Introduction to Photography ~ One day Beginners' workshop with Danielle Ledbury : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater



This is a one day beginner's course that gives you the opportunity to learn in a fun practical way, it is a mixture of classroom based tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands on practice with your own camera. Over the day you will build an understanding of your camera's functions and confidence in how to use them to create great images. We like to keep the group size small to ensure that you have lots of help and opportunity for 1-2-1 support. On arrival you can sit down with a tea/coffee and we will go through your cameras and discuss features. Then in the morning session will talk through each of the various settings and aspects of photography in small bite sized pieces and practical exercises for you to test out with your own camera. Then after lunch (provided) we will head out and about (weather permitted) and develop your photography skills further discussing composition techniques and learning to see creatively. You will be able to practice and receive some 1-2-1 coaching. There will be lots of opportunity to ask questions and don’t worry if it all feels like a lot on the day, you will also receive hand out notes for you to take home. Please note this course is focused on beginners and really getting to grips with the techniques rather than a photo tour. On the course we will cover: Camera functions: Aperture f-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, priority modes Image quality (ISO and file formats) Exposure triangle and compensation White balance Creative compositional techniques Camera equipment and gear choices Learning to see creatively

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch* served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District. We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the edge of the Lake District, we've offered an Quirky range of workshops since 2005, In 2020 we renovated a listed hayloft to create 'Swallow Barn' - now a Covid safe & spacious, first floor studio with screens/ cameras for tutor demos and many well spaced single desks. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffees is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT