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Creative Photography Practice- Day

Ok, so you’ve learnt the basics of photography like the aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, depth of field, and you know now how to use your camera. So what next?

Photography is a skill that needs practice and experimentation. If you want to improve, like in every other discipline, you’ll need to work on it. Hands-on!

You can read countless books, watch youtube videos, but nothing will help you as much as a guided practice and instant feedback on what you might be doing wrong.


Our Creative Photography Practice sessions are highly effective workshops that we recommend to all photography enthusiasts looking to enhance their technical and creative skills, and as an immediate follow-up for everyone who attended our beginner courses.

By understanding some properties of light and learning composition techniques, you will not only develop your photographer’s eye but will start using your camera more creatively and produce pictures you will be proud of.

This course will transform the way you think about and take pictures outdoors!


Date Day Time Course Places Price
01 Apr 2023 Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 4 £90.00
26 Apr 2023 Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 4 £90.00
21 May 2023 Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 4 £90.00


Great Photography Experience!

This 3 hours highly practical workshop takes place around beautiful Putney, in south-west London.

You will have an opportunity to experiment with such techniques as depth of field control, shutter speeds control and composition. The workshop will also focus on light; its properties and characteristics and how these impact on successful photography.

Theory and Science

  1. Reminder of the “Exposure Triangle”
      • What is the exposure triangle and how does it relate to photography?
      • How do camera settings: aperture, shutter speed and ISO influence exposure?


  2. Composition
      • How to make your pictures more visually attractive and what mistakes to avoid?
      • Simple concepts and rules that can dramatically improve your photography – “rule of thirds”, “leading lines”, “symmetry”, “filling the frame”.


  3. Light
    • Why lighting is one of the most important factors in creating a successful image?
    • How to take advantage of the unique properties of a particular time of day and the weather, to give your images more impact?

Putting it all into Practice

  1. Portraiture
      • How to choose a right background and what to look for in the surrounding environment to create interesting images?
      • The most important do’s and don’ts of portrait posing.


  2. Nature
      • How aperture size and distance from the subject relates to controlling the depth of field for creative purposes?
      • How to avoid camera shake when photographing flowers at close distance?


  3. Creative use of shutter speeds
    • What are the relative speeds of things and people, and how this can relate creatively to different shutter speeds on your camera?
    • How to freeze motion or use blur effect creatively in your pictures?

What to expect on the day?

The course is a stimulating combination of presentations, practice and discussions.
During the first part of the course, our tutor will cover the technical aspects of photography and composition techniques. (30mins)
Next will be a guided practice in the park gardens, image revision and individual feedback. (2h 30mins)


It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds and exposure, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR, Intensive DSLR or The Art of Travel Photography courses.

What to bring and camera suitability:

All DSLR, mirrorless compact systems and bridge cameras are suitable as long as they allow full manual control by selecting M on mode dial or through the camera menu.

As long as you are able to control the aperture, shutter speeds and ISO – you will enjoy your course! All the technical aspects of photography we will be talking about and the practical exercises will be relevant.

All mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Nikon, Canon etc.. are very welcome 🙂

If you’d like to double check your camera suitability before making a booking, please just give us a call on 020 8947 8118, or email [email protected]

We offer free camera and lenses hire for the duration of the course. Tripods are not required.