Photography Course for Beginners

Get More from Your Camera - with Paul Crawford

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Photography Course for Beginners in Northern Ireland

Get More from Your Camera - Do you want to create fantastic pictures of your family, children and friends?

Do you want to take better photographs when visiting new places?

Are you frustrated with the quality of the photographs you take with your fancy new camera?

Confused by all the buttons, dials and options?

Are you Stuck on Auto?

Do you end up just using the camera on your smartphone because its easier?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this is the perfect one day photography course for you!

  • Class size

    This course is limited to no more than 12 people

  • Location

    Dunadry Hotel & Gardens, Antrim, N. Ireland 

  • Time

    10.00am until 4.00pm

  • Price

    £79.00 per person (includes lunch)

  • Dates

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May 2023

“...the course was excellent - best thing I have been at - so professional and well done”

What you will learn on this photography course for beginners

  • Setting up your camera
  • The different modes and when to use them
  • All the Camera Icons explained
  • Exposure metering
  • Using Exposure Compensation to brighten or darken your pictures
  • The different White Balance settings and when to use them
  • Avoiding camera shake
  • Getting sharp photographs, even if your subject is moving
  • Explore the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
  • Understanding the effect of different lenses
  • Improving your compositions
  • How to capture flattering portraits of family & friends
  • Get your Landscape pictures in focus from back to front

Learn to take better photos of...

Family Events
Family Events
Local Landmarks
Local Landmarks
Close ups
Close ups
Your kids
Your kids

During this photography course for beginners, we will take a look at some of the basic common controls found on most cameras. Whatever type of camera you have, I want you to start to get an understanding of what each of the controls does, how they work, any disadvantages or drawbacks to them, and how to start getting better results from each control.

Is this the right photography course for me?

  • Experience Required

    No previous photography experience is required for this photography course. If you are "stuck on Auto" and want to get more from your digital camera, this is the perfect course for you.

  • What Equipment do I need?

    This photography course is suitable for those with DSLR, Compact System Cameras, and many Bridge Cameras.

    If your camera has a dial with M A S P or (Tv & Av on Canon) then you will benefit from this photography course.


Paul has several different cameras available to loan during the course if you would like to “try before you buy”

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Buy a place on this photography course as a gift

You can book a place on a “Get More from your Camera” photography course as a gift for the photographer in your life. Just book and pay for a place as normal, add the recipients' name to the “Order Notes” at checkout and I will email you a personalized gift voucher.

If you are unsure which date the recipient is able to attend this course you can buy a "Get More from Your Camera - no date" gift voucher and the recipient can select the date that suits them from future planned courses.

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More Reviews from Previous Students

“Great workshop! I learnt more in this one workshop with Paul than I did attending a 6 week evening class at a local college…”

“I really enjoyed today's course. Paul puts information across in a clear and understandable way. The booklet is easy to follow and without doubt an invaluable tool for refreshing my memory in the days/weeks ahead . At all times during the day I felt relaxed and comfortable. It was apparent that others did also. ”

“Paul was very patient and helpful and always took time with each person if they needed help”

“everything was explained in a very easy to understand way.. even for the complete beginner like myself”

“Definitely worth doing. Paul is very enthusiastic and no question, no matter how silly you think it is, is no bother for him to answer. He is also very patient as I’m not great with technology and needed quite a lot of help. A good day all round!”

“Paul has an easy approachable style which encourages asking of what you may think are the silliest of questions and points out why they are important!”

“...found it extremely enjoyable and excellent in terms of content. Paul is also a knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic tutor and prepared to answer any questions you might have, no matter how trivial they may seem. Thoroughly recommended."

“Every kid remembers a favourite teacher from school. That teacher had a gift of imparting their knowledge. Paul is one of those people who can transfer knowledge in a way that you are kept focused on the subject in hand but also have fun. Had a brilliant day today!”