Beginners Photography Workshop


Photography Workshops

Do you have a camera but are not sure how how to use it properly?

Would you love to be able to take better photos of your family?

I’d love you to come along to my Beginners Workshop in Chesterfield. You’ll learn all the essential functions on your camera and leave knowing how and why to choose different settings for different situations.


Would you love to be able to take better photos with your camera?

I’d love to show you how.


The morning will be in my studio in Ashgate, Chesterfield.

It’ll be a really relaxed environment with plenty of tea/coffee to keep us going.

There will be lots of time to ask loads of questions, have a play and find all the settings on your camera.

In the afternoon, after a light lunch, we’ll go out into the fields behind my studio with a model or two.

Saturday 25th March 2023


Get Out Of Auto Mode

During the morning we’ll spend an hour or so discussing the benefits of manual mode and finding how to set it on your camera. We’ll then put it into practice all afternoon. Don’t worry, it’s totally jargon free, and suitable for total beginners. 


Creating Great Images

We’ll talk about choosing locations, finding the best light, composition and framing.


Get Great Expressions

I’ll show you a few tricks to engage with the kids and get the best eye contact and smiles again and again.

This is my garden studio, where we’ll spend the morning


Your kind words

A really enjoyable and informative photography course!

 Helen managed to present the course to all different levels of ability in a fun and simplistic way, so it’s easy to pick up and apply all the different techniques, I think my wife needs to attend one of the courses now

The course is a fabulous relaxed and friendly environment with all the information you need to get you on our way!

Honestly the best course I’ve done for myself. Before doing this course I was a point and shoot (auto) user, no matter how many YouTube videos I watch I couldn’t get my head around aperture, iso and shutter speeds and how to use these to get the best photo.

The sheer thought of using my camera in manual mode was enough to make me put my camera back in its bag. Since the class I haven’t used my camera without it being in manual mode and I’m loving it!

Helen not only explains it in such an easy way to understand (no scary photography lingo here) in the morning, but also takes you out to get on with it taking photos of actual subjects in the afternoon, teaching you composition, white balance the correct lighting etc.

If you are interested in learning the basics for a beginner like me (also a keen mummy with a camera) then you’re in the right place and you won’t regret it!


Helen’s relaxed but knowledge style had us all at ease from the start.

The best photography course I have been on. Helen’s relaxed but knowledge style had us all at ease from the start.

I started the day win the camera in auto before arriving and ended on manual and haven’t looked back.

Helen explains things in a simplistic way, which really helped me get my head around things. I’ve signed up to online photography courses in the past and this is by far a much better interactive session where you can put what you learn into practice with expert advice and supportive course delegates around you.

Great value for money, and I would definitely recommend. 

Do I need my own camera

You will need a camera of your own on the day. The afternoon will be practicing outdoors.

How long is the workshop

It’s 10.30-3pm

This is the plan – 

  • 10.30am-12 – Studio Lesson
  • 12-12.30 – Light Lunch (provided)
  • 12.30-1pm – Practic
  • 1 – 2pm – Model 1
  • 2-3pm – Model 2
Is lunch provided?

Yes, I’ll send you a form for any dietry requirements. If you’d prefer to bring your own, that’s fine too.

Is it suitable for any age?

It’s for anyone age 18+ 

I have just started a photography business. Will this be helpful?

No, this is just covering the basics. I offer 1:1 training. Please get in touch.

I've only ever used my camera in auto. Is it suitable for me?

That’s absolutely fine. As long as your camera can be put into ‘M’ I can teach you the rest

Treat yourself to a fun day of learning, just for you.

Photography Workshop Saturday 25th March £120

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