Digital SLR 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 have the budget for, a professional photographer.

This is about improving your Photography Skills

So whilst I don’t promise to train anybody to become a professional – that takes years of dedicated practise – I can share my expertise with you so that you can get really comfortable with your camera, improve your results and have more confidence taking photos in future.

What does the training offer

The main training I offer is a step-by-step get to know your Digital SLR camera session, based on moving you away from the habit of using your camera on auto-mode. I want you to become really comfortable with your camera and improve your results, whether that’s for your personal or business use and have fun doing so.

Things we go through on the photography lesson:

  1. Learning how and when to use Aperture/depth of field properly.
  2. Learning how and when to use Shutter speed properly.
  3. How to adjust your camera to cope with different lighting scenarios.
  4. How to capture moving objects.
  5. When and why to adjust the I.S.O.
  6. A little about white balance.
  7. Making sure your exposure is always right and you know best – not your camera!

Further development on the photo lesson: 

If you wish to go on and take a second lesson, we can then develop onto following (or if you already know the above, this can be your first lesson): 

  1. Framing your pictures well.
  2. Improving your understanding of light.
  3. How to shoot almost anything on Aperture priority.
  4. Engaging with your subjects.
  5. Seeing a great image.
  6. ….and more……..or tell me what you want to focus on (pardon the pun) and I can tailor the lesson to your requirements.

Photography Lesson Pricing:


£350 for a 3 hrs lesson on the grounds of Kenwood House Gardens (Highgate side), Hampstead Heath (Gospal Oak entrance) or Waterlow Park (Highgate Hill) – or please suggest a location – the fee may be adjusted for travel time/costs. 

You can bring your colleagues, family or friends – up to 6 people – and share the costs.


If you are just one or two people, a two hour lesson is more suitable as the lesson is more intensive, and I charge £225 for this, which includes a pre-consultation on the phone to ascertain your ability and requirements and is tailored specifically to you.

If you wish to return for a second lesson, (within 6 months) it’s £200.

I can also provide a gift voucher for someone to book in a photo lesson with me.

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, there are also times when a DIY job is appropriate.

For example:

  • You’re a chef, designer, creator and want to capture your photos for reference, blogging and social media regularly.
  • You want to document events for social media but don’t have a budget to hire a professional for this.
  • You’re a charity and want to take photos for case study purposes, fundraising events or out ‘in the field’.
  • Document small meetings for internal use.
  • A chef wishing to snap new dishes.
  • Many other reasons…….

So if you’re going to do it yourself, it is best to do it as good as you can.

How Photography Training for Business Works.

I can come to your office or place of work and train you and your staff on using your cameras with ease and confidence. You may prefer to use your phone for photography and so we can also arrange a lesson to incorporate mobile phone photography. 

These lessons are always bespoke and tailored to your specific requirements and this is reflected in the price.

Group Photography Lessons – 

Standard Courses

Half-day Course – 3hrs (based on 10am start & 1pm finish, allowing a quick break), £400, in London.

Full-day 5.5hrs of training (based on 10am start & 4.30pm finish, allowing lunch & break times), £650 in London.

Please check the exact price at time of enquiry, adjustments may be made 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.

Client 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 head-shots 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.