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About Appleton Photo Training

Appleton Photo Training has been developed over the last nine years to provide high quality photography tuition across the UK. Further afield, European and South African workshops have attracted delegates from around the world. APT online tuition and one-to-one mentoring are fast expanding methods of delivery which complement our popular workshops, courses and seminars. 2019 witnesses the launch of a brand new training strategy for beginners: Building Blocks of Photography. These stand-alone courses combine to provide the keen novice with a firm foundation for future growth as a competent photographer.

Although our courses already cover a broad sphere of photographic genres, we are always seeking out fruitful collaboration with other trainers. The aim is to develop courses which incorporate new areas of expertise, providing an even more exciting and com­prehensive programme of events. Teaming up with On Track Safaris Limited in October, we appointed wildlife photography trainer, Steve Miller, to support six photographers in The Kruger National Park. Steve’s skills, and those of wildlife specialists on the ground at On Track, gave everyone fantastic opportunities to capture images of the Big Five and other fascinating native creatures. We will continue to expand our alliances to give photographers everywhere the richest and most diverse training experiences we can.

A panel member with The Guild of Photographers, trainer and proprietor Andrew Appleton is continually developing ways to connect with photographers. His ethos is to reward progress and nurture talent. To date, he has trained individuals who have gone on to win prestigious national awards including Photographer of the Year and Overall Photographer of the Year.

In addition to training, APT maintains a strong profile at industry events. Andrew regularly speaks at the NEC's Photography Show and is one of the interna­tional speakers at Photo and Film Expo, Johannesburg, where he made his first appearance in 2013. In 2019, he is running four masterclasses at the Society’s Annual Convention.