That's me! I have been a Self Employed photographer for 7 years and taught hundreds of people over the past five years, at various venues Schools and at Reading College. I haven't always been a Professional photographer, so I remember what it is like to treat myself to a fancy camera, look at the large instruction manual, get confused and photograph on the Auto mode for too long! Due to COVID-19 my usual In-person workshops are unable to take place so, I am taking them ONLINE. Once booked on, you will received a notification, with an invite to set up an account, linked to the online platform, where you or the person you have purchased for, can watch the videos of my talking to camera, going through things as I would, if you were in class. All the content will be split down into bitesize chunks so you can log in and watch whenever suits, all of it in one go, or access the different topics at different times. There will be a workbook to download too, where you can add your own notes if you wish. In addition to the new Online log in learning platform, I will also be setting up a Pop up, Facebook group for just those that are signed up to this online workshop, so if you have any questions or want to share an image, you can post into the Facebook group, and as and when I will go on to help you, so hopefully that makes it a little more interactive for you.
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:
What a student said about an In person workshop – “I attended Kathryn’s “get your camera off auto” course in Feb 2019. Excellent 3 hour session that was fun, practical and insightful. She focused on hints, tips and photography basics … and that really got me thinking. Highly recommended for those who have received or has a Digital SLR camera, but are not sure of the next steps!”
David Pickering (Cookham)
NEXT DATE/S for the One off Beginner Digital SLR (in person) Workshops
for 2021 (TBC) Currently Going ONLINE as of Jan 2021. More info to follow.
Intermediate / Next steps workshop available please see other drop down tab in ‘courses’ on this website, along the top.
*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.
Your Digital SLR camera
Any lenses you have with the camera
Internet access to view the online workshop
A printer to print out your workbook – to add any notes
The Manual that came with your camera, if you still have it. 🙂
Please ensure your Camera battery is fully charged and you have a memory card in the camera.
A comfortable chair and a cup of tea, coffee or soft drink to while watching the videos.
Content is currently being filmed and edited and will be ready to access W/c 25th January 2021, if not before. You can purchase a digital online course now, and you will receive an email when the videos are ready to watch in January.