Make it fun. For your children, too.
kids Photography for parents
My course is specifically designed for all you moms and dads (or grandmas and granddads) with cute but impatient and fast moving children of all ages (or grandchildren). If you want to learn how to take sharp pictures in available light without frustrating the kids with your photography, then this is the right course for you.
We've all been there
Precious moments that disappear because your camera wouldn’t take the picture. The shot that could have been sooo nice – but it’s blurry! Trying to get them stand still and failing because it’s simply not in their nature to be still.
Photography is great fun. Don't let your camera spoil it for you!
Do not let your camera’s buttons and functions intimidate you. Let me show you how you can turn your basic DSLR into a great tool for capturing moments that will make you smile even in ten years’ time.
What will I learn?
We will start (unless you’re already familiar with them) with the relevant principles of manual photography with an emphasis on mastering shutter speeds and apertures. You will be able to expose your shots correctly while getting the creative look that you want.
Understanding your camera's functions and buttons
I will help you turn your DSLR or mirrorless camera from and adversary into a friend: we’ll talk about its functions and buttons so that you’d be able get your camera do what you want.
Manual or priority modes - it's all yours
Let me free you from the unpredictability of the fully automatic mode that so severely limits your creativity. But do not panic: I will also teach you how to use semi-automatic modes to get your shots done when you are in a rush.
Get to know your lense
What you often don’t realise (because noone has explained it to you) that photography is all about your lens. Get a better understanding of the lens you already own and let me guide you towards the next one that you might want to buy.
Depending on your schedule the course can last anywhere between 4 to 6 hours. Based on my experience we will need about 2 and a half hours for the first half. After that we can take a short break. We will carry on with the practical, second half for as long as you see fit.
During the first half of the workshop we’ll sit down to cover the theory and get to know your camera. We will:
- take control of your autofocus which is perhaps the most critical tool to get your shots right
- discuss the use various shutter speeds that allow you to control how movement appears on your photos
- talk about using the aperture to achieve those lovely portraits where your child is sharp but the background is blurred
During the second, practical part of the workshop:
- we will put all the theory into practice
- depending on your and your child’s preference we will have a little photographic adventure in your home, back yard or in a nearby park
- ideally, we’ll be taking pictures both outside and indoors
Frequently asked questions
ExposureWorks offers exclusive, 1-to-1 tutoring primarily in Central and SE London. Courses and workshops can be, however, arranged anywhere in the UK. The Tutor can travel to you or meet you at an agreed venue. Depending on your chosen location there will be an additional fee to cover the Tutor’s expenses and time spent travelling. The cost of this will always be discussed and agreed 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 the Tutor and the Client. There is no extra charge for early morning, late night, weekend or Bank Holiday courses.
Please get in touch using the Contact Form or any other means posted on the site. After the initial assessment of your needs the Tutor will recommend you a study plan and course length. The final decision, is naturally, always up to you. Once you have agreed on a specific date and time(s) you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. Please pay your invoice according to the instructions (see Payment [link]). Without payment your booking cannot be finalised and the Tutor reserves the right to accept a booking from a different client.
Any workshop or course can be bought in the form of a Gift Voucher. Get in touch and let me know which workshop you’re interested in. Send me the name of the recipient so that I could email you a personalised Gift Voucher that you can print and surprise them with.
To pay for the Voucher I’ll send you a standard invoice.
Gift Vouchers are valid for 3 months after the date when you present them (i.e. not from the date of purchase but from the date of your beloved’s birthday or whatever the festive occasion is).
Once the booking is agreed on, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. The agreed price is to be transferred via Bank Transfer at least 14 days before the course or, if the booking is made for a date less than 14 days away, upon receipt of the invoice.
Unless explicitly agreed, no course will be held without prior payment.
ExposureWorks practises a policy of “Extreme Good Will” and will work with you should you need to reschedule a workshop and find a replacement date. To be absolutely clear: rescheduling means cancelling one workshop and booking another instead.
If the Client requests rescheduling more than 14 days before the date of the previously agreed course, there is no rescheduling fee.
If the Client requests rescheduling less than 14 days but more than 7 days before the date of the previously agreed course, the re-booking will be subject to a rescheduling fee amounting to 25% of the cost of the workshop.
If the Client requests rescheduling 7 days or less before the date of the previously agreed course, the re-booking will be subject to a rescheduling fee amounting to 50% of the cost of the workshop.
advanced Photography course
You’re comfortable with aperture, shutter speed and ISO. But now you need to know how to take pictures in difficult lighting scenarios. Low-light, nighttime or extreme contrast outdoors, shooting against the sky.
One phrase I keep hearing at my workshops is “I wish I had taken this course before I left for Peru, China and Iceland!” Let’s prepare together for your next holiday abroad in the heart of London.
Let’s improve your technical and composition skills, your eye for light, shapes and volume while you’re still at home!
Ongoing, regular sessions that enable me and you to work together towards your goal. We focus on your specific area of interest: from lighting your yoga studio for online classes to shooting interviews, corporate events or weddings.
Good to know
Free camera hire
Don’t have a camera? Planning on buying one and looking for advice?
No worries. You are very welcome to use my gear during the workshops. All my cameras and a great selection of lenses are available to all my students to try out.
About the tutor
György (a.k.a Gyuri and pronounced [dew-rie]) trained as a cinematographer and has been in the industry for over 15 years. He shoots independent features, shorts, documentaries.
Bookings? Questions? Get in touch!