Private photography tuition
Beginner friendly! no prior knowledge needed
One-to-one 100% private tuition
Bring your camera or borrow one of mine
Flexible dates to suit your schedule
Convenient location near Sheffield city centre
Workbook included great for future reference

Photography Workshops in Sheffield

Private photography training by a professional photographer with over 15 years experience.

Many people absolutely love taking photographs. Some go and buy a fancy new digital camera with lots of buttons on it and a nice big lens. It looks great and they look like a professional photographer! But the truth is they don't really know what they are doing and just stick it on the "auto" setting and hope for the best. Does that sound familiar to you?

Well not to worry, I won't tell anyone if you don't. But I would like to help you if I can.

I like to teach people the basics of camera operations so they can get off auto and onto manual which is the secret behind taking fantastic photographs that will make your friends go "oooh, that's good, who took that?"

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What will I learn on this photography course?

You will learn how to take fantastic photographs with your own camera!

We can cover all the essential camera operations you'll need to know, including:

  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Composition

You may also like to learn how to apply these skills in various fields of photography, including:

  • Still life photography
  • Photographing movement
  • Portrait photography
  • Documentary photography

After learning the theory, many students like to practice shooting together. This also affords plenty of opportunity to ask me questions, and I can look over your photos, suggesting how to improve.

Need help with digital editing? No problem! I can show you how to remove red eye, how to change your photographs to punchy black and white, and how to get rid of spots and bags under the eyes!

You really do not need to know anything about photography to benefit from this training, all you need is a passion for it!

How much does the course cost?

Getting Off "Auto" Workshop full day private tuition: only £225
Hourly private tuition: only £55 per hour

My full day photography course - Getting Off "Auto", is great value as it covers everything you'll need to start taking fantastic photographs in just one day!

Alternatively, if you are not a beginner the hourly option gives you the flexibility to fit photography training around your current schedule, and you can focus purely on the areas you need the most help with.

My workshops are also available to buy as gifts, please contact me if you would like to treat someone special!

Why choose me?

I'm a friendly, professional photographer based in Sheffield with over 15 years experience running a successful photography business.

My work spans multiple specialisms, including weddings, family portraiture, pets and commercial - all of which has given me a broad range of experience which I can pass on to you.

Have a look at some of my work on this website, check my reviews below and on Google, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Recent Photography Course Reviews Read more reviews on Google

Photography course review

As a graphic designer, I needed a refresher course on how to use shutter speed and aperture for creative purposes. I had a 1-day workshop with Rachel which was fantastic – a short chat at first going over how camera settings work followed by an outing into the city to put the theory into practice. I left with way more confidence (as well as Rachel's camera cable, oops). Thoroughly recommend!
Ben Hamilton

Photography course review

I decided I needed to take photography lessons to learn more about my camera and I have to say Rachel has been amazing Rachel explains everything so well and is very patient. I have just changed my camera so will be heading back for some more lessons to learn about my new camera. If you are thinking about having lessons. I would say book in now.
Esther Whitmore

Photography course review

Rachel's very good at teaching you the principles of photography, and in applying those principles to practical situations. I went into the workshop with a pretty good understanding of how a camera works and how to take a decent photo, and I still learned loads. I would definitely recommend booking on one of Rachel's workshops if you're a total beginner, or if you want to take your photography skills to the next level.
Joe Field

Photography course review

A great photography teacher. I thought Rachel was passionate and great at giving bite size workshops to enhance learning. I particularly enjoyed the practical tasks and understanding composition.
Davis Kiima

Photography course review

It was a pleasure to spend the whole day with Rachel. She gave me some very useful tips and I understand my camera (and Photoshop and Lightroom) much better now. She also provided links to equipment I need and a word document with basic explanations of how camera works. And a pleasant surprise was lunch included in price. :)
Zienka Domaca

Photography course review

I took part in a great informative workshop run by Rachel. She was very patient and gave clear tuition. Thanks Rachel!
Sara Kouchakji-Allen

Photography course review

I found Rachel really helpful and easy to get along with, she tailored the workshop around my abilities and gave me loads of useful tips. I'm more than happy to recommend her.
Paul Watt

Photography course review

My daughter and I had a workshop training session with Rachel. She was very thorough and we had a great time learning about using our cameras away from the basic settings and introducing the use of more advanced functions.
Bill Jameson