Photography workshop for beginners in Hampton Hill

The Un-Cheese Photography Workshop attendees practising their new skills in the nearby Bushy Park

Do you have an expensive DSLR camera that’s gathering dust on the shelf somewhere, not being used, because it’s so intimidating to even attempt to learn to use it properly? Have you been thinking about attending a workshop to learn about using it, but not quite sure if it’s for you?

I get it! Trying something new can be a little scary, so with this in mind here are 8 reasons to attend The Un-Cheese Workshop – including the ones you might now have expected!

You’ll avoid overwhelm: I’ll teach you only the functions of your DSLR you need to learn now

I know how overwhelming your DSLR camera might seem: I’ve been there, done that. When you are starting from scratch, and as they say “don’t know what you don’t know”, you can’t figure out where to start, and what you need to learn to move forward – and what you don’t. Well, one of the reasons to attend The Un-Cheese Workshop is that I do know, and can direct you towards the most useful techniques that will make the biggest difference straight away.

You’ll save time, learning the important stuff in just one morning

While most photography workshops are stretched out over 4 to 6 weeks, The Un-Cheese Workshop takes place over just one morning. In only 3.5 hours I will cover all the most important things that you need to learn to take your everyday photos to the next level. You might be wondering how that is possible. Well, quite simply: I’m not aiming to teach you everything there is to know about photography (and frankly, that would take years). I pick and choose the most simple and most powerful techniques that will allow you to take better photos of your kids, and one morning is just enough for that. Not to mention that trying to figure it all out yourself takes even longer – it took me years to do that on my own!

You’ll be learning from someone who practices what they preach

And I don’t just mean as a photographer (that’s a given, right?). I’m also a mother myself and know how tricky it is to photograph your own kids, when you’re trying to be a parent and a photographer at the same time. I’ve been dealing with this myself every day for the past 6 years, so I can teach you what to do and how to avoid the kids acting up in front of the camera.

You’ll not feel stupid

Even if you don’t know how to hold your camera, or how to switch it on – fear not! This is a total beginner workshop and some of the past attendees only bought their camera a few days prior to the workshop! There’s seriously no need to worry about not knowing anything, as that’s why you are attending the photography workshop in the first place!

You’ll get results

I really really want you to be able to take better photos of your kids. My workshop delivers results, and you’ll start taking better photos right away!


Photo taken by Rachel after attending The Un-Cheese Workshop, utilizing what she learned about adjusting the ISO settings, opening up the aperture to blur the background, and getting down to her daughter’s eye level to take this shot in a dark hall.

You’ll get personal advice and support from me

Not only I’ll be on hand during the workshop to help you figure out the settings of your camera, but also as part of your workshop ticket, you get two weeks of unlimited one-on-one email support with me. All those questions you forgot to ask, all the things that you thought made sense on the day but now suddenly don’t – you’d be able to ask all of that and more! You will also be able to send you images in for a helpful and friendly critique, so you can keep improving!

You’ll get to spend an enjoyable child-free morning learning something interesting

I don’t really need to sell this one, do I? It’s not often we mums get to do something for ourselves and learn something other than how to parent in the 21st century, and it’s nice just to get out, talk to other adults, and have yummy coffee, sandwiches and cake as well!

You’ll get to meet like-minded parents

Everyone who attends The Un-Cheese Workshop has a passion for documenting their family life in pictures. You will get to hang out and learn together, make new friends and the continue chatting via my private Facebook group for workshop attendees.

Interested? Pick your date and book your photography workshop seat today.