Sussex Photography Courses

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.

Bluebell Railway photography courses

Currently suspended due to Covid-19

Whether you're a train enthusiast or keen photographer these courses will be perfect for you.

The Bluebell Railway photography experience will give you the opportunity to take photos of heritage steam trains set in a scenic location. You will also get the chance to take photos from areas not normally accessible to the general public.

So why not book a course today and spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon with likeminded people and improve your photography skills along the way.

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  

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 

£35 for a 3 hour experience

Tilgate nature centre photography course

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

£50 for a 4 hour course

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

£50 for a 4 hour tour

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

£40 for a 3 hour session  

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

2hr session  

4hr session  

6hr session

Not sure which course to buy?

Then why not buy someone a gift voucher to use on a course of their own choice.

Buy gift vouchers here

What people say...

"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

"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.

 

"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.

 

"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.

 

"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.

 

"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. 

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