- 1-2-1 & 1-2-2 Camera Training
- Max Group Size: 2 / Min Group Size: 1
- Location: Studio or Location
- Date/Time: Weekdays, Evenings & Saturday mornings
The price of your course will depend on the number of hours tuition, the number of people taking the tuition and what day you wish to take the training. Please select from the options on the right to see a price.
121 Camera Training is one of the most popular courses that I offer.
This course is popular with beginners so they can get to know their camera and leave auto mode firmly in the past.
This course is not just for beginners though, it's suitable for any level of photographer who want to become more confident with their camera.
It doesn't matter what brand of camera you use, whether it's Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm or other, I can help you.
Training is usually run at my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex but I can also come to your home or work place for training of 3 hours or more (some additional charges apply, please see 'Travel' further down the page).
I now also offer 121 training session in London, please see this page for booking.
Learning about your camera and it's settings is important so you can be confident in achieving the results you want. The good news is that it's not actually too difficult, usually a complete beginner can gain the basic knowledge needed in a few hours or so.
My aim is to get you to move away from the fully automatic modes and have you controlling exposure and depth of field yourself. I break it down in to simple elements and guide you through the notes I have created, these are yours to take home with you afterwards. I do however recommend jotting down some notes of your own as this often aids the learning process.
The second part of the process is to have you control your camera and set all of the settings we have discussed. When you’re confident if we have time we can head outside to take some photographs with me on hand to help you. If the weather isn’t good we can take some test photos in my studio.
SOME TOPICS THAT CAN BE COVERED:
- SHUTTER SPEEDS
- SHOOTING MODES: Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority & Manual
- EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
- LIGHT METERING
- WHITE BALANCE
- RAW v JPG
- AUTO FOCUS MODES
If you are wishing to learn how to use your camera and have little or no prior knowledge then I suggest 3 hours with me is a good place to start. For some people that may well be enough to go on and figure the rest out for yourself, others may want a longer session or come back for further sessions. If you are unsure at all, please do give me a call to discuss.
There are also discounts available for taking a block booking of 5 or more sessions. A lot of people take this up if they wish to continue their learning. Please ask for details of this discount.
Once booked please just get in touch to arrange a convenient date and time for your training. I can usually fit people in within 2-3 weeks on weekdays.
Training of 1-2 hours is to be taken at the studio only. 3 hours and above can be at your home, work place or location with travel expenses extra. If the course is taken at the studio you do not need to add travel expenses.
Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked must be taken within 6 months of payment made.
Once payment is made and the date of training is confirmed, it cannot be changed or cancelled with less than one week's notice.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page
Unfortunately courses are non-transferable.
- 1-2-1 OR 1-2-2 CAMERA TRAINING
- COURSE NOTES
- FOLLOW UP EMAIL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
SUITABILITY & GROUP INFO
- PHOTOGRAPHIC ABILITY: ANY LEVEL
- MINIMUM AGE: 18 (14 IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
- LANGUAGE COURSE IS CONDUCTED IN: ENGLISH
Please arrive for your training at the time and date agreed.
What will you need?
- Fully Charged Batteries
- Empty Memory Card
- Pen & Pad
1-2-1 and 1-2-2 tuition is usually run from my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex and is close to the Kent & Sussex border. It is also possible to have the training at your home or place of work but some additional costs apply.
My studio is easily accessed via train on the Uckfield to London Bridge line.
There are also bus routes that access Crowborough.
It is best if you can park in the free public carpark which is amlost opposite the Railway Tavern pub. My studio is a 1 minute walk from here.
This course can be purchased for yourself but it also makes an ideal gift. Please let me know when booking if it is a present so I can arrange for a gift voucher to be sent to you.
FREE GIFT VOUCHER AND PRESENTATION BOX for all gift orders of 3 hours or more.
No need to use promotional codes, just leave us a note when at the checkout that you would like a voucher and box and we will post one to you.
ALTERNATIVE 121 COURSES
- Adobe Lightroom - Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop - Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop
- Colour Management & Printing - Achieve consistent and true colour results in your workflow
- Website Building - A website is an essential tool for a photographer and in this training we build you a great looking website together.
- Basic Studio Lighting - Learn lighting and portrait techniques
In addition to running courses from my studio, some clients prefer to do the training on location or at their home or place of work. This can be arranged with just a small charge for travel expenses (payable on the day of the training). I charge my time and expenses at 90 pence per mile round trip to your location and below you will find some example costs.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent: £12
Tonbridge, Kent: £25
Maidstone, Kent: £45
Gillingham, Kent: £88
Uckfield, East Sussex: £18
Heathfied, East Sussex: £18
Eastbourne, East Sussex: £46
Hastings, East Sussex: £54
Burgess Hill, West Sussex: £36
Crawley, West Sussex: £37
London Bridge: £30 (Other Greater London areas: £40)
If your training is to be taken anywhere other than the studio at Andrew Newson Photography Courses then you will need to add travel expenses at 0.90 pence per mile round trip from TN6 2EG.
If you work out the number of miles from TN6 2EG to your location, then double that for the round trip and enter that as your quantity.
I’m confident that I can help you improve your photography, but don’t take my word for it, read what my clients have said about my courses.
1-2-2 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Having received the very generous gift of vouchers from our other halves allowing us a three hour two to one session with Andy, a friend and I were incredibly impressed by what we got from that session.
Despite nearly 20 years of photography experience between us, we were both keen to improve the standard of our pictures, and Andy was able to bring a new perspective to the process, unearthing one of those 'eureka' moments for both of us that has already made a massive difference to the number of shots that work first time.
Andy's relaxed, uncomplicated approach cut through the fog created by years of reading articles and books on the subject, and gave us a new appreciation of the interaction between aperture, ISO, and speed, plus a master class on spot metering in challenging light conditions.
We're already planning another session, this time on location to improve our composition.
If you are a novice or an experienced amateur looking to finesse your skills, I'd recommended Andy without hesitation.
1-2-1 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
My girlfriend gave me a one-to-one session with Andy as a birthday present which she selected after looking at a few (more local) options as she got a 'good feeling we'd get along' after speaking to him - she couldn't have been more right. Although I'd had an interest for a while (mostly from a viewers perspective), prior to my session pretty much all I really knew about photography was that other people's pictures always looked better than mine, but with a baby on the way I was keen to capture the memories as best I could.During the session Andy went through the core concepts individually and how they relate to each other as well as demonstrating how these are accessed/controlled on the camera and the effect they have on the resulting pictures, followed up with a wander around the local area (he came to me) to take some sample snaps.Fuelled by the new found knowledge and enthusiasm I plagued Andy with questions for advice (which he was most generous with) and took the plunge and bought a new camera, lens and software. The end result of which is a new hobby and some great pictures of the new arrival which I'll treasure forever so I couldn't be happier.I will definitely be following up my initial session so if you're looking for some help at any skill level I couldn't recommend him enough!
1-2-1 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
Having experienced several photographic courses over the years and never got to grips with the technical side of photography, I was actually at a place where I wanted to give up. My husband gave me a voucher for 1-2-1 tuition with Andy for my birthday as a last resort to help me.
From the moment I met Andy I knew that there was hope! I have now had several 1-2-1 sessions & have learnt so much in a very brief space of time. I have found that instead of blinding you with science, Andy pares things down so that the information makes sense & is completely user friendly.Andy has to be THE most friendly, patient & understanding teacher ever. He is always very happy to go over things again & again. His enthusiasm is infectious & he is great to be around! I wholeheartedly recommend Andy for photographic tuition whether it be out in the field or in a classroom situation.