Photography lessons for complete beginners


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the course

A Year With My Camera is a free, year-long beginner's photography workshop. The course starts four times a year, in January, April, July and October each year. Once the main course starts, you'll progress from being a complete beginner, to being able to shoot off auto mode after 6 weeks.


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A Year with My Camera: Book 1

Book 1 is for complete beginners and takes you, step by step, through exposure, composition and light, and finishes with four chapters devoted to igniting your creativity.


A Year with My Camera: Book 2

Book 2 is for intermediate photographers. Starting with editing and using a tripod, it moves on to four detailed modules: landscape, travel, macro and sharing your images online and in print.

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The Planner

This is an undated, week-to-a-page planner, with all the A Year With My Camera lessons highlighted in the right order. Please note the planner doesn't have the actual lessons, just the reminders.


Next course starts JULY 4th 2019

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Meet your instructor

Emma Davies is a commercial and fine art flower photographer. Photography instructor. Finalist Travel Photographer of the Year 2017, shortlisted International Garden Photographer of the Year 2016. Published in the Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated and by the BBC.

Author of #1 Amazon bestselling beginner's photography workbook, A Year With My Camera.

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