BOOK BY PHONE
Personal Photography Tuition
with David Wheater
Edinburgh £199 | Glasgow £199 | Newcastle £299 | London £599
Simple, concise and easy to understand instruction that you can implement immediately.
Ideal for beginners and those wanting to get off auto-mode.
BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE
private 1-to-1 tuition with three times SLPOTY finalist David Wheater
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle & London
bring a friend for free
one day course, 11am - 4pm
all the photography essentials
beginner photography booklet
sandwich lunch included
free camera hire
gift vouchers available for birthdays & christmas
Leave Auto Behind For Good
Are you frustrated with the photographs you’re taking?
Struggling to understand how your digital camera works?
Then struggle no more! Let David demistify the world of photography and show you how to fully control your camera to achieve the shots you’ve always wanted.
The aim of this one day photography course is to demistify the workings of your camera and to take complete creative control of your camera for the first time. Classes are PRIVATE so you get as much UNDIVIDED time with David as possible.
Whether you’ve just been given a new digital camera, or you’ve been stuck in automatic mode for years, David will cut through all the jargon and complicated technicalities to help you take full creative control of your camera.
The first hour will be spent going over some basic theory helped by some coffee/tea and cake (on us). The next 4 hours will be spent out-and-about, putting into practice what you’ve learned. David will patiently take you through the workings of your camera, step-by-step, all the way to mastering Manual mode. We will take a twenty minute comfort/snack break at 1.30 pm.
At the end of this course you will receive a free pdf guide, written by David, covering all aspects taught on the course.
We’ll give you the technical skills to get creative with your compositions – but most of all we’ll introduce you to a compelling hobby, the joy of which can last a lifetime. Above all, our beginner photography classes are all about learning to enjoy the art of photography. We have just one golden rule – photography should be fun!
Our beginner classes will teach you how to shoot in manual in just one day. We’re so confident you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your photography that we offer a money back guarantee: – “shoot great photos in manual – or your money back"
Photography Course Details
Class Instructor: David Wheater
Suitability: Beginners and anyone struggling to get off automatic modes
Suitable Cameras: All digital DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact System Cameras with Manual Control
FREE Camera Hire: You don’t need a camera. We’ll lend you (and a friend) a DSLR for FREE!
Locations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, London
Duration: 5 hours
Times: 11am – 4pm
Price: Edinburgh £199, Glasgow £199, Newcastle £299 and London £599
Extras: Sandwich lunch and Complimentary tea/coffee n’ cake
Materials: A free PDF Guide to everything covered on the course.
What Will I Learn?
Holding your camera for steady shots
The anatomy of your camera and its lens
The exposure triangle: understanding and balancing ISO, shutter speed and aperture
Using slow and fast shutter speeds
Aperture and depth of field
ISO – the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor and ‘noise’
Auto ISO benefits
Advanced Modes: Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual Mode
Understanding the exposure scale
The exposure metering system and metering patterns
Fine tuning exposure and exposure compensation
Autofocus modes: One Shot, Continuous and Auto
Focusing and reframing
Lenses and focal length
Basic rules of composition and exploring angles
Please remember that you don’t even need to own a camera to take this class. We have a selection of DSLR cameras which can be used free of charge on the day.
If you have a question about this course, or would like to book, please call David on 07400 705 357.
What our Pupils are Saying about our Private Photography Classes
David is a patient, inspirational, passionate photographer. It is so obvious that he wants his students to get the best from his teaching! Truly the best photography teacher ever who doesn’t ‘rant on and on’ about his own (fabulous) work but provides a bespoke service to each and every student.
I can’t recommend him more highly!
B. Binnie (Edinburgh)
I had never held a DSLR in my hand. Honest! Definitely, a DSLR Novice here. But not anymore! He gave me lots of incredibly helpful tips on how to take great photos. There was very clear advice on composition, the exposure triangle, camera modes, metering and more. David’s handouts are incredibly easy to understand, they were absolutely perfect for me. He offers follow-up support too via email or over a cup of coffee.
David’s passion and enthusiasm for his work was infectious! I’ve certainly learned so much more than I thought about my camera and photo composition. Can’t wait to sharpen my new found skills. Thanks David
David is a wealth of information about photography, the city and its historical roots. I gained great comfort with my camera as well as capturing some lovely pictures of this city.
David is such a passionate photographer, you really feel he loves his work. With less effort (e.g. only changing the angle a little) the pictures I shot with David improved a lot compared to those I have taken.
David is an incredibly interesting and passionate gentleman who clearly loves Edinburgh and Photography. I learned the fundamentals of using my camera and enjoyed a lovely afternoon discussing the philosophy of life, interspersed with detailed chats about photography.
I was fortunate enough to get David to show me round Dundee. I have an interest in architecture and I was blown away by his knowledge of the city. I only had my iPhone with me and the photos I took are amazing thanks to David teaching skills. Highly recommend his services.
C. McNab (Dundee)
Special thanks to David for showing me the techniques to take great photos which i’ll use again and again in the future. Also I enjoyed the great scenery in Edinburgh – it’s been a brilliant experience.
A. Fox (Edinburgh)
David showed me how to take great photographs with my DSLR camera. I feel more confident using it and also enjoyed seeing parts of Edinburgh and taking amazing photos.