Beginners photography courses for Parents

Helping you to take wonderful photos of your children & family

Are you one of those Mums or Dads who has a great camera, but don’t really know how to use it? You often get some great shots of your kids, but it’s a bit hit and miss and you don’t know why? Then one of my beginners photography courses might just be for you !

For those times when you can’t have me with you, such as holidays*, weekend walks, playing at home, I would like to show you how to take great photos of your kids with your camera. It will be a day of practical learning, with lunch, cakes and bottomless cups of coffee. *Please note I am more than happy to discuss coming on holiday with you if it’s somewhere warm.

Due to demand, I am now running my beginners photography courses on the weekends plus 1-2-1 bespoke sessions and offering Gift Vouchers. On each of these sessions we will cover:


Getting out of 'auto'

Taking control of your camera and learning to get that lovely blurry background. We learn about ISO, Aperture and how this affects the quality of your images straight out of camera.



Learning the basic rules of composition to make your images look more professional. We discuss the rules of composition and why they are more pleasing to the eye.


Understanding light

Learning about how to deal with light indoors and outdoors, to get the most flattering photos. This section of the course will have an immediate impact on how your images look.


Getting great expression

Learning how to get great expressions from your children without saying “cheese”. We discuss techniques for photographing babies, children and siblings.

Training choices available: Weekends, Midweek or 1-2-1

Beginners Weekend Course


Hands-on group training in Camberley, Surrey

5 hours including lunch

10am – 3pm


Intermediate midweek course


Hands on group training with a family to model in Camberley, Surrey

3 hours

10am – 1pm


1-2-1 Midweek


A bespoke 1-2-1 session in your home

1 hour of tailored training.

(travel within 5 miles included in price)


1-2-1 Midweek


A bespoke 1-2-1 session in your home

2 hours of tailored training.

(travel within 5 miles included in price)


View available dates and book online

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Please find below the latest Beginner & Intermediate photography course dates below.

To book your place just click on the course date that you would like to attend.

To book a 1-2-1 please complete the form at the end of the page and I will come back to you with available dates.

A deposit of £39 is payable with the balance due 4 weeks beforehand and all payment details will be emailed once your order has been received.

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Images taken by the Mums & Dads after the course

Please find below the latest Intermediate photography course dates.  These courses are for those that have already been on my Beginners Photography Course. We work with real children photographing them in a local park.  This course costs £79. To secure your place please complete the form at the end of this page. A deposit of £39 is payable with the balance due 4 weeks beforehand*

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Booking your place

Just complete the form below to secure your place

To book your place on one of my beginners photography courses, please complete the booking form below. I will reply and confirm if a place is available on the date you have requested and send an invoice for the deposit to secure your place.


Finally, if you are considering buying a DSLR camera and you aren’t sure which to choose, then pop by my latest blog post with my recommendations on which camera and supporting lens to buy

* Terms & Conditions of booking. A £39 deposit is required to secure your place on the course, and the remaining £60 is due 4 weeks before the course date. If payment is not made on time, your place on the course may be given to another attendee. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before the course date, you will not be liable to pay the £60 but your deposit will be retained. Unfortunately, if you cancel within 4 weeks of the course date the full amount will be retained unless a replacement can be found.  The course materials remain the property of Nina Mace Photography and cannot be reproduced without permission. If the photographer has to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances (illness/ accident) you will be entitled to a new date or refund of the course cost. Travel will not be re-imbursed. By booking onto this course you agree to the Full T&C here.



About Nina & feedback from past students

See what those who have come along have to say

Having been on a beginners photography courses before I found it was so broad that I forgot most of it, I really just wanted to take better pictures of my family and that’s why I found Nina’s course so brilliantly useful rather than just interesting! Nina covered how to improve my shooting and what  I can alter on my camera in different conditions. There were some light bulb moments when Nina explained some really simple things that I just hadn’t heard of before. It was a perfect mix of technical and practical  for a beginner photography course and I came out of the course thinking…’I can do this!’

Amanda, St Albans

I found Nina’s beginners photography courses incredibly useful. It covered all the technical basics in an easily digestible manner, plus lots of invaluable tips from a professional who knows what it’s like to photograph children!

The course was in a really relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere, and it has been brilliant to be able to follow up what we learnt through our Facebook group, where we can post our efforts and ask questions as they come to us

Kathy, Hertfordshire

I loved the whole beginners photography course, it was great to learn how to use my camera properly and to learn the various settings. 

The practical side of the day was immensely helpful as it really put the new skills to practise and helped the information sink in!

Can’t wait to try out the new skills and really appreciate the follow-up work Nina puts in to help with any questions the group have

Jo, Hemel Hempstead

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A little about your instructor


Before becoming a photographer, Nina spent 15 years working in Marketing & Brand Management.  It was during this time that she also found a love for leading working groups and training. Her style is fun and relaxed and focuses on a mixture of theory and hands on practical exercises.

Nina has been a Professional Photographer for 6 years and has just been named the UK’s Children’s Photographer of the Year. Her work has been featured in magazines and on popular blog and websites including Vogue.

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