Photography Courses for Beginners, Swanage, Dorset

Are you finding your camera a tough nut to crack?  With all those settings, dials and buttons, it can be super complicated to find your way around them all when you are starting out.  But it doesn't need to be that way.

Maria is an award-winning photographer and author, who is completely passionate about helping beginners overcome the technical side of photography and will coach you to take beautiful photographs in an easy-to-understand way that has helped thousands of guests across the world improve their photography and win prizes themselves.

She pioneered the first ever underwater photography courses back in 2004 in the UK using a simple compact camera, became the first person to achieve a Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society back in 2007 for her portfolio taken with both a compact and a Canon Digital SLR System and has won many awards for her work as well as written for many publications.  You can read more about her achievements on her photography website at

She is completely passionate about helping beginners achieve both confidence and success with her images.  Her guests achievements have been incredible with the first person who she ever helped with their photography in Mexico, Erick Higuera, having his work regularly featured with the BBC's Planet Earth and Blue Planet series and is now a National Geographic Explorer.  Another guest, David Smith came to her as a complete beginner in Oxford and won Countryfile's Photo of the Year Competition.  Daniel Norwood came to Maria in London to learn about underwater lighting and went onto win the British Society of Underwater Photographer's Best Beginner Award soon after and is now the Editor of the worldwide famous DivePhotoGuide online magazine.

Just click on the links in the menu to see how I can help you or drop me an email to if you need any extra help or advice.

I look forward to helping you with your photography.


Maria, LRPS x