I am delighted to now offer Beginner Digital SLR photography courses

Who should attend?

Have you just purchased a Digital SLR but you’re not sure how to use all the functionality? Or have you owned one for a while and want to stop photographing on Auto? The white instructions manual that comes with your camera can be a bit overwhelming, I won’t blind you with science but take you through some background on how a camera works before moving onto the below.

The course covers the fundamentals of photography such as:

  • Understanding your camera settings
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • How to achieve depth of field (that blurry affect)
  • Tips on photographing children, pets, groups and landscapes

Refreshments are included as well as course notes to take away.

Gift vouchers available.


NEXT DATE/S for the One off Beginner Digital SLR Workshops at The Henley School of Art. 

Sunday 21st January 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Sunday 25th February 2018, 10.30am – 1.30pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Sunday 25th March 2018, 10.30am – 1.30pm (1 places left)


There is a powerpoint presentation throughout however, this is a very hands on / interactive / practical course.

For more information or to go on the waiting list to be contacted about future workshops, TO BOOK or to discuss a 1-2-1 please email

*NB You do need a Digital SLR to attend the workshop rather than a Digital Compact camera, as a majority of the workshop we cover the settings ‘Off Auto’ on a Digital SLR camera.

Once booked onto the workshop, unfortunately this is then non refundable, unless 2 weeks notice is given.

How to take Professional looking photos with your Smart Phone for your business (Instagram feed)

Friday 23rd March  (Arrival 9.30am-9.45am) Workshop until 12.30-45pm

Lunch 12.45pm

Location – Thames Lido, Reading, Berkshire. Near the train station. 

Covering Branding, flat lays, Instagram, Props, Lighting, Some smart phone tips. Time to practice taking flat lays. Smart Phone Apps to use

Please bring your own products if you are an artisan or any props if you are a service provider.

£70 pp (2 Course Lunch from Set menu included in the wonderful Thames Lido Fine Dining Restaurant, and notes to take away) Where this workshop will have examples for Iphone users, Android phone users are welcome too.

Please come with a fully charged Phone, so you can join in with some practicals.

If you can’t stay for lunch, then the workshop is £55. Full payment required to reserve place. No refunds unless 7 days notice is given, please. (Due to venue policy)

Intermediate Digital SLR Photography workshop

Sunday 15th April, 10am-2.30pm (Arrival between 9.30am-9.45am) Lunch at 1.15pm

Aimed at those that have attended a Beginner Digital SLR workshop and familiar with the camera settings, but want to practice more with Off Auto shooting modes. Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, ISO. Touching on the importance of lighting, Tips on photographing people. Time to practice. If weather allows, we will be going for a wonder by the river, otherwise a practical will be undertaken indoors.

Location – The Thames Lido, Reading, Berkshire (Near the train station)

2 course lunch from set menu in the glorious Thames Lido Restaurant,

ALL included and notes to take away.

*Please advise of any special dietary requirements upon booking.


If you can’t stay for lunch then it is £70pp

Full amount required upfront, no refunds given, unless 7 days cancellation is given. (Due to venue policy)

Mid Summers photography walk

Wednesday 23rd May, Meeting 7pm for a 7.3opm start

Location (meeting at The Bull at Bell Street) then going for a stroll along the river in Henley on Thames.

Aimed at those that are familiar with photographing Off Auto with their Digital SLR or Bridge camera, but want to brush up on Photographing on Aperture Priority.

£15 pp

Drinks back at The Bull afterwards (Drinks not included in above price)

What do you need to bring with you? (Digital SLR Workshops) 

Your Digital SLR camera

Any lenses you have with the camera

Clothes for outdoors (dress appropriately for the weather conditions) you may want to include wellies or walking boots for a wander outside. (Depending on which venue you attend) 🙂 


The Manual that came with your camera, if you still have it. 🙂 

A pen to write any additional notes on your hand out, that you take away

Please bring your camera with a fully charged battery and double check you have a memory card in the camera