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We run a comprehensive range of courses throughout the UK including skills and styles hands on workshops, one day seminars plus our highly acclaimed Portfolio Builder Days.


One day seminars including the Lighting Masterclass and Video for Still Photographers. Courses are run at various locations through out the UK and in most cases include a comprehensive workbook.

Skills Workshops

One day workshops throughout the UK including Mastering Studio Lighting - The Essentials, Mastering Studio Lighting - Beyond The Basics, Mastering Speedlights, Creative Speedlights.

Styles Workshops

One day workshops throughout the UK including Mastering Dance Photography, The Art of Boudoir Photography, Mastering Art Nude Photography, Creating Hollywood Inspired Portraits.

Portfolio Builder Days

Put your skills into practice on our one day PBDs. These highly acclaimed photoshoot experience days include dance, fashion and other themed shoots with professional models in stunning locations.

  • April 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018
    4:00 pm - 10:00 am

April 30th to May 4th A 5 day residential workshop that will teach you everything about shooting portraits. With multiple trainers we will cover the art of lighting individuals, couples and groups, working in natural and artificial light, working with experienced and inexperienced sitters, men, women, children even pets! There will be sessions on running (more…)

  • May 20, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Creative Speedlights Workshop Milton Keynes 20th May 2018 The Workshop This is the second of two workshops concentrating on the use of small flash units. It is a one day course aimed at those who wish to learn how to use small camera flashes in a creative way. The course is suitable for owners of any (more…)

  • 7 Night trip
    May 26, 2018 - June 2, 2018
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - 8 nights single occupancy accommodation in a minimum of three star hotels. Includes collect and return from your choice of location near the M25 UK.

Venice is a city steeped in history, culture and romance – with endless photographic opportunities. It is like no other destination: unique and atmospheric. The iconic Basilica in St Mark’s Square, the Opera House, the maze of narrow winding walkways, gondolas gliding along the network of canals and the lovely arched stone bridges which allow you to traverse the floating city. Diversity enough in just this one location but our Photo Roadtrips always offer more. This is no exception.

  • Lake Garda Fly 'n Shoot
    June 21, 2018 - June 25, 2018
    12:00 pm
    - You will need to make your way from the UK to Milan Airport by 18:00 hours on Thursday 21st June. We will meet you and transfer you to the hotel by minibus, about a 2.5 hour scenic journey along the shore of the lake. For the return journey we will make sure you are back at Milan airport by midday on Monday 25th June. Flights to Milan from the UK are available from many airlines including Easyjet and British Airway from around £50 return. Price includes 4 nights single occupancy accommodation in a 4 star hotel with breakfast.

The largest of the magnificent Italian Lakes, Garda offers the most spectacular opportunities for the photographer. From the olive groves and vineyards which roll out from the southern shore to the majestic thrusting mountains standing guard to the north, without being there, it is difficult (more…)

One 2 One, mentoring and bespoke training

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The West Coast of Ireland - April 2018

The land of coastline, castles and rocky wilderness, this spectacularly diverse part of Ireland is a gift for photographers. From the mountains, forests and lakes of the Connemara National Park to the magnificent beaches and tiny harbours which fringe the wild Atlantic, the scene before you is truly inspirational. Derelict cottages and castles pepper the landscape and we are free to explore en route, stopping wherever and whenever we wish to capture the moment.

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