Serious About Learning to Use Your Camera Properly, Once and for All?

Then read on to find out how I can help ...

Any of This Sound Familiar?

  • Disappointing Photos

    Do you own a fancy camera but feel that your photos could be SO MUCH BETTER? Are you frustrated when they turn out blurry, too dark, too bright, or just not how you'd hoped?

  • Complete Camera Confusion

    You just want to understand the important controls, without having to wade through the whole of the manual. Has all that technical jargon scrambled your brain so you've left the camera on Auto?

  • Information Overload

    You've 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, you're not alone!

But can you imagine knowing PRECISELY how to set up your camera in ANY SITUATION and for ANY SUBJECT? Just like a professional? 

How would that transform the quality of your photography and the pleasure you got from using your camera?

Welcome to "Master Your Camera".

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

A 12-step system that guarantees results and cuts through the "fluff". Learn to use your camera properly, like a pro, for repeatable and consistent results.

No more guesswork, no more searching in 100's of different places for the answers and getting completely confused.

Get personalised feedback and advice on your photos from me, to help you get to the finish line.

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!


"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.

"My camera was a gift from my son after a college degree achievement in my late 50`s. I only ever used it in auto mode and never understood the other settings!! This course has helped me so much in understanding what can be achieved with lots of practice!!!! I have gained confidence in moving off auto and will look forward to experimenting with various settings to get the best from my camera." Jim 

"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!" Phil

"I have been working through your course and watching your videos over and over again to get things to stick! Although I knew some of the basics it has been so helpful to go over it all again and it made much more sense this time. I had previously been advised to steer clear of Manual but have now had the confidence to give it a go and discovered that it is not that difficult as your camera still helps out with exposure."  Val

Meet Your Tutor

Hello, I'm Anna. I teach confused photography beginners how to use their cameras properly so they can take amazing photos!

I love the natural world, second-hand bookshops, long walks, the sea, old buildings, cake (although I get really cross when it's served ON TOP of the serviette - why do they do that?!), 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. In that time, I photographed corporate folk, families and a fair few VIPs. But for the past 8 years, I've also passed on my wealth of knowledge to hundreds of students just like you, who've attended my group workshops and 1-1 training.

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

If you've just about given up, and left your camera on Auto, that's such a shame. 

Having spent all that money on a fantastic piece of kit, you're wasting 99% of its capabilities! That's a lot. 

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

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

Enrol Today to Access All This

  • 12 step-by-step video lessons that show you EXACTLY how to set up your camera properly and start taking photos like a pro.

  • Transcripts of each video if you prefer to read rather than watch.

  • Image critique and personalised feedback from me.

  • Self-paced learning – stop, start and replay the lessons at your convenience.

  • Downloadable infographics to help you understand the key concepts easily.

  • Quizzes to record your progress.

  • Optional weekly progress check-in email with more useful tips & advice to help you get the most from the course.

  • Optional newsletter covering a different aspect of photography each month.

  • Unlimited access to all course material.


Try the Course, Risk-Free

I'm absolutely confident that if you follow the course through, step by step, you'll be able to use your camera off the Auto setting - even if you've tried and not succeeded before.  

And when you enrol today, you're protected by my 100% money-back guarantee.

So if, after 21 days, you don't feel that you've received value from the course, just let me know and I'll refund you - no questions asked and no hard feelings!

Enrol Today & Transform Your Photography!

Get unlimited access to all course materials.

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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. Plus, you can email me at any time with your questions and photos for comments and advice - I want you to succeed!

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!)"

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.” 

“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.”


  • 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.

  • How much does the course cost?

    The course costs £95 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?

    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. And don't forget that you're protected by my 21-day money-back guarantee, so if within this time you don't feel you're receiving value, then just let me know and I'll refund you in full - no questions asked!

  • 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.