Group beginners photography workshops & 1 to 1 teaching.

How can I help you learn?

Whether you are looking for a 1 to 1 session on how to use your new DSLR, or advice on how to take photographs of your products for your Etsy shop, or whether you want to join a group session and learn the basics of photography; scroll down to see details of what we can offer and don't hesitate to get in touch to book your session!

In the summer of 2016 I began teaching workshops once a month from my studio in Manchester and I fell in love with it instantly! It's something I really enjoy as it lets me pass on what I have learned over the past 10 years as a professional photographer. With group sessions I prefer to keep the classes small, with just 4 or 5 participants in each class. This means I can focus on everyone individually, checking all the way through if each of you understands and helping you with your specific camera. With 1 to 1 session it will just be you and I, and the day will be completely tailored to your needs which we will have discussed prior to the session. Photography is a fantastic venture, but todays DSLR cameras can make your head spin if you're not sure what all the buttons mean! I really love to help simplify it for you. Our classes are fun and relaxed. We drink tea and eat biscuits throughout the day and you can jump in and ask questions whenever and about whatever. I'm also always available at the end of the day to answer some more even specific questions you might have or help you in any other way that I can. I don't rush off at 4pm.

I also have some beautiful hand made gift vouchers that are available at no extra cost.

What a perfect gift for someone in your life that has just bought a new camera! 

I hope to meet you soon and help you learn about the most rewarding hobby in the world. Photography! 

Beginners Course.

Want to feel comfortable with your DSLR? 

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

With small groups of four, allowing plenty of time for me to individually help and advise, 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


Sunday 12th August // 10.30 - 4pm

Sunday 7th Oct // 10.30 - 4pm

Sunday 2nd Dec // 10.30 - 4pm

1 to 1 lessons.

Personal sessions created with you in mind.

Whether you want to feel comfortable with your DSLR, or you are looking for help in a specific area of photography, get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you get the most out of your camera. 

Lessons can be on any area that you need help in, but here's a few examples of what that might be:

  • Simplifying product photography for your Etsy shop
  • Introduction to Photoshop and basic editing
  • Getting your head round the basics of your DSLR
  • Introduction to Analogue 
  • An introduction to studio lighting
  • Taking the next step with studio lighting
  • Creative techniques and how to use them

Half day 3.5 hours // £150

Full day 7 hours // £300

All sessions take place at my cosy studio; Rogue Artist Studios in Openshaw. M11 1WP

To book, email [email protected]

"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

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