposure
  • Histograms & Exposure Compensation
  • Composition & Colour
  • Lacock Abbey photoshoot
  • Downloading, reviewing & editing images
  • Review & Questions
Beginners Plus+ Course rated overall 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

♥♥♥♥♥  Jasmine – This was a really enjoyable day in a lovely small group! Great for consolidating existing knowledge, and also for learning and experimenting with new knowledge. Fiona is very encouraging, and an excellent teacher. The venue is perfect, and the photoshoot in the abbey, with Fiona’s expertise alongside, is not to be missed!

♥♥♥♥♥  Linda –  A useful & enjoyable day with a good mix of theory & practical. The small group made one to one tuition easier which was very useful. The venue is spacious & light & Fiona’s enthusiasm is infectious – lunch was good too! Many thanks.

♥♥♥♥♥  Steve -The Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course is a great day learning how to make the very best of my camera. Fiona was a great teacher, taking time to explain and encourage. Lacock provides an excellent venue – a huge variety of subject matter. Thoroughly recommend Lacock Photography.

♥♥♥♥♥  Pam – I thought the mix of theory and practical topics was excellent and pitched at the right level. The venue couldn’t have been better. Overall the day was extremely enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to learn and improve their photography. Many thanks to you both.

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Dates and Times

We run the Beginners Plus Digital Photography Course about once a month, mainly at weekends and Fridays.

We get booked up pretty quickly as we have a maximum number of 4 students on each course.

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.

If you would like to book but none of the available dates is suitable then maybe a one to one or one to two session could be arranged, please use the contact form to let us know.

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.

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!

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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Additional information

Course Dates

27 January 2018, 18 February 2018, 24 February 2018, 25 March 2018, 6 May 2018