Wouldn’t you like to be able to take better photographs?


COVID-19 UPDATE: Workshops in March, April and May 2020 have been postponed. I will update on plans going forward on Monday 1st June, in line with new easing of restrictions.



Online one to one  or small group sessions are available for all ages from 12 upwards. Please contact me to discuss the options available and your requirements. I am creating online versions of some of my most popular workshops so please keep checking in. Sign up to the Love Your Lens newsletter to be first to know when they are available.

ALSO – head across to the Love Your Lens Facebook group to join a fantastic online community of people who love photography. Lots of tips and ideas and photo challenges to keep you busy, motivated and inspired.

You’ve got a digital camera but rarely move off the AUTO button because you don’t know what all those dials and buttons do. You occasionally get a really good shot but it’s more by luck than judgment. Or perhaps you’ve mastered the basics and want to take your photography to the next level. I am a professional photographer with a business called Jane Burkinshaw Natural Light Photography and I run photography courses in Cheshire in a purpose built natural daylight studio and on location.

I love showing people how to use their cameras and dramatically improve their photographs without getting bogged down in lots of jargon.

You can tell that Jane genuinely enjoys teaching and gets a kick out of seeing her pupils achieve the shot that they want. She often goes above and beyond to support people in her classes. She offers constructive feedback and allows you to improve quickly.

Despite being a great photographer and excellent teacher, its Jane the person that is a massive draw. She is supportive, patient and funny,  and manages to connect to people on their level. After a few sessions, not only will you realise you have found a great photography teacher, but a friend too. Jennie, Chester, August 2019

Popular workshops for beginners

Choose from Get Off Auto, Let’s Shoot The Kids (photography for parents),  Photography For Teens   and Phone Photography.

Intermediate Workshops

If you’d like to move on, perhaps learn to shoot in Manual mode, or develop your composition or style, then there’s Focus On Composition and Shoot In Manual And More. You could also book a One to One Lesson and I’ll tailor a bespoke lesson around your camera and requirements.

Specialist workshops

These workshops focus in on particular areas in detail e.g. Food Photography and Editing with Photoshop Elements. Both are suitable for different levels including beginners as you work at your own level with my support.

Photography Weekend Escapes

A fabulous combination of photography and yoga or pilates awaits you on these weekend escapes to in beautiful UK locations. Discover more here.

One to One Tuition

If you’d prefer to have a one to one lesson with me take a look at the very flexible options available.

Thank you, Jane Burkinshaw! You’ve taken me from having an expensive bit of kit in my hands, not knowing who is controlling who, wary of going off auto and taking terrible shots, to knowing a lot more about my kit and to taking shots that I’m now pleased to admit that they are mine. You’re a real gem, Jane and I really thank you for your expertise and patience. Carole, Congleton, 2018.

The Blog is a great place to start….

On the blog you can find lots of photography tips on how to improve your photography, as well as advice on cameras and lenses. Use the Search box to look for particular topics.

I love to share creative ideas on how to shoot pictures with a difference, ways to make them stand out from the crowd. Photography doesn’t end when you click the shutter and there are posts on how to edit your images and lots of ways to share and enjoy them.