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Photography Lessons

Learn how to shoot in Manual with Simon

Hello Photographers! 

As we so often get asked to teach and to be fair we think were pretty good at it we have finally decided to dedicate some time to finally setting up the start of the education side to our business. So here comes the first of what we hope to be many ongoing courses. Everyone that knows us knows we virtually live in our studio in what little spare time we have, playing, shooting, experimenting, and enjoying our space but for a long time its been part of the plan to get more people to enjoy the space we have and to train and work with the future generations of photographers to get to enjoy what we are so lucky to call our job. 

Are you tired of relying on your camera's automatic settings, missing out on the creative control and unique moments that only manual mode can capture? Do you dream of capturing stunning, professional-quality photographs that truly reflect your vision as a photographer? Look no further! We are thrilled to welcome you to our six-week in-person group lessons on mastering your camera in manual mode, starting on Friday, the 13th of October (note tea and coffee is free just help yourself!) 


Course Overview:

Due to the nature of the studio space, we are limiting the course to 6 people on a first come first served basis

Over the course of six weeks, every Friday, we will gather at the DMG Studio, where the world of photography will unfold. We will guide you through the intricate art of manual mode photography, unraveling the mysteries of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and more. Through hands-on demonstrations, interactive exercises, and real-life scenarios, you will learn to harness the full potential of your camera.

Course Requirements:

To ensure a seamless learning experience, please bring the following to each session:

  1. Your Camera: Any DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point-and-shoot camera will suffice. Make sure your camera has manual mode capabilities and a hot shoe mount. If you are not sure if you have this or if your camera has manual mode capabilities just pop us a message with your make and model to find out. 

  2. Fully Charged Battery: Don't miss a moment of learning due to a dead battery. Charge your camera before every session.

  3. Memory Card: Ensure you have enough storage space for all the fantastic photos you'll be capturing.

  4. Enthusiasm and Curiosity: Come with an open mind and a passion for photography. We're here to nurture your creativity!


Course Content:

  • Week 1: 13th October Understanding the Basics of the exposure triangle

    • Introduction to manual mode

    • Mastering aperture and depth of field

    • Controlling shutter speed for motion and creativity

  • Week 2: 20th October  Perfecting Exposure

    • Balancing exposure with ISO  using shutter and aperture together

    • Understanding the histogram

    • practical   Multiple still life setups, lay flats and detail shots to experiment with.

  • Week 3:  27th October Advanced Techniques

    • Mastering composition techniques

    • Capturing motion and stillness

    • Practice  Halloween themed shoot with constant lighting

  • Week 4: 3rd November introduction to flash 

    • what is it, how do we use it and why.

    • Using the flashes you have to get brilliant shots

    • Practical, learning how to balance flash and simple light setups

  • Week 5:  10th November   Flash extension, 

    • high and low key

    • setting up studio lighting, modifiers, understanding what and how things work

    • practical of Balancing multiple strobes different modifiers, and ambient lighting

  • Week 6: Something cool we've got a model for the evening

    • the last day so were going out with a bang

    • Using the techniques you've learnt shoot our models. using either constant lighting, and settings of your choices with our guidance and help with posing and anything you need lets start building on your portfolio and confidence.



By the end of this six-week journey I'm not going to say you can take on the world and shoot weddings. However our aim is to build you a firm starting point to move forward from. A platform to build from and develop your skill set. Half of photography is learning the basics, the rest is just practice, experiment, and enjoy what your doing.  

Booking Information:

The cost is £10 per week and you are welcome to pay on the night by card or cash in the studio. Please ensure you have completed the booking form to secure your spot in this course. Spaces are limited, so don't miss this opportunity to elevate your photography skills to new heights and build the confidence in what your doing. 

We look forward to embarking on this photographic adventure with you, starting on Friday, the 13th of October, at the DMG Studio. Get ready to unlock your camera's full potential and unleash your creativity!


We want to clarify that this course is designed to enhance your understanding of photography techniques and provide practical experience in using your camera effectively. While we are committed to delivering comprehensive and engaging lessons, we want to emphasize that this course does not confer any formal qualifications or certifications upon completion.

The course content is intended to cover the fundamentals of manual mode photography, including topics such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, composition, and various shooting scenarios. Our photographers will guide you through hands-on exercises, discussions, and real-life applications to help you improve your photography skills.

One last thing. As we advertise we are allowing a very small amount of students currently studying photography to come on our courses completely free of charge we do insist you bring a verifiable student in date I.D or proof of education attendance, with you, be over 16 years old and obviously with parents/ guardians consent. 

Let us know that you are coming!

Please fill in the form below to secure your place on the course!

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