If you have a great camera, but you're not confident that you feel you know how to use it to the best of its ability, then this programme can help you learn great photography techniques through fun and practical sessions.
Why do I love this programme?
I set up this programme back in 2017 because I wanted to offer a more genuine learning experience for my students - one that enabled people to develop their skills rather than just filling their heads with lots of technical information.
Spending time with people watching their skills and confidence grow is so rewarding and I am so proud of what previous students have achieved.
Having a growing community of people who love their cameras and photography means this programme isn't the end!
Why do the students love this programme?
Sarah is a great teacher who has the ability to make even the most complicated parts of photography seem easy to understand.”
Suzie P: 2018
"Thank you for the course. It fully met my expectations and indeed exceeded them in some areas giving me the confidence
I had been lacking in my own creativity."
Peter H: 2018
First you get to know about your camera, the rest of your group, and, of course, me
We'll start exploring how your camera focuses on your subject.
© Sarah Bolton - - a previous student on the programme
Discover how to control the exposure of your photos so they look the way you want them to.
We'll explore the settings that deal with tricky light conditions and contrasts in a photo.
© Philippa Mills - - a previous student on the programme
Have you always wanted to be able to blur out the background on a photo?
Discover how the different aperture settings can achieve this giving you more creative control.
© Suzie Platt - - a previous student on the programme
4:Colour and Composition
I love teaching this module as we delve into all things colourful!
You'll find out how to ensure colour is captured accurately and how to use it as a subject.
We'll explore the principles of good composition.
© Peter Hill- - a previous student on the programme
5:Using Shutter Speed
Find out how Shutter Speed Priority is a great way to get photos of a moving subjects such as pets, kids, wildlife etc.
You'll also discover how to use the
settings creatively too.
© William Bennett- - a previous student on the programme
6: Making the Most of Your Photos
We'll be talking about editing, printing and saving your photos.
And we finish with a group celebration of your progress and achievements though the programme!
© Laurence McGlyn - a previous student on the programme
Held in beautiful venues
that will help inspire you!
Parndon Mill, Harlow or
The Tudor House Gallery,
NB. Due to current
all workshops will be
held at Parndon Mill to
ensure and safeguard
the wellbeing of all
What do I get?
6 half day workshops held in small groups
Now available to complete in either 3 or 6 months
An online private group for support and feedback throughout the programme
Free photography book
Social photowalk trip
All for only £400!
Want to know more?
Click More Information to download a free
PDF about the programme.
To see more images
taken by students
on the programme
click Student Gallery
Programme Dates 2020
The next programmes commence on the following dates:
Parndon Mill, Harlow: (3 month version)
Saturday 10th October - January 16th 2021
Parndon Mill, Harlow: (6 month version)
Friday 9th October - 16th April 2021
(no session in December)
All workshop dates can be found on the booking pages
Click Book Now to pay by credit or debit card or if you would like to pay in easy, interest free instalments click Instalment Plan
If you have any questions that are not answered here or in the download please get in touch!