Online Photography Courses

Online Group Photography Courses

Margaret has taken her love of teaching and inspiring others to the online space and is now providing online photography courses and coaching. These can be small groups or individual coaching.

The technology available today means online photography learning has never been more straightforward. The Zoom system facilitates online meetings through video conferencing and enables the sharing of conversation and images.

All that is needed is a device (desktop or laptop computer, tablet or smartphone) connected to the internet. A camera attached to or built-in is ideal, although not essential.

These photography courses are designed to enable the student to be able to fit the practical aspects around their own commitments and work at their own pace.

Each online group workshop includes one scheduled meeting each week, where we all come together in a virtual classroom. Set photographic projects for you to undertake in your own time as well as friendly and encouraging conversations about how to develop a style in your photography. 

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Below are a few last-minute lockdown courses!

Join me this winter and use this time to focus on your photography in a safe, uplifting environment. I wanted to reach out during this difficult time and offer you something that would not only give you a focus but also give you actionable steps to progressing in your creative pursuits. The courses vary in specialty, and I hope that I can use my 17 years of experience as a photographer to now help you in your own journey.  

Fundamental camera skills

A three-week online course.

 

“Learn the basics in a friendly, encouraging environment”

 

With gentle encouragement throughout the course, you will develop your skills to enable you to enjoy your photography and produce consistent results.

It doesn't matter how long you have had your camera, this workshop will provide a safe space in which to ask the most basic questions without being worried or feeling silly.

We will cover the fundamentals from shooting modes, aperture, shutter, and ISO, through to how to use these on location. Looking towards creating atmospheric and pleasing images that reflect what you are trying to portray. There is no need to acquire expensive equipment for this workshop.

 

Course Format

 

  • A series of live lessons including Q&A sessions hosted by Margaret Soraya via Zoom .
  • A full recording of each session that you can download and refer to anytime.
  • PDF Booklet
  • Small tasks to practice in between sessions.
Do any of these apply to you ;

 

  • Are the technicals of your camera holding you back from creating the images you yearn for?
  • Would you really love to use your camera to its full potential?
  • Do you shoot on preset modes simply because you have never understood how to take more control of your camera’s manual settings?
  • You just got your camera and need to begin to understand how to use it easily.
  • You would like to learn how to create better images of subjects such as your family, landscapes, flowers or other genres

 

If any of these apply to you this is the course is for you!

 

 

I have seen so many people struggling with the technicals of their equipment and have created a space in which you can learn how to use your camera easily and confidently. This will make your creative time more enjoyable and your results more consistent.

I teach in an easy to understand manner, which is sympathetic to those who may be less likely to want to ask questions in a technical environment where everything seems complicated and confusing. Taking the tech out of the technicals and simplifying is my specialty.

All levels welcome, but please be aware this is a basics course and will be most suited to those who are looking to fully understand the fundamentals.

The Fundamental Camera Skills course will run over 3 x 1 hour sessions, live on zoom with myself. The format will be live teaching, suggested tasks to practice each week and interactive Q& A's. The calls will be recorded and made available to watch afterwards, along with a PDF booklet on each topic.

 

Cost £125 pp ( discounted rate available for Creative Haven Members )

Raising your profile in photography

3-week online coaching course to help you raise your photography profile

If you are looking to raise your profile in your photographic pursuits - whether as a keen amateur or professional,
The short course will be focusing on social media, websites and presenting a cohesive style online. We will be looking at your profile as a whole, how you present yourself and your work, whether your style is distinct. It is very hard to really see some of the aspects of your own work, as we get too close to it. After all, photography is very personal. So it is a very good idea to occasionally take an overview from the outside. There will be time to go through your own profile on the calls and get individual advice and suggestions.
We will cover ;
  • Defining your objectives
  • Branding and finding your niche
  • Social media and websites, blogging, public speaking
  • The role of facebook
  • In depth look at Instagram as currently this is the leading platform for photographers
  • Tips on stories, IGTV, Reels, feed design, and how to increase engagement.

 

Course Format

  • A series of group discussions - via Zoom with Margaret. 
  • Please note there will be a min of 5 sign-ups to run this course. It will be confirmed as soon as possible.

 

£150pp

Finding your voice through contemplative photography

A three-week online coaching course.

“Unlock your inner creative”

Helping you to slow down, really notice the world, and discover your own unique voice in your photography. Margaret will guide you through a process where you can begin to connect with your intuition and develop your own photographic style. With gentle encouragement and personal attention all the way through. Everyone one of us has creative potential and this course is to help you develop, enjoy your photography more and find a sense of fulfillment, no matter what your level.

 

Course Format

  • A series of live lessons including Q&A sessions hosted by Margaret Soraya via Zoom .
  • A full recording of each session that you can download and refer to anytime.
  • PDF Booklet

 

 

Bite-sized, projects will be set to help you through this process. Small enough to allow everyone to find time for them without feeling pressured. All projects can take place at home or in an outdoor space close to home. Projects will be tailored to your own interests.

Projects can be completed in your own time and can be done on any camera including your smartphone. The aim is to find your photographic way through the course of three weeks and end up with a set of images, set to words, that enables you to see your true potential.

Begin to realise that slowing down, focusing on yourself without the external pressure to produce images for anyone else will help unlock your inner creative. The aim is to guide you through this transformative journey in an inspiring and encouraging manner.

£175pp

"Creative vision is a process of finding yourself, rediscovering yourself and including your own unique life, loves, and experiences. When we open up to allow that to flow, truly authentic work comes through"

“ Margaret is a delightful, thoughtful and caring person who loves photography, swimming and surfing, although I don't know in what order!!! I thoroughly enjoyed her inaugural online Finding Your Voice workshop, exploring my photographic drivers and style. It was quite a revelation. ​"

Claire Filson