We went on a portraiture course (my partner as the model) earlier in 2019. Sue and Richard explained everything in a clear and 'non jargon' manner and took me through the process of photographing a model in studio step by step without hurrying my ageing brain at all. They are friendly and welcoming people which, at least to ourselves, is as important as their technical knowledge which they have in abundance. I (we) learnt a great deal over the 2 days. Thanks Sue and Richard.
Andy Blackburn - - #25420
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks for that, Andy. Hope everything is working well for you with your choice of new camera.
Had a day out with Sue and Richard, went up Ullswater. It was a brilliant day worth every penny.
I learned a lot from 1 day, they showed me how to use my camera to get the best out of it, advised on composition and how to edit my photos to get the best out of them.
They are so helpful and knowledgeable it was great to spend time with them, they made you feel comfortable and at home and explained everything to you. At the end of the day you also gets notes to come away with.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about their camera.
Elaine Brown - - #25456
Response from Art by Camera:It was a very nice day for us, too. So glad you also found your DSLR when you got home, Richard was pleased to run through it with you today. Don't forget to protect the lens with a daylight/UV filter.
I have just spent a brilliant day with Sue & Richard. I have had my DSLR camera for a number of years but I knew I wasn't getting the best from it. I have learnt so much today from Sue & Richard that will help me take better photos. Although the weather wasn't brilliant we ventured out to Ullswater where I was given tips on landscape shots and shooting water scenes. The afternoon session was spent in the studio where a lot was learnt about depth of field, setting up a studio at home and photo editing. Richard pointed out where was best to buy photographic equipment. I have already given my list of "wants" to my wife!! Thanks for a great day, that I would highly recommend to all levels of budding photographers.
John 1 week a go.
John Graham - - #24724
Have had an excellent, informative and varied day with Sue and Richard. They introduced me to the world of DSLR's, the potential of my camera, how to take photos of landscapes, moving objects and still life. And then how to improve and develop my photos using the software that is now available. The whole day was flexible, relaxed and very helpful. It gave me what I was looking for from this course. Thank you for all your helpful tips and patience.
Karen Greenhalgh - - #24309
Thank you Sue and Richard for the excellent one day course yesterday. You gave a great introduction to what my camera can do, and how I can use it. The work out in the field really helped to consolidate your explanations, and to practice the various settings. The afternoon in the studio, explaining the software, and then downloading and editing the photos was really good. I also enjoyed testing the capabilities of my camera on the studio close ups of flowers. I now feel not only much more confident that I can begin to get the best from my camera, but also what other bits would help me, and where I can get them from.
Daniel Docker - - #23263
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks, Dan, hope you get a lot of enjoyment from your photography!
This was an excellent day run by Sue and Richard. It was very practical and hands-on which was just what I needed. They showed me how to understand the workings of my camera, gave me lots of opportunities to practise with their support and allowed me to borrow some of their equipment when necessary. We worked outdoors in the morning thinking about composition, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. All of this was explained and a series of exercises helped to consolidate this new knowledge. Back in the studio, we worked on setting up lighting and composition in order to take photos for product selling. Both Sue and Richard took the time to show the editing software they use which was extremely useful and where to buy cost effective equipment. I’d recommend this course and want to thank them both for the day which was highly enjoyable and informative.
Marie - - #22686
Richard and Sue provided me with exactly what I wanted as an introduction to DSLR photography for a complete novice.
They even allowed me to use their gear for the day by prearrangement as I had indicated that I intended to use the day, and their knowledge, as a platform on which to base my future decisions on investment in kit.
Weather was atrocious on the day but they didn't let it stop us from an outdoor lakeside practice.
Very relaxed and accommodating day well worth the fee.
Peter B - - #20351
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks, Peter. Thank goodness for large umbrellas! Whilst we sometimes rig up a fake stream and rocks it was nice to have got outdoors with you.
What a great gift! Richard and Sue gave me a relaxed, friendly welcome and put me at ease from the very beginning, and after a good cuppa we headed straight out to a snowy Ullswater. I love taking pictures, but lacked the confidence to use my manual settings and never felt I could use my DSLR to its best capacity. They were very knowledgeable, and guided me on using manual settings, editing software and lighting. They tailor made the day to suit my level. Come home time I didn't want to head home to Manchester, but stayed out for a few hours to catch a glorious sunset and tested out my newly discovered skills! My confidence has increased and I can already see the results in my photographs. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who loves taking pictures.
Becky Marsh - - #19535
Response from Art by Camera:Thank you, Becky, we would love to hear how you get on with the wedding shoot later in the year. In the meantime, have fun with your camera!
Excellent enthusiasm and patience throughout my one day workshop. Would highly recommend them.
Debbie Stevens - - #19449
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks, Debbie. It was lovely to see the images you had been taken recently. We loved your dedication to getting up and out in time to catch the early light.
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Sue and Richard at Art by Camera for the thoroughly enjoyable two days I had. It was a privilege to have the insight of two passionate photographers - all to myself!
Their approach ensures that learning and working with the camera doesn't have to be intimidating and their style made me feel comfortable and at ease which made my learning experience both informative and FUN!
I still can't believe that within an hour I had been able to produce an image that I had only seen in books until that point, and it didn't stop there, even though the weather didn't play nicely - the days were very flexible and personalised to meet my interests.
I learnt so much over two days and that was undoubtedly down to a clear and interesting style of delivery, which allows every opportunity to ask questions and seek advice.
The Craft Courses voucher was a gift which in turn has given me memories and skills for life.
Anyone thinking about attending a course with Art By Camera shouldn't hesitate in booking. Sue and Richard are most highly recommended!
Ian Murray - - #18572
Response from Art by Camera:Thank you, Ian, for that very nice review, for your enthusiasm about learning, and obvious joy from the images you were achieving. It will be nice to see you again if you come north on holiday. We'd love to hear how you get on!
What a week! I had no idea what to do with my camera other than turn it on. A week in the company of Richard and Sue and I am ready to take on all manner of photography adventures. I was initially perplexed by the terminology and settings of my camera but was soon put at ease with easy to understand examples and explanations. I would recommend this course for anyone wishing to understand their camera and who want to explore their creativity. Thanks Richard and Sue, a fabulous week!
Shirley - - #18393
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks so much for that, Shirley, we're really looking forward to hearing how your projects work out!
I have just completed 5 very enjoyable and informative days with Sue and Richard. Was part of a birthday present to myself and was lucky enough to have one to one tuition in very relaxed and welcoming surroundings. The thing i liked best was the pace and flexibility of the week . Both were enthusiastic about their craft and keen to share their knowledge and experiences . Both showed a very personal touch to ensure you really understood your camera and what you could achieve with it. The highlights were the trips out to see some outstanding Cumbrian scenery and how to get the best results to portray it . I would highly recommend the course but would suggest that if you had limited knowledge of photography ,like I did ,that you take the multiple days options . Thankyou again for a brilliant week .
James Meakins - - #18182
Response from Art by Camera:Thanks, James. It was great having you with us for the week, I'm just sorry we had no control over the November weather! At least there was plenty to keep us dry and occupied. Having said that, the winter months are so good for landscape photography with the sculptural look to bare trees and the starkness of snow. Have fun with your new skills.
What a brilliant day I had. Echoing what others have said, only me and 2 tutors. I contacted Sue and Richard a few months ago, as I have been asked to take photographs at my Nieces wedding in a year. I have been taking photographs for the last couple of years, but wanted to know a little more to help me prepare for the wedding. They definitely helped me from learning what a few more of the buttons do on my camera, to experimenting with different lenses to demonstrate various techniques. The whole course was tailored to my needs and my current level of experience. The course is run at a very relaxed pace, but covered everything I wanted to and more.
Thank you for a great day
Dale Towers - - #16312
We had a fantastic day in the studio with Sue and Richard, and the lovely model they arranged. They managed to fit us in and find the model all with less than 24 hours notice, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day, and learnt a lot. We will definitely be back!
Ellen Bell - - #15771
Response from Art by Camera:Thank you so much, Ellen. We enjoyed having you both. Our model really enjoyed the day too, it was quite unlike and other shoot she had been invited to do!
What a great day with Sue & Richard,as a novice who has been afraid to move from automatic it was great to start using the functions on the camera it did not matter that some of the pictures were blurred as I learnt from mistakes.The day was very relaxed and informative and suitable for all levels.Highly recommend
Simon Broadbridge - - #15228
Just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable day with Richard and Sue, armed with lots of useful tips on how to get the most out my mid-range camera. They directed the tuition to suit both my own and my friends abilities and gave us lots of useful tips on purchasing equipment. Furthermore they Kindly let me use their camera equipment,including different lenses and filters, which enabled me to see the difference in photos that one can achieve by moving to the next level. Both of them were enthusiastic and listened to what I wanted to learn, in addition to guiding me in the right direction on all aspects of photography. Whatever level your at, I would certainly recommend this course as they definitely tailor the day to suit you and your needs. Great value for money!
Fiona - - #15201
I recently did a 2 day course with Sue and Richard and loved every minute of it. They were able to show me how to get more out of the current bridge camera I have and also allowed me to use their DSLR cameras to show me how much more I could do with that.
They also gave me lots of information on editing photos and recommended software which will enable me to make the most of my photos.
Both Richard and Sue were very helpful with regards to my hearing loss and made sure I was able to follow them at all times.
Their relaxed approach allowed me to ask questions and when I mentioned a project I was working on and wondered how to photograph it, they gave me a lot of help and guidance with it, enabling me to produce some work in their studio and ideas for how to further it at home.
On the strength of doing this course I have ordered a new DSLR camera and editing software and cannot wait to get going with it!
If you want to get more out of your camera or are thinking of upgrading and want to make sure you would get the most out of your new camera, I would have no hesitation in recommending Sue and Richard’s courses.
Mary Allison - - #14360
What a fabulous day ... Sue and Richard took obvious pleasure in helping my son and I reach our potential with our cameras. Using a practical session on the lakeside and their studio it was a brilliant day. They coped admirably with my 14 year old son, making it interesting and informative with his much more modern camera. Their wealth of knowledge is incredible.
Many thanks for an amazing day.
Mrs Rhona Jermyn - - #13954
What a great course! It's hard to call it a course, more of a day's experience.
Richard and Sue spend a day completely tailored to your current understanding and experience of photography, and take you on from there. Their understanding, enthusiasm and joy of photography is obvious.
They very adeptly explained what all those buttons and twisty bits on the camera do, and managed to get me using most of them. Practical sessions in the studio and on the shores of Ullswater help to reinforce the capabilities of a DSLR camera.
They also give you a simple to read summary of the basics to take home - just in case....
Nicki W - - #12482