WORKSHOPS AND TUITION - 58º North Photography


Are you using your camera in auto mode only?
Do you want to get more out of your camera and explore its full potential?
Do you want to learn about exposure and composition and gain confidence using your camera?

These hands-on workshops, tutored by Rachel Bibby, are designed for those with a digital camera who want to learn about camera fundamentals, 
exposure, light and colour (including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance), creative use of camera controls (capturing movement and
controlling depth of field), compositional techniques and basic photo editing.



Photography Tutorial
With guidance from your tutor, you will Investigate and experiment with the functions of your camera. You will learn how your camera works and what all that technical jargon actually means. You'll gain experience with aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance settings and see how you can use these for creative effect. We'll look at compositional techniques to help make your photographs more visually attractive. 

Photo walks
We'll transfer what you’ve learnt into hands-on practice as we go out and about taking photographs in the local area. 

The photographs you’ve taken will be reviewed and discussed, and your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You will learn some basic editing techniques to really make your photographs pop.

You will need a digital camera with fully charged battery, the camera’s manual and a memory card. A tripod is handy but not necessary. 

You do not need to have a fancy DSLR camera; any camera with basic manual controls will suffice. The three basic manual controls you will require on your camera are shutter priority mode, aperture priority mode and exposure compensation. If you are not sure whether your camera is suitable, please contact me and I can check for you.

£65 per person, which must be paid before the course commences - a £30 deposit at the time of booking secures your place, with the remainder due one week before the course commences. You can pay by bank transfer or by Paypal.


For something more personalised, and at a time, date and location to suit you, why not book some one-to-one time with Rachel, and focus on the areas you need the most. These workshops are fully customisable (i.e. duration, different cameras, specific skills you require, different locations etc.).

One-to-one workshops are £25 per hour (reduced rates available for additional attendees and longer workshops). A 30% deposit secures your booking with the remainder due on the day of the workshop. 

Please contact me to book or request further information about the workshops or with any specific requirements you might have.


Feedback received from previous photography workshops:

“Excellent course, great value for money. The advice and information received was fantastic. I have worked with the different settings to see the range of effects possible and developed an understanding of composition which is very rewarding. Five star training!”

“I found it really interesting and helpful and it was fun. Knowing how to use aperture and shutter speed really made a difference.”

“This was an excellent course and I feel I have learned a lot: very enjoyable. I feel more confident taking photos and know how to take photos in modes other than auto. I’m more critical of the photos I take.”

“Rachel was very good, she made everything clear and the handouts were easy to follow and very useful for looking back on. I can identify different
features of the camera and gained more confidence in using the advanced controls. It gave me more confidence in using my camera.”

“Excellent course, very worthwhile, lots to learn but not too much. I have gained skills that I never had before - learning about different settings,
composition etc.”

“Very good course, I have a much better understanding of my camera. Rachel delivered and explained the course in great detail.”

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