Photography Courses

For Parents. In Berkhamsted.

#LearnYourCamera

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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAMERA

Do you own a fancy camera but have no idea how to use it, other than sticking it on auto and hoping for the best? Are you a parent who wants to take better pictures of your family but doesn’t know where to start? Looking to do something productive on your maternity / paternity leave? You’re in the right place.

We buy cameras because we want to freeze time, to capture moments and feelings that we know we will want to remember forever. Learn how to take control of your camera and capture photos of your family that turn out how you want them to.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Little Duckling normally runs short photography courses in Berkhamsted, Tring and the surrounding areas so you can learn how your camera works and take better photos of your family. Presently courses are being run online – new parent courses, adult beginners, teenage classes and 121 sessions are all available.

Our courses comprise 4 classes. Each session introduces new aspects of photography, which we explore and practice in class so you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. You are provided with homework, so that you can continue to practice and learn between classes. Support is available between sessions.

“I’ve learned so much about how my camera works. I’ve gone from taking hundreds of photos in the hope that one is good, to creating beautiful images I’m proud to have on display.”

OUR COURSES

PHOTOGRAPHY 101: LEARN YOUR CAMERA BASICS

This workshop is for true beginners. Don’t know what all those buttons and dials on your camera do? Want to get your cameras out of auto and start taking control of your images? Want to feel confident using your camera? This is the course for you.

Moving on from auto

How your camera works. What is exposure and why is it important? Adjusting aperture, shutter speed & ISO. What are all those options on the dial on your camera?

Composition & light

Finding & using available light both indoors & outdoors. Understanding & using the basic rules of composition. Tips & tricks to take your photos from good to great. .

Making & keeping memories

Displaying and backing up your images. Creative prompts for babies & children. Milestones to capture at each age.


PHOTOGRAPHY 201: LEARN YOUR CAMERA PLUS

Do you already have a good grasp of your camera and feel comfortable shooting in aperture priority or manual mode? Join us on our Photography 201 course to take their photography to the next level.

Advanced Camera Settings

Learn about AF modes, exposure lock, file types  and more. Introduction to on-camera flash.

Composition & light

Taking photographys in tricky lighting situations. Using the different metering modes. Intermediate composition.

Creative Shooting

How to start shooting creatively. Techniques such as panning, zooming and bokeh. Further ways of developing your photography

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ONLINE COURSES

PHOTOGRAPHY 101 COURSE – ADULTS

MONDAYS 8PM – ONLINE

Cover all the content of the photography 101 course in 3 evening sessions. Sessions last approximately 2 hours.

Pay what you are able (Normal course price £99)

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PHOTOGRAPHY 101 COURSE – TEENAGERS

Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.30pm – ONLINE – Next course starts Tuesday 30th June

Covers all the fundamentals of how to use your camera, as well as how to use light and composition to take great images. Sessions last approximately 1 hour, course lasts 4 weeks. 

Course price £69 (a small number of bursary places are available for this course, please contact me for details). 

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LIGHTROOM FOR BEGINNERS ** NEW**

Thursdays 7.45pm – ONLINE – next course starts 25th June (sold out), next available course starts 16th July 2020. 

Learn the fundamentals of Lightroom, including:

  • Importing, culling and labelling your photos 
  • Basic editing tools such as crop, exposure and white balance to improve your photos
  • More advanced editing techniques, such as spot removal
  • Converting images to black and white
  • Working between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Exporting your photos
  • Lots more!

This course runs over 3 sessions, each lasting approximately 2 hours. Homework and support available between sessions. 

Course price £99

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PHOTOGRAPHY 201 

Dates are scheduled based on demand – please contact me for further details. Potential next date starting end July 2020. 

Feeling comfortable with the basics and ready for more? Our photography 201 course builds on your existing knowledge and takes your learning to the next level. 

Course Price £99. 

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121 Sessions

We know there are times when the dates just aren’t working out for you. Maybe you and a couple of friends fancy giving it a try, and are wondering if you can have a course all to yourselves. The answer is yes, 121 and small group sessions are now available.

Custom sessions are suitable for any level of photographer who want to become more confident with their camera. Sessions cost £50 for a 1 hour 121 session, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours. 

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