Yarm Studio

Crash Course In Photography – Beginners






“Thanks so much for a great course. I came to you as a complete novice and technophobe ( did not even know how to turn the camera on!). At the end of the course I was really excited and eager to go away and try out the different settings on my camera ! Brilliant!!”


 Our highly popular one day photography course will give you everything you need to begin creating your very own fabulous photographs 


 Upcoming Dates


20th January (Saturday) – 10.30am – 3pm

16th February (Friday) – 10.30am – 3pm

5th March (Monday) – 10.30 – 3pm

21st March (Wednesday) – 10.30 – 3pm

24th April (Tuesday) – 10.30 – 3pm




Learn the basics of photography and start creating your own beautiful pictures on our one day introduction to photography workshop.


This beginners crash course is the perfect introduction to using a DSLR camera properly, with as much information as possible packed into a highly productive day.

Learn all about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and so much more during a friendly workshop in and around the beautiful town of Yarm.

Master your camera and create your own fabulous photographs with new skills that will last a lifetime.





Student Testimonials

We’ve had hundreds of happy customers who have attended this popular workshop. Here are some examples of the many kind compliments that we receive…..

“We were nervous to start this course with our limited knowledge of cameras. However Michael was brilliant. He put us at ease straight away. Over the day the instruction and guidance was excellent. I would not hesitate to attend another course with Michael and would defo recommend. Cheers John and Julie”


“Hi there! I did your Introduction to DSLR course yesterday, and just wanted to say what a great day out it was. A nice relaxed atmosphere, well-paced, a nice stroll around Yarm, and some great pointers on that mysterious ‘manual’ mode that’s always baffled me.
Promise I’ll put a blob of black paint over the ‘Auto’ symbol on my Nikon dial so I can NEVER use it again”


“I went to the photo workshop with some friends, We had a great day we learnt so much as we were all beginners. Now we just need to practice what we learnt. I would love to go back to may be a next level class to learn more.”


“Learnt a lot on the Introduction to Digital SLR cameras, no longer using the automatic mode! Will definitely attend another course soon. Thanks Guys!”


“Husband had a fantastic day , excellent tutors and learnt so much”


“I did the introduction workshop to DSLR photography and I loved it! We started with the basics in the studio before practicing indoor and outdoor. It took me a while to get used to manual mode but Michael was very helpful and he made sure that everyone managed to take good pictures. Now, I want to learn more! Hopefully, there is a 10 weeks course coming up soon!”


“Really friendly and enjoyable session.”


“Thank you for your time spent with me today… I’ve learned a lot & I’m now looking forward to using my camera in Manual more often :)) Definitely would recommend you & I will be back for another session on your days out shooting soon”



What You Will Learn

  • Camera functions – What do all of these buttons do!??
  • Aperture – Controlling depth of field, blurring backgrounds
  • Shutter Speeds – Creating movement in your photographs
  • ISO – Shooting in the dark!
  • Exposure – How to manually create the perfect exposure
  • Focus – Keeping everything sharp!
  • Composition – Techniques to create more interesting images

Our Level 1 beginners courses are suitable for those with no previous knowledge. A DSLR camera is essential. You will not require a tripod or any editing software to participate in this course. Bridge camera users are also welcome, please be advised that bridge cameras may not have all of the functionality of a DSLR.

For a more in depth beginners photography course, you should consider our 8 week BEGINNERS GUIDE TO DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY.

This course is not suitable for basic point and shoot cameras.

To book your space please call 01642 786904

“Brilliant course, Michael was very patient with us and explained well, showing us which setting on our own camera.”
“A great day, I learned a lot about my camera and shooting in manual. Michael was thorough and very helpful and knew his stuff. Thanks and welcome to Sweden sometime!”

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