Beginners photography courses in Lancaster

Course introduction

Photography basics is one of beginners photography courses. You will learn how to improve your pictures, and how the camera settings will help you start collecting great photo archive. We will go through the basics and only briefly touch upon various photography disciplines such as portrait, weddings, landscape, commercial and studio photography. We have separate courses available focusing on landscape photography and studio photography if you are already familiar with the basics and you are more interested in specific photographic discipline.

After short introduction to photography we will explore various ways how to make your pictures stand out. We will discuss how and where to focus and how to blur background by using correct camera settings. Have you ever wandered what those automatic camera modes do? We will explain what is going on when you select one of those modes such as  Portrait, Sport, Landscape or others. Then we take it beyond those automatic modes working directly with Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO settings.

Everything you learn will be put into practise right on the spot. So bring your camera (with empty memory card and fully charged battery). This camera should have manual settings available, so ideally DSLR (the big camera with changeable lenses). However, compact camera will work as well. Having only mobile phone may be a bit limiting for the practical exercise, but you can still learn a lot of theory. Especially if you plan to buy your first camera beginners photography courses will give you good base for making your decision.
This course will also give you solid understanding of the differences between mobile phone, compact camera and DSLR. Each of them has its place in today’s photography.
Recommendation will be given in respect to lenses, filters and other photographic gear such as camera bags, tripods, flashes, etc.

This workshop is open to anybody, but is ideal for beginners who already have camera and want to push their boundaries beyond point and shoot photography.

Course structure

  • Composition (How to frame your picture and where to shoot from)
  • Exposure (How to work with Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO settings)
  • Lunch break
  • Practical exercises (Use your camera to experiment with settings and composition)
  • Photography gear (Camera bags, tripods, filters, etc.)
  • Photo editing (brief overview of photo editing workflow)
  • Q&A (Optional critique of your pictures)

 

Price

Please click one of the courses in "Available dates" section to see the prices. We have regular and reduced early bird prices available.

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Michael Sands
Michael Sands
2018-09-05T13:50:09+0000
You can read manuals and watch YouTube tutorials but some of us benefit so much more with a bit of hands on advice. It's a great feeling to actually understand what those buttons on my camera do! Even my phone snaps are so much better than before after learning about composition, the rule of thirds etc. Thanks Petr and Jakob!
Methavee Charoensinsub
Methavee Charoensinsub
2018-05-20T23:35:49+0000
It was one of the greatest photographing courses I would like to recommend for those who want to improve basic skills in a more practical way. Even though you might have been taking pictures for many years, there are still some good tips to learn when capturing the sceneric pictures. It was the first time I learned how to use ISO, Aperture and Speed priority mode, which in fact helped me a lot to improve the quality of my photos. I really found this course interesting since reading from the book of how to use those modes is uncomparable to taking on a trip with real practice!
Michael Hine
Michael Hine
2018-04-21T22:55:51+0000
I got a lot from today's beginners workshop. I didn't want to be brow beaten with too much detail nor given a simplistic overview. Petr pitched the level of the course perfectly and I recommend the course. Thanks for an excellent day.
Louise Fotheringham
Louise Fotheringham
2018-04-21T20:39:50+0000
I really enjoyed the beginners workshop today. Thanks to Petr and his son. I now have the confidence to use my camera on manual mode and not be afraid. Looking forward to putting my new found confidence to the test on holiday next week. I am also thinking of doing the Lake District course very soon.
Samantha Lacey
Samantha Lacey
2018-04-21T16:32:41+0000
Just back from a great day at the beginners workshop. Thanks to Petr and his son I now have a better understanding of my cameras manual functions and I'm looking forward to taking better composed photos. Many thanks.
Samantha Yianni
Samantha Yianni
2018-03-26T21:06:19+0000
Brilliant day with petr and his son. Was a very friendly group, tuition was on a personal level and easy to understand. Petr helped us all with any problems, and adapted teaching us to individual needs and spec of camera. Very worth while day. Can’t wait to book on the lakes trip. ��
Agate Utāne
Agate Utāne
2018-03-26T13:54:05+0000
I've had my camera for around 5 years but I never really understood how to use all of its features correctly. The beginners course helped me understand how to use my camera in a more manual way and what are the next steps of becoming a better photographer. Thank you!
Saira Shah
Saira Shah
2018-03-24T21:45:43+0000
My first step in getting to know my camera better and taking great photos. Although I’ve been using my camera over the year, I’ve learnt more about this at this workshop and it was so helpful. It’s easy to understand and you’d get help in the areas you struggle to understand! Definitely will go again to either the Lake District or Studio Course for the next one!!
Louise Rothwell
Louise Rothwell
2018-03-17T21:45:49+0000
Even with very mixed and challenging Weather, great experience and very helpful.
Megan Jay
Megan Jay
2018-03-09T17:51:06+0000
I worked with Photographeria when he came up to Penrith to shoot with me, he had some great ideas. We did the 12 months fairy tale and we got some brilliant results. Highly recommended
Paul Whitehead
Paul Whitehead
2016-10-22T17:58:52+0000
Had a great day out on a photography course in the Lake District walking around the fells of Hawsewater delivered by Petr Vopenka . Finally taken my stabilisers off and shot a few photos in manual modes with expert guidance.
Miles Roberts
Miles Roberts
2016-10-08T22:28:02+0000
Had a great day out in the Lake District with Photographeria. Learnt some great tips on how to get the most out of my camera, and had a good walk/hike/scramble up a hillside to go with it! Looking forward to another course soon. Thank you.
Emily Cooper
Emily Cooper
2016-10-08T20:48:48+0000
Did the Lake District workshop today - great opportunity for beginners to learn the basics in lovely scenery. Petr is very knowledgeable and patient and I learnt a lot. Many thanks! Highly recommend.