Win a place on my 2015 Beginners Photography Course

Win a place on my 2015 Beginners Photography Course

Win a place on my 2015 Beginners Photography Course

Want to learn how to use your DSLR and get great photos of your kids? Then my 1 day Beginners Photography Course may be perfect for you. To celebrate having trained over 100 mums and dads this year, I am offering one lucky person a free Gift Voucher for any of my 2015 dates.

To enter all you need to do it visit here before the 10th December and keep your fingers crossed!  For more details about the course, including what is covered just visit here and below are some examples of images taken by my mums after the course.

Beginners Photography Course Hemel Hempstead

The course covers is focused around getting you out of auto and teaching you how to get images of your children that are good enough to go on the wall. In the morning we cover the technical aspects and in the afternoon we move onto light , composition and how to get great expression. The day is a mixture of theory and practical exercises and I aim to make it as much fun as possible.

The course takes place on Boxmoor Trust Land in Hemel Hempstead in a beautiful old barn. For the practical exercises we visit the local woodland and work in pairs to practice your new found skills.

A review from my last 2014 course left on Facebook: Jane , Hemel Hempstead , 5 stars! Thank you Nina for a wonderful day yesterday. I really enjoyed learning how to use those no longer frightening manual settings!  Your course content and manner of delivery were extremely user friendly and supportive. Really looking forward to discovering which room in my house has the best light!  Thank you again. X


Nina Mace is a bump, baby, children and family photographer in Hertfordshire. In 2013 Nina was named one of the Top 10 UK people photographers by the Guild of Professional Photographers. This year Nina is competing in both the Photographer of the Year category and for image of the year in the Children’s category.




Beginners Photography Course for parents; June

Beginners Photography Course for parents; June

This weekend saw the launch of my Beginners Photography Course in Hemel Hempstead. It’s something I have been thinking about for a while, as I often meet mums and dads who have these fantastic DSLR cameras but they aren’t really sure how to use them. I’ve seen the manuals myself and 300 pages of geeky, technical information, really isn’t that inspiring! So I started writing my course, and focused around the things I wish I had been told when I first started photographing my children.  This was our classroom for the day up at the Boxmoor Trust site in Hemel Hempstead.

Course set up to go

The course covers 4 key areas – the technical and getting to know your camera, learning about light, the fundamentals of composition and how to get great expression from your kids. We worked on getting that lovely blur in the background and here is a great example (taken by a student).

depth of field

My first course had a mix of mums and dads who had some experience with their cameras out of auto vs non at all. We had Canons, Nikons, Olympus and Panasonic brands and lots of different lenses to play with. I even had one attendee who is considering which DSLR to purchase so borrowed my original Canon 500D for the day. Lucky they were such a photogenic bunch 🙂

Beginners Photography Course

The day itself is relaxed, classroom style, with lots of coffee breaks and we went outside for lots of practical exercises to help cement what we had learnt. My attendees are now in a private Facebook group where they can share their work with me and ask any more questions they might have. I have seen some brilliant photos already and cant wait to see what else they come up with.

out in the woods

If you are interested in booking onto my course later in the year (July and August are already sold out) please visit here for more information. Plus if you would like advice on which starter DSLR Camera to purchase you can see my blog post here

” I really liked the fact you used our before pictures for us to compare to as we know the set of room/area and now know what to do differently. I took away so much information and can’t wait to start practicing and it was taught in a simple way (not to much technical language that I wouldnt understand) i would absolutely recommend!!” Sarah, Aylesbury

“A relaxed environment with an intimate group number made it easy to ask questions and get one to one help. Covering all the basics and having to re-visit them over the course of the day really helped it all sink in. Perfect beginners course and I have learnt so much! You defiantly injected the excitement back into our cameras. Thank you!” Sarah, Hertfordshire

“A really practical and hands-on course. Nina provides great advice on how to improve your own photos and teaches you the key points to enable you to understand the basic concepts of photography in a small group. I left the course excited by what I’d learnt and am keen to try out some of the technique when my new lens arrives. Thanks Nina” Sharon, Hemel Hempstead.