Sign onto our most popular '4 Day Photography Course' and get our beginners day for free.

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!

Day 1 - (Beginners Day) 9.30am – 1.30pm
•    Get to know your camera, learn the camera settings and all the jargon
•    How to use the focusing correctly
•    Composition and using the frame
•    Lenses and focal range
•    How to use the metering system

Day 2 - 9.30am – 3pm
•    Exposures 1 - Apertures and depth of field
•    Exposures 2 – The effects of the shutter speed
•    Light - Using light and white balance
•    ISO
•    Image resolution

Day 3 - 9.30am – 3pm
•    A look at Portraiture
•    Introduction into studio flash equipment
•    Fill in flash
•    A look at Landscape Photography
•    Post production of shots
•    Introduction to Photoshop
•    Getting your work out there!! – The use of social media

Day 4 - 10am – 1pm
•    On location – put your skills to the test!
•    End of course drinks (coffee of course!)

The Details:

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

Dates: Please view available dates in the box 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 course.

Location: Basildon, Essex.

Deposits of £20 can be taken to secure your place with full payment required 2 weeks before the start date.


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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4 Day Photography course

Location: Basildon, Essex

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It’s common for our courses to be full in advance. Booking onto the next course will add you to the reserve list. Then, if we receive any cancellations, you will be emailed and asked if you wish to transfer.

What you will need:

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

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