You can book tickets up to two days before a course – but we may still have availability after that, call us on 01516486581 for last minute bookings. We love to put on bespoke courses for groups of three or more friends so do get in touch if you can’t see a date or course you would like.
One Day Beginner Photography Workshop Shutters and Apertures Tuesday
28th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£100
Friendly tuition and gentle theory to help you get more from your digital SLR camera. Designed for the complete beginner with a new camera or those that want to move on from automatic mode.
Bring your digital camera, a tripod if you have one, and some enthusiasm and we will supply the rest. This one day course includes nurturing small-group tuition and a nutritious lunch. You will learn the theory of shutters and apertures and master the use of these two camera modes, an ideal start for those who are totally new to DSLR or Bridge photography.
(This course can be used as a precursor to our two day photography course which includes using full manual control and composition.)
This one day course costs £100 per person and includes, tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments. The course runs from 10am until 3pm.
You will need to use a camera that has modes to alter the shutter speed and aperture (usually found on the top of the camera denoted by either S and A, or Tv and Av) If you are unsure as to if your camera is suitable please do email Laura, the course tutor and she can advise.
If your preferred dates are not available and you can round up two friends please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you on a bespoke course. To buy a gift voucher for a photography course click here.
KirstenBirmingham / Photography
"What an amazing experience. I came for some time away from running my business and it’s been the most relaxing, friendly energising and creative weekend I’ve ever had. Kris and Laura are fabulous teachers, hosts and guides and gently guided us through the weekend. Sue was a fabulous source of knowledge and great fun too. I love being by the coast so much, and the ‘Time and Space to be Creative’ right next to the beach has been fabulous. I don’t want to go home and will be back. Thanks for the stories, food and great company."
Alex ReeceContributing Editor / Coast Magazine
"Just heading down the steps to Shore Cottage Studio gives you a sense of leaving the world behind. And spending two days at this beachside haven, under the expert creative guidance of Laura and Kris, really does help you to slow down and look at the world through fresh eyes."
IndiaAmersham / Photography
"I really enjoyed the photography course and had a blast. I learnt so much, Laura you were a fabulous teacher, thank you so much for everything.Your soup is the best I have ever had and your cakes are to die for! I hope to do another course in the future"
WendySt Helens / Photography
"Magical places, Creative spaces, New faces, Doesn’t rhyme but amazing cakes. Enjoyed an excellent course with good company and food, can’t wait to see you again."
RayHeswall / Photography
"Thank you so much Laura, Kris (and Sue). you have given me such a depth of knowledge I didn’t realise was there. I will take my camera with me everywhere in future. Many Thanks"
AliceHeswall / Photography
"Spent two days learning how to take effective control of my new camera. Relaxed atmosphere, very informative and marvellous setting. It has inspired me to do more."
AManchester / Photography
"Wonderful two days; learnt loads, awesome food and venue. ThankYou!"
EricFrinton-On-Sea / Photography
"Friendly, instructive and professional, set in an exquisite location. I’d recommend it for anybody."
CeliaMeols / Photography
"A most enjoyable and relaxing two days in glorious sunshine, initially getting to grips with my camera and its settings – finally producing some photos of which I can be proud. This has inspired me to continue to look closer and take more time about composing a meaningful photograph which will bring happy memories. Thank you to all the family and especially for the delicious food and hospitality."
AnneSheffield / Photography
"I’ve really enjoyed the photography course – despite the battering of the wind! The other people on the course were great – love the house, studio and location, expect me back again soon."
KathyHeswall / Photography
"I’ve had a wonderful two days and have thoroughly enjoyed ‘living’ in your environment. I feel more confident now pressing the right buttons – hopefully I’ll continue to experiment and remember to break the rules. The food was lovely too – I’ve never eaten so much cake. I’m now inspired to come back with my daughter to do the textile course."
FionaAylesbury / Photography
"Such a beautiful studio and an amazing view! Lovely couple of days spent photographing the stunning scenery and the beach. I will continue to use the techniques learnt whilst on my travels and would love to come back to get hands on with textiles and glass. Hope all goes well for the future, all the best and thanks for a wonderful weekend."
TonyAylesbury / Photography
"Thank you for a great weekend. Everything seems much clearer now and it has given me confidence to try different things now. You have and ideal studio and that gives a relaxed atmosphere for the course. The coffee and cake adds to the weekend as do the wonderful soups. Hope everything continues to grow and I would definitely recommend this course."
EveWoolwich / Photography
"Thank you for a brilliant weekend. Loads of fun and I learnt so much. I will definitely be using my camera all the time now!"
DinahParkgate / Photography
"Brilliant weekend, thank you so much Laura and of course Sue and Kris. Course wonderfully instructive and the company great fun – as for the food…Wow. Hope to come again."
EwanPhotography course / To read to full review click here
"Relaxed but very informative, with great post course support and resources. Can't recommend highly enough."
JoannePhotography course / To read the full review click here
"Fab 2 day course which has enabled me to understand my camera better and now confident in using it on manual settings. Lovely environment and great hospitality. Would thoroughly recommend. "
MaryPhotography course / To read the full review lick here
"A fantastic location, very skillful guidance, relaxed style and great results. I can thoroughly recommend Laura's course at Shore Cottage Studio"
ChrisPhotography course / To read the full review click here
" Laura's photography knowledge was excellent and she had a lovely, encouraging approach to teaching. I would feel comfortable attending one of their courses on my own."
RimaPhotography course / To read the full review click here
"Laura tailored the experience to ensure we got maximum benefit out of it. I felt I learned a lot in an atmosphere that was professional, fun and friendly and will certainly return."
Jim and MelPhotography / To read the full review click here
"What a superb find, you are so well looked after and you can be inspired to create some amazing pieces of work"