Hi. I’m Sarah and I have been a professional photographer for over 12 years. I have a passion for photography and over the last 8 years I have been teaching beginner’s (like you!) how to take control of their cameras. For me it’s about teaching in a way that people understand, without the jargon and technical mumbo jumbo. Teaching people in real terms in a way they understand.


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.

During this beginner’s training course 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.

dslrTo 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.

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.

The courses will take place in my studio in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.

I really enjoyed Sarah’s beginners photography class. I felt like I learnt a lot even though I am already on a beginners photography course!! She helped me understand my new camera and she explained it all really well. I felt like it ‘clicked’ altogether after attending the one day workshop. Highly recommended.



I’ve had my camera for 5 years and it’s always been stuck on auto. Sarah explained everything in a simple and fun way. I now understand what my camera is actually doing and I feel much happier about using other settings. Thanks Sarah.



My camera was gathering dust in a cupboard as I have never really known how to use it properly. Sarah really helped me understand the basics which has given me so much more confidence to play with different settings and get different effects. Great course.



I’ve done lots of photography courses in the past and have read lots of books. I learnt more from Sarah in 4 hours than I have from any other course. She makes everything simple and has so much patience!




If you would like to purchase a training session as a gift then please be sure to let me know in the comments section of the checkout and I’ll pop one of my gift vouchers out in the post to you.

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