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Beginners Photography Class - "Get off Auto" - Tue 7-1

  • Solihull (Bentley Heath) Dorridge Methodist Church United Kingdom (map)
Solihull (Bentley Heath)
Dorridge Methodist ChurchUnited Kingdom
Alan Ranger Photography(44)
Beginners Photography Class - Get Off Auto
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Get off Automatic Mode - Photography Class £30

This introductory 2.5 hour photography course is for beginners wishing to absorb new skills and techniques to improve their photography. You will learn about exposure and how to use and control Aperture, ISO and Shutter rather than relying on Automatic Mode.


  • All evening classes start at 18:45 and finish at 21:15

  • Please allow yourself 15mins for parking and being ready to start on time.


  • These classes run on a regular basis - A full list of dates available are shown in the booking (select option) dropdown.


  • Places x 12. - Typically 6-10 attendees

  • In order for a class to go ahead, there must be a minimum of six clients booked for that particular date. Should there be insufficient interest, alternative dates will be offered.


  • Please read my terms and conditions before booking as you will be bound by them upon receipt of money paid.

  • Cancellation less than 4wks prior to event date - no refund

  • No show on the event - loss of place/money

  • Rebooking fee applies for changing class date if less than 4 weeks before event date or for re-booking a missed class.



Alan will talk you through the essentials of photography and explain the concepts to help you develop your creative eye and improve camera operation too.

This is an excellent and in-depth introduction to digital photography and whatever level you are at you will walk away inspired and keen to start putting that new knowledge to good use.

Course Content

  • The photographic Workflow

  • See | Design | Shoot | Enhance |Share

  • Camera Exposure Settings

  • Aperture, ISO, Shutter

  • Holding the camera properly

  • Composition Triangle

  • Lighting and mood

  • Shot selection & variation

You will also be set practical assignments, allowing you to use new skills at home.

Is this for me?

For first time photographers and complete beginners who want to learn how to get off Auto, use the camera settings and learn the basics of good exposure, composition and framing shots.


Beginners - Aimed at:

Suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to get a better understanding of camera settings and composition. A one-off class to get you going with the option to extend your tuition further

  • Novices and beginners who wish to use their camera more creatively.

Included with the class

  • Class booklet/notes

  • Tea & Coffee during the break half-way through

Equipment needed

  • You don't need a camera for this introductory class as it is lecture style format.

  • Bring note paper and pen for making notes

Further Classes/Courses

This introductory class is the perfect start. Most people continue onto the next four week Beginners Photo Course . You can enrol on the next scheduled four week course or return and enrol at some point in the future. Follow this with the Beginners Lightroom Course and you have the foundations to move onto the intermediate level and take a topic specific class on macro, landscape, portraits, architecture or whatever your interest is. There is a full list of options in the Photography Course Finder.

Or you may prefer to take the four week course as private tuition lessons? I offer a block of four times two hour lessons to suit your pace and availability (daytime/weekdays only). Just get in touch to discuss or view the booking page.

All photography courses can be combined with each other, practical workshopsonline mentoring, and 1-2-1  lessons.



  • Dorridge Methodist Church - Bentley Heath

  • Room 8

  • Ground Floor - Disabled Access

  • Large Car Park - Free

  • Sat Nav Postcode - B93 8NY




This short course teaches the fundamental concepts of photography and how to precisely compose photographs. In practice, you will see an instant improvement in your work. Alan will help to speak in a non jargon way to help every person in the class understand the mechanics of camera settings and the why not just the how.

How you will learn

Alan is passionate about photography and a qualified photography tutor. He will engage you in discussion and be more than willing to answer as many questions as possible on the night.

  1. You will be encouraged to ask questions and engage throughout the night so come prepared to ask any question you need an answer to.

  2. You will be provided with a comprehensive class booklet to take away and use for future reference

  3. You will be given three assignments to do on Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed to do in your own time at home which will help cement the theory learnt in class.