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 Mastering Manual Mode Photography Sunday 29 April 2018
29th April @ 10:00 am£100
Join Laura for a day of taking full control of your camera.
This one day course is designed for those who want to take full creative control of their cameras. Perhaps you have been shooting in S, A, Tv, or Av modes and are ready to make the leap to M mode. This course is not for total beginners and will assume some knowledge of F Stops and shutter speeds. It is an ideal follow on from both our one day ‘Introductory Photography’ and our two day ‘Get Off Auto Mode’ courses. Brilliant as a refresher or top up or after buying a new camera. If you are unsure as to if your camera or your existing knowledge/experience is suitable or have any questions please do email Laura, the course tutor and she can advise.
The day begins with a presentation on manual photography and in camera light metering with examples and discussion over biscuits and tea/coffee. We then head out on a photo walk whatever the weather so make sure you dress sensibly. A home made lunch of fresh soup and warm bread is followed by review and discussion of the images from the photo walk. The best shot from each participant will then be printed and framed to take home.
As the course includes nurturing small-group tuition and a nutritious lunch, all you need to bring on the day is your camera. A tripod can be useful for creative shots of the tide but we can not guarantee the tide will be in for any specific course date until nearer the date.
The course costs £100 per person and includes, tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments, it runs from 10am until 3pm.
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"
Guest0416One day photography / To read the full review click here
"Excellent course, expertly and patiently delivered by Laura. Just the right balance between theory and practice. Very relaxed setting and great environment to learn in. Really keen now to go out and practise what I learnt."
Andrea FOne day photography / To read the full review click here
"Excellent one day course. Clear useful information on the basic aspects of using my camera. Didn't feel overloaded and left me keen to book for further sessions as I enjoyed it so much. Added to this the friendly atmosphere , beautiful location and delicious home made food was an unexpected treat!"
Edward BTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"Really excellent course. Laura is a superb teacher, explains complex stuff very clearly. I learnt a huge amount. Great hospitality, and an amazing location. Could not recommend it highly enough."
Mike DTwo day photography / To read the full review click here
"Brilliant tuition by Laura for our small group of 4, who adjusted her teaching to the various abilities. Then back to the Studio in one of the most beautiful and photogenic locations in the UK to review and critique each person's photos.Outstanding hospitality from Sue and Chris, simply a unique experience and venue."
RobinTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"Just spent two brilliant days at a wonderful venue for photography. Excellent tuition in a very friendly atmosphere. I have had my camera for a number of years and at last I know how to use it properly! An added bonus is a lovely home-made lunch and afternoon tea and delicious home baked cake. Also having one of your photos framed is a lovely touch."
Helen LTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"What an incredible place! Booked this course to learn how to use my work camera for my new marketing role. The setting couldn't of been more perfect. Right on the beach with beautiful surroundings. The course was like a home from home rather than a classroom. Perfect studio to let the creativity flow and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you so much! 100% recommend."
SouthparadequeenTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"Perfect setting with wonderful hospitality from start to finish thanks to Sue & Laura. The timing 10-4 for 2 days is spot on as there's plenty of time to absorb the theory, practice, discuss and ask lots of questions. Laura is a really good practical teacher and makes the complex stuff easy to grasp and relate to. I really feel I have a new passion and can't wait to practice and try out my new skills. I'll be back for more tips, advice and learning."
Jen OTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"What can I say but this course was excellent.Day 1 was a relaxed day learning about our cameras, playing with settings. Our group gelled easily, as we were all keen novices and with our fabulous teacher, Laura, we felt motivated and confident. I left beaming with a framed work of art! If you feel less than confident with your camera go on this course, you won't regret it."
PeterHodTwo day photography course / To read the full review click here
"I thoroughly enjoyed the two day photography course (not to mention the food and cakes!!). Laura took us through the technical stuff and the arty stuff in ways we could all understand. Now, I have the confidence and understanding to use the manual setting on the camera all the time to get the shot I really want."