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 6 months 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?

“Relaxing, informative

and fun!

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

1:Camera Confidence

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

2:Controlling Exposure

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

3:Using Aperture

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,


What do I get?

  • 6  half day workshops held in small groups

  • An online private group for support and feedback throughout the programme

  • Comprehensive materials

  • 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

Bookings are yet to open with the current lockdown in progress. Why not register your interest in this workshop programme and get an early bird discount code when booking reopens!

The next programmes commence on the following dates:

Tudor House Gallery, Sawbridgeworth: (New 3 month version)

26th September -  TBC

Parndon Mill, Harlow: Friday 24th April 

18th September - TBC

Giving it as a gift? Make sure you opt for the complementary gift voucher/card at checkout!

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

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