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The Staithes - Beginner Photography Course


What is it?

A short 4 week course to set you on the path of shooting in manual. Take control of your camera, understand how it works, make better pictures.


It's common to be snapping away, and only every now and again getting a photograph that we are happy with. We've all been there, right?

It's amazing how just a simple understanding of how your camera works will help you to make more meaningful photographs, more often.


Do you have a DSLR, or a camera with manual settings, and want to get more out of it? 

We'll look at each function and explain how it will affect your pictures.  It may sound complicated to start with, but like anything, practice make perfect. 

So if you are in a confused state about aperture, shutter speed and ISO, come along and be part of the first Staithes photography course. 


The course will run from Monday 2nd July, 8pm - 9.30pm, for 4 weeks, at The Staiths Cafe. We have been offered some space in the cafe to present your work, too. So you can invite your friends and family to see your amazing photographs!

This also means that we have access to some of the best coffee, cakes and food in the area!

Check out their website - HERE

What do I need to bring?

Your camera, a notepad and pen, and a willingness to learn. It would probably beneficial to have an A4 folder to keep relevant information. 

How Much?

There are a maximum of 10 spaces for each course, and the cost is £120.00

Please contact me for availability and payments - HERE - or order online through the link below.

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 © Ian Weldon

© Ian Weldon

How the hell does this thing work?

The industry will have you believe that it’s only professionals who can use a camera in manual mode. The truth is, even as little as 40 years ago, the most amateur of photographer understood the basics of exposure. 

It’s really not that complicated, and I personally believe that this is the foundation of becoming a better photographer. To understand exactly what your camera is doing, to understand its limitations and how to manipulate it for your own good is the first step on a journey of limitless possibilities. 

To be tuned into your camera is to be tuned into your surroundings, and there will be more purpose behind the photographs that you make.

Basics is a one day event where we will cover camera operation and apply that to a photowalk. While walking we will talk about settings, looking at our surroundings and shooting manually. This is also your opportunity to ask questions and get real time feedback on issues that arise. There will be mistakes, many mistakes, which we will review over dinner and drinks at the end of the day. 

The photographs we miss teach us to get the photographs we want.

There will be a maximum of 5 places per event to ensure you receive my full attention for the day.

Requirements - A camera with fully manual controls, yourself and a willingness to learn. This may sound stupid, but make sure your batteries are charged and you have a formatted memory card.

Price             -  £295.00 pp. 

Where             - Newcastle upon Tyne

Times             - 09:30 - 18:00 approx

Next Date       - Monday 11th June 2018

If you are travelling from out of town, let me know and I'll forward you some accommodation info.

There are a maximum of 5 spaces for each course.

Please contact me for availability and payments - HERE - or order online through the link below.

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