Revolutionise your photography in just half a day!




I am currently only offering one-to-one beginner’s photography tuition so that I can stick to current social distancing guidelines.  If you’d like to book a one-to-one outdoor lesson, or a voucher for a lesson, please see details below or contact me on

Photography Course Cambridge

Are you a parent that owns an expensive digital camera but doesn’t know how to use it?  Do you turn it to ‘auto’ mode, and are frustrated that your photographs aren’t what you hoped from such a great camera? Perhaps you end up reaching for your phone as its so much easier?  Well, why not come along to my beginner’s photography course near Cambridge and learn to take fabulous photos every time?

In this half day course, I’ll teach you both technical and creative aspects of photography.  Revolutionise your photography skills by spending a few hours learning the basics of how to work your camera settings.  Gain the skills you need to take great shots on holidays, birthdays, weekend walks in the countryside and just playing around at home. Learn about what makes a great photograph, composition and framing, and understanding light and how it affects your pictures.

I offer a group beginner’s photography course for parents in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  You can also book a one-to-one tailored training session if you prefer a more personalised experience.

“Louisa’s course was brilliant and I feel so much more confient about using my camera.  She gave so many practical tips and I can’t wait to put it all into practise!”

–  Zoe, Cambridge  –


Getting out of ‘Auto’ mode

A simple guide to how your camera works.  We’ll breakdown the terminology and learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speed and white balance. Explore your camera’s modes and why you should stop using AUTO.


Understanding light – the good, the bad and the ugly! 


Discover how light (and lack of it) affects your photographs.  Learn how to recognise the good and bad types of light and how to shoot in various light conditions.


Capturing real emotion


Get rid of the fake camera smiles in your family photographs and learn how to capture real moments and genuine emotion when photographing your children.

Avoiding blurry photographs


Understand the main reasons why your photograph turn out blurry, and how to make sure they are really sharp every time.


Aperture Priority mode 


How to achieve those beautiful blurry backgrounds.  Understand how using Aperture Priority mode can help make the most of the camera you have.

Composition and creativity


How to turn everyday snapshots into extraordinary photos.  Learn about composition, perspective and how to look at framing a little differently!


WHAT’S INCLUDED: photography course cambridge

  • A small group workshop (taking place near Cambridge) of no more than 10 attendees, allowing me to give everybody individual attention
  • Course notes and a ‘cheat sheet’ guide to take away and practise your new-found photography skills
  • Opportunities through the session to use your camera and practise your skills as we go along
  • Tea, coffee and mid-morning pastries
  • Entry to my Beginner’s Course private Facebook Group, where you can get feedback on your progress and regular hints, tips and training exercises to continue your learning.




DATE – Saturday 13th June 2020

TIME – 9.30am-1.30pm

A half day Beginner’s Photography Course for people with a DSLR or mirrorless camera.  This course focuses on how to take better portraits of children and families, but would be suitable for anybody wanting to learn the basics of how to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera.


Buy a gift voucher valid for any  half day Beginner’s Photography Course within a 12 month period. 

My half day Beginner’s Photography course is for people with a DSLR or mirrorless camera.  This course focuses on how to take better portraits of children and families, but would be suitable for anybody wanting to learn the basics of how to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera.


A two-hour private lesson with me at your home or location of your choice.  Ideal if you can’t make a beginner’s course date or can’t take a full day out from your schedule.  During a one-to-one lesson, we can cover any aspect of portrait photography you are keen to know more about – this session can be totally tailored to your learning requirements.  


I attended a beginner’s photography course run by Louisa.  She really is a pro, sharing her knowledge really effectively to enable us all to leave the day confident we can compose and consider all elements to make a good photograph.   I would highly recommend Louisa’s courses.

Sarah - Cambridge


Louisa is the most amazing family photographer and has taken wonderful photos of my children.  I highly recommend Louisa’s beginner’s course for parents.  I learnt a huge amount about using my Digital SLR and have really enjoyed putting it all into practise.

Claire - Newmarket

about your trainer

I’m Louisa, and I’m a professional portrait photographer.

As a teenager I started a collection of Vogue magazines because I adored the stunning fashion photography – and I’m still adding to that collection today!

I first picked up a DSLR camera when my daughter was born in 2008, and quickly became obsessed with how to get better results.  I set up my business in 2015, and since then, I have photographed hundreds of families, children and small businesses in and around Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.


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