Michael Cartwright Photography

Complete Digital Photography - Follow On Course for Beginners

This is the follow on course for Recreational Photography For Beginners or Crash Course in Digital Photography 

Complete Digital Photography is an 8 week photography course designed for those wishing to further enhance their skills. Learn all about photo editing using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom while building on your camera techniques in the studio and on location. The course ends with a valuable critique and feedback session from professional photographers. 

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02nd Sep - 21st Oct, 2021

£195.00 / £195.00 Deposit

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What's Covered? 

Refresher of Camera Basics 

Shooting and editing Raw files

The RAW Converter

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 

Adobe Lightroom 

Studio Lighting 

Creative Light Painting and Still Life

Landscape Photography

Landscape Editing 

Critique and Feedback on Your Work

And Much More! 

Course Trainers

Michael Cartwright, Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher 

Over 8 weeks you will be working with Michael, Scott and Joe. Each of us has different strengths that will assist in your learning and we have a knack for explaining things in simple terms. Three tutors (two per session) means lots of 1-2-1 time for our clients. We have a max group size of 6 to ensure a quality experience. 

Course Timetable and Locations

Sessions will run between 6pm and 8pm from September 2nd for 8 weeks. 

The majority of sessions will take place in and around Yarm Studio on Yarm High Street

Landscape locations will be within the Teesside area. Car sharing is possible for those that don't drive. Exact locations will be weather dependent and will be given closer to the time. 

Sessions one to three will be in Yarm. All attendees will be emailed around one week before the course begins. 

Recommended Kit

A camera with manual capabilities is essential. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will check to see if your kit is suitable. A tripod is recommended. 

As this is a beginners course, you will be learning about different equipment during your time with us. You really only need a camera and lens to get started.

Computer based learning will be as a group session using our iMacs, you do not need a computer. 

You are welcome to bring your laptop and work alongside us if you wish. However we MUST stress that we cannot spend time working on individual laptops, as this is to the detriment of the rest of the group. If you do plan to bring your own laptop, please ensure that you have adobe software installed and you are confident in using your machine without assistance. 

Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear is absolutely essential for location shoots. The itinerary may be adjusted to suit weather conditions. 

Payment Schedule & Cancellation Policy 

Full payment is due upon booking to secure your space. A minimum of 14 days cancellation notice is required to access a full refund. This is to give us sufficient time to fill the vacant space. Cancellations within 14 days of course commencement will be offered an alternative date or a voucher for future workshops. 


I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin