Tuition

Keeping photography simple

As a baby photographer and father of two beautiful girls, I’ve created this course specifically with parents in mind, but the skills you will learn are fully transferrable and will help improve any photo you take. 

Do you want to know how to take better photos of your children?

Taking photos of our children is something we all love to do but so many parents are disappointed when they look back at the images they manage to capture.

Taking the step from ordinary looking snapshots to stunning photographs isn’t as daunting as you might think. Even if you’re a complete beginner, with a personalised tuition session you can learn what makes a great photograph and how to ensure you get the most from your camera.

Have you just bought a new camera and want to know how to use it?

The “Keeping photography simple” half day session is designed with busy parents in mind.  I know how precious spare time can be, so the course focuses on the essential elements that make for a great photo whilst familiarising you with all of your camera’s features. Each session can be individually tailored to cover anything from what all of the buttons on your camera do, what different lenses can offer you, when to use a flash, what is exposure and how to make sure you get it right, and even answer the biggest mystery of all, what is the difference between Aperture, Shutter and Manual modes.

Do you want to know how to get your subject in sharp focus with lovely blurry backgrounds?

If you own a DSLR or bridge camera you can learn how to achieve these same gorgeous professional looking shots that will have all your friends asking who took them for you.

Have you ever wondered what the other modes are for apart from Auto?

Modern cameras are great at capturing reliable photos every time you use the Auto mode, but just being in focus doesn’t mean you’ve taken a great photo. By learning what the other modes do you will open up a whole world of creative options and suddenly see a massive difference in your photos. The course will help you build the confidence to use these other modes and know exactly when and why you will want to use them.

What does the course include?

Prior to your session I’ll be in touch with you to review your current level of understanding and your goals to ensure that the time is spent delivering exactly what you want and to make sure you get the absolute most out of the day.

I also encourage everyone to share a few of their favourite photos so I can help you to recreate these types of shots intentionally and not just by chance.

By individually tailoring every session you know you’ll come away feeling that you’ve really gained valuable knowledge about the elements of photography that are important to you.

In a typical session we will cover:

– Getting to know your camera

– What do all the modes (shutter, aperture, manual) mean and how can you use them to take stunning photographs?

– Moving out of Auto, making use of ISO’s, metering and focus modes.

– How to take better photographs whatever camera you’re using

– Making the most of available light

– Understanding composition, colour, and contrast

You will receive half a day (up to 4 hours) of personalised one to one tuition in the comfort of your home.

In addition to the face to face session I also include two online follow up sessions to get you putting your new techniques to good use. I’ll send you a photo based challenge to help inspire you and to get you practicing everything you’ve learnt. You’ll be able to share your best shots with me privately and I’ll provide professional and constructive feedback to ensure you keep on improving.

Want to know more?

Just click here to get in touch and take the first step towards taking better photos

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