Morning One to One Photography Workshop for Beginners

Heron, Northampton Arm, Grand Union Canal


One to one photography workshop for beginners.

Do you have a mirrorless or DSLR camera and not really sure how to use it? Do you keep it on auto and hope for the best?
Confused by all the buttons and settings?
"Yes" then this is the perfect course for you.

My one to one 2 hour bite-size photography session will take the fear out of using your camera, give you skills that will last a lifetime and teach you how to start taking the photos you have always wanted. My workshop will give you a good foundation, taught without using all the hard to understand technical jargon. Because there is only so much information you can take on board in one go, my courses are 2 hours long.

This course runs every day from 10.00am to Midday. All tuition is individualised to your requirements. This course is field based in Northamptonshire, we agree a suitable location based on what you like to photograph. There are some lovely places to explore, whether it is nature or some of the pretty villages, there is something for everyone.

You will learn:
What all the buttons do on your camera
How to quickly navigate through the menu's and what they all mean
How to get off the Fully Auto snapshot setting
Shutter Priority - Shutter speeds
Aperture Priority - F stops
All about ISO
How to get everything in all your picture sharp
How to get a blurry background (bokeh)
How to get the correct exposure
The different Drive Modes, when to use them

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

One to One Photography Workshop
Tuition Notes Pack
Cheat Sheet


Helen Tisbury at Helen Tisbury Photography

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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Sue - - #39235

Had a great morning with Helen and learnt so much. Helen is an excellent teacher, fun and very patient, will be booking another workshop soon.

Response from Helen Tisbury Photography:

So Glad you enjoyed it Sue, look forward to welcoming you again.

Roger Anthony Dowding - - #36432

Helen was an excellent teacher. She was very patient and explained things very clearly. It was very enjoyable

Although the photography course was outside at Delapre Abbey, she still wore a face mask as social distancing was not appropriate at times. Helen also did a lateral flow test before arriving also, therefore protecting her and myself. I did the same. Thank you

The camera is now no longer on automatic - thanks to Helen

Helen also went sent the extra mile and forwarded to me some course notes on the use of my camera as my memory is not brilliant.

All in all a very enjoyable morning taking lots of photographs. Worth every penny. Thank you

Response from Helen Tisbury Photography:

Thank you for your kind review Roger, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the course. I am delighted to hear, that your camera is no longer on auto mode. I am sure you will have many hours of enjoyment taking photos with your lovely camera.

Dagmara Ginter - - #35697

Thank you so much, Helen, for giving me confidence to start shooting in the Manual mode. I've got now a much better understanding of the Exposure Triangle and focus points. I also know which buttons to use to quickly change aperture and shutter speed settings. Two hours packed with useful tips and information. The course notes are an excellent addition to the tuition. And thank you for getting the swans to pose for my pictures!

Response from Helen Tisbury Photography:

Thank you for taking the time to review my workshop, I am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the course and now feel confident enough to now shoot fully manual. With practice changing your settings will become 2nd nature.

I am glad the swans got the memo, its a shame we didn't get a little more sun on the day.


Reema - - #35627

Helen told me all about shutter /aperture speed which I could never understand always flew over my head. Now I know all the settings /buttons of my Nikon DSLR and can take better pictures. I have always used auto mode for pictures but now I can do it on manual. I'm very much looking forward to my next bite-size session with Helen.
Good thing is she very calmly tell you each and every detail of what magic your camera can do.
Thank you, Helen

Response from Helen Tisbury Photography:

Hi Reema,
Thank you for your feedback on my One to One Bite Size photography workshop.
I thrilled to hear that I helped you understand Aperture and Shutter speeds, that you can now navigate your way round your Nikon. Its great that you now feel confident and have started to use it on manual, taking better photographs.
I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and look forward to welcoming you again.

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