Photography Training for individuals and Private Groups.

Lots of people love taking photos as a hobby and lots of small business want to use photography for social media updates and other areas where they might not necessarily require, or can justify the costs of, a professional photographer.

So whilst I don’t promise to train anybody to become a pro – that takes years of dedicated practise – I can share my expertise with you so that you can get really comfortable with your camera and improve your results and have lots of fun doing so.

The main training I offer is a step-by-step get to know your DSLR workshop, based on moving you away from the habit of using your ‘P’ button. I want you to become really comfortable with your camera and improve your results.

Common things we go through:

1) How to adjust your camera to cope with different lighting scenarios
2) How to capture moving objects
3) Framing your pictures well
4) When and why to adjust the I.S.O
5) What white balance really is all about

However, you can approach me with any training requirement at any level, and if I am able to help, I will.

Training for Hobbyists 

Fees start from £300 for a 3 hrs workshop (with coffee break), usually on Hampstead Heath. However, if you want me to travel somewhere else or want more time, let me know and I’ll confirm a price. The fee can be shared amongst a group of you – I don’t charge extra per person, although if we are on Hampstead Heath, I have to limit the number to a maximum of 6 for practical reasons.

Talk to me about your requirements. I can also provide a gift voucher for someone to book in a photo lesson with me, pre-paid. I welcome your enquiry.

Digital Photography Training for Your Business.

Whilst I’m sure you recognise the importance of hiring a professional photographer when you need images for your websites, brochures, menus, staff photos and general marketing material, which will be help to promote your business and need to be top notch, there are also times when a DIY job is appropriate. So if you’re going to do it yourself, it is best to do it right.

I can come to your office or place of work and train you and your staff on using your cameras with ease and confidence. If you regularly update your social media with photos, document small meetings for internal use or are a chef wishing to snap new foods you’re experimenting with, you’ll definitely benefit from some training.

Standard Courses include your lesson personally tailored and an e-handout which gets sent to you afterwards.

Half-day Course – 3hrs of training (based on 9.30am start & 1pm finish, allowing break time), starts from £450, in London.

Full-day 5.5hrs of training (based on 9:30am start & 4.30pm finish, allowing break times & arrivals), starts from £650 in London.

Please check the exact price at time of enquiry, based on the preparation required, travel, number of people and exact time on site.

My Digital Photographer Magazine review – Digital Photographer Magazine

Contact me or call me on 020 7263 2239 with your enquiry.

Case Studies & Feedback: 

Unicef UK  staff often travel on very tight budgets to areas stricken by poverty, natural disasters or conflict and  need to document what they see in order to bring the message home to raise funds. Whilst a press photographer may attend these trips, they have a certain agenda, which they are shooting for and, of course Unicef don’t always get the images they want or need.

They asked me to come to train their media staff so that they could take better, more powerful pictures to drive the message home.

“Thanks Susannah! That was a good and enjoyable course and a great reminder of how I’d like to get more out of the Unicef trips and take better photos.” Pauline Llorca, Ambassador Relations, Unicef UK.

The staff at The Legatum Institute wanted to be able to take a few pictures at small meetings and events; where they couldn’t justify a fee for a professional photographer – especially since the images would be for internal use only, but they did want to get better results. So I went along to help improve their photography skills at their stunning location in Mayfair.

“Thanks so much a for a wonderfully helpful session yesterday – We will make great use of your wise words often in the near future, and will certainly do the ISO tests in the coming week so we have everything ready for last-minute requests.” Katharine Mineyko, Events Manager.

The FDA regularly used me to shoot their annual conference, update staff headshots and the occasional high profile event. But they also like to document meetings and small internal conferences where there is no marketing budget; so they asked me to give them some training.

“I just wanted to thank you for the photography course, I found it really helpful and am looking forward to booking the morning with you for more specific training. Thanks also for recommending a camera to us, it’s perfect for what we need.” Kay Hender, Communications, FDA.