Snap up your skills: personal photography workshop

You have a camera, but do you know how to use it? Whether you have a DSLR, a mirrorless or a compact camera, this one-on-one workshop will teach you how to get the most out of it. You'll learn how to adjust the settings, compose the shot, and capture the perfect image.

Your workshop will start with a cosy chat over coffee and cake (included in the experience). You'll tell your instructor where you are in your photography journey and what you want to learn.

Then, you'll have a theory session on the basics of photography, such as composition, angles, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. Don't worry, your instructor will tailor the session to your needs and your equipment.

Next, you'll head to the streets of the Jewellery Quarter, a historic area of Birmingham. You'll put your new skills into practice, taking photos of the architecture, the people, and the atmosphere. Your instructor will give you feedback and tips along the way, helping you improve your technique and confidence.

By the end of the workshop, you'll have a better understanding of your camera and how to use it in manual mode. You'll also have some stunning photos to show off to your friends and family. This workshop is ideal for beginners who want to learn the basics of photography in a fun and personalised way.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult £120

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • At the end we get back to cafe to have a chat about photography


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

You'll need to own a camera with modes: Aperture Priority (Av or A), Shutter Priority (Tv or S), and Manual (M). Please do not forget a memory card and a charged battery.

The train station is seconds away the same as 8A and 8C busses. Paid parking is also seconds away, and payment is by card only. On-the-street parking might be available, card only. 10-minute walk for the nearest on-street parking outside of the Clear Air Zone (Please google the area around B18 6PU postcode).

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


Ilona Zielinska

Ilona is a freelance photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty and diversity of the world. She's worked on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK, ranging from architecture and art to industrial and corporate portraits. She runs a practice in Birmingham, where she offers highly creative and original solutions for her clients. Ilona also loves to share her knowledge and experience through lectures and workshops, where she inspires others with her fresh and informative style.

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