Refresher Photography Course


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HALF DAY COURSE            09:30AM – 1:00PM

This half day Refresher digital photography course is aimed at students who have perhaps already attended a Beginners Course in photography (either at Lacock Photography or elsewhere), but are still not quite sure of the relationship between aperture, shutter & ISO – the key vital components required for that perfect exposure. Alternatively, you may have some knowledge of photography through self-study or have experience in film photography and would like the opportunity to put it all into practice with the guidance and support of a photography tutor.

You are probably using your camera in aperture or shutter priority. The course will ensure that you are completely in charge when using these modes, so much better than using auto! This half day course is not recommended for the complete beginner who is currently shooting in auto mode – our one day Beginners Course is highly recommended for the complete beginner!

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. 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 4 students on the course the venue provides the perfect environment to understand how to get the shot you want.

The Refresher digital photography 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 and includes a photo shoot. You will go out about in the village and receive some one-to-one coaching from Fiona, our tutor.

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 4 students to enable the tutor to help everyone individually.


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Refresher digital photography course

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 photo-graphs 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 images you want.

On the course, we will concentrate on the essentials

• Focusing
• f stops, shutter speeds and ISO
• Exposure compensation

Assistance will be given to set up your camera with all the necessary options e.g. metering, white balance, jpeg quality etc.

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We run this course every month or so, 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.

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 09:30 am so ask you to arrive from 9:15 am for a welcome tea or coffee. The day ends at around 1:00 pm.

THE TUTOR - Fiona Turnbull

Fiona Turnbull tutor – Refresher digital photography course

In 2010, 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 provider of photography training.

As an ex-mathematics teacher, Fiona is an experienced trainer and has developed this course for people who are at the start of their photographic journey and aspire to take high quality photographs. Fiona comments: “As a relative newcomer to digital
technology, I keenly remember the hurdles that need to be overcome when getting to grips with digital photography and the apparent complexities of modern digital cameras!” Fiona’s Refreshers Course gives students a firm grasp of the basics of photography, boosts confidence and enables students to get the best out of their digital cameras.

Fiona has always been a keen photographer and has a wide range of photographic interests but is particularly keen on people, animals, nature and night photography – the list gets longer and longer! Fiona’s work can be viewed on Instagram at:


Once you arrive we look after you for the morning.

Included in the price is:

● Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
● Training Notes

You just have to bring your camera with memory card, fully charged battery and USB lead if you have one.

Additional information

Course Dates

13 January 2018, 18 March 2018, 6 July 2018