Have you just bought your first DSLR and are scared to turn it off "full auto" mode?  Maybe you've had one for a while but are wondering why your shots aren't always sharp? And how on earth do those photographers on Facebook, Instagram etc manage to get such dramatic shots when mine are so 'ordinary'?!

These are all things I wondered when I started taking photography more seriously, along with countless other questions, and here is where I may be able to help you!

I'm offering a 2 hour 1-2-1 tuition session for £40, up to a maximum of 2 people (yes I know that'll make it a 1-2-2 before you say anything).

I am more than happy to structure the 2 hours to what you specifically want to learn, or a specific type of photography you are keen on, but I would suggest covering:

  • The basics of the exposure triangle - Aperture/Shutter Speed/ISO and how each of these affects your photos - essential to moving away from "full auto"
  • An explanation of RAW and why you should be shooting in RAW to get the best results
  • Let's take some photos!  Where you should be focusing and things to think about when composing your image
  • Processing photos - No it isn't cheating to use photo editing software - every photo you see has been processed to some extent, it's just a choice over whether you let the camera do it for you, or you do it yourself. I'll bring along a laptop and show you how you can gain control over the creative process (using Adobe Lightroom)

There's only so much we can cover in 2 hours, but I'm confident I can give you plenty to think about!  I'm flexible on location, as long as it's close to Newcastle/Gateshead ;)

Get in touch if you are interested in booking a session or have any questions, it would be good to know what camera you have and also what you want to cover so I can make sure I can help.  I work full time during the week, hence my availability is limited to evenings and weekends.