You’ve been on a great holiday, come back and wanted to relive the experience by looking at your fantastic shots from the trip. But when you’ve put them on the computer or got the prints back, there’s been a sense of rising disappointment. And you’ve asked yourself, why is it so hard to capture that perfect moment on camera?

If this is the case, then why not try out some photographic tuition? Not only will it help you to take technically correct shots (no fingers over lenses, over-exposed images or blurry pets), it will help to improve the composition of your images and also your creativity with the camera.

At Lonely Cottage Productions, Helen has lots of experience of helping people with a range of photographic experience make the most of their camera in a fun and informal way. Individual sessions are tailored to your exact needs, whether you’re struggling with exposure, looking to capture movement or simply wanting to compose a better landscape. Just let me know your requirements and I can set a suitable programme just for you.

Small is best
Working in smaller group sizes in the best way to ensure you get the most from any tuition, so this is how I set up the programmes. Go for one-to-one tuition or bring along a friend or family member for a little extra support – it’s up to you.

I run half or full day sessions (£90 or £180 per person; discount for group bookings) at a range of local places with plenty of wildlife interest and subjects to keep you going. Each session is individually tailored to suit your needs – just let me know what you want and we can arrange it.

So why not get in touch today to improve your photography skills tomorrow?

Helen is an experienced tutor, leading photography courses for the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to a number of their nature reserves as well as field trips for the University of Nottingham’s MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging to Trentham Monkey Forest and the British Wildlife Centre.

Helen is very comfortable leading groups of all abilities from beginners to advanced photographers, and providing both indoor and outdoor tuition on a variety of subjects including composition, exposure, equipment and processing. To enquire about hiring Helen as a tutor or setting up a group field trip, please contact us.

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What people say
"Thanks Helen for an enjoyable and informative morning at Warburg (not to mention some very good cake!). Your explanantions were clear and concise. Looking forward to going out and getting some practice now I know what all those buttons are supposed to do!"
Lynda Cotton, Oxford

“I found the practical aspect of taking photos around the reserve, with the tutors offering advice if required, very useful.”

“I found it all useful… the thorough explanations and practical session were especially helpful.”

“All the information was useful. It helped me to understand how to use manual settings on my camera and how they affect the photographs I take.”

Participants, Wildlife and Landscape Photography course

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