Sign onto our most popular ‘4-Day Course' and learn photography properly!

Whether you’re looking to take up photography as a career or just looking to improve your holiday snaps this course will be perfect for you. In this photography course you will learn everything needed to get your camera out of those automatic modes and start taking great professional looking shots!

What you will learn:

Day 1 - (Beginners Day) 9.30am – 3pm

  • 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

Day 2 - 9.30am – 3pm

  • Exposures 1 - Apertures and depth of field

  • Exposures 2 – The effects of the shutter speed

  • How to balance exposures correctly

  • Going fully manual

  • Long exposure photography

Day 3 - 9.30am – 3pm

  • Balancing exposures to create different visual effects

  • ISO

  • Understanding Light and white balance

  • Image resolution

  • Fill in flash

  • In depth look at Portraiture

  • In depth look at Landscape Photography

  • Introduction to the post production of photography

  • Getting your work out there!! – The use of social media

Day 4 - 10am – 2pm

  • Getting creative on location – putting your skills to the test!

  • End of course drinks (coffee of course!)

Gallery of students on our 4-Day Course


The Details:

No. of Days: 4 consecutive Saturdays unless stated otherwise.

Dates: Please view available dates under ‘Select Date’ below. NB: Sold out dates will show when selected.
Can't make one of the dates? - No problem. We'll forward you what you miss by email and book you onto the equivalent day on the next available course.

Location: Basildon, Essex.

Cost: £279
Full refund available up to 4 weeks before the course.

What you will need:
Digital SLR camera or Compact system/Mirrorless camera with manual settings, a tripod and a desire to take great pictures!


“I can't recommend Marc Newton highly enough. His combined talents and passion for teaching and photography make this course unrivalled. Look no further, this course has it all!” – Jean Wallace

“Just finished the 4 day course. Have learned so much from a real professional (both photographer and teacher). I would really recommend the School of Photography to all.” – Cedric Calmeyer

“The 4 day course is well worth the money - Marc offers an excellent standard of teaching, making you feel at ease to ask questions when needed so you thoroughly understand what you are learning. Really boosted my confidence in taking control of my camera and therefore my shots. Highly recommended!” – Sophie Fisher

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Who’s this course for?

> Beginner photographers looking to learn photography properly.

> Intermediate photographers looking to fill any gaps in their knowledge stopping them from reaching their full potential.

> Keen enthusiasts looking to take photography more seriously.

> People looking to make photography their profession.

This is real learning delivered by Professional Teachers!

Teaching photography since 2002 and proud to be the best training provider in Essex.


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4 Day Photography course

Full refund available up to 4 weeks before the course.

Location: Basildon, Essex

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Course is fully booked?

It’s common for our courses to be fully booked several months in advance however we do sometimes receive cancellations so here’s how we allocate any spaces.

In the first instance they will be offered to people booked onto the next course. If there are still spaces available, we will contact anyone who has asked to be put on the reserve list. Please contact us to be added.

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