Have you got the most wonderful digital camera but wish you could use it out of Auto mode, wonder why your children are always blurred in your photos, feel frustrated because your holiday photos are now what you expect or desire, or need to be able to use a camera competantly for work?.........Then need that course in English to get the most out of the experience because you can't speak Dutch?
I still remember learning how to use my camera out of Auto and the freedom, excitement and creativity this brought to my photography. I never looked back after my first course, and so I understand how you may be feeling, which really helps me to tailor your learning experience. I am committed to you achieving your goals, 110% enthusiastic about teaching and your learning and I love sharing this journey of with my students.
I have been a professional photographer for seven years. Initially specialising in children's, family and wedding photography, since moving to the Netherlands in 2012 I have gained much recognition for my landscape photography skills as well. Recently I have been awarded the "All round photographer of the year 2013" title by The Guild of Photographers in the UK, which I also won in 2012.
My photography courses can be tailor made to your situation and learning desires in your chosen location, or you may choose to join one of the established 8 week courses that are running throughout the year at my studio and home near Arnhem.
Learn to use your camera - 8 week course
My 8 week understanding your camera courses are more than just learning what buttons do what. By the end of the course you will have an in depth understanding of how to create photos that make people want to do more than take a quick glance at them! You will understand shutter speed, apperture and ISO and how these factors operate in combination. Learning to use your flash and taking photos of people each have their own individual dedicated lessons, as does post processing (what you can do with your photos after you have taken them!)
All my 8 week courses have a maximum of 4 students. This ensures one to one time with each person and a more enjoyable and satisfying learning experience for you. Teaching is not restricted to those with a digital SLR (larger camera body with inter chanagable lenses). I'm also happy to work with those of you trying to get the most out of your point and shoot cameras, although they do need to have certain functions to get the most out of these classes.
Tailor made training
Of course if you have a specific learning goal in mind or a project you need a little help with (such as photographing something for your website) I am more than happy to tailor make a course or a one off session for you.
In addition to the basic learn to use your camera course I also offer individual day and evening events on specific aspects of photography. These may be a chance for you to practice a specific area of learning that you have enjoyed or wish to master. Or they may be an opportunity to photograph a subject that is interesting with the knowledge that you have an experienced photographer standing by to offer assistance and encouragement to help you achieve some photos of which you are proud.
The events page here will be kept up to date with all course and events dates.