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Sussex Photography Courses

I am not taking any new bookings at this time. If you have booked already or have a voucher don't worry, I will be honoring these.

If you're new to photography or just wanting to improve your skills then my photography courses are just right for you. The courses are enjoyable and informative; everyone is made to feel welcome and are free to learn at their own pace. 


Most photography course bookings are by arrangement so once you've bought your course please contact me so we can arrange a mutually agreeable date. The maximum number per course is four, other than the
1-2-1 sessions which are of course for one. If you'd prefer to arrange a date before purchasing then
I'm happy to do it this way. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tilgate Park walkabout photography experience

Get your walking boots on and fill your lungs with fresh air on this Tilgate Park walkabout! This beautiful park offers many photography opportunities including:

  • Landscape photography

  • Water and reflection techniques

  • Nature and wildlife photography 

 

This experience can be tailored for all levels from the beginner to the more experienced.

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£75pp for a 2 hour experience (max 4 people)

One to One photography tuition

If you're starting out or looking to improve your photography skills then this course is for you. It can be tailored around your specific needs and often covers the following areas:

  • Getting to know your camera

  • Using Av, Tv and Manual modes

  • Learn about lenses and focal length

  • Understanding exposure and metering modes

  • Composition

  • Depth of field explained

  • Quickly learn how to take better photos

  • Awareness and creative use of light

2hr session  

4hr session  

Happy Photographer

6hr session

Gatwick airport photography experience

If you have a fascination of aeroplanes then why not join me at Gatwick airport where we will photograph planes from the safety of the perimeter roads as they land and take off. It really is quite something to get this close! What can you expect to learn?

  • Choosing the best shooting mode

  • Good exposure techniques

  • Getting the right composition

  • How to pan and create motion blur

  • Using the light to your advantage

  • General tips on how to take better photos 

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£75pp for a 2 hour experience (max 4 people)

Tilgate nature centre photography experience

This fun course is perfect for animal lovers who wish to develop their photography skills and enjoy a few hours with like-minded people. Tilgate Nature Centre houses over 100 different species including otters, owls, mongoose, terrapins, parrots, reindeer and the captivating meerkats which are not to be missed! The price includes your entrance fee. What could you learn?

  • Different camera modes and settings

  • Getting the correct exposure

  • Good composition

  • Creative use of light and contrast

  • Understand what makes a photo interesting

Tilgate Owl

£75pp for a 2 hour experience (max 4 people)

Brighton photography tour

Enjoy a day in Brighton on this enjoyable photography tour. We will visit familiar landmarks such as the 2003 fire damaged West Pier, the grounds of the Brighton Dome as well as venturing into 'The Lanes' where we will capture the local atmosphere. What can you expect to learn?

  • Basic camera modes and settings

  • How to get the correct exposure

  • Composition styles

  • How to make your photos more interesting

  • Using light creatively

  • Street photography tips

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£150pp for a 4 hour tour (max 4 people)

Landscape photography for beginners

If you like the countryside and fresh air then this South Downs beginner landscape course will be your cup of tea. I will teach you a number of basic principles that will soon have you shooting great landscape photos. What will you learn? 

  • Best camera settings

  • How to focus correctly

  • Focal length options

  • Composition

  • Working with light and shade

  • Using filters

  • Using a tripod

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£75pp for a 2 hour session (max 4 people)

Wedding photography tuition

Personal one-to-one wedding photography tuition tailored to suit your own requirements. This course is for those who are new to wedding photography and looking to improve their photography skills. You could develop your understanding of:

  • Best camera settings

  • Using speedlights

  • Using light to your advantage

  • Posing couples and taking group shots

  • How to approach the day

  • How to ensure you get the 'must have' shots

  • Post production processes

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2hr session  

4hr session  

6hr session

Wedding photography - real wedding walk through

If you're new to wedding photography it can hard to know if you are doing all the right things. On this four hour course I will walk you through your upcoming wedding at the actual ceremony and reception locations. You will discover...

  • Solutions to potential challenges that may arise on the day

  • Optimum camera settings and lens choices

  • Best positions to take up based available light

  • Find spots to do the group and couple shots

  • Identify where to do the bouquet throw and cake shot

  • Establish what lighting will be required for evening events

  • How to ensure you get the best overall coverage of the day

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4hr session at your wedding ceremony and reception locations

(Additional travel costs may apply depending on location)

What people say...

"I booked a 1:2:1 session with Steve to understand the basic concepts of photography so that I can finally be in charge of my camera rather than ending up with a few good and many bad shots. After just two hours I'm ready to come off auto. I've gained skills and confidence which I'd lost somewhere along the way trying to teach myself with books and online courses. There's nothing quite like an expert sharing their knowledge, practicing with you, and patiently explaining aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting and much more. I'd highly recommend Steve as a teacher to anyone." Uta (2023)

"I had been asked to photograph a friends wedding and spent a day with Steve at the wedding venue to help prepare me. His knowledge and skills in this genre of photography are first class as are his patience and mentoring skills. I learnt so much and finished the day feeling far more confident for the big day ahead." Keith (2023)

"The couple of hours spent with you has, without doubt, made a significant impact on my photography." Kevin (2023)

"A thoroughly enjoyable photoshoot at the Bluebell Railway under the expert guidance of Steve. Great to go trackside and behind the scenes to capture some stunning photographs - steam, fire, water and classic engineering are a heady mix! In addition I was able to improve my photography skills under the tuition of a professional. I would certainly recommend the experience." Roger (2021)

"The morning is well run, and can be used by photographers just starting out, wanting to improve their photographic skills or for those that want to get photographs that cannot be gotten on a normal visit to the Bluebell Railway." Colin (2021)

"I went to Steve as a complete novice with a camera. Steve patiently took me through the basics and set up my camera to make it easy for me to go away and practice taking shots. Steve gave me some really useful basic tips on how to do this and I am looking forward to returning for further tuition." Rosie (2021)

"I attended my first booked photographic lesson this weekend and after the long Covid “holiday” it was worth the wait. Steve explained in a simple but detailed way and answered my questions as to the best camera for me and what I was looking to photograph. His understanding of my requirements helped me leave my lesson, knowing how a camera works and the right one to purchase without wasting my money. I can’t wait to start some courses with Steve with my new camera I purchased the very next day! Great knowledge, patient, honest, experienced and really wants to help you learn." Jan (2021)

"We had a great day on the Bluebell railway photography course with Steve. We learnt a lot on composition and  techniques to tell stories in our photos and the techniques to then achieve it. I would book again for future course and special thanks to the Bluebell for hosting a safe and full access to their unique facility." Nigel & Laura (2020)

"Thank you again for your help. It was an extremely daunting task, taking photos for a friends wedding but having talked through each stage during our session really helped out. Your research/ insight into the venue was really valuable. Really pleased with the results, as was the couple." Russell (2020)

"I had the good fortune to have an individual session with Steve at Cuckmere Haven. I came with some specific things I wanted to learn and Steve more than met my expectations. He has a relaxed but highly effective way of imparting skills and understanding: highly recommended!" Sion (2020)

 

"Steve is a very knowledgeable and highly professional photographer. Perhaps more importantly for me on the day was his calm and patient mentoring and approach despite my ineptness!!” Peter (2020)

 

"I had an introductory session with Steve. Throughout he answered a multitude of questions and was happy to go back and recap on anything I wasn't initially confident with. I would highly recommend a photography lesson with Steve - it has given me a really thorough understanding of all the key principles as to how to take a great picture, and left me feeling really excited and motivated to get out and practice my photography skills further." Laura (2019)

 

"I received a camera for my birthday and after a failed photography course online I had messed up the settings and learnt nothing. I spent some time with Steve who was able to show me how the camera works. He was also able to show me certain techniques to get the best shot I can for an upcoming holiday. Steve was great very professional and did a great job of explaining the basics to me as a novice. He was extremely patient and I would highly recommend him for anyone wishing to get some knowledge in photography." Rob (2019)

 

"I recently completed an introductory course with Steve and left feeling ten times more confident than when I arrived! Steve covered all the basics, even checking with me before I arrived to find out what model camera I had so he was prepared with really specific information for me. Steve is a very patient coach - teaching  all the basics in a relaxed 'classroom' style session before moving on to some practical tasks." Dan (2019)

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