Do you have a fancy digital camera but don't really know how to use it?
Do you stick it on "auto" and hope for the best?
Many people buy a fancy new digital camera with lots of buttons on it and a nice big lens. It looks great and they look like a professional photographer! But the truth is, most of them have no idea how to actually take a great photo!
Does that sound familiar to you?
Well not to worry, I won't tell anyone if you don't. But I would like to help you if I can!
I'd like to teach you the basic camera operations so you can get off Auto, which is the secret behind taking fantastic photographs that will make your friends go "oooh, that's good, who took that?"
I was very inexperienced, but, a day spent with Rachel taught me so much. Rachel taught me how to use the settings on my camera so I could switch off auto and have much more control over focus, light, framing and much more. I wish I had done this years ago!
Rachel is a fabulous and very patient teacher... I seriously can’t recommend Rachel enough - she has really given me a newfound enthusiasm and much more confidence to try different things.
Thanks for an excellent day and I’m so happy with the images I captured that day and the ones I’ve taken since.
are your images flat and lifeless?
You do not need any prior knowledge of photography or how your camera works.
If you do not have a camera yet you are welcome to borrow one of mine, free of charge.
100% private tuition. We'll go at your personal pace of learning. No distractions. Just you, me and the camera! If you would prefer to bring a friend or partner along, that can be arranged, no problem!
YOU WILL LEARN WHY, HOW & WHEN TO USE;
This workshop contains a lot of fantastic information that you may not be able to retain. so you'll get a personal copy of all the course notes to keep and take home with you. Perfect for referring to at a later date.
I'm Rachel Sinclair and teaching photography is my passion!
I’ve been teaching photography to people from all walks of life for over 10 years, leading groups and personalised 1:1's both in the UK and internationally. I've successfully helped complete beginners right through to professional photographers wanting to improve their skills.
I know what it's like to go on a workshop and feel completely out of place! When I started my photographic career, everyone was older than me and had much better kit! - Even though most of them didn't actually know how to use it! I've spent thousands on workshops and seminars only to walk away feeling like I haven't personally learnt anything new and that there were too many people so I didn't get the help & attention I needed to improve my photography and build my confidence!
I pride myself on being different.
My workshops are all about YOU! How I can help YOU understand your camera and how it works, no matter what make or model it is. I understand the importance of being patient and I have the ability to easily explain and help YOU become competent in the skills and techniques you need to improve your photography.
I'm the highest google rated photography tutor in Sheffield and I'm a member of the Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers.
I found Rachel really helpful and easy to get along with.
She tailored the workshop around my abilities and gave me loads of useful tips.
I'm more than happy to recommend her.
My husband bought this present for me...
What a great day - Rachel made me feel at ease and was extremely knowledgeable. I enjoyed the day immensely and would certainly recommend Rachel to anyone who is interested in photography. What a lovely lady - can't thank her enough. Looking forward to meeting up with her again in the new year.
It was a pleasure to spend the whole day with Rachel.
She gave me some very useful tips and I understand my camera much better now. She also provided links to equipment I need and a word document with basic explanations of how the camera works. And a pleasant surprise was lunch included in the price :)
My daughter and I had a workshop training session with Rachel. She was very thorough and we had a great time learning about using our cameras away from the basic settings and introducing the use of more advanced functions.
A great photography teacher. I thought Rachel was passionate and great at giving a bite-size workshop to enhance learning. I particularly enjoyed the practical tasks and understanding composition.
I decided I needed to take photography lessons to learn more about my camera and I have to say Rachel has been amazing.
Rachel explains everything so well and is very patient.
I have just changed my camera so will be heading back for some more lessons. If you are thinking about having lessons,
I would say book in now!
Rachel's very good at teaching you the principles of photography, and in applying those principles to practical situations. I went into the workshop with a pretty good understanding of how a camera works and how to take a decent photo, and I still learned loads. I would definitely recommend booking on one of Rachel's workshops if you're a total beginner, or if you want to take your photography skills to the next level.
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I took the 'getting off auto' workshop with Rachel and had a great day. The workshop really helped me learn how to take photos, both the 'theory' behind it as well as giving me a lot of practical opportunities to shoot in different scenarios. It was very informative and fun.