South Wales Beginner’s Photography 121 Training


Do you have a DSLR camera and not really too sure how to use it? Do you tend to keep it on auto and hope for the best? Do the buttons and setting baffle you?

Why not consider a 121 Beginner’s Training Session where I will take the fear out of your camera and teach you how to take the pictures you’ve always wanted to? Sessions can be tailored to suit your training needs and are typically 3 hours in duration. 121 training sessions take place during weekdays only and start at 11.30am (subject to availability). Each trainee will also receive FREE lifetime access to my comprehensive online training course for beginners (worth £64.95). All sessions take place in my Cowbridge studio.

Simply select the month you’d like the session to take place and I’ll contact you to arrange a suitable date. If you’d like to purchase a gift voucher then please select the voucher option from the drop down menu. Vouchers are valid for 121 training sessions in 2021. Upon payment you will be emailed a print at home e-voucher.



South Wales Beginner’s Photography Training

You’ve read books. You’ve trawled You Tube but are you finding that most photography tutorials are full of techie jargon? Manuals are usually no help either – I usually all asleep on page 2 and I’ve been a photographer for about 25 years! You’re not alone.

I love photography and in these courses I aim to explain to you, in simple and jargon free terms, how you can take control of your camera. I want you to get it off automatic and start having the confidence to take control. Cameras are wonderful tools and are capable of so much more than you think and it’s not hard if you go back to basics.

I aim for these courses to be fun, relaxed and practical. You’ll get plenty of chance to practice your skills and to ask lots of questions.

In this 2-3 hour 121 training we will cover:

The Camera
Feel the fear and do it anyway! We’ll get to know your camera and look at how it works from the inside out.

How to use your camera settings to ensure you get sharp images every time.

Tired of your images not looking how you expected? Too light or too dark? I’ll show you how to control and manage the way your camera a records light.

Love that dreamy look when the background is blurry but the subject crisp and sharp? Wonder why one subject is crisp and the other out of focus? I’ll show you why and how you can get creative.

Shutter Speed
Tired of capturing blurred shots of your kids on the move? I’ll show you how you can capture action in your photography.

Finding the Light
We’ll head out and practice some of your new found skills and I will teach you about finding the best light for your images.

To make the most of this course you should own a digital SLR camera. A DSLR camera will allow you to swap lenses and manually control your settings. Although the course is designed with this type of camera in mind you can still benefit from the course if you have a bridge camera (for example). As this is a 121 training session your training can be tailored to suit your training needs.

If you are not sure if you have the right type of camera for this course then please contact me for a chat or give me a call on 07852 255766.


Please make sure that when you are setting up your account at the checkout that your password is shown as STRONG. If it isn’t then you will not be able to proceed to PayPal. If you have any issues with the checkout then please email me at and I will process your order manually.

if purchasing a voucher it will be valid for dates in 2021 (subject to availability). Vouchers may be used only once and are not redeemable for cash. Vouchers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer. Spaces are by appointment only and you will be required to book your preferred date in advance. All appointments take place Monday to Friday only in my Cowbridge studio.


As the pandemic continues and restrictions change, you may be worried that you might not be able to attend your scheduled appointment. This is totally understandable and I have put in place the Covid-19 guarantee to help. If you are unable to attend your appointment due to government restrictions (such as local lockdowns etc.) or any of your household develop Coronavirus symptoms, .I will happily transfer your appointment to a more suitable date in the future. If this does not suit your requirements (such as requiring images for a particular date for example) then your session payment will be refunded to you in full. This will also apply should I (or any of my household) show symptoms).


Luckily the studio is large enough to ensure that social distancing is adhered to at all times. I have put in place the following guidelines to ensure your safety is considered at all times:

  • Please do not attend your session if you are part of a local lockdown or if you or any of your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19 (see above for my Covid-19 Guarantee)
  • Your session will be postponed should I (or any of my household) show symptoms of Covid-19 or are subject to a local lockdown (see above for my Covid-19 Guarantee)
  • Social distancing will be adhered to at all times
  • All surfaces in the studio will be cleaned between sessions
  • Where possible the studio door will remain open to aid ventilation
  • I will wear a mask during your session
  • Hand sanitiser is available for your use at regular intervals 
  • A track & trace system is in operation for all sessions

If you have any concerns about studio sessions during the pandemic then please contact me for a chat before booking.



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