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Overview
One Day Photography Course - Get off auto mode.

Friendly tuition and gentle theory to help you get more from your digital camera. Want to know how to freeze motion or deliberately blur the action? If you’d like to know how to make a subject stand out by blurring the background, Laura can show you how.

Bring your digital camera, a tripod if you have one, and some enthusiasm and we will supply the rest. This one day course includes nurturing small-group tuition and a nutritious lunch. You will learn the theory of shutters and apertures and master the use of these two modes.

This course can be taken as a precursor to any of our other photo courses, why not follow this course with our 'Take Interesting Photos' day and then onto 'Mastering Manual Mode' day when you are ready to take the next steps.

You will need to bring a camera that has modes to alter the shutter speed and aperture (usually found on the top of the camera or in the menus, denoted by either S and A, or Tv and Av modes)
What to Expect
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Spend the day in and out of our beautiful studio on Thurstaston beach. Our location makes taking and reviewing our images a breeze. Friendly tuition and gentle theory to help you get more from your digital SLR camera, bridge camera, mirrorless, or compact system camera. Designed for the complete beginner with a new camera or those that want to move on from automatic mode.

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• Thurstaston Beach, Thurstaston England
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Important Information
Departure Point
Shore Cottage Studio: Creative Courses by the Sea, Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN, UK
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Unlimited hot drinks through the day, served with home baked biscuits
  • Lunch - Home made soup and home made bread still warm from the oven! Let us know if you have any dietary requirements as all food is made on site and we are happy to cater for all.
Exclusions
  • You will need to bring your own camera
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not suitable for babies and young children
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The course was so interesting and helpful. The location is stunning and Laura and Sue were so friendly and even baked gluten free biscuits and provided me with a wonderful home cooked gluten free lunch.
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Response from Laura H, Owner at Get Off Auto Mode: Learn digital photography by the sea
Responded Sep. 10, 2019
Dear S00edge, Thank you for your lovely review, as we make all our lunches and refreshments from scratch each day it is not a problem at all to cater for specific dietary requirements. We'd love to have you back again soon, perhaps 'Take Interesting Photos' next time? All best wishes, Laura
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I booked this course for my daughter’s 15th birthday present. She has just returned from the most amazing day with Laura!!! She has enthused all the way home about how lovely Laura was and how much she’s learnt. She even brought home a framed print of an incredible photo she
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Response from Laura H, Owner at Get Off Auto Mode: Learn digital photography by the sea
Responded Jul. 15, 2019
Dear Pathfinder, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. Your daughter was brilliant, just soaking up the knowledge, I think young people are primed to pick up new skills easily. We often have young people in the studio on our photography courses to count towards their skill section of their Duke of Edinburgh awards too. We'd love to have her back in the studio anytime, perhaps she'll try 'Take Interesting Photos' next and then on to 'Mastering Manual Mode'? All best wishes, Laura
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I really enjoyed my visit last month. Shore cottage studio is such a special and unique place. I love the back story of how it all started and how the house and studio have come into place. So inspiring and I want to live there! The course has a really personal feel from the
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Response from Laura H, Owner at Get Off Auto Mode: Learn digital photography by the sea
Responded Jul. 15, 2019
Dear Sarah, Thank you for your kind review, we love to make sure guests feel looked after so it is brilliant to hear that you want to come back. Perhaps you'll try the 'Take Better Photos' day or the 'Mastering Manual Mode' course next? Hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Laura
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The one day course was excellent. I learnt a huge amount and had plenty of opportunity to practise, with the benefit of constructive, thoughtfu feedback on my efforts, The setting is beautiful and course participants are made to feel very welcome. I look forward to returning.
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Response from Laura H, Owner at Get Off Auto Mode: Learn digital photography by the sea
Responded Jul. 9, 2019
Dear Dean, Thank you for such a lovely review, we try to make the studio as welcoming as possible as we find that it creates a better learning environment. We'd love to have you back soon, perhaps you'll try our 'Take Interesting Photos' day or the 'Mastering manual Mode' day next? All best wishes, Laura
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I had a lovely time at Shore Cottage Studio with Laura, Sue and Kris. I attended two courses on separate days in May and June - Getting Off Auto Mode and Mastering Manual Photography. Laura presented the courses in a non-technical, easy to understand and jargon free way. She is
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Response from Laura H, Owner at Get Off Auto Mode: Learn digital photography by the sea
Responded Jun. 30, 2019
Dear 123DH, Thank you for your kind review, the 'Get Off Auto Mode' then 'Mastering Manual Mode' course combination is a good one to take you from zero to full proficiency in using your camera in just two stand alone day long sessions. You should be very proud of the progress you've made over the two days. We'd love to have you back in the studio later in the year, perhaps you'll try 'Take Interesting Photos' next? All best wishes, Laura
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By: Shore Cottage Studio Ltd
143 reviews
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sunnymeWirral
Wirral
63
Great way to improve
Following on from getting off auto, this course gives a more in-depth opportunity to really think about your
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sunnymeWirral
Wirral
63
Relax and Learn
Easy to follow explanation of controls from a good, clear teacher with hands on help for those less experienced
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Barnstontraveller
Wirral, United Kingdom
22
Taking interesting photos.
Will never look at photography quite the same again. A very informative & practical day in a stunning situation.
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James_Ezard
West Kirby, United Kingdom
10
Excellent
Learnt so much in just one day and has inspired me to look into photography more in my free time. The people who
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s00edge
Chester, United Kingdom
10
Amazing place
The course was so interesting and helpful. The location is stunning and Laura and Sue were so friendly and even
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beemooni
Liverpool, United Kingdom
3134
Another amazing day with Laura
I went on the get off auto in March, Mondays course was going fully manuel! Perfectly paced, amazing resources
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Ruths_GingerCat
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
51
Brilliant creative class
Spent the day at Shore Cottage Studio with Sue showing and helping us to create a Seascape. I had a fantastic day
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Pathfinder590662
10
Amazing!
I booked this course for my daughter’s 15th birthday present. She has just returned from the most amazing day
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SarahJW123
Liverpool, United Kingdom
43
Loved it!
I really enjoyed my visit last month. Shore cottage studio is such a special and unique place. I love the back
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Dean1207
Liverpool, United Kingdom
21
Excellent day!
The one day course was excellent. I learnt a huge amount and had plenty of opportunity to practise, with the
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Helen M
177
Perfect day
Even the approach on foot to Shore Cottage was intriguing, then we emerged from woodland onto a beach with North
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SPLiverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom
51
I Now Undestand My Camera
I attended two excellent 1 day photography courses. Laura really explained things well and I am now a lot more
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123DH
10
I now understand how to use my new camera!
I had a lovely time at Shore Cottage Studio with Laura, Sue and Kris. I attended two courses on separate days in
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hugo86bell
Sheffield
30
Two days of courses
Laura is a superb teacher and will take all levels of competence much further on. The studio, garden and beach
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northernwitchery
10
Laser cutting two day course 18th and 19th June
Had an amazing time and left there imbued with huge enthusiasm and exciting new gifts that I made. Kris, Sue and
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