Introduction to Photography

With award winning portrait photographer Lucy Ridges 

Beginners Course.

Want to feel comfortable with your DSLR? 

Want to know your way round aperture, shutter speed and ISO?

Join us in this hands on workshop where you will learn your way round the basic settings on your camera. Suitable for complete beginners and as a refresher course. We will cover:

  • ISO, aperture and shutter speed, what they are and how to use them together 
  • Composition
  • Using natural light
  • Freezing and capturing motion
  • Creative techniques and how to use them


Saturday 14th OCT // 10 - 4pm

Saturday 18th NOV // 10 - 4pm

Saturday 9th DEC // 10 - 4pm


Rogue Studios (Manchester)

To book, email

"As a self-taught amateur photographer, I really wanted to hone my skills and learn about the basics from a professional. I'm a travel blogger, so I need to have amazing images for my site, and following from my day learning how to use my camera with Lucy, I feel like I can now push my images to the next level. Would highly recommend this course to anyone who is picking up their DSLR for the first time or someone who already knows the basics but wants to feel more confident with their camera." Emma Lavelle, Freelance Travel and Lifestyle Writer/Blogger. 

"What a BRILLIANT workshop! Thank you Lucy, I feel like I've learned the language my camera speaks. What great moments to be captured....adventure awaits!!!!" Pip Hague

"Lucy organised a fantastic workshop for beginners. The basic principles were laid out clearly with opportunities to practise and ask lots of questions. I would highly recommend." Jack Statham

"Lucy’s method of teaching flowed with ease - a particular aspect was taught and we would then put our knowledge to the test and into practice. Individual time was given to answer each participant’s question and how each of our specific cameras worked (eg. focussing on an image). I enjoyed being given a number of informal questions as this allowed me to focus on any aspects I had perhaps not understood.The course was comprehensive and manageable at the same time. In addition to the technical side of photography, we also looked at the composition of an image and how to understand light.As a beginner to photography, this course provided me with all the things I needed without feeling overwhelmed." Justine La Cour

Using Format