Photography Courses & Workshops for Beginners

Photography for Beginners

At Laird’s Lifestyle, we’re passionate about photography. We want everyone to experience the joy of snapping a perfect shot—and maybe even get a little of a natural high from it too. We created workshops: photography courses for beginners! Now you can learn how to use your camera and experiment with different photography techniques that will help you capture the world around you in exciting new ways.

And best of all, you’ll have fun while doing it. So join us in learning how to capture all the moments that matter in your life and let us help you make them last!

Beginners Photography Workshops.

Wouldn’t you like to know how to use your camera! Learn photography and get out of the camera’s auto mode. We are offering private and group workshops, for beginners to give you a kickstart into the wonderful world of photography.

With a hands-on approach, we will teach you how to use all the dials and buttons on your camera including exposure, aperture, shutter speed and an introduction to DSLR cameras, lenses and much more.


Workshops start in a classroom environment, where you’ll learn how to be in full control of your camera. Usually, the time duration for this workshop would be a full day! Our photography workshops are based around 30% theory and 70% hands-on.

Beginners Photography Workshops include

  • Manual vs Autofocus
    We talk about the advantage and disadvantages of using manual or autofocus in photography
  • Aperture Mode
    How aperture (Depth of Field) can add dimension to your photography
  • Exposure Compensation
    How to change the value suggested by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker
  • Cameras and Lenses
    Learn more about Compact cameras, DSLR cameras and types of Lens before you buy!
  • Automatic and Program Modes
    When should you make that switch from Auto Mode and why Program Mode is the next step!
  • Scenes Modes
    Understand what the scene modes are and the icons on your camera
  • Priority Modes
    Learn to make your own camera setting decisions and get out of the auto mode
  • ISO and Settings
    Learn the basics of ISO and your camera’s sensitivity to light
  • White Balance
    How your white balance choice will change the colour balance in your photos
  • Shutter Speeds
    Creating dramatic effects by either freezing action or blurring motion
  • Introduction to Flash
    Flash photography techniques using your ‘pop up’ or ‘flashgun’
  • Composition Rules
    Established composition guidelines to enhance the impact of your scene
  • File Formats
    Why shoot in Tiff, Jpg, or Raw and the differences

Hands-On Workshops

With hands-on lessons, you will be in control of your camera and gain a thorough understanding of how it all works. After you have completed the theory, we will put into practice what you have just learned out in the field.

Afternoons will be spent travelling to some great locations to shoot.

We know some of the most picturesque settings and arrange everything including transportation to give you a trouble-free photo shoot under our ever-present guidance.