I'm a friendly person and a professional photographer - and very experienced with helping people get the most out of their cameras.
Availability: I'm available midweek or at weekends, during the day or in the evening.
1. USING YOUR DIGITAL SLR
Take your camera off automatic mode and discover what it`s - and you`re - capable of.
These sessions are a great way to learn how to use your camera, at your own pace. Find out what the settings do, and become confident in using your camera properly. Find out about ISO, aperture, shutter speed, file types and sizes - and how you can use these tools to take stunning photographs.
1. Classroom format:
Sessions cost £250 for a two-hour session (no VAT applicable), and are presented in a relaxed and easy to understand way. Sessions are held in a meeting room in my office in Clapham Old Town.
2. Out & about format:
Sessions cost £350 for three hours.
I`ll explain the camera settings to you, and we`ll wander around taking photographs - putting what you`ve learnt into practice.
Willing to travel: 30 miles Tutoring Experience:
I’m an award-winning professional photographer specialised in natural yet striking baby, child and family portraits. I've delivered 70+ photography workshops, and have been a photography tutor for four years. I`m an award-winning wedding photographer and family photographer: Most Popular Wedding Photographer in London (Wedding Industry Expert Awards 2016, and winner of the Wow Awards in 2015. I was a regional finalist (London & the South-East) for both the 2015 and 2014 Wedding Industry Awards. My photographs have been exhibited internationally, and published in national magazines including Wedding Ideas, Vogue and Tatler.
University for the Creative Arts (2007)-
Single Honours from the University for the Creative Arts.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Geraldine
I’d tried a public course and a tutor before but still felt overwhelmed with the complexity and reverted to automatic. Somehow Louise made it so simple and almost intuitive. That expression “the penny dropped” was exactly what happened in the first hour: a combination of a little theory , examples of photographs taken to think about settings and then hands on practice was a powerful combination … plus Louise’s passion and keenness to teach that made it fun and supportive.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Michael
This was a really useful tutorial. Rather than covering just the mechanics of photography, Louise had lots of advice on how to take good photographs and how to get the best out of your camera, the subject and the environment. Although I have been using a camera for years, I learned a great deal. The session was well-planned and Louise adapted the pace and content to my needs and my prior state of knowledge.
Two hours very well spent – now I just have to practice a lot!
I also had a Photoshop tutorial which was also very useful.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: James
Firstly I would like to sincerely thank Louise for her patience and understanding during the three hours we spent wandering the streets of Balham. I have been taking photos for many years but never had the confidence to take the camera into full manual mode, always opting for semi manual. Louise has instilled that confidence and I am now using the manual mode every time which has made a huge difference to the way I now take my photographs. We spent the afternoon in various lighting conditions using different subjects to cover as much as possible. Louise has a natural ability to get across all of the points of taking a great photo. After the course Louise gave feedback on some photos I took later in the week which was very helpful.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
Has References: Yes
Will Tutor Online: No