Beginner Photography Course

This is our comprehensive one day Beginner Photography Course. This course is for you if you are looking for a in depth photography course which will give you a thorough understanding of how to use you camera and how to take better photos.

The course is backed up by our photography eBook and a year of ongoing support.

Basic Photo Course
Photo by Shaun Hines

By completing our Beginner Photography Course in London you will become able and confident to use your camera to take great photos because you will gain a positive understanding of how to use you camera and you will be shown how to create captivating images.

Beginner Photography Course

Outcome – Understand how to use your camera to take great photos
Experience level required – None
Duration & price – 1 day, £125
Camera – DSLR or advanced compact
Location – London Southbank
Learning method – 30% theory, 70% practical + ebook + ongoing support

Following a comprehensive and engaging introduction to photography and clear instruction on how to use your camera, you will spend the majority of the day on London’s Southbank using your camera to complete practical exercises under the guidance of your tutor. You will complete the Beginner Photography Course with a thorough understanding of:

– How you should use your main camera settings & what your camera’s menus, dials and buttons control
– Principles including ISO, shutter speed, aperture & exposure
– How and when you should use each shooting mode, including shutter priority, aperture priority & manual mode
– Settings so you can freeze or blur motion
– How you can control depth of field and blur the background
– How to control exposure using different exposure modes
– How to compose good photos and enhance your photography
– Use of your camera’s autofocus modes, plus manual focus
– Basics of white balance
– When you should use jpeg & raw image quality settings

The Beginner Photography Course is suitable if you have a DSLR, compact system camera, micro four thirds, bridge, or any other advanced compact camera with settings for aperture and shutter speed.

You will learn through practice, shooting and demonstration, what each of the main settings on your camera does, how it affects the picture, and you will also learn techniques for composing and creating better photographs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to explore the functions and settings of your camera.

Throughout the course you will be provided with guidance and demonstrations and you will practice what you have learned, plus get feedback on your photos.

Following the workshop you will receive the 36exp DSLR Photography ebook which contains notes and references on everything covered on the day.

We provide 1 year of ongoing support after the workshop. You can email or phone us with any questions you have relating to the subjects covered on the course.

“Thank you for yesterday, I really enjoyed the day and couldn’t believe I went from using my camera on automatic to fully manual in 6 hours! – Carolina


“Just wanted to say thanks again for a great course; learnt lots of things which are going to make a massive difference to my photos.” – Penny


“Thanks for Saturday, I got a lot from that. The (ebook) is great. You’re right, taking notes and listening is such a pain.
I wish others would do what you’ve done here.” – Dan


“Just writing to say thank you… for running a brilliant workshop yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel much more confident with my camera now.” – Brian


“Thanks for delivering a very enjoyable workshop on Saturday – I really enjoyed it. I’ve been snapping away already and have caught some beauties!” – Alistair


This workshop is led by Shaun Hines. Shaun is an experienced and qualified photographer, photography writer and teacher. He has worked with 36exp since our inception and has developed the Beginner, Intermediate & Street Photography courses along with their ebooks.


The venue for the Beginner Photography Course is the Ibis Southwark Rose Hotel on London’s Southbank. The theory part of the course is taught in the hotel’s fully equipped meeting room, before the group sets off to explore London’s Southbank to practice their photography skills.

After the course you will be able to take photos like these:

Beginner Photography Course
Image by course attendee Michael Huckfield

Beginner Photography Course
Photo by course attendee Chris Rutt

London Photography Course


The Beginner Photography Course costs £125 and is limited to 8 participants.

The course runs from 10am-4pm and takes place on the Southbank, close to both Southwark and London Bridge tube stations, and you will be sent full joining instructions.

Book your place on the 36exp Beginner Photography Course including 1 year of support and our photography eBook.

Beginner Photography Course

Venue: Ibis London Southwark Rose Hotel

Price: £125.00

Date: Saturday, 6th Dec 2014

Available Spaces: 12

“Cheers for such an interesting and informative day!” – Ross


“I had a lovely time learning how to operate my camera properly…It was lovely to meet you all.” – Mei Yee


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