• Get Off Auto Mode And Improve Your Composition In Two Days

    Beginners and Improvers Photography Courses

    £200 inclusive of tuition, lunches, and cake.

  • Learn Photography from our beachside studio

  • Small Group Teaching to Build Confidence

  • Join Us Year Round -Photographing in the summer

  • Unique photo opportunities on the shoreline

  • Photographing on the Beach

  • Year round courses - catch the sunset in winter

  • Photographing Natural Texture and Detail

Photography Courses from our Beachfront Studio in the North West

Two Day Comprehensive Digital Camera Lessons For Beginners and Improvers

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. Use your camera’s different functions to confidently record natural textures and details.

Beginning in the more controlled setting of the studio then moving out into the spectacular surroundings of the coastline. Add a new dimension to your walks and holidays. Develop your photographer’s eye to compose beautiful shots. Leave with a mini-portfolio of shots to be proud of.

Bring your digital camera, a tripod if you have one, and some enthusiasm and we will supply the rest. You will learn not only the theory of controlling the camera but also how to seek out beautiful shots you can be proud of. This two day course costs £200. The course runs from 10am until 4pm each day.

Our Photography classes make great retirement presents and ‘big birthday’ gifts. Did you know the first wedding anniversary is paper? Bring your husband or wife on a course and leave with a framed paper photograph! Finally if you’re buying a new camera for a beginner, this course can give them the skills to fully use their camera.

One Day Introductory Photography Workshop

First Steps Away from Auto Mode

If you would like to take the first steps towards taking more control of your camera then this course is for you. Designed for total beginners as a basic introduction to digital photography tuition.

Want to know how to freeze motion or deliberately blur the action? If you’d like to know how to make a subject stand out by blurring the background Laura can show you how.

This course can be taken as a precursor to any of our other photo courses as a confidence booster, why not see if you get on with Laura’s relaxed teaching style before committing to further study.

Bring your digital camera, a tripod if you have one, and some enthusiasm and we will supply the rest. This one day course costs £100. The course runs from 10am until 3pm each day.
Kirsten

Kirsten

Birmingham / 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 Reece

Alex Reece

Contributing 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."

India

India

Amersham / 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"

Wendy

Wendy

St 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."

Ray

Ray

Heswall / 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"

Alice

Alice

Heswall / 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."

A

A

Manchester / Photography

"Wonderful two days; learnt loads, awesome food and venue. ThankYou!"

Eric

Eric

Frinton-On-Sea / Photography

"Friendly, instructive and professional, set in an exquisite location. I’d recommend it for anybody."

Celia

Celia

Meols / 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."

Anne

Anne

Sheffield / 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."

Kathy

Kathy

Heswall / 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."

Fiona

Fiona

Aylesbury / 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."

Tony

Tony

Aylesbury / 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."

Eve

Eve

Woolwich / 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!"

Dinah

Dinah

Parkgate / 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."

Ewan

Ewan

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"Relaxed but very informative, with great post course support and resources. Can't recommend highly enough."

Joanne

Joanne

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"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. "

Mary

Mary

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"A fantastic location, very skillful guidance, relaxed style and great results. I can thoroughly recommend Laura's course at Shore Cottage Studio"

Chris

Chris

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" 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."

Rima

Rima

Photography 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 Mel

Jim and Mel

Photography / 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"

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Photography Course Two Day weekend Saturday Sunday workshop class photo

25th November @ 10:00 am - 26th November @ 4:00 pm

Two day photography course friendly tuition for beginners and intermediate folk wishing to move on from auto mode and turn their snaps to beautiful images.

One Day Beginner Photography Workshop Shutters and Apertures Monday

27th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

One Day Photography Course Introducing Creative use of Shutter and Aperture controls - Get off auto mode.

One Day Beginner Photography Workshop Shutters and Apertures Tuesday

28th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

One Day Photography Course Introducing Creative use of Shutter and Aperture controls - Get off auto mode.

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Photography Course Two Day weekend Saturday Sunday workshop class photo

9th December @ 10:00 am - 10th December @ 4:00 pm

Take control of your digital camera, move off auto mode and take more interesting photos. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers. Supportive atmosphere to build confidence.

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Photography Course Two Day – Tuesday Wednesday midweek weekday workshop class photo

12th December @ 10:00 am - 13th December @ 4:00 pm

Two day photography course friendly tuition for beginners and intermediate folk wishing to move on from auto mode and turn their snaps to beautiful images.

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Photography Course Two Day Thursday Friday weekday midweek workshop class photo

4th January , 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5th January , 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Take control of your digital camera, move off auto mode and take more interesting photos. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers. Supportive atmosphere to build confidence.

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About Our Courses

Time and space to be creative’, we are dedicated to providing an enriching and memorable experience. A relaxed environment, with nurturing healthy food, and gentle encouragement making sure you enjoy your course experience and get as much out of your visit as possible.

We run a diverse range of courses which are linked to nature with a focus on finding inspiration from your surroundings. Your experience will be tailored to you and you will make uniquely beautiful works which reflect you, your interests, and your talents rather than leaving with identical end results.

Our two day courses are £200, this fee includes tuition, refreshments, nutritious home cooked lunch, home-baked cakes and all materials and consumables. Courses run from 10am to 4pm in the studio, you can use your time intensively or languidly as you choose.

We teach in groups of up to four participants so you will have plenty of one to one time with your tutor. Courses can be run concurrently so couples or friends have the opportunity to learn different subjects within the same studio environment.

We have World Host certification in recognition of our excellent customer service, relish going the extra mile, and love to create bespoke packages for individuals or groups.

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