Do you prefer to learn in person? 

Are books and online training platforms just not your learning style? 

Don’t worry, I’ve got you.

Hey! I’m Sarah and I have been a professional photographer for almost 20 years.

I have a passion for photography and I have taught more than 1,000 beginners over the last decade. For me it’s about teaching in a way that people understand, without the jargon and technical mumbo jumbo. It just works!


What You'll Learn

  • Find out what all of those buttons, pictures, dials and settings actually mean.

  • I'll explain how your camera records and manages light to create an image.

  • We'll look how ISO, aperture and shutter speed work together to create balanced exposure.

  • Ever wondered how photographers get that lovely blurry background in their images? I'll show you how.

  • I'll teach you how to shoot in semi-automatic modes and manual mode so you can take full control over your photography.

  • Frustrated by out of focus images? You'll learn how to get sharp photos every time.

  • I'll teach you how different lenses can transform your images, giving them a totally different look and feel.

  • By the end of the training you'll be shooting in full manual mode.

The venue for my 1:1 training sessions in South Wales is totally spectacular! Join me in a beautiful, grade 1 listed manor house in the Vale of Glamorgan for one of my popular sessions? Let me take the fear out of the camera and teach you how to take the pictures you’ve always wanted to. Just you, me and your camera.

1:1 Beginners Session Price £169

You don't need any experience or prior knowledge for these sessions. We will typically spend about 2-3 hours learning how to really understand how your camera works and help you build the confidence to start creating images you love. You will also receive FREE lifetime access to my comprehensive online training course for beginners.


Why not join me for one of my popular group training sessions for beginners held in both North and South Wales locations.

Group sessions for beginners typically 3 hours in duration for groups of up to 10 people. There will be lots of fun practical exercises alongside my signature, jargon free approach to teaching. You will also receive FREE lifetime access to my comprehensive online training platform for beginners.
  • This is a Jargon Free Zone

    Learning how to use your camera doesn't have to be difficult if it's explained to you in a way that is easy to understand.

  • No Experience Necessary

    All you need is a camera and a desire to take amazing pictures. I'll help you with the rest.

Group Classes in South Wales

Find out more about the next dates for my group classes for beginners held in the beautiful Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend, South Wales.

Group Classes in North Wales

I will soon be offering group classes for beginners in Anglesea and Eryri (Snowdonia). If you'd like to find out more about these sessions as soon as they are released, please drop me an email to [email protected] and I'll be in touch.

What People Are Saying

Use my camera with confidence

by Gareth Taylor

After much searching I found the Love My Camera course. I had never used a camera at that point and had no idea what to expect from it. The course was easy to follow gave step by step simple instructions as well as a Facebook group to join with Sarah on hand to help and answer any questions. Since doing the course I've been able to use my camera with confidence and upgrade it without worrying about not knowing how to use it. With Love My Camera it's simple to learn any camera.

Do it! You won’t regret it

by Emily Chorley

Attended the photography for beginners course yesterday and had to write a review. I am a total beginner and was shooting on auto. Sarah went through the basics and made very thing make sense! I now feel I have the tools to explore shooting in manual and take better photographs. Sarah took the time to chat to each of us in the group to help tweak things to suit our individual cameras. If you are thinking about doing it… Do it! You won’t regret it.

She makes everything simple

by John Michaelson

I’ve done lots of photography courses in the past and have read lots of books. I learnt more from Sarah in 3 hours than I have from any other course. She makes everything simple and has so much patience!

You made my camera a lot more accessible to me

by Gareth Wood

Really enjoyed the course, thanks. It felt like I gained a lot of useful information and you made my camera a lot more accessible to me. I was a little apprehensive while driving to the course, but need not have worried, the atmosphere was great.

Highly recommended

by Lorraine Williams

I really enjoyed Sarah’s beginners photography class. I felt like I learnt a lot. She helped me understand my new camera and she explained it all really well. I felt like it ‘clicked’ altogether after attending the morning workshop. Highly recommended.

Give the Gift of Knowledge

A voucher for a 1:1 training session will help someone you love develop new and exciting skills

Do you know someone who loves photography, has a great camera and isn’t really too sure how to use it? Maybe they had a camera as a gift and they don’t know where to start. Do they tend to keep it on auto and hope for the best? Do the buttons and setting baffle them? Let me help. Sessions last 2-3 hours and take place on Mondays and Thursdays in my exciting new venue in Cowbridge. Weekend sessions will take place in my Bridgend based venue in South Wales. Vouchers are valid for 6 months.


  • What type of camera do I need to do this training?

    To make the most of this course you should own a digital SLR camera or a mirrorless camera. A DSLR or mirrorless camera will allow you to swap lenses and manually control your settings. Although the course is designed with these types of camera in mind you can still benefit from the course if you have a bridge camera, for example. If you are not sure if you have the right type of camera for this course then please send me an email to [email protected]. I'd be delighted to help you.

  • I have no experience at all, is that OK?

    Absolutely. You do not need any pervious photography knowledge or experience to do this training?

  • Where does your in person training take place?

    Currently, all 1:1 sessions take place in South Wales. 1:1 sessions take place on Mondays and Thursdays in my new beautiful venue in Cowbridge and weekend appointments will be based in my Bridgend venue. Group sessions take place in locations in South and North Wales.

  • I don't have a camera yet, can you give me some advice about the best camera to buy?

    Really happy to help. Just drop me an email to [email protected] and I will send you a copy of my beginners camera buyers guide.

  • Will I have notes to take away after the training?

    I can do better than that! After your training you will have lifetime access to my Get Camera Confident online training platform. This recaps everything we will cover on the day along with really helpful videos and downloadable resources.

  • How do vouchers work?

    Gift vouchers are always really popular. I currently offer gift vouchers for 1:1 session. Voucher are priced at £169 . Upon completion of the checkout, you will be emailed a print-at-home e voucher which is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. 1:1 sessions last 2-3 hours and take place on Mondays and Thursdays in my exciting new venue in Cowbridge. Weekend sessions will take place in my Bridgend based venue in South Wales. I am currently not offering 1:1 sessions in North Wales but hope to add these very soon. Voucher recipients will be able to pick the date and time of their session via a booking calendar to redeem their voucher. Sessions are subject to availability.

Get in touch

Got a question? Just drop me a line and I'll get back to you.