Digital Photography Fundamentals is a great workshop to enable you to understand Digital Photography and move away from the Auto settings of your Digital Camera. This Workshop has been designed to be a mixture of classroom based theory and hands-on practical sessions. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience including newcomers and is relevant to all genres of photography.

Scheduled Open Workshop Dates and Availability (Book online below)

• Monday 21st January 2019 – 5 spaces remaining
• Monday 4th March 2019 – 6 spaces remaining

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  • Spent the day with Craig on a 1-1 course was fun informative and took me off auto to manually I thourally recommend.

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  • 5 star review  Had a fabulous day with Craig and a small group of people yesterday. It was a fun, educational day. Craig explained things in a way that was easy to understand (for a complete novice) and I learnt loads. Just need to practise now and hope to have a follow up class in the future 😉Thank you so much Craig and hopefully we will be able to join your next nature walk

    thumb Carol Baker
  • 5 star review  Very enjoyable and informative day.....Craig was a great teacher and I am now way more confident about not relying on Auto mode and to actually use my brain! Thank you for a lovely day of learning... Caroline (28th May 2018)

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  • 5 star review  Had a really good day with Craig and others, learnt so much about my camera, no more auto settings for me...looking forward to putting the skills I have learnt into practice at home and on your next walk. Thanks Craig.

    thumb Sandra Parker
  • What an enjoyable day. Criag's workshop is interesting and fun in a beautiful part of the Algarve. I am a complete novice and came away having learnt so much and it was all explained in a very understandable way. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig and his workshop and look forward to starting to finally enjoy my camera. Thank you!

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  • 5 star review  Beverley and myself joined Craig’s course on the 23rd April. What a fantastic and educational day it was. Learnt loads and will now be using my DSLR camera to its full potential. No more full auto mode. We’d highly recommend Craig to anyone. Very good teacher.

    thumb Phil Egginton
  • We had a fantastic day learning how to use our camara's properly! I picked up lots of extra tips! Craig made the learning experience fun as well as interesting. I came away with lots of information and the day flew by! I would recommend this affordable workshop in a beautifull setting to anyone interested in photography and even those with more experiance would benefit ... Thank you Craig! Sharon Cammiss Loule......

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  • 5 star review  I had a very well organised workshop in digital photography. The workshop covered the main topics of digital photography, from the basics to the advanced image processing.

    thumb Jose Drago
  • 5 star review  Had a fantastic day with Craig and our small group of 6 people. Craig is a very patient and informative teacher, nothing is to much trouble. The venue was great above a bar/cafe so refreshment and food easily available. Spent most of the morning in the classroom (hall) and then went outside to practice what we had been taught. Lunch then back to classroom for more theory. Then out again to take more photo's. At the end of the day I had learnt so much about my camera that I didn't know and now have the confidence to go out and try to take better pictures. Really good value for money we started at 9.30 and finally left to go home at 6pm! Thank you Craig.

    thumb Anne Keene
  • 5 star review  Rita and myself spent the day with Craig, learning how to use our cameras. Rita has always used automatic, but now she has a new one wanted to go off it. He was very patient and informative repeating things over if we didn't understand the first, or second time! In the afternoon we went out to learn our new skills taking photos of the beautiful Portuguese countryside and architecture. Thank you Craig. We will be back if possible, to go on the nature walks you organise.

    thumb Joy Williamson

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The Workshop is available in any of following formats:

» Open Workshop: Join other like-minded attendees and learn together with fixed dates (always a maximum of 6 attendees)
» 1-to-1 : Just you and Craig together on a full day with a date to suit
» 1-to-2 : 2 attendees and Craig together on a full day with a date to suit
» Private Group : Your own private group booking of up to 6 people with a date to suit

What equipment will you need?
Although the workshops will be tailored for DSLR, Mirrorless and Bridge cameras, any camera that is able to be switched to Manual Mode will be suitable (if in doubt, please Contact Me). Thinking of getting a camera and want to learn the basics first? A Nikon Bridge camera will be available for loan at no extra cost (limited availability, first come first served).

Please note, this workshop is not suitable for Smartphone/Tablet Photography, however, as the fundamentals are still the same, why not come along and use a loan camera.

What topics are covered?
The workshops will cover the following;

» Camera Technology – Overview of Digital cameras and photography
» Exposure Triangle – Learn all about aperture, shutter speed and ISO along with how they affect each other
» Camera Modes – Learn about the non-automatic settings
» White Balance – Learn about capturing the correct colours
» Depth of Field – Learn all about what should be in focus and what shouldn’t and how to control this
» Metering – Learn how the camera calculates the correct lighting
» Focus – Learn how the correctly focus on your subject and scene
» Composition – Learn to understand what makes a scene look good as a photo
» Plus much more, never use the Auto mode again!

Where are the Workshops held?
All “Open” Workshops are held in Sâo Marcos da Serra (more locations to be added soon). Private bookings (1-to-1, 1-to-2 and Private Group) can be held at a location of your choice (Algarve or Southern Alentejo) or in São Marcos da Serra. Please note that a private location must be able to accommodate your group size in a classroom environment. 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 Workshops can be held in the comfort of your own home.

Where is São Marcos da Serra?
São Marcos da Serra is a small traditional Algarve village nestled in the beautiful Northern Algarve Hills which make up part of the Silves area. It takes a little over 20 minutes to drive North from Albufeira on the IC1. For more information, take a look on Google Maps and on

How big are the group Workshops?
All workshops have a maximum group of just 6 attendees, this is to ensure each participant has adequate attention.

What time does the workshop begin and end?
The Open Workshops in São Marcos da Serra begin at 9:30am and end at 5:00pm. Sometimes we overrun if nobody is in a rush. Private bookings can be tailored to your requirements.

What language is the Workshop delivered in?
Currently, this Workshop is only available in English.

What is the price?
» Open Workshop : €45 per person
» 1-to-1 : €80
» 1-to-2 : €110 (€55 per person)
» Private Group (3 to 6 attendees) : €45 per person

Payment is required in advance by either PayPal (inc Credit/Debit card without a PayPal account) or Bank Transfer. By booking onto the Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase HERE.


If you intend to use a loan camera, please Contact Me before booking to ensure availability.

Open Workshop Booking
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