Get that camera off auto!

Photography Day Course in Essex for beginner and intermediate photographers. Gain more control over your camera, learn to be creative and start taking great shots!

The day will cover the following:

  • Getting off Auto

  • Introduction to manual settings

  • How to control the focusing

  • How to be creative with composition

  • The effects of lenses and focal range

  • Controlling light via metering systems

The day is designed to get you off auto, be more creative and give you a bit more control over your picture taking. Of course, you can’t learn all about photography in one day. If you’re looking at taking it more seriously, check out our 4-day course.    

The details

No. of Days: 1 (run on Saturdays or Sundays)

Times: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Dates: Please view available dates under ‘Select Date’ below. NB: Sold out dates will show when selected.

Location: Basildon, Essex.

Cost: £89 or save money by getting this day as part of our '4-Day Photography Course'.

What you need
A DSLR camera or a Compact System/Mirrorless camera with manual settings and a desire to take great pictures!

Gallery of students on our Beginners Day Course



"I have just completed the beginners course and I have found the course and Marc excellent. I would recommend this course without hesitation and it is well worth the money." - Amanda Froggitt

"I had a really good day with Marc and the group. The exercises were informative and engaging and I came away feeling confident. Really like Marc's teaching style. I am now joining into the 4 day course to build upon my learning. Thanks!" - Shazza Khan

"Really informative and enjoyable course - would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand how to take better pictures" - Lorraine McCarthy

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Who’s this course for?

People looking to have fun with photography and take those first steps in learning their camera.

Who’s this course not for?

Keen enthusiasts looking to take photography more seriously or as a career. We recommend our 4-Day course instead.

student taking pictures on beginners day

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Beginners Day Course

9.30 - 3.00pm

Location: Basildon, Essex

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