Photography Courses and 1-to-1 Photography Workshops in Oxford and Oxfordshire
When I first picked up a DSLR camera in 2014, I'd only ever used a camera on 'auto'. I'd always been passionate about photography from an early age, but I decided now was the time to invest in myself and dive into the technical and creative techniques that would help me create the shots I'd always wanted. 7 years later, not only am I producing a photographic legacy for my children, I've built a thriving portrait photography business!
Now, I'm passionate about passing on the knowledge and expertise that I've gained over the years to others.
Maybe you bought a DSLR when you had children hoping that it would instantly raise your photography to the next level, but everything looks, well, a bit, meh? Or you 'grew up with film' but digital photography leaves your head spinning? My courses and workshops are designed for people who have a DSLR that's maybe sitting on a shelf or in a cupboard but rarely get it out and have never used it out of 'Auto' mode.
Everything is broken down into manageable parts with non-technical language and is designed to get you in control of your camera and creating the shots you've always dreamed of.
Photography for Beginners Course - £75
NEXT COURSE DATE: TBC
Delivered via Zoom in the evenings, this 1.5-hour course will introduce you to basic principles of photography and how to use your camera in manual mode. You will learn about:
- Aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how to use them to control exposure.
- An introduction to composition - how to follow, and break the rules!
- How to use editing software to manipulate your images and get the look you want
Photography Workshops (1-to-1) - £200
This is a 2-hour tailored practical course with you at your home or outdoors. You'll fill out a questionnaire in advance so I can learn about your skill level and what you'd like to achieve with your photography, but the kinds of subjects I can teach are:
- Aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how to use them to control exposure
- Different kinds of natural light and how to use them creatively
- What all those baffling terms mean on your camera's menu
- What cameras lenses are best for capturing portraits
- How to play with composition to help with storytelling
- How to use Adobe Lightroom to tweak your images, use presets, and more.
These courses are bookable on weekdays only.
“I spent a fortune on a 'big' camera when my eldest was born and I've never been able to figure out how to get the shots I want. I see all these cute images on Instagram but they just feel wildly out of reach. Hannah's course really helped demystify all the camera jargon and now I love taking my big camera out! I know my kids will thank me when they're older!”
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm on maternity leave. Can you come to me with my baby at home?
Absolutely! We can work around you and your baby and you'll have a ready-made subject to practice your new camera skills on!
Are your courses suitable for someone who wants to start a photography business?
Sadly not. These courses are for beginners and do not cover any subjects in enough depth for professional-level proficiency. However I am available for mentoring for those looking for advice on starting a photography business. Contact me for more info!
Do I need a DSLR camera?
Yes, to get the most out of these courses you need a DSLR camera. Any brand is fine and my courses also cover mirrorless models.
Can I book a course as a gift?
Yes! All my courses make create Christmas or Birthday presents! 1-to-1 workshops can be booked at any time of the year and the Zoom course takes place multiple times a year.
Can I book a 1-to-1 workshop as a follow up to the Zoom course?
Definitely. If the beginners Zoom course has whetted your appetite to learn more, you can book a 1-to-1 workshop to pick up where you left off.