Beginners Digital Photography Course (Part 1)

♥♥♥♥♥ Christina – Had a lovely day, learnt a lot. I feel more confident that I can now take better pictures.  Thanks Fiona and Andy

♥♥♥♥♥ Nick – This course was exactly what I was looking for: a back-to-basics introduction to digital photography that would suit both beginners and those who, like me, needed a refresher on how to control your camera after too many years of idling in auto.

♥♥♥♥♥ Sue- Fiona and Andy are very welcoming and approachable.  As a near novice I found the instruction manageable and being in the company of other beginners helped create a relaxed atmosphere. We all helped each other when out on field work, which was fun, and then to have feedback on our photography was brilliant.  A thoroughly inspiring and enjoyable day, thank you.

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Beginners Digital Photography (Part 1)
1 Day Course
4.9 based on 237 reviews

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Saturday 4th September 2021


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 (Part 1) 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  (Part 1) 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 or Adobe Lightroom. 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

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 9:45am. The day ends at around 4:30pm.

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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

What to bring!

We ask that you bring your own refreshments and packed lunch along with 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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