Beginner Digital SLR Course

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.

What a student said about a recent 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 Workshops at The Henley School of Art.

2020 dates

Sunday 8th November – 2020 – book direct with The Henley School of Art

Other dates COMING SOON.

Intermediate workshop available please see other tab in ‘courses’

You can now book direct online with The Henley School of Art –

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.

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.