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Kick Start Your Photography - Get Off Auto

Are you confused by your camera or frustrated that you can't get the photographs you want? Baffled by your camera's endless menus, and permanently stuck on 'auto'? Book this one-day Photo Iconic course and you'll wave goodbye to the auto setting and 'hello' to creative photography.

We'll de-mystify your camera, show you which are the important controls you'll need to master to improve your photography, and which of the many and confusing menu functions you can ignore. Our objective is to help you use whatever camera you have and allow both your confidence and creativity to blossom.

Fujifilm have a fantastic range of cameras and lenses. Now they've got together with TPOTY and Photo Iconic to give you the opportunity to try them on our courses and photo tours. If you are interested in getting a new camera or lens, or simply want to try one, you can free of charge.Ask for details when you book and reserve the camera and/or lenses you'd like to try.

The locations we use are specially chosen to provide good photographic opportunities, varied and changing light and help you to build your photographic skills and confidence.

During the workshop we'll help you individually as well as giving group tuition.

We believe that photography should be fun so there'll be plenty of laughs along the way.

Confidence with your camera means better images. So once you understand your camera controls, all those images which didn't look as you expected them to will be a thing of the past.

You'll be surprised how simple photography is and how quickly your images will improve as we help you to understand how to control focus, depth of field and exposure, then bring these together with the basic elements of composition to improve your images.

Our objective is to help you use whatever camera you have and allow both your confidence and creativity to blossom.

Photo Course Highlights
  • Small group
  • Group and individual tuition
  • Sunday, one day course

What You'll Learn About

  • Understanding your camera
  • Understanding the important technical functions of your camera
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately
  • Composition - how to use and control it
  • Using perspective as a compositional tool
  • Changing composition through aperture & shutter speed
  • Using technical & creative elements together to compose better images

As this photography course is highly interactive and requires time to review each photographer's approach to making images, the number of participants is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 photographers.

Where & When

This course will run from 10.30am until approximately 4.30-5pm. It will take place in central London and the starting point will be the DimT Restaurant on the terrace above the TPOTY exhibition near London Bridge.


This course will be tutored by Chris Coe along with his assistant. Chris is self-taught and has been a professional photographer for 20 years. He is also the founder of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards ( and author of several books on photography. His photography has taken them all over the world on commissioned work and stock shoots, photographing using both film and digital cameras, in every format from 35mm to large format, including panoramics.

Chris has photographic experience shooting everything from landscapes to people, travel to architecture and abstracts to wildlife images.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Cancellation policy - all monies will be refunded if course is cancelled by participant up to one month before the course date. If participant cancels between one month and eight days before the course date, 50% of the full course fee is payable. If participant cancels seven or fewer days before the course date, the full course price will be payable. If you have any queries please contact us on:

Tel: 07594 820182 or Email

"The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process."

Edward Weston, Photographer

Course Dates

8th December 2019



Course Price



Chris Coe

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If you'd more information or would like to make a booking by phone or email then please contact Karen:
Tel: 01728 627752

Photography courses at in association with Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) © Chris Coe