Photography Lessons Brighton & Sussex

Learn photography and unleash your creativity

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Want to Improve Your Photography?

Your Beginner & Improver digital photography lesson will provide an excellent grasp of the fundamentals. You’ll learn how the camera controls work, why, and when to use the different controls. By understanding your camera’s settings you’ll experience a clear step forward in your photography and enable creative freedom to express yourself.

It’s common to have a camera that is capable of so much but be stuck in the limited auto mode; you’re not alone. Compact cameras, mirrorless cameras and digital SLR cameras all work on the same principles. By learning the fundamentals you’ll be able to apply your newly found skills using any camera.

Local Photography Lessons Brighton & Sussex

Private photography lessons are on a one to one basis in Brighton as well as across Sussex. Lessons can take place during weekdays or weekends
Gift vouchers are available for all lessons types, or why not bring a friend for a small extra fee.

Pricing

£35 / hour – Suggested lesson duration of 2 hours
£30 / hour  – Discounted where 4 or more hours are pre-paid (4 hours can be split over 2 lessons)
+£15 / hour – Add a friend for a small additional fee
 
All photography lessons centre around landscape photography in and around Sussex but the skills you’ll learn will also underpin other forms of photography; such as street and nature photography.
 
Browse below for suggest lessons, or book a call to talk over your goals and what you’d like to achieve

Testimonials

"Matt is a wonderful teacher – and after years of being a bit hit and miss in my photography, I’ve finally learned the how and why of correct and creative exposure. I really enjoyed being taught by Matt – his lessons are practical and feel like taking a walk with a really knowledgeable friend! Maximum number of stars!"

Alison

"We arranged a 2 hour 1to1 lesson for my 14year old daughter to learn how to handle her new Canon DSLR camera. Matt was not only very knowledgeable but able to put this across in a manner that my daughter easily understood (even I a non photographer did!). Overall a great 2 hours, good value for money and would 100% recommend booking a lesson or 2. Thanks Matt I'm sure we'll be back for another lesson"

Nicky & Safia

"Matt ensured that I understood how the settings affected the pictures both in theory and practice. His explanations were clear and easy to follow... I would have no Hesitation in recommending him"

George

Photography lessons for beginners & Improvers

SUGGESTED LESSONS

Beginners photography lessons are detailed below, or customise the lesson to your areas of development at no extra charge. For a beginner photography course combine the lessons, give yourself 2-3 weeks in-between to get a little more photography experience and move on to the next lesson 

Need a little help to understand how to use the basic controls of your camera?

Perhaps you’ve just started using your digital camera, or you’d like to re-familiarise yourself.

Result
An excellent understanding of what to use and when but without getting into the more complicated stuff.

With this knowledge you’ll be able to:

  • Select the right camera mode for any given situation
  • Correctly hold your camera for blur free photos and to avoid achy limbs
  • Get more from your camera with many photo tips that only come after years of experience.

We kick-off with a learning session followed by getting out there to put it all into practise – with full guidance and support.

Result
A good understanding of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO and how they inter-relate.

With this knowledge you’ll be able to:

  • Make better decisions than the camera – leading to improved photos + ability to use controls creatively to your own personal style.
  • Understand how, when and where to use the various settings for traditional or creative use.
  • Understand related terms such as depth of field, f-stops and hyperfocal distance (sounds fancy, but it’s not complicated, I promise!!)

Discover how your camera decides how bright or dark to make each photo.

Result
We’ll cover what conditions to look out for that often fool the camera and how to easily take control for the best results. 

With this knowledge you’ll be able to:

  • Use the Histogram for better quality photos in all conditions – beating the camera’s auto settings!
  • Use White Balance for colour faithful to what’s in front of you.
  • Use White Balance creatively
  • Know why, when and where to save your photos as RAW or JPEG.

Overview

Why can two photographs of the same thing vary so wildly? Composition for some can be considered a formulaic science, black magic, a subtle art, or all of the above!

Understand how to best present your subject and truly consider what you see before taking that photo.

Format:
2 hours split between learning and putting it all into practice outdoors. A tripod and selection of filters will be available for your use during the lesson.

Result
You’ll have a good understanding and experience of using a Polarising filter, ND filters and tripod. These aids will help further enhance your images and will offer new creative options such as long exposures.

Learn how to get the best from your captured images with modest editing in Adobe Lightroom.

Format
This 2-3 hour session will be based behind a laptop and you’ll be encouraged to bring your own images to edit together.

Result
Ability to edit photos in a variety of styles and understand what’s achievable.

The concepts from all the previous lessons and your new editing skills will help develop your own style and enable you to produce images that shine!

Optional Extra
The lesson can be extended to include photo printing at home or via external print services – in particular how to ensure the print will reflect what you see on screen.

With this knowledge you’ll be able to:

  • Import and catalogue your photos
  • Understand the key features and controls
  • Use a tried & tested workflow to guide you through the edit
  • Take your photos from good to great.
Further lessons can be added to form a complete one to one Adobe Lightroom course. 

About Me

I’m a professional photographer based in Brighton and specialising in the South England Landscape. I enjoy teaching beginners how to get more from their camera and by doing so free them up to get creative and enjoy photography to the max. 

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