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Workshops, courses and events

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.

  • September 8, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a brand new workshop where you will learn how to create images that take their influence from the pinup master - Alberto Vargas Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have (more…)

  • Single Admission
    September 13, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Workshop Timed to get you up to speed for the 2018  wedding season on a one day hands on workshop at a fantastic wedding venue with a bride and groom. If you are phased by on and off camera flash, can't get your head around mixing flash and ambient, unsure of when to use TTL (more…)

  • September 14, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this hands on one day workshop we study the art of creating a photographic portrait. From classic fine art feel to fresh and funky we cover lighting that will reflect the mood and personality of your subject. Part of the course is also about communicating and directing your subject, whether they are a professional (more…)

  • September 16, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mastering Dance Photography  Surrey 16th September 2018   The Workshop Here is a one-day workshop aimed at photographers who want to learn to capture the beauty, drama and frisson of dance, both in the studio and live on stage. It is aimed at photographers who already have a solid grasp of their camera controls and now (more…)

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Venice - May 2018

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.

Latest News from Appleton Photo Training

Venice Fly ‘n’ Shoot

Venice Fly 'n' Shoot Christmas is great and I don’t want to wish the holiday season away but… I really can’t wait to get started on our programme of 2018 photography trips! People often say to me that they’d love to do a Roadtrip but they just can’t spare...

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Black Friday 2017 Mega Deal!

BLACK FRIDAY MEGA DEALS All offers are first come first served and expire at midnight November 26th 25% off all workshops at Saracen House, Milton Keynes. Use the code SARACENBLACK at checkout. Jan  27th Mastering Studio Lighting...

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Overpowering the African sun with Profoto B1s

Photo courtesy of Vicky Street This was my fifth year at South Africa’s Photo and Film Expo so you might be excused for thinking that there’s not much more I can tell you about the experience. But no. This year’s Expo was rather different. Instead of the...

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The Complete Photographer 5 Day Workshop

February 2018 - SOLD OUT

August 2018 - 1 Place Available

November 2018 - 3 Places Available

February/May/August/November 2019