Trisha Clancy Photography » Doha based photographer specialising in Portrait and Lifestyle photography for Newborns, Children and Families.

The Ultimate Beginners DSLR Course

I’m ridiculously excited about the launch of my Click 101 DSLR course starting in September. Many of you may not know but I was a secondary level teacher up until we packed our bags and settled in the dusty Middle East near 5 years ago now. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to dishing out a bit of homework again. Mwah mwah mwah. I thrive on helping others to learn. When that light bulb goes on in a student’s head, I spend the whole day warmly enveloped in the satisfaction and joy that I helped them on their way to achieving their goals.

I get that photography is not easy in the beginning. I spent many an hour banging my head against the wall because that super brilliant Getty worthy image I thought I took was fuzzy and blurred when I uploaded it to my computer. I was petrified if anyone mentioned ISO or depth of field. I remember on hols one year in Andalusia, the lady who owned the guest house I was staying at saw my fancy DSLR camera (Nikon D50) and urged me to go to the hillside at night to capture a long exposure of the town. SHE COULD HAVE BEEN SPEAKING RUSSIAN. I knew then that If I was lucky enough to own a good camera I should at least know how to use it. And so my story began.

I read a lot and watched hundreds of hit and miss tutorials on Youtube before finally taking my first DSLR course. And it was the single best thing I ever did to help me achieve better, more creative images. It opened doors to a whole new level of photography. And today I am utterly and completely hooked and still learning and climbing to new heights.

Are you ready to start your journey? Are you interested in learning how to use your DSLR in a relaxed and fun environment? Then read on….


summer jam seriesPin ITThe course runs every Friday from 9:30-12:30  and every Tuesday (Click Mums 101) 8:30-11:30 for 4 weeks at my home studio. This course is for anyone who is a complete novice or has limited knowledge of how to get the most out of their DSLR camera.

Course content will cover

1) Nailing focus
2) Exposure triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed)
3) Histograms
3) Using full manual and programme modes
4) Composition
5) Metering
6) Quality of light
7) Lenses and gear. What do I need?

Homework will be assigned each week and discussed in class 🙂

Classes are limited to 8 students per class. You will need a DSLR camera.

If you have any further questions please get in touch via this website or my Facebook page.

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  • 20th November 2015 - 11:18 am

    Jan - I am interested in doing your click 101 course and have been recommended by Helen Trimmer. Can you let me know planned dates and also advise me on the best camera for a beginner? Thanks JanReplyCancel

  • 30th December 2015 - 3:51 pm

    Amber Smith - Hi Trisha,

    I was wondering if you are going to offer your beginners photography class in the new year. I am wanting to take a course so please let me know if there are plans in the making.



  • 20th May 2016 - 8:36 pm

    Merin - Hi trisha,

    Are the classes still on. I am interested in joining for the 101.

    Thank you,

    • 22nd May 2016 - 12:42 pm - Hi Merin! Classes will start up again after the Summer. Make sure you keep an eye on my FB page TrishaClancyPhotography for details.ReplyCancel

    • 29th September 2016 - 9:24 am - Hi Merin. You still interested in the beginner’s course. Im running one in October!ReplyCancel

  • 26th September 2016 - 5:10 pm

    John houlihan - Hi Trisha, am interested in doing a weekend course if you are running one over the coming while. Thanks, johnReplyCancel

    • 29th September 2016 - 9:22 am - Hi John! Just finalising numbers.Could you do Saturday either?ReplyCancel

  • 9th October 2016 - 7:55 am

    Rhonda Normore - Hi, I’d like to join your course on Tuedsy mornings….Helen Trimmer suggested you! let me know when you have availability:)ReplyCancel

    • 26th January 2017 - 4:18 pm - Hi Rhonda. Sent you an email but it bounced back. Keep your eye on my FB page TrishaClancyPhotography for details. New courses starting very soon!ReplyCancel

  • 16th January 2017 - 8:29 pm

    Rhonda - Have new camera from Santa:). Is your course starting again this term. Click Mom 101 on a Tuesday would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • 5th November 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Bianca Strydom - Hi Trisha

    I would like to join your beginners group tomorrow (monday the 6th), I have a Nikon D7100.

    Thank you

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