No one is ever completely new to photography. Everyone has taken pictures with a camera or a smartphone, and everyone has, at some point, tried to get the best holiday snaps ! Nonetheless, you can still feel like a complete beginner until you feel confident in mastering your camera and getting out of the infamous automatic mode. The quickest and simplest way to do this is by taking some lessons!
When you are a beginner in photography, you are both taken aback by the profusion of buttons and functions of the camera, the fear of not respecting the rules of exposure and composition and not knowing the pitfalls to avoid. All these vital practices can take years to be fully learned when you are self-taught, whilst it only takes a course or two to unblock these fears and gain access to essential knowledge to progress. What a time saver! Take a look at our beginner courses and you won't remain one for long.
There is not a single photographer who has not been a beginner. Richard Avedon or Henri Cartier Bresson were not born knowing how to use a camera. Just like everyone else, they had to learn!
Taking pictures is not innate, but acquired.
The good news with photography is that you never stay a beginner for very long. Unlike sports or music which require a substantial investment in time before achieving results, in photography it is possible to take good photos in automatic mode from the start. But to push the limits of what is possible, you need to acquire perfect control of your camera. It takes a little practice, naturally, but our courses always include a theoretical and practical part. And when you leave a lesson, you will always have sufficient knowledge to be able to train at home, on a walk or on a trip. For beginners in photography we have provided adapted training packs. The first pack of four lessons is entirely dedicated to the operation of the camera. You will understand the different functions, settings, focus, white balance, speed, aperture, ISO and correct exposure. Without complicated calculations or complex knowledge, our professional teachers will take you by the hand and show you how to improve. In just a few lessons you will have perfect autonomy and make full use of your camera, just as professionals do. Once the technical part has been acquired, it's time to tackle the creative part. Our second pack includes courses in composition, night photography, street photography, architectural photography, portraiture and black and white. In just a few weeks, you can learn all the skills you need to go from beginner to seasoned amateur!
Our courses make great gifts! Thanks to our gift voucher system, why not give the person you love their first photography lessons? For beginners, the initial workshop allows you to understand the first principles of photography before moving on to the training packs offered above.
Our teachers are well aware of the problems associated with starting out in photography. The fear of jargon, tedious calculations, the large number of adjustments to be made to achieve an acceptable photo, not knowing the rules and the traps to avoid; sometimes a single lesson is enough for these fears to dissolve. Technically, photography is simple, as long as you have the right guide! The best way to avoid bad habits is to start with good ones. Our teachers, who are also professional photographers, will share their passions, good habbits, tips and the techniques that make an ordinary photo a magnificent shot.With their help, you will soon see rapid progress!