beginners workshop days


beginners days

The beginners day is for those new to digital photography or who have only ever used their camera as a point-and-shoot. If you want to gain more control over how your pictures are coming out, then this is the day for you. The day is based around Rye, dropping into the gallery to show examples and give you ideas.

We will cover things like shutter speeds, focusing, how the lens settings change the way your pictures look, what the ISO settings mean and how to use them, and how you can improve the quality of your pictures by shooting in RAW format.

We also cover awareness of light and shade, how to shoot flowers and foliage, composition and so on.

At the end of the day we end up back at the gallery where I process my pictures through Adobe Lightroom, which has become the standard for most photographers. If is Photoshop re-worked for photograpy only. It is much better designed and cheaper than photoshop.  The idea is you will have similar shots to process when you get home. This part of the day is recorded and sent to you later as a download to rewatch on your computer. This means you can pause or wind back to check what is happening.

I will process my photos taken alongside (so similar to) yours from the day, and show you how I process the pictures to get them looking as good as possible. 

I will do a quick online demo of my technique for stitching together multiple shots to get the high quality prints we sell in the gallery.

In summary, it’s a one day primer for moving beyond pointing and shooting.

The cost is £140 per day, lunch in a pub or cafe, tea and coffee is all included in the price, maximum 6 people. The day runs from 10am till 6pm.

Ring the gallery to book your place, or book online below.


2019 workshops

ALL DAYS ARE FRIDAYS check the booking page for availablity

may 3 advanced 

may 24  intermediate

june 14  beginners

july 5 beginners

july 26 intermediate


september 13 intermediate

october 4 intermediate

october 25 night

november 15 advanced


please read the cancellation policy

The cost of our workshop days is £140 for most days, £180 for the smaller advanced group days. Please check the page for the day you are interested in to see the price.

Day workshops are 10am to 6pm, night workshops 4pm to 11.30pm

purdie gallery
106 high street 
east sussex
TN31 7JE
01797 226 937