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Who are My Photography Workshops Suitable for?

Which Cameras Are Suitable?

My photography workshops are suitable for anyone who owns a DSLR, bridge or mirrorless camera

  • DSLRs are the largest cameras, and they'll also have a detachable lens.
  • Bridge cameras are slightly smaller and lighter than DSLRs and the lens can't be removed.
  • Mirrorless cameras are a more recent addition to the range. They are closer in size to a bridge camera, but the lenses are interchangeable. 

What if you have a compact camera? Most small point-and-shoot cameras won't have enough functionality for you to be able to use them on my workshops. However, there are a few, such as the Panasonic Lumix 100 which are packed with lots of features that you'd normally find on a much larger camera: so if you have a compact camera it's always worth checking with me as to whether it would be suitable. You can email me at or call me on 01483 571119.


How Much Do I Need to Know?

The short answer is you don't need to know anything!

My photography courses are aimed at complete beginners who are using their cameras on Automatic and want to know how to use all the other controls to help them take better photos. If you're confident shooting in full manual exposure mode, then this workshop won't be suitable for you.

What Will I Learn?

Every workshop or 1-1 session covers the following:

  • How to take your camera off Auto and start using both the semi-automatic and full manual modes for maximum creative control.
  • How to capture different subjects creatively, including action; nature; people; animals; landscapes and architecture.
  • How to choose the right lens for your subject.
  • Using natural light effectively.
  • Achieving the correct exposure and manipulating exposure.
  • Composition and design.

You'll also receive a full set of notes from the morning so you can refresh your memory when you're out and about, and you have the option to email me for a week afterwards with any questions you might have or for some constructive criticism of your work.