If you're struggling to understand your camera, you're in the right place! 

Let's sort out those settings and transform your photography once and for all!

I'm Anna, and I help confused camera owners to become confident photographers!

Welcome to The Easy Online Photography Course for Complete Beginners. Never Use Auto Again!

"I have learnt so much ...  From being totally frustrated, confused and not knowing which button to press or where to start, I am becoming so much more confident with my camera. Thank you."

If you need to find out more about the course or whether your camera's suitable - email and I'll be happy to help!


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How Well Do You Really Understand Your Camera?

Are You Going Round in Circles Trying to Find the Right Information?

  • Do you love photography but feel that your photos could be SO MUCH BETTER? Are they sometimes a bit blurry, too dark, too bright, or maybe not very exciting? Do you just want to be able to take BRILLIANT PHOTOS OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS?

  • Is reading the boring manual driving you mad? Have you disappeared down a million YouTube rabbit holes trying to find out which button does what and why?! There’s so much information out there – how on earth are you supposed to know which is good or bad, or even what's important?

  • Well, guess what? You don’t need to search the whole of the internet for the answers or know the manual back to front and inside out! The truth is that learning to use your camera properly is not difficult – you just need to learn the RIGHT THINGS in the RIGHT ORDER – and there aren’t actually that many of them!

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The Number 1 Reason Not to Use Auto

Can you imagine knowing PRECISELY how to set up your camera in ANY SITUATION and for ANY SUBJECT? How would that transform your photos?

So, What Will This Course Give You?

A Clear Path to Camera Mastery

Learning anything starts with a firm foundation. This course consists of clear, focused lessons to guide you step-by-step through each of the IMPORTANT settings on your camera (you don't need to use ALL of them just because they're in the manual!), what they do, and how to find and adjust them.

The lessons are laid out in a logical sequence so each step leads on to the next. They all join up to create a repeatable system that you can use for photographing anything. The aim of the course is, quite simply, to show you how to use your camera properly, just like a professional; this is your launch pad to great photography.

How it Works

Step-by-step video lessons, with quizzes to test your progress and downloadable infographics to explain the key concepts.

Once enrolled, you’ll have unlimited access, so you can stop, start and rewatch lessons at a time and a place to suit you. Forgotten how to use a particular control? No problem – just replay the lesson until you feel confident.

What to Expect

If you work through the course diligently, and practise using the settings as much as possible, I promise you that you’ll transform your ability to use your camera.

Once you discover the power of getting away from Auto, you’ll never want to go back! And the beauty of having all this knowledge is that it will help you to take photos of whatever it is that YOU love to photograph, whether that’s people, plants, architecture or landscapes - it really doesn’t matter.

"I was even able to explain everything to my husband and he understood! Just had my first solo foray into the butterfly house at Wisley and shocked my children with the results (only used manual mode as well!)"

Hello, I'm Anna. I teach confused photography beginners how to use their cameras!

I live in the beautiful town of Guildford in Surrey. 

As well as photography and teaching, I love (in no particular order) second-hand bookshops, long walks, the sea, old buildings, cake, Earl Grey tea and cats! I'm also a firm believer in saying "no" to anything that doesn't bring me joy - life is too short.

Over 20 years ago I ditched an unsatisfying career in the corporate world to train as a pro photographer. For the past 8 years, I've passed on my wealth of knowledge to hundreds of students just like you, who've attended my group workshops and 1-1 training - the testimonials on this site are from just a few of them.

Now, you can benefit from exactly the same training, but delivered online at a time and place to suit you. My aim is for you to be up and running with your camera in as short a time as possible. 

Got questions? If you want to check that the course is right for you or that you have a suitable camera, or anything else, then get in touch below, and I'll do my best to help!


T: 01483 571119/07768 975053

"Clear, precise and excellent. A fantastic and inspiring teacher."

Here's What You'll Learn With Me

The course is divided into 4 chapters, containing a total of 12 video lessons. There's no fluff and no unnecessary and complicated technical jargon. Each lesson covers just one topic, so you won't feel overwhelmed with information. I explain everything clearly and concisely, using slides and images, complete with my camera settings, to illustrate the key points. You'll find quizzes and assignments within each of the chapters, plus handy PDF downloads of the slides, and infographics to illustrate the top tips. Here's what's covered:

  • The IMPORTANT key controls of your camera and EXACTLY what they do

  • The precise technique you should be using to ensure pin-sharp photos

  • How to make your main subject really stand out from their surroundings. (Great for plants and portraits)

  • How to photograph anything that moves

  • The secrets to photographing successfully in low light

  • Different ways to correctly expose your photos so that they don't turn out too dark or too light

  • How to deliberately make your photos brighter or darker and why you might want to

  • How to avoid accidental blur in your photos

  • The easy way to photograph in full manual mode, for complete creative control of your camera

Course Curriculum

Work through each section at your own pace. Replay lessons as often as you need to. Test your progress with quizzes and assignments. Download additional resources.

  • 1

    Welcome to Camera Mastery for Complete Beginners

    • A Welcome Message from Anna

  • 2

    CHAPTER 1 - Important First Steps

    • Lesson 1 - Preparation

    • Use These Handy Setup Tips!

    • Slides 1

    • Links for Camera Manual Downloads & PDF Printing Services

    • The Main Camera Types & How They Differ

    • Lesson 2 - The Main Camera Controls

    • Slides 2

    • Quiz 1

  • 3

    CHAPTER 2 - The Importance of Focusing Accurately

    • Lesson 3 - Deciding Exactly Where to Focus, and Why it Matters

    • Slides 3

    • Lesson 4 - How to Focus With Precision

    • Slides 4

    • Lesson 5 - How to Focus on Still and Moving Subjects

    • Slides 5

    • Quiz 2


  • 4

    CHAPTER 3 - Understanding How Exposure Works

    • Lesson 6 - Introduction to Exposure

    • Slides 6

    • The Different Metering Modes - Downloadable Guide

    • Lesson 7 - The 3 Elements of Exposure

    • Slides 7

    • Lesson 8 - Adjusting the Camera's Light Sensitivity

    • Slides 8

    • Lesson 9 - Exploring Depth-of-Field and Exposure

    • Slides 9

    • Lesson 10 - Exploring Subject Movement and Exposure

    • Slides 10

    • Exposure Guide

    • An Easy Way to Work Out Your Safe Minimum Shutter Speed (for Stationary Subjects Only!)

    • An Easy Way to Alter Your Exposure (Semi-Automatic Modes Only)

    • How to Get Consistent Exposures in Aperture or Shutter Priority Mode

    • Quiz 3


  • 5

    CHAPTER 4 - Bringing it All Together

    • Lesson 11 - Getting Creative With Exposure

    • Slides 11

    • The Exposure Balancing Act

    • PLEASE READ if You Have an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). (A Live Image is Visible on Back of Camera)

    • Lesson 12 - Shooting in Full Manual Mode

    • Slides 12

    • Quiz 4


    • How to Set Up Your Camera - The Key Steps

    • Troubleshooting

  • 6

    Next Steps

    • Before you go...

"I cannot say THANK YOU enough!!! This has revolutionised what I feel I can do with my camera. I finally feel like it’s mine!! Eureka! Brilliant. So clear and easy to understand. Great examples.” 

"I'm loving the course. I particularly like how I can read the words after watching your video. It helps me to process the information better. The course is exactly what I believed I wanted - to get off auto and understand how it all works on manual!"

“Excellent. Using manual is so mind blowing. I did not know my camera.”

“I knew nothing about my camera before this course and always used Auto. Now I feel a lot more confident using it and can now alter the exposure and the focus. I think my photos will look more advanced now.”

“You simplified it very well which is exactly what I was looking for! I no longer fear going manual!”

“Massive improvement. Have learned a great deal. Very high quality material, to the extent that I am able to easily comprehend and remember.”

Enrol Today & Transform Your Photography!

Get unlimited access to all course materials for just £125 & start learning immediately. (Only pay £95 until 30th June)

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  • What sort of camera do I need?

    DSLR, bridge or mirrorless cameras are all suitable for this course. If you have a smaller compact camera and you're not sure whether it's suitable, please feel free to email me to check at

  • I am already shooting in manual exposure mode. Will I benefit from this course?

    This course is primarily for complete beginners only who are struggling to understand where to start with their cameras. If, however, you're shooting in manual but are still not getting the results you hoped for or feel there are gaps in your knowledge, then this course may be of benefit to you.

  • How much does the course cost?

    The course costs £125 which gives you unlimited access to all the material.

  • How does the course work?

    You can access the course at a time and a place to suit you. You have unlimited access to the course material. There are 4 chapters encompassing 12 video lessons, plus quizzes, assignments and a variety of downloadable guides. These take you from the key controls of your camera, through to achieving precise focus on still and moving subjects, selectively blurring the background, photographing action in different ways, exposing your photos correctly off the auto setting, and shooting in full manual mode for complete creative control. The aim is to give you a step-by-step, repeatable process that you can follow easily in any situation, so you can get more consistent results with your photography.

  • Can I share this course with others?

    No - sorry. Once you've purchased the course, it's intended for your use only. A lot of hard work has gone into writing and producing the course material and I would ask you to respect that and not to share it with others who haven't paid for the content. The course and all its contents are also covered by copyright law. If you know of anyone who's interested, then feel free to send them to the website so they can check if it's suitable for them.

  • How do I know the course will be suitable for me?

    I have taught hundreds of beginners using this material. If you're struggling to understand your camera, I'm confident that you will gain everything you need from the content, but please have a look at the positive testimonials I have received from my in-person workshops if you're in any doubt. I would also encourage you to read the section on who the course is for, and the course curriculum. If you have any further questions about the suitability of the course, then please feel free to email me at

  • What are the system requirements for accessing the course?

    So that everything runs as smoothly as possible, make sure you have a good internet connection. The following browsers are all supported: Desktop - Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge. Mobile - iOS Safari: 11 and up, Chrome, Samsung Internet. Internet Explorer is not supported.

  • I'm hoping to become a professional photographer. Will this course help me?

    If you're struggling to understand your camera and use it properly, then yes! The first step towards becoming a professional is to know your equipment inside-out, so if you're not feeling confident that you could use it quickly and efficiently in any situation, then this course is ideal for you.

  • Can I use the images provided in the course for my social media etc?

    No, I'm afraid not. All images are protected by copyright law which means that they are owned by Anna Saverimuttu Photography.

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

  • Confused & Frustrated Learner

    You've struggled with the manual, watched endless YouTube tutorials, and are still none the wiser.

  • The Aspiring Professional

    You're thinking about taking your first steps towards becoming a professional photographer, and want to know your gear inside-out so you can feel confident in your abilities.

  • Passionate Creative

    Taking photos is your creative outlet, and you want to understand your camera better so you can document everything from your family and pets to your holidays, with amazing and memorable imagery.

  • The Adventurer

    You love to meet new people and explore new places, and want to improve your travel photos so they're much more than just snaps.

  • The Business Owner

    Nothing sends out a bad message more than a poorly executed photo. Whether you need to take headshots of your staff or photos of your products, knowing how your camera works means you'll be able to produce more professional results, for your website and social media profiles.

  • The Student

    Planning to study photography at school, university or college? If you want to get a head start, this course will provide the grounding you need so you're ready to tackle those projects next term.

  • Bloggers & Influencers

    Need to take some amazing shots of products, locations or people? If you're not making the most of your camera's settings at the moment, you're missing out. This course will help you understand how to use it to get really creative.

  • Need a Top Up?

    Maybe you learned a bit about photography at school or have done a couple of classes, but are feeling rusty. Or perhaps you know there are gaps in your knowledge which are preventing you from using your camera to its full potential. This course will fill in the gaps and give you a system for setting up your camera for any situation.

So, Are You Ready to Liberate Your Camera?

Get Clarity and End the Confusion. It's Time to Master Your Camera Once and for All. Book by 30th June and only pay £95