Beginners Photography Courses near Yeovil, Taunton, Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne


"beginners photography course somerset"beginners Photography Course SomersetNow offering beginners photography courses in Taunton, Yeovil, Crewkerne, Ilminster and Chard

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Are you one of those people that love photography, you love taking photographs of your family, children, friends and even landscape or products, you have a great camera but are unsure of the best settings to use? Sometimes you get a great shot but not really sure how you managed it? You love the look of those photographs where your subject is in focus and the background is blurry and don't know how to achieve it?


If you answered yes then my Beginners Photography Course could be just what you're looking for!


Learn how to choose the correct settings so that you see an immediate improvement in your photographs.


Some of the feedback I have received about the course

Best decision I made booking onto the ‘Beginners Photography Course’ Today!...... I have FINALLY learnt the ‘ins and outs’ of my camera, and now I feel confident that I will be able to take some amazing photos!! .....It also helped that Sarah was amazing and didn’t mind answering our 7379 questions!! 😁.......I can thoroughly recommend this day course, and anyone thinking of signing up should go for it!’ll be so pleased that you did! 🤗 Thanks so so much Sarah, you are a superstar! 💫


More recommendations can be found on my guestbook here, as well as on my facebook page and google listing.


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What is covered on the day



Different types of DSLR Cameras

Different lenses



Understanding Exposure

Including ISO,

Shutter speeds


Plus how to put these settings together to suit the lighting and subject conditions.


Choosing camera settings

Getting out of Auto Mode

Setting the White Balance

Using your cameras light meter



Posing of your subject

Where to position the subject for the best lighting

Composition and posing


Practical Afternoon

Put everything you've learned into practice.

Ask Questions


What the Course includes

Hands on group training

Teas and Coffees

Light Lunch Buffet

Optional practical in the afternoon so you can try out what you've learnt if you want to.

Detailed yet easy to understand notes to take away with you so you can refer back to them whenever you need.

Plus access to my private Facebook group for my photography course attendees where you can gain additional support after the course.  I usually run a theme of the week and share your Favourite photo in the group each week.


Course cost is just £99 per person

Payment can be made in full at the time of booking or if the course is more than 4 weeks away payment can be split into two payments of £49.50, one payment when you book to reserve your space and one payment 4 weeks before the course date.

Date - TBC

Venue - My studio

Time: 9:00-14:00 or 14:00- 19:00 (approximate end time)

Course Timetable

9:00 or 14:00  Drinks on arrival
9:15 or 14:15 Photographers toolkit
Understanding exposure
10:45 or 14:45 Teas and coffees with biscuits
 Choosing camera settings
12:15 or 17:15 Break and light buffet
12:45 or 17:45 practical using skills learned on the course
13:45 or 18:45 question time over teas and coffees

All times are approximate

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If you can't make this one please join my Facebook group HERE to be the first to know when the next course places are available to book and get priority access to the spaces!  If you don't have Facebook then you can join my mailing list HERE instead.  I share the course details in both the Facebook group and the mailing list however as I am a business often emails go to the Junk/spam folder so joining both is best to make sure you don't miss out.



All attendees will need to bring their own camera and equipment for the day and the minimum required is a DSLR, mirrorless camera or bridge camera which has the facility to run in manual (usually there will be a turning wheel on the top and will have the letter M), any make any model, and one lens if using DSLR or mirrorless.  If you're buying your first DSLR camera then my friend Nina Mace has an excellent blog with some camera recommendations which can be found HERE.  I also recommend, if you have the money to invest, buying a 50mm prime lens, this will give you very pleasing results and high quality images yet only costs around £100 to buy new.



Not able to attend this course?

There will be more courses in the future,  register your interest in these courses HERE and as soon as course places are available to book I will email you.


Know someone that would love this?  Order a voucher for them from my online shop here.  They can then book on to the course of their choice as more will be running in the future too!  Vouchers have a 1 year expiry date.


If you're interested in booking a place on another course in the future then please please join my Facebook group HERE and/or register your interest HERE and as soon as courses are available I will send and email and post in the Facebook group


Prefer not to learn in a group setting? 


I also offer one to one and two to one courses on weekdays at my studio. 

These course are slightly shorter and run for 2-3 hours depending on experience level.

Prices are £149 for one to one and £129 each for two to one.  Booking is available via telephone on 07936 146121.

The full fee is due at the time of booking a 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 course.




Cancellations:  The booking fee (£49.50) secures your place on the course until full payment is due 4 weeks before the course date unless you have chosen to pay the full fee upfront.  The place is then only yours when you have made full payment.  The booking fee (£49.50) is non refundable.  If you wish to cancel your place and there is more than four weeks until the course date, the booking fee (£49.50) will be retained and no further payment will be due from you.  If you paid the full fee upfront then you will receive a refund of £49.50 as long as there is more than four weeks to go be fore the course date.  If you wish to cancel your place with less than four weeks until the course date then the full fee is due.  In the very unlikely event that the course needs to be cancelled by me for any reason, you will be notified by email.  You will then be offered an alternative date OR a full refund of all fees paid.