Photography experience – master your camera

Are you a keen amateur who wants tuition from the professionals to master your digital SLR, or a regular snapper with a decent digital camera who wants the opportunity to do a photoshoot in a wildlife park? Then read on.

We’ve brought all of the net’s photography experiences, camera classes and courses together for you so you can check them out and compare to find the one that’s right for you.

And our real time price checker makes sure that you’re the first to see any special offers. So click through and check out the details, then you can book online there and then.



Which one is for me? Photography experience reviews

What camera do I need?
The first thing to say is that for all the experiences, you need a decent digital camera.
A digital SLR with exchangeable lenses is the preferred camera, and is essential for the in-depth camera training. But for the ones where the emphasis is more on location – such as bird shoot or wildlife shoot – then a good quality digital camera will probably do provided your camera lets you control the aperture and shutter speed. You don’t have to know how to do it as they’ll show you that on the course, but at least your camera has to have the functions there.

A note of caution: even though some of the experience descriptions suggest that a basic automatic digital camera, or even a mobile phone will do the job, it won’t. If you haven’t got a proper digital camera with control of aperture and shutter speed, then not only will you feel like a prat when everybody else has got one, but much of the advice and instruction you’ll get will be wasted on you. So don’t just turn up with your mobile phone and expect to take wonderful pictures. And as we say, the preferred camera for serious students is a digital SLR.

What types of courses are there?
The classes available range from a few hours touring the sights of London with the chance to photograph some of the major landmarks, right up to an intensive two day photography masterclass where you will be able to go in depth into the secrets of mastering a digital SLR, photographing a variety of subjects in a variety of conditions. Just check them out and pick the one that fits your needs.

You’ll share your course will a small number of other keen amateur photographers, which we think is a good thing as you’ll learn from what they’re doing and asking as well as learning from your own questions. There’s nothing like the interchange of experiences and information for bringing your learning on in leaps and bounds.

There are camera courses all round the country, so there’s sure to be one not far from you – though remember that if you want to shoot pictures in a safari park, then you will need to go to the safari park to do it!

You’ll see from the descriptions what the emphasis of each photo experience is. So if it’s a photograph wolves or snap birds day, then there’s going to be less of the technical stuff and more opportunities for taking pictures and being hands on. On the other hand, if it’s a full day “Master Your SLR” experience, then you know there’s going to be a lot more advice and instruction amongst the hands on stuff, so you’ll learn a lot more and have a lot more experience and knowledge to take away with you and use in your future photo activities.


Our recommendation – best photography experience

If you want to learn to take better pictures, understand what makes a good picture and why some photos don’t turn out like you hoped, then we recommend the one or two day photography workshops and courses where you should gather enough knowhow to make all your future photography so much more rewarding.

You’ll then find that armed with this precious knowledge, you can make your own trips to bird centres, wildlife parks and other photo locations and produce fantastic pictures and images far better than you otherwise would have done.

We’re believers in mastering your SLR camera and the techniques of photography so that you know what you’re doing and have confidence in your abilities to take good pictures any time any place, and this is what you should get from these.

So now go back to the top and choose your camera class. And afterwards, we’d love it if you’ll come back here and share some of your experiences and some of your pictures with us.


One thought on “Photography experience – master your camera

  • January 10, 2013 at

    I found this half day course really useful. I was a real beginner but wasn’t embarassed to ask silly questions because the instructor was approachable and friendly.

    Plenty of people have decent digital cameras and don’t know how to use them, and this was a real kick start to actually learn all about ISO, white balance and focusing. to be honest you can probably get all the info for free from youtube, but there’s nothing like getting it from a real person who can answer your questions and show you techniques, and the price is reasonable too.

    Probably wouldn’t have bought this for myself, but a fun gift that makes me think about the photos I’m taking, instead of pointing and clicking like I used to.

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