Photography Lessons

Photography is amazing. It can allow us to be artistic and creative, to document moments in time and to freeze action. It allows us to produce beautiful wall art of our pets, to capture family relatives all together and to document a daughter competing at her first show jumping event.

With a basic understanding of our camera we can take great photos. Photography is as much about knowing how to take control of our camera as it is about working with our environment, and doesn’t need to be overly complicated.

I enjoy keeping my lessons informal and focusing on the areas you wish to improve on. Creating practical tasks and experimenting allows us to put theory in practice and gain experience of what works best for the shots you want to take.

Whether this be the fact you always shoot on the ‘Auto’ settings (sports, macro etc) or you understand manual settings but want to get more creativity into your photography, I can help through a range of tasks and discussions.

Looking to take your photography to the next level? I am more than happy to discuss how I turned pro, the ways I promote myself, the ups and downs of being a professional and how you could do the same. Photography is an amazing career to have, but a bit of guidance in the early days can go a long way!

Run a group that would like to have a group lesson? I am available to come to you and discuss photography to a group of people. These workshops can be run like my normal workshops or they can focus on more specific areas of photography, such as photographing flowers if you are a Horticultural group.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss having a lesson or coming to a workshop please do get in touch via the ‘Contact’ page.

Photography Lessons Pricing

One-to-one Lessons (Two Hours minimum)

First hour – £50, Each additional hour - £30

Weekdays only.

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How Do We Book You?

To book in your photography lesson, or to purchase a gift voucher for a friend or loved one, please either fill out this Contact Form or call me on 01825 791437. If you do not hear from me in 48 please send me a direct email to craigtpayne@googlemail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

As long as you have a basic digital camera (no compacts please), a lens, fully charged batteries, a memory card and a passion to learn, I am more than happy to help you with your photography, regardless of your photographic abilities or knowledge.

DO I NEED ANY PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE?

A basic understanding of photography is preferable, but a passion to learn is of most importance. All abilities are welcome to join.

WHERE ARE YOUR WORKSHOPS HELD?

The workshops are held in the Clubroom at Chelwood Equestrian Centre, Nutley, East Sussex.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Booking in advance is essential and you can book your space by calling or emailing me here.

WHERE CAN ONE-TO-ONE LESSONS TAKE PLACE?

I am happy to come to your home or to meet you out on location (a local park, woodland, beach, country house, etc.) to give you training.

DO YOU OFFER COURSES?

I do not yet offer courses but I am more than happy to work with you over a series of weeks to help you improve, gain understanding and experiment with your photography.

I am running four workshops over the course of the spring and summer which can be used alongside one-to-one lessons. Details of these can be found above.

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available for lessons and it is entirely up to you as to whether how long the lesson(s) can be.

Travel

Travel is charged at 40p per mile outside of a 10 mile radius of RH17 7HS.