Photography Lessons Brighton & Sussex

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Want To Improve Your Photography?

Beginner & Improver photography lessons will provide you with an excellent grasp of the fundamentals. Understanding how the camera controls work, and why, will underpin a clear step forward in your photography and enable creative freedom to express yourself.
Lessons are one to one and available in Brighton as well as across Sussex. Suggested beginners lessons are detailed below, or customise the lesson to your areas of development for no extra charge.
£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 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.
To talk over your goals and what you’d like to achieve – please contact me.

"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!"


Photography lessons for beginners & Improvers


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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

The concepts from the previous lessons and 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.

Start your learning with one to one photography lessons

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