Photography Lessons Brighton & Sussex

All cameras offer the ability to ‘point and shoot’, and that’s great for getting started…

But the exciting part is moving beyond the basics to unlock the full potential of your camera and, more importantly, your personal creativity that’s waiting to escape.

Ready for the next level?

One to one photography lessons available for beginners and improvers in the Brighton area and broader Sussex. Want to get better at photography? click below.

Want to improve your Photography?

Beginner & improver photography lessons will provide you with an excellent understanding of the fundamentals. A grasp of 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 all 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

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 by phone or email.

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Photography lessons for beginners & improvers:

Lesson 1: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

Learn the essentials required to take control and move away from Auto Mode.

Lesson 1 starts with a learning session followed by getting out there to put it all into practise with full guidance and support.

An 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, and use the controls creatively and to your own personal style. Understand how, when and where to use the various settings for traditional or creative use.

Lesson 2: Exposure & working with natural light

Discover how your camera decides how bright or dark to make each photo, what conditions to look out for that often fool the camera and how to easily take control for the best results.

We’ll cover Histograms, White Balance, and RAW vs JPEG as key elements that will significantly aid your understanding and progression.

The lesson is again split between initial learning then enjoying time behind the lens to help the theories sink in.

Well exposed images

Lesson 3: Photo Edits

We’ll look at how to get the best from your captured images with modest editing in Adobe Lightroom.

This 2 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.

Lesson 4: Composition & advanced techniques

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.

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!

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Alison B

Ready for the next level?

Start your learning with one to one photography lessons