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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureUnderstanding your Camera - in person workshop, London
5(20 reviews)
Learn how to use your camera - properly! This award winning class will show you how to make memorable images.
Soho
£95 pp
6.5 hour class
Beginner
Next available date:9th October 2021
What happens in this class?

Shooting on fully automatic 'modes' is very restrictive in terms of the creative results you can achieve.

Taking control of aperture and shutter speed is absolutely fundamental if you wish to improve your photography. These topics, amongst others, are clearly explained in an easy to understand, straightforward manner.

Whenever we look at a breathtaking image, whether it is a landscape, wildlife or portrait, the photographer has combined essential photographic ingredients to produce something special. Understanding what goes into this 'recipe' is essential if you would like your photographs to be truly memorable. By the end of the day, you will…

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Things to remember

You will need:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Pen & Paper
  • An open mind!
Latest Reviews
5(20 reviews)
Peter Trump - September 6th
Nigel was extremely friendly, informative, very engaging with the students, kept the sessions lively and constructive. I learnt a lot in a very short period of time (1 weekend Saturday and Sunday). The venue used was comfortable and Nigel went out of his way to make sure we as students were well cared for. I cannot recommend Nigel enough and I have recommended a number of personal friends who have subsequently attended his courses too.
Inga Rasmussen - September 5th
Nigel explains about the various camera settings in such a way, that you understand it first time around. It’s been a joy to become a more confident photographer under the watchful guidance of Nigel.
tricia munday - September 1st
I have attended at least 3 different courses with Nigel over the last few years and have loved every one of them. I have learnt more about my camera and photography each time and Nigel’s patience is always evident. Looking forward to in person courses some day soon again but have really enjoyed the online options in the meantime too. Thank you
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Your Teacher
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For over 15 years, Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops we have been running classes by which all others are measured. ​ Nigel offers a range of award winning workshops aimed at improving your skills as a photographer.

Whether you are just starting out with your camera, need to improve your technique, or simply want to rekindle your passion for photography, there is a course to suit you. Nigel is a professional photographer and tutor whose clients include the BBC, Sky and The Sunday Times.

He is a very experienced teacher, leading inspirational classes at many institutions, including New York University, Photofusion and…

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Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops
Soho
48 Greek Street
London
W1D 4EF
London
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Reviews

Peter Trump - September 6th
Nigel was extremely friendly, informative, very engaging with the students, kept the sessions lively and constructive. I learnt a lot in a very short period of time (1 weekend Saturday and Sunday). The venue used was comfortable and Nigel went out of his way to make sure we as students were well cared for. I cannot recommend Nigel enough and I have recommended a number of personal friends who have subsequently attended his courses too.
Inga Rasmussen - September 5th
Nigel explains about the various camera settings in such a way, that you understand it first time around. It’s been a joy to become a more confident photographer under the watchful guidance of Nigel.
tricia munday - September 1st
I have attended at least 3 different courses with Nigel over the last few years and have loved every one of them. I have learnt more about my camera and photography each time and Nigel’s patience is always evident. Looking forward to in person courses some day soon again but have really enjoyed the online options in the meantime too. Thank you
Natalie Bell - September 1st
Upon buying a new DSLR camera, Nigel's beginners course was the perfect introduction to understanding my camera, as well as learning exposure, composition and different photography techniques. I would thoroughly recommend that anybody new to photography go on this course as it will hopefully pave the way for a fun and informed journey into the world of photography. Nigel is a fantastic teacher, and I have since attended 3 other of his courses (night time, wildlife and long exposure) and would happily sign up for more in the future.
Natalie Bell - September 1st
Upon buying a new DSLR camera, Nigel's beginners course was the perfect introduction to understanding my camera, as well as learning exposure, composition and different photography techniques. I would thoroughly recommend that anybody new to photography go on this course as it will hopefully pave the way for a fun and informed journey into the world of photography. Nigel is a fantastic teacher, and I have since attended 3 other of his courses (night time, wildlife and long exposure) and would happily sign up for more in the future.
Natalie Bell - September 1st
Upon buying a new DSLR camera, Nigel's beginners course was the perfect introduction to understanding my camera, as well as learning exposure, composition and different photography techniques. I would thoroughly recommend that anybody new to photography go on this course as it will hopefully pave the way for a fun and informed journey into the world of photography. Nigel is a fantastic teacher, and I have since attended 3 other of his courses (night time, wildlife and long exposure) and would happily sign up for more in the future.
Paul Cohen - September 1st
Nigel's classes have been a huge inspiration to me as a keen hobbyist photographer. His classes are fun, relaxed and full of clear guidance and information to help you understand your camera and take better photographs. You are also encouraged to work things out yourself and go beyond your comfort zone. Some of my favourite photos were taken during Nigel's sessions.
Paul Cohen - September 1st
Nigel's classes have been a huge inspiration to me as a keen hobbyist photographer. His classes are fun, relaxed and full of clear guidance and information to help you understand your camera and take better photographs. You are also encouraged to work things out yourself and go beyond your comfort zone. Some of my favourite photos were taken during Nigel's sessions.
Clive Gilchrist - August 31st
I have been on a number of Nigel's courses and found them all to be great fun as well as instructive. I can particularly recommend the London night shoot along the Thames bridges and the long exposure one on Brighton beach.
Sue Dyson - August 30th
I have been on at least six classes run by Nigel, and ‘Understanding your Camera’ was the first. Nigel taught us in a logical, easy to understand way with plenty of opportunities for us to put theory into practice during the session. Nigel sent us out with some photographic projects to try which were related to the course and the results were sensitively critiqued in the final session. This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
Karen - August 30th
Great evening in London shooting the bridges. Nigel was very friendly, patient and explained clearly about how to obtain great shots.
Karen - August 30th
Great evening in London shooting the bridges. Nigel was very friendly, patient and explained clearly about how to obtain great shots.
Anne Davies - August 29th
From start to finish, the most engaging, informative & worthwhile 2 days when it came to learning about my DSLR camera. I certainly came away totally motivated to hone my skills, which has subsequently shown in my images captured. So glad I took the course!
Olivia Cuthbert - August 29th
This course was the perfect way to get to grips with my camera and start producing better photographs. Nigel has a knack for explaining everything clearly and covers a lot of ground so you leave feeling like you've made real progress. The sessions take place in a beautiful private members club in Soho, with lots of tea and biscuits. The course is designed to pack the most into the time without overloading students, while practical sessions in the streets outside allow you to put new skills into practice and receive invaluable feedback on your efforts. I really enjoyed attending and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to improve their photographs and gain confidence with their camera.
Claire Armstrong - August 28th
Nigel was very informative, reignited my passion for using my camera and gave me new confidence to try new things. I finally understood things I've been trying to work out reading magazines etc... The venue was lovely very central. Will definitely come to another class soon
Thea Mumford - August 28th
Nigel has an amazing way of teaching. I did an into to camera course before elsewhere but was so confused. Joined Nigel’s class and he had such patience with someone so frustrated. I since attended more of Nigel’s courses and can’t wait to join more in the future. Even after my course, I was able to ask for advice and share some of my work.
Hamish - August 28th
Really informative and well worth it for anyone looking to discover photography in a short mount of time. Highly recommended.
Hamish - August 28th
Really informative and well worth it for anyone looking to discover photography in a short mount of time. Highly recommended.
Will Rumbold - August 28th
Leant how to use my camera understanding of aperture and shutter speed. The course also covered process of composition of photos. Nigel is a great teacher nothing is too much trouble and explains everything in a easy way for all styles of learning. His courses are great a lot is packed into the time. The venue was very nice clean and tidy perfect for learning.
Stephen Clayton - August 20th
I love Nigel’s courses. Superlatives fail me Structure, content, delivery, coverage.. He is a great teacher as well. A seasoned professional who can deftly handle queries as they arise. His love and enthusiasm of and for photography in all its aspects shines through. Truly inspirational! Thank you so much for your help over the years.