Beyond Auto Private Digital Photography Courses

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Beyond Auto Private Digital Photography Courses

Half or Full Day Courses

Jan Butcher runs courses, from her Peak District studio in Tunstead Milton, showing you how to get to grips with the settings on your digital camera and how to take control of getting the image looking how you want it to. You can attend for a one to one session or arrange your own group, maximum of 3 people per course. The course includes:

  • How to expose correctly using Aperture Priority
  • How to control depth of field (ie what is in focus)
  • How to shoot moving objects eg for streaky water effects or car light trails
  • When to use Auto or Programme modes and even Manual settings (they are all in there for a reason!)
  • Understanding histograms

Jan shows you how to do as much as you can in the camera to minimise lengthy post-shoot editing of your images in Photoshop, Lightroom etc.

Private courses are available all year round on dates and times to suit you. The emphasis is on practical camera skills and getting to know your camera and the few important settings to use. Jan finds that so many people have spent money on a camera and holidays, but, are disappointed with their photographs as they didn’t spend on a course to learn how to use their camera!


£95 per half day course (typically 10.00 – 13.00 or you choose)

£180 per full day course (typically 10.00 – 16.00)

Dates and Times

Dates and times are arranged to suit you. Please contact Jan to discuss.


Jan Butcher Studio

The natural colours of the landscape, cities and still life