I totally get how difficult photography can seem. All those technical terms, funny numbers and geek-speak can make it really intimidating to get started. You want to take great pictures, but just get frustrated because you don't understand how to make your camera take the picture you see in your head.
It doesn't have to be SO tricky. I promise. It IS possible to learn how to take pictures in a way that isn't super technical and doesn't rely on a degree in physics. You just need someone willing to explain it to you in an easy to understand way.
I am really really great at explaining technical concepts in an easy to understand... And easy to remember way. I break down each element of manual photography and explain what it is, how it works and why we need it. You'll be introduced to the three superheroes of photography. I'll explain what each of these superheroes is good at, how to use that superhero to your advantage, and what to do when your superhero gets anywhere near Kryptonite.
I'm not anti-auto! Even as a professional photographer, I make use of auto functions fairly regularly. But in order to take consistently great photos, you really need an understanding of what that auto function is doing! If you leave all the control to your camera, you'll get stuck when what you're photographing is a bit different from the norm. You'll be trying to be creative, only to find your camera isn't capturing the image that's in your head.
You can take workshops that help with your creativity, that teach you about light and composition and all that... But if you don't have a clear understanding of how your camera actually works – you're already on the backfoot.
"I am thrilled to say that I am now a much more confident amateur photographer. I have just completed Rebecca's one-day beginners class. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and was captivated throughout. The course is beautifully paced to introduce the beginner to how a camera works and unlocks the wonders of how to start creating great photos. She explains each stage in a clear and easy to follow manner. She talks with passion about the joy of taking images to treasure and challenges throughout the course to grasp the functions of our own camera." – Sarah Gahagan
"I recently completed a beginners photography workshop with Rebecca and it was an excellent day. Rebecca is clearly a talented and experienced photographer and passes on her knowledge in a relaxed, informative and inspiring manner. Refreshments were plentiful throughout the day and there was a good balance between classroom teachings and practice. If you’re keen to get to grips with using the manual mode on your camera I would thoroughly recommend completing one of Rebecca’s workshops." – Claire Gibb