Beginners One-to-One Photography Tutorials (at home)
Photography can often appear quite daunting, but I like to keep things simple. With this in mind, I have designed a series of easy to follow, comprehensive, one-to-one photography tutorials. These tutorials are intended to quickly, and painlessly, guide photographers of any level through the very basics of photography to a professional standard.
One-to-One tutorials are a great way for me to pass on everything I know about photography, including the three components of what photographers call the "Exposure Triangle": Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. I will take you through the functionality of your camera, its basic programs and settings, so you know exactly what’s happening when you hit the shutter button. Plus I'll share tips for focusing and composition to help you gain perfectly exposed pictures every time, whether inside or out, at night or day.
Each tutorial you take will be unique, hands-on, and practical, making it easy to follow regardless of your experience.
How long does each tutorial last?
I would recommend individual sessions to be no longer than 2-hours. The first session will include 30 minutes for preparation and planning (this time is dedicated to addressing the photography student's personal needs).
How many tutorials should I book?
Most students find three separate 3-hour sessions to be adequate, giving them enough time to gain enough skills and techniques to take their photography to the next level.
How do I book?
First, use the drop down menu above to add your hours to the shopping cart, then pay via PayPal (you don't have to be a PayPal user). I will email you to check your availability and to find the best dates and times for your tutorial.
Where do the tutorials take place?
During the lockdown my tutorials will take place over video messenger, such as Skype, WhatsApp, or FaceTime.
Do I need to do anything beforehand?
To allow me to prepare for our tutorial and to give you the best help I can, you should email me with an idea of what you'd like to make the focus of your tutorial, at least the day before your tutorial. I would also like to see 3-5 photos you have taken - these photos do not have to be professional or perfect, but it will give me an idea of your current abilities and interests.
How far in advance should I book?
One week in advance is usually enough to give you a reasonable choice of dates, but two weeks is better. Tutorials are of course subject to availability.
When do the tutorials take place?
Any day or time, including weekends, all year round.
What if I am having problems with the online booking system?
Please e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll help. You can also telephone me on 07496947806 and speak to me in person or leave a message.
What equipment do I need?
Either a digital SLR, bridge camera, or point-and-shoot (provided it has manual settings) and any lenses along with the camera’s manual. A tripod is handy if you have one too.
What do former tutorial students say?
It was great to understand what the features were on my camera and how to use them to take better pictures. I just need to practice now. - Joanne Jackson
This was the second of two workshops with Chris. I now feel that I have the knowledge, understanding and perhaps most important , the confidence to use my camera off auto, and now fully manual.- Judy Holmes
Chris is very helpful and engages with his audience. I have learnt much more in this course than others I have attended. - David Brown