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teenage boy photographing flowers at Borde Hill Garden, Sussex

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN SUSSEX FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

My Sussex-based photography courses are hugely popular with children and teens.  I’ve been a professional photographer for over ten years and started to teach photography to young people over four years ago. I can’t tell you how much joy I get from seeing enthusiastic children outside enjoying photography, it is honestly a pleasure to teach them all.

Whether you are new to photography or looking to improve your existing skills I have the photography course for you or your child.   My phoneography course is designed to introduce younger children to photography and encourage them to take more creative photos using their phones.  You can see more details on each course below.

My courses are held in various locations around Sussex and sell out quickly to those who are on my Priority Waiting List (see form below).  Please complete the priority form if you can’t make the dates but you’d like to be the first to know when new dates are released.

Photographer Alex Rickard jumping in the air on one of her photography courses for teenagers and children

CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

 

NEXT COURSES WILL BE SPRING 2023

Please complete the form below if you’d like to receive an email with the course dates as soon as they are released.  Thanks!

Please register your interest on the form below to receive the dates as soon as they are released.  I’ve explained each course further down the page with age and camera guidelines but please ask me if you are unsure which course is best for your children.

BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES ONLINE

Click the ‘Book Now’  button to book your place and pay directly.

If you have a voucher please contact me by email or the contact form on this site so I can reserve your place without you having to pay.

PHONEOGRAPHY

Two hours £40

 

Friends laughing on a photography course in Tilgate Park, Sussex

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Three hours £50

 

Health benefits of photography for teens and children Teenage children on a photography course in Sussex sharing images on the back of their cameras

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY

Three hours £50

 

Health benefits of photography for teens, teenage boy photographing flowers at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN SUSSEX PRIORITY LIST

Please complete the form below if you’d like to be the first to know when I release new course dates.

Photography course priority list

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PHONEOGRAPHY COURSE FOR CHILDREN

A great practical first photography course for young photographers introducing children to composition, colours and framing techniques.  Children can use mobile phones and i-pads for this course.

We will learn to view the world with new eyes as we wander around taking lots of creative photos and learning some of the fundamentals of photography as we go.

Two-hour course, suitable for children aged 9+

Cost:  £40 per person

An Introduction to Photography (using cameras)

My 3-hour Introduction to Photography Course is ideal for children and teens (aged 11+ years old)  The course is not technical and most of what I am teaching will be relevant to taking photos on any device.  I will cover composition, colour and a little on camera settings (taking your camera off ‘auto’).  You don’t need a big fancy camera – a little point-and-shoot will do.

The course is practical and there will be several opportunities for the teens to take their pictures using techniques that we have learnt as we go along – it’s a great foundation for photography and a good introduction for those considering GCSE photography.  I would recommend GCSE students start with this course before signing up for the intermediate course.

Cost:  £50 per person

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR TEENAGERS

If your teenager has already taken my Introductory course or has started using shutter and aperture priority this is the course for them.  Ideal for teenagers taking Photography GCSE who want to develop their technical photography skills further.  I’ll help them get to grips with their camera, teach them some tricks and delve further into camera settings.  Together we’ll get their camera off auto mode and on to full manual mode.

Cost:  £50 per person

ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING

Are you a small business owner who’d like to take better photos for your social media and marketing?  A parent who’d like to learn how your camera works in order to take better portraits of your family?  Or a student who’d like help with your GCSE coursework or camera settings?  Take yourself to the next level with my one-to-one photography workshops tailored specifically to you.

Partner up with a friend or family member and share the cost if you wish.

Cost:  

£250 for 2.5 hours

 

 

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"FUN AND ENGAGING & SHE LEARNT A HUGE AMOUNT"

My daughter Ana attended Alex’s Introduction to Photography Course for teenagers.  Ana loved the session and didn’t stop talking about it all day.  Not only was it fun and engaging, but Ana feels she has learnt a huge amount and is looking forward to the next course.  I can’t thank Alex enough for being so lovely with the kids and for fuelling my daughter’s photography passion.

Elena Knight

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MY STUDENTS. . .

Scroll through the gallery to see images that students have taken on my courses. . .aren’t they fabulous?!

If I hadn’t come on your junior photography course I wouldn’t have thought about the rule of thirds or colour coordination whilst taking pictures but you have opened up my eyes to a whole new aspect of photography which I appreciate very much!  Also thank you for the booklet which I have found very useful!

ALICE, GCSE student

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . 

WHO ARE THE COURSES FOR?

I run various photography courses for children and adults.  Please read the sections above for more details on each course.

WHAT CAMERA WILL THE CHILDREN NEED?

For phone courses – anything that can take pictures – phones and i-pads are great!

For camera courses – Ideally, you’ll have a camera (either a DSLR, compact or mirrorless) with Manual Mode (usually M, A/AV, Tv/S, P on the mode dial).

Please don’t feel like you need to invest in new cameras before your course, I’m a strong believer in making the most of the equipment you have!

 

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING ON THE COURSE?
  • A charged battery and empty memory card
  • A drink and snack
  • A bag that you can throw over your shoulder to keep everything in as we walk around
  • Comfy shoes!

 

HOW MUCH DO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES COST?

My photography courses for children start at £40 per child.

IS THERE A WAITING LIST & HOW DO I BOOK?

My photography courses are popular and I have a waiting list.  Please contact me if you would like to add your child to the list (with no obligation) and I’ll make sure you know when the next course is before it’s announced publicly!

Book a course here:  BOOK NOW

To add yourself to the waiting list please fill in the form above.

To contact me please fill in my contact form here

Or send me an email at alex@alexrickardphotography.com

Or simply call me on 01444 891596.

I’d love to hear from you.

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