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One to one - Basic DSLR digital photography training (1 day photography training)
One day of one to one training, covering all the areas the weekend course does but on a one to one basis with me.
On a date to be agreed on enquiry - £200

Basic DSLR digital photography training
(weekend photography course)
2 day course - £150

Learn how to use your own digital SLR camera on this 2 day course. Have you just purchased your own Digital SLR? Or have you had your camera a while and haven’t got past using the camera in auto mode?

Over the space of this 2 day weekend photography course, I will help you release both the potential in you and in your camera. Do you just want to take great photos of your family and friends? Or are you planning to take photography up professionally? Then this course is perfect for you!


Gift vouchers are available, you will be sent the course book and letter to give as a present with the voucher.


You can pay for the whole course or a small contribution, my vouchers can be made out to any ammount, they look great and make wonderful gifts.

Photography Training

I’m a professional photographer based out of Shrewsbury, not only do I run my own business specialising in weddings and portraits. I am also a member of the Army reserve as a photographer working in the UK and abroad in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. I also have experience working in the media. I love to teach others and pass on the knowledge I have learnt over many years.

Customer reveiws of the training:

"After buying my first DSLR camera, I had no idea what to do with except, other than walk round looking like a confused tourist. Since coming on Mikes 2 day course I now have the skills to use my camera for what it's for. Right from arriving and being handed a brew and a bacon bap the course was laid back whilst being informative. Mike was happy to talk to everyone about their specific cameras so they were comfortable using them. I feel very happy using the features on my camera that previously would have been a mystery to me, and getting good shots from them. The ongoing support through a closed Facebook group also is brilliant. If you've got a camera and need to know how to use it, this is the man and course for you.
" - Steve J

My partner bought me a two-day 'Basic DSLR Digital Photography' training course as an Xmas present. A superb weekend! Mike made this a thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile course and has reinvigorated my love for photography! Thank you Mike." - Lorraine M

"My wife booked me onto Mikes 2 day basic DSLR photography course as a birthday present, and I have to see - it was great!! From the first bacon bap and coffee, right through to the final editing of my own Studio based portraits, everything was informal and fun, yet informative and educational. Mike puts you at ease, and ensures you have grasped the info before moving on, without pressuring anyone. If you have a digital SLR camera, and only ever use it on "auto" setting, then these 2 days with Mike will ensure that auto setting will never be used again! I genuinely never thought it possible for me to produce professional looking photos, and whilst I still have some way to go, I now understand what the different elements are, and how to use them to get the desired results. The ongoing support through Mikes Facebook group after the course is a valuable tool that will assist in any queries as time goes by. Go on - learn easily with Mr Hubbard - you know you want too!!"
- Kirt T

"From the moment you meet Mike, he is warm & welcoming!! He made using my new camera so easy, and explained how to work all the functions i never even knew i had. He made the course fun and easy to digest, i really enjoyed going out and about in Shrewsbury. If only everyone taught people as good as him!! I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn photoghraphy, it's great well worth the money. Sarah x"

"If all courses were as well delivered, precise in content, fun to do and something you come away from having learnt a huge and valuable amount I would do a lot more courses! Everything that Mike Hubbard's Basic DSLR Photography course set out to be, it was all that and much more. The time frame and locations of the course were perfect and Mike's knowledge, passion and skill for photography has inspired me and has given me a new found confidence and enthusiasm to progress with my photography. As well as delicious pastries and bacon butties on arrival, Mike makes a great brew! A highly recommended instructor and course to all wanting to learn more about their DSLR cameras and how to take the best possible photographs."  -  Bev C

"I had a fantastic weekend's photography training and came away feeling motivated to go a step further with my photography skills. Everything I was unsure about was covered, and I learnt a lot of new things about my camera and feel more confident going out and about without using my auto button, I am so proud of getting to grips the manual settings after just a few hours. The highlights for me were taking the time to create amazing photos after learning about compostion as I have never really looked into that before, and also having the opportunity to shoot in Mikes studio. I have always been interested in outdoor photography but now I would love to focus more on studio based potraits. Overall the weekend was proffesional, enjoyable and informative. Mike took the time to make sure we understood everything, and was eager to answer any questions I had. I'm already looking at investing in some new kit and the support forum he has set up is perfect for me to discuss my new purchases."   -  Kate C

"A fantastic two day photography course covering all of the basics and much much more! Great advice given, knowledge shared and have come away from the course with a raft of new ideas and a renewed interest in taking great photographs. Cannot rate highly enough and would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and skills."  -  Charlie T


What do you get and what do we do?

     - A book on basic digital photography
- 6 months on going support from me via a private Facebook group
     - Understand aperture, shutter, ISO and exposure
     - Learn how to use your own camera
     - Improve your composition
     - Basic portraiture skills using natural light
     - Using studio lights (just a small teaser)
     - Editing your photos using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
     - Learn about data storage
     - What lenses, cameras, flashes, filters do you need?
     - And lots lots more!!
     - What's next for you? advice on the next steps in your photography journey
     - Bacon buttys on arrival (please let me know if you're vegetarian)
     - Lunch at the Boat House (Shrewsbury)

Basing this course on my core skills, as well as the fact that to take great photos, you firstly need to understand how your camera works. Over the 2 days I will teach you how your own camera works, explain aperture, shutter, ISO and how they all work together to create the right exposure. Add that to new skills in composition and portraiture, you’ll be taking great photos by the end of day one!

I like to keep training fun and hands on, so we will be out and about taking photos! But there will still be some theory to get through. So our time will be spent half and half, with a riverside lunch to break things up.

Once you’ve taken all these great photos, what do you do with them then? I’ll also be taking you through the basics in Adobes Light Room 4, from getting the photos off your camera to basic editing and archiving. LR 4 is the software I use as a professional after all my shoots. (Adobe Light Room 4 is also only £99 in stores compared to £600 for Photoshop)

Finally once you’re happy you now understand how your camera works. You have learnt all the key principles needed to take photos and you can take the photos from your camera and edit them. We will finish the course by discussing what the next steps for you will be, discussing Kit, cameras, lenses and types of photography available to you.

I will lay the foundations, what you do with these new found skills is up to you. However I will be there to offer advice from a private group on Facebook, which you will become a member of on your completion of this course.

All the training is based out of my studio in Shrewsbury over a weekend. With an 08.30 start on the Saturday. There is alot to cover in 2 days, so the schedule is packed and the days fly by! But as the groups are no more than 4 people, you will have plenty of time to pick it up.

If you would like any further information please fill in the contact form or contact me on 01743 240138. I look forward to hearing from you!

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