Photography for Beginners

Friendly lessons to help you get the most out of your DSLR!

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Not sure where to start?

Phtography Lessons in Crewe + Nantwich, Cheshire.

If you’re looking for a way to learn how to get to grips with your camera, I’d love to help you!

Maybe you just don’t know where to start at all?

Perhaps you’ve found that you can’t rely on your DSLR’s auto setting, and that your phone camera seems to give you more consistent results?

This great big thing with all these buttons and dials, seemingly defeated by your mobile! That’s because, whilst your DSLR is pretty smart, it’s not quite smart enough. And auto just won’t do it in many situations.

Learning how to use your DSLR can seem daunting and I totally understand why. There is rather a sharp learning curve to overcome when you first start trying to use your camera. This mainly revolves around understanding how to get a proper exposure. Without this knowledge, you’re pretty stuck, it’s true.

I can teach you how to get a balanced exposure and explain clearly how to use your camera’s:

  • ISO Setting

  • Shutter Speed

  • Corresponding Lens Aperture

Once you understand how these settings work, you’ll have control of the “exposure triangle”. Giving you a firm basis to move your photography forward!

Getting off of auto is well worth it. Your DSLR is a actually a powerhouse of creativity waiting to be unleashed. You just need to learn how.

Then you can really get into shooting images that will capture a moment in time and show the beauty, the true emotion, or any other important aspects of the scene you are photographing as effectively or dramatically as possible.

Whether that’s your children and life at home, special occasions, family holidays, when traveling, or for work or anything in between.

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About Ben…

 Taken by my 7 year old son. (I paid him in sweets.)

Taken by my 7 year old son. (I paid him in sweets.)

My main love is portrait photography (as you will no doubt gather from my website here!), so that can be part of the focus of your classes if that suits you. If you’re interested in taking better photographs of your newborn, your toddler or your growing family, I can really help you get a head start with this.

I can give you all kinds of tips and advice, things that I’ve picked up or figured out during the last 6 years of working as a family photographer.

If your main interest in photography is elsewhere, I can still teach you everything you need to know to get off of auto and start documenting whatever is important to you. Whether that’s travel, pet, product or landscape photography, street photography or any other area of photography.

Maybe you’re not sure what exactly it is you find appealing about photography at this point but just want to learn? Well, I can help you with that too. Your “thing” is out there waiting for you, you just need to start looking.


Evening Classes

I was asked by a local evening school if I would be able to teach their intro to photography classes, I said yes and I am thoroughly enjoying that! Those are at Brine Leas in Nantwich, if you’d like to know when the next beginners class there will run, please get in touch with them and they will notify you when the dates are set.

Private Group Lessons - £95

Small focused group lessons (so you can make new friends too!), please let me know that you are interested and I will send you details of upcoming dates, times and locations.

What’s included: Four hours total learning time (2 Two hour sessions) with follow up help included.


- Getting started: The exposure triangle: ISO, Shutter Speed + Apertures

- Reliable Focusing Techniques

- White Balance and other useful tools

- Composition techniques + More

One to One Sessions - £50

Content as above, but if you would like a more direct approach to getting started, individual one hour sessions are available too.

Gift Vouchers are available too - please ask for more details.

Get in touch…

If you’d like to arrange individual lessons or register your interest for the next group session, please let me know.

Please use the form below or give me a call on 07799091321 or email via

If you have any questions, I’m just a click away!


Let me know which type of lesson you're most interested in and I will get back to you with the relevant information and available start dates.
 Photography for Beginners. If you’re new to photography and want to learn how to use your DSLR, help is at hand! Get in touch for details, classes in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire.

Photography for Beginners. If you’re new to photography and want to learn how to use your DSLR, help is at hand! Get in touch for details, classes in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire.