Beginners Photography Course

It might look difficult, It may look a bit scary, But taking pictures is a lot simpler!

Start making friends with your camera!

'Using my camera is just way too complicated'

Reading your camera manual makes no sense. In a larger group you don’t get to ask enough questions. Watching YouTube videos is just way too time-consuming and you still don’t get it! If that’s how you feel, then the 1-to-1 Beginners Photography Course is just for you. Let us spend 4 hours learning not only the basics of photography but also how to do it all with the camera that you own.

'I want to move beyond the automatic mode'

You should and you can. The automatic mode gives you fast results but little creative control over how your image will look. Understanding good old-fashioned manual photography is the key to it all. And the good news is: once you understand how your camera acutally works, you can even use semi-automatic modes and still get the creative results you want. It’s really not rocket science.

'I want to start using my camera more than my smartphone'

You got a camera for your birthday? You’ve had a camera under your bed for 5 years but never used it? You’re planning on buying a new camera? The 1-to-1 Beginners Course is the perfect occasion to start appreciating what you already have or understand what it is that you really need. And if you don’t yet have a camera, there’s always the free camera hire that you can take advantage of during the workshop.

Is this course for me?

I know your needs. Since 2012 I have trained thousands of people and thanks to all your questions I know exactly how to explain it all to you in an accessible manner. If you want to move beyond your (very) smartphone and discover the joy of suddenly starting to take better and better pictures, if you want to improve your photographic skills and understand your camera then we should really get together!

Images surround us. You don’t need to be an ‘artist’ or a ‘professional’ to want to take better pictures. But being able to capture well-shot, sharp, vivid images of your family, children, parents or pets is highly rewarding for everyone. Coming back from your trips not with thousands of pictures that you will never sort through but hundreds of images that you actually want to look at.

The ExposureWorks Beginners (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2) photography courses are aimed at complete beginners and enthusiasts as much as at people planning a career change. Over the years I have trained grandparents and teenagers, journalists, small business owners, bloggers, photographers who wanted or needed to discover the world of professional photography and old-school amateurs coming from the world of film.

Let us work on your photography together. Shoot better landscapes, portraits. Learn to control depth and freeze motion.

What will you learn?

Basic Principles

Understand the basic principles of manual shooting with an emphasis on mastering shutter speeds and apertures. It is the key to capturing consistently high-quality images. You will learn to shoot both in manual mode (great for precision control) and aperture priority mode (unbeatable when you need to shoot fast).

Functions, Buttons, Dials

Turn you camera into an asset: we’ll talk about all the relevant functions and buttons so that you’d be able get your camera do what you want. More importantly, we will also learn to ignore the hundreds of settings that only confuse you.

Practise, practise, practise

We will practise scenarios that are relevant to your kind of videography. Natural light, indoors, low-light, controlled camera movements or handheld shooting – the workshop gives you important hands-on experience.

Understand your lenses

We’ll discuss lenses in great detail. Your lenses will have the largest impact on the quality of your videos. Understand the gear that you own and let me guide you towards the next lens that you might want to buy.

Workshop Outline

  • Theory
  • Practise

Although all 1-to-1 courses are based on your individual needs, we will definitely cover the following technical topics on the Level 1 Beginners Course:

  • getting your exposure right – understand aperture, shutter speeds and ISO
  • controlling depth-of-field with the aperture
  • controlling motion blur and avoid camera shake with shutter speeds
  • avoid noisy, grainy images controlling your ISO setting
  • using the exposure meter of your camera, knowing when your images are overexposed or underexposed
  • understand the numbers on your lenses: focal length and maximum aperture
  • controlling auto-focus, making sure that the camera focuses on what you want to be sharp
  • know all the relevant settings and functions of your camera
  • understand various exposure modes: Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Speed Priority


Beginners | Level 1
  • Full-day
  • 6 hours
Beginners | Level 1
  • Half-day
  • 4 hours
Advanced | Level 2
  • Half-day
  • 4 hours
Level 1 + Level 2
  • 2 Workshops
  • Twice 4 hours

ExposureWorks courses are exclusive 1-to-1 workshops held at a time and a location that suits your schedule the best.

*Bring along a friend or two who share your interest and you will all receive a 25% discount!

The Not So Small Print


ExposureWorks offers exclusive, 1-to-1 tutoring primarily in Central and SE London. Courses can be, however, arranged anywhere in the Greater London area. We will travel to you or meet you at an agreed location. Depending on your chosen location there might be an additional fee for travel expenses. This will always be discussed with you prior to finalising the booking.

As a boutique service, the day and time of the booking is up to the individual agreement between ExposureWorks and the client. There is no extra charge for weekend or evening courses.

How to book a course?
Please get in touch via the contact form and we will get back to you ASAP. When writing, please indicate the course you are interested in and approximately how many hours of tuition you’d like to book.


Once the booking in finalised, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. The agreed price is to be transferred via Bank Transfer at the time of the booking upon receipt of our invoice or least 14 days before the course – whichever comes first.

Cancellations, Refunds
Courses can be cancelled and a full refund will be given up to 14 days before the agreed date of the course. If the cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the course date, no refund is given.

ExposureWorks practises a policy of “Extreme Good Will” and will work with you even in such cases to find a replacement date. If such a date is found less than 14 days but more than 7 days before the original date, you will only need to pay a 25% rescheduling fee. In all other cases, there will be no refunds and you will need to pay the full price of any rescheduled course. Our “Extreme Good Will” policy applies only to a single rescheduling per client.

Bookings? Questions? Get in touch!



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