1 Day - Beginners Photography Workshop

Let's get your photography going...

£175 per person - 10 places only

Ever had those moments when you capture a gem of a photo - but struggle to replicate it? Or times when it's just disappointing and doesn't match the scene's potential? We've all been there, and the frustration is real.

But, there's a solution. Join me and a bunch of fellow photography enthusiasts for an incredible day in this picturesque workshop setting – and I'll show you how.

Picture this: a day of fun, learning, and unlocking simple camera tricks that put exposure under your thumb – no complex manual mode required. Plus, let's talk focal length – the secret ingredient to making your shots pop. Trust me, zooming in does more than just bring things closer.

There are plenty of hands-on activities that tie exposure, focal length, and composition into a neat bow for any shot. There's ample time to practice, and I'll be offering guidance without overwhelming you with jargon.

My goal? To send you home brimming with fresh insights, hands-on experience, and a treasure trove of inspiring photos. We keep things cosy with a maximum of 10 participants, ensuring there's time for everyone. And don't sweat your gear – you can use any camera, including your trusty phone. Join us, and let's unleash your photography potential together.

Picturesque Location

Just look at the photos. What fantastic ingredients you'll have to learn with.

Mudeford Quay is a beautiful location on the Hampshire / Dorset border at the mouth of Christchurch harbour. Opposite is the headland of Hengistbury Head with it's sandy beaches and colourful beach huts. Looking inland are views of the harbour and Quay presenting plenty of photo opportunities.

With it's easily accessible road links, abundant parking and facilities Mudeford Quay is the perfect place for a photography workshop. Scroll down and check out the gallery...

  • Easy to get to
  • Plenty of car parking - costs around £14.10 for the day
  • Ferry to Hengistbury Head takes 10 mins and costs £2.50 each way.
  • Toilet facilities
  • A pub and two cafés for refreshments (not included)


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Such a great day, lots of helpful hints and tips. Mike was on hand for all of the group to answer questions as well as guide us to get the perfect picture. I came away with some fabulous shots. I will be booking more of Mike's workshops.

Wendy Lamb

Very inspiring. I understand so much more, and know there's loads more to learn. Bring It On!!

Maggie Murray

Very enjoyable day and an excellent tutor made things simple to understand

 Tina Marshall

Excellent day - even when the weather was rubbish I learned so much

Will Hershall


9.30 am: Meet and greet in front of The Haven House Inn.

Tutorial sessions includes:
    •    Why cameras get it wrong
    •    Controlling exposure
    •    How to use different lenses and zooms for brilliant photos
    •    Simple strategy for amazing compositions
    •    By the end of the morning you’ll have learnt to manage these things

1.00 pm: Lunch (not included): This will be in the pub, café or beach bar and is a great opportunity to chat about photography, compare images from the morning and ask questions.

2.00 pm: Practise your new skills in this beautiful location with its beach huts, boats, views of the quay, Needles Rocks and Christchurch Harbour. I’ll be on hand throughout to mentor, coach and answer questions.

5.00 pm: Finish.

£175 per person - choose your day


Please note that Saturday 27th April and Saturday 11th May have now been confirmed as we have enough attendees - there are still a few places available on both



Beginners workshop images

Estuary at low tide with Isle of Wight, blue sky and clouds in backgroundTwo female photographers with cameras raised standing by the water at Christchurch harbour UKLobster pot and grasses in front of beach huts with storm clouds in skyTwo swans browse waters edge with blue sky and clouds at Hengistbury Head UKBlue sky and sunshine over beach huts, grasses and a red poppy at Hengistbury Head, UKRow of nine beach huts in sunshine with storm clouds in skyLight on bannister railings on balcony of a beach hut at Hengistbury Head UKslanting roofs of three beach huts against cloudy skysmall green tree in a planter against blue wall with square white trellistwo red poppies in front of a wooden sleeper wallwet clothes pegs hanging on a washing lineThree British beach huts and cloudy skyWooden hand rail on side of a blue beach hutSummer sky with sun and clouds above a lone British beach hutSingle British beach hut with sun shining in a blue skyPeople at a British beach bar on a cloudy windy dayLone photographer standing on sand dune with long grassesRow of colourful British beach huts under heavy storm cloudsLobster pots on a quayside and a rainbow over the sea behind themPhotographers photographing colourful beach huts at Hengistbury Head, UKBritish beach huts and long grasses under heavy storm cloudsOrange rope hanging on blue wooden slatsYellow flower by a plain and blue painted wall in sunshineTwo metal hooks mounted on a black painted wooden wallEnd of a wooden bench with sand below itRays of sunlight coming from behind clouds over the seaSun shining in blue sky above a red headland markertwo silver door hooks fixed to grey plankingBright yellow flowers in front of a dark blue wallMan and woman dressed in winter clothing looking at cameras and resting against a blue British beach hutBlue and yellow beach hut at Hengistbury Head, UKMale photographer standing on sand dune taking a photographColourful beach huts in sunshineOrange fishing boat on calm water on a cloudy dayFish shaped key ring hanging in lock of a grey wooden doorA woman sitting alone on steps of a British beach hutRacing canoe with word \'Epic\' painted on it pulled up on shore of a small harbourSmall boat on mudflats at low tide during sunset

Your tutor at a glance

I'm flattered to have been called the UK's friendliest Photography Expert (Thanks 500px!).  

I'm proud to have made hundreds of videos and spent thousands of hours teaching people like you to see more beauty in the world every day (and to capture that beauty), by thinking like a photographer. 

My YouTube channel has served more than 26 Million views and has more than 260,000 subscribers.

I've appeared on TV shows and been asked to speak at some of the best photography events on earth, such as:

  • Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
  • The Photography Show, Birmingham, UK

I've enjoyed a wonderful career as a photographer, presenter and teacher. I even trained as a teacher so that I could reach my full potential and enable others to reach theirs.

As a photographer, I'm proud to have won multiple awards: 

  • Petapixel TopTen Youtube Trainers list
  • x3 Xposure International Photography Festival Awards
  • x1 Fuji Commercial - x2 Fuji Wedding
  • Kodak Gold Award
  • x14 Master Photographers Association Awards

And I've been lucky to have had exhibitions at prestigious venues such as:

  • The Master Photographers Association
  • Royal Photographic Society
  • Romanian Embassy (London)
  • Xposure Photography Festival - others...

When not teaching photography I also have a role as a brand ambassador for ClickASnap.com and I have written for publications such as:

  • Ephotozine
  • DSLR User magazine
  • Professional Photographer
  • Photography Monthly - others...

Trumping all of this, my proudest achievement to date is the huge number of wonderful 5* reviews on Trustpilot and Google - written by people like you after completing my courses. This is what inspires me to continue creating courses to help more people fall in love with photography. 

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Photographer, speaker and motorcyclist

Xposure International Photography Festival - Sharjah, UAE

Mike Browne CDTP Lite Photoshow 600

Speaking at The Photo Show Birmingham UK

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Switzerland Photo Workshop Group