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Beginner Digital Camera Setting Course

Do you have a digital camera & enjoy photography?

But always find yourself using it only on auto mode? And it’s hit and miss to get good photos.

Or perhaps you briefly tried out the different settings, but ended up feeling confused and overwhelmed?

This course is perfect for you!

The Beginners Digital Camera Settings Course is fun, easy to follow and inspiring!


I will explain the key camera settings you need to know, how to adjust them and how to choose the correct photography settings in any given lighting situation.


You'll get to watch me in action as I photograph models and how I adjust my photography settings from dark room to bright sunny daylight, also what camera settings I use to capture great family.


Plus, I'm on hand to answer any photography questions you might during the course, private Facebook study group and you have a workbook to follow.

What will you learn?

  • Feel confident using your camera's and different lenses.
  • Master the camera manual mode and gain control of your camera settings to take beautiful photos in any environments.
  • Learn about Lighting and gain the knowledge on choosing the right photography settings for taking sharp photos in anything different lighting situations..
  • Learn how to adjust your photography settings to make the background blurred for the ‘professional looking' photographs..
  • Learn what photography settings to use so you take beautiful photos of individuals, couples and groups.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is confused by the settings on their camera and wants to make the most of their digital camera.
  • Beginners who love photography but find the settings difficult.
  • Amateur photographers who want to polish their skills & improve their photography.


You should have a DSLR camera where you can change the lenses - bridge cameras will also work with all the lessons apart from the module on lenses.

Date: Sunday, 9th May 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: TBC


For Smart Phone or Digital Camera

Would you like to learn some insider skills to make your photography come alive with fantastic light, composition, creativity and storytelling techniques?

This course is designed for beginners who would love to learn my insider tips and tricks that I use to give my photos extra impact and creativity.

I’ll cover how to find the perfect light for your photography from indoors and outdoors!


You’ll also learn photography composition that will help shape your love of photography and develop your own unique photography style.


I will show you the easy ways to pose people and make them look so good! And techniques to bring out real expressions and laughter that will give your photography the edge you’ve been looking for!


You will also learn step by step editing guide to creating professional-looking photographs in Lightroom.


This photography course is especially for total beginners, so you definitely won’t feel overwhelmed or confused.


Plus, I'm on hand to answer any photography questions you might have during the course, private Facebook study group and you have a workbook to follow.

What will you learn?

  • How to take your photography from average to outstanding.
  • Understanding where to find the best light and take great photos just with natural light.
  • Learn composition techniques to improve your photography.
  • Learn creative fundamentals in photography to make your photography stand out.
  • Learn how to capture genuine expression and create storytelling photos.
  • Understand the basics of how to pose individuals, couples and groups.
  • Learn how to edit your photos and creating professional looking photographs in Lightroom.

Who is this course for?

  • Ideal for business owners who want to take great photos for your social media contents that connects with your customers.
  • Want to take stand out and professional-looking photos.
  • Want to learn & improve the creative aspects of your photos.
  • Want to learn how to take beautiful photos of your family or friends.


You'll need any type of camera be it a camera phone, compact, bridge, mirrorless or DSLR.

Date: Sunday, 6th June 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: The Nunnery, Douglas, Isle of Man
* Lunch & Refreshment included

Full Day Course + Facebook Support Group + Workbook

Beginner Digital Camera Setting


Beginner Creative Photography


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Jilly Harrison


The main skill was using the light differently. Following you as you photographed the family it brought all the techniques together. I’d love to follow you again.
Watching you review and edit the photo from the afternoon it was so helpful to see you process and look at all the skills in action. It was absolutely brilliant! I learnt so much and have had the best day. Thank you so much Shan. What a brilliant day!

Jilly Harrison

Ben Dalglish


Thank you so much for giving your time and energy to share your amazing photography expertise in 2 wonderful courses!! Once again you were totally in your element teaching on Saturday and we learned so much! It’s a natural follow on and with the techniques you cover it takes your photography skills to another level! I think you have a really good balance in your courses of theory illustrated with beautiful examples from your own portfolio through to practical experience!! You explain everything and model how it’s done and then you release us with the tools to have a go! Great to learn a new skill so thanks so much!

Ben Dalglish

Amoré du Plessis


I have completed Shan’s 3 educational workshops (DLSR Beginner, Beginner Creative as well as the Newborn & Business Mastery) and the online 3-day post-production course in the last 2 years and I have learned an invaluable amount of things from her! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend all these courses and now have her as a business mentor.

She is such a positive influence, brings so much energy and passion wherever she goes and is always available for advice and guidance!

Amoré du Plessis

Hello and welcome, I'm Shan,

Photography is not only a hobby but also a great skill. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a beautiful camera, but not knowing how to get the best from it.

I had so much joy teaching these two photography courses in the past three years and helping many students make the most of their DSLR cameras and improving their photography.

As an award-winning professional photographer and educator with 12 years of experiences, sharing my photography knowledge, and inspiring other people brings me so much joy.

It was great to know many of my students not only enjoyed the courses but also went on to take great photos of their family, businesses and even made photography their career.

I look forward to meeting you at my courses and helping you to start your amazing photography journey!

Years experience
Workshops Taught Since 2017
Babies photographed
Weddings captured