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"Take Control Of Your Camera"

"Take Control Of Your Camera" is a workshop aimed at budding photographers wanting to progress from shooting in Automatic. 
This face-to-face workshop is also for you if you have a camera sitting in its box waiting for you to learn how to use its many controls, if only you could find the time. 
workshop will explain and demonstrate the settings on your camera so that you can take control of how your images look and create beautiful photographs.  It will set you up to be able to choose the best settings to use and will ensure you know how to get the most out of your camera. 

Each workshop runs for 3.5 hrs and takes place in my studio and garden and surrounding valley in Erina on the Central Coast, NSW.


Topics and settings covered in the workshop


1          Camera Modes - P, A(Av), S (Tv), M

2          Exposure Triangle

3          Aperture

4          Shutter Speed

5          ISO

6          Sunny 16 Rule  

7          White Balance

8          Focus Modes

9          Focus Areas

10        Metering Modes

11        Exposure Compensation

12        Image stabilisation

13        Camera Drive Modes

14        Image Quality, jpeg or raw.


The workshop will run as follows:

1 hour             Introduction to each of the fundamental photography settings focussing on what

                       they are and how to use them.


1 hour             Hands on with your camera getting familiar with its controls and settings.


15 mins           Coffee Break


1 hour             Hands on with your camera in the garden and around our local valley if time

                       allows.   (Undercover outdoor areas available in case of inclement weather).


15 mins           Review of images taken and wrap up.


All participants will receive a printed workbook of the notes discussed on the day.  This workshop does not include any post processing or video instruction.


Please note this workshop is designed for one-to-one participation to ensure we cover as much as possible and allow enough time for practical experience.  A maximum of two participants is possible only if the same camera type is used (either sharing a camera or the same camera each).



"I was fortunate to contact with Jill Ashby Photography at a time when I was ready to progress my photography skills. I completed the ”Take Control Of Your Camera” workshop, in a one-to-one session with Jill.   She had taken time to research my camera, Fujifilm X-T2, and tailored the workshop to this camera and its capabilities.  I am heading to Tasmania in a few weeks and now I know I have learnt enough to move from Auto to a much more selective type of photography, that will give me a totally new perspective to my trip.   Thank you Jill, can’t wait to share some photos with you.  You were a relaxed, informative and easy to understand trainer.  Cheers Mike”.


“Jill has been so knowledgeable and generous with sharing key tips for using my camera and getting the best effects from it.  She shares camera facts and creative ideas in such a fun and easy-to-understand way.  It was a real pleasure spending time together whilst learning about my camera.  Thanks Jill!”, Jacqui


“I thoroughly enjoyed my workshop with Jill.  She was able to explain to me how to get the best from my camera in terms I could understand.  We spent some time putting into practice everything that I had learnt and I produced shots that I would never of thought I could!  Thank you so much Jill”, Elaine.




1 participant:              $220                                        2 participants:             $170 each.


“Take Control Of Your Camera” Gift Vouchers, with a 12-month expiry date, are also available at the prices above.


Once the workshop has been completed there will be an option for all participants to book a 60-minute, one-to-one follow-up session within a month of the original workshop. Cost $65.


Payment and Cancellation


Workshop fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

If attendee cancels up to 2 weeks prior to date of workshop and does not want to book an alternative date a refund of 50% will be given.  

If attendee cancels within 2 weeks of date of workshop, no refund will be given unless cancellation is caused by Covid 19 or its restrictions.  


If attendee cancels a workshop due to Covid 19 or its restrictions, an alternative date will be offered within 12 months.  If the attendee does not want to rebook and wishes to cancel fully, a refund of 50% will be given.


If Jill Ashby Photography cancels a workshop due to Covid restrictions or other unavoidable reasons, alternative dates will be offered and if none of these can be taken, a 100% refund will be given.


Inclement Weather


The course will go ahead in most weather types as we have undercover areas outside which we can use.  If a course is cancelled due to heavy storms or other intense weather, alternative dates will be offered.


Covid 19

All participants are asked not to attend workshops if feeling unwell or showing symptoms of Covid 19.


For more information, or to book your “Take Control of Your Camera” workshop,

please email me on or call on 0439 178 138.  

I look forward to helping you Take Control Of Your Camera!


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