Photography masterclass

Winter Photographer

At a glance

Course name: Photography masterclass


Course description:  This full day course is aimed at giving beginner or intermediate photographers all of the key skills and knowledge needed to take big steps forward in developing their photography. 

Course length: 7.5 hours

Who is it for? Beginner or intermediate photographers

When? We can agree a date and time when you book. Normally the course is split into two sessions on different dates (at no extra cost).

Location: The first half of the training will be at your home (within 15 miles of Honiton) or a local cafe. The second half will be at an East Devon coastal location (normally Sidmouth or Beer)

What you'll need: Any compact, bridge, mirrorless or DSLR camera with manual exposure controls

Price: £225

Course content

This content will be tailored to individual needs, but usually includes:

Understanding exposure

How to use the creative potential of ISO, Aperture & shutter speed

Camera modes and what they do

Understanding on-screen information

Managing exposure

How to shoot on Manual

How to focus

Important camera settings

Understanding composition

Understanding light

Getting creative

Kit basics (tripods, lenses, filters etc)

Advanced techniques including how to shoot in difficult light, focus stacking, creative long exposures, macro / astro-photography basics

Post processing in Lightroom 

Practical (guided shoot at a coastal location)





Payment will be requested (by invoice) at the time of booking, and can be made by BACS (bank transfer) or cheque.

For the first half of the training I am happy to come to your home (if it's within 15 miles of Honiton) or an East Devon cafe. The second part of the course will be at an East Devon coastal location, normally Sidmouth or Beer.

If you are not based in East Devon, alternative locations are possible, but will incur additional travel costs.


What you get


7.5 hours of training from a professional photographer

High quality handout pack

Free follow-up by email / phone

Free access to private student Facebook group

"Gary is patient and never patronising. I felt relaxed and able to ask any questions. Huge thanks, Gary; I loved it!"

Debi, residential weekend course student

"Right level of content, good pace and energy. Really enjoyed it!"

Stewart, residential weekend course student

"Training couldn't be improved. Good balance of practice and theory and my knowledge has improved through the course."

Karen,  residential weekend student

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