How one to one training gave a banker skills you don’t learn in the boardroom.

one to one training

We’ve trained more than 800 photographers of all ages and skill levels to develop and enhance their photographic ability. Here’s the story of Jon Morton Smith, who took advantage of our One to One Photography Training to hone his nature and wildlife photography skills. Here, Jon shares the photographic challenges he has faced and how […]

Making Money From Photography

If you’re thinking about and turning your photography hobby into something that makes you some money on the side, or if you’re dreaming of becoming a full time pro, this presentation will introduce you to the areas you need to get right. This is not a scheme to get rich quick, but is an overview […]

How To Photograph Movement

How to freeze movement in a photo

Photographing movement presents photographers with stunning opportunities to capture a sense of excitement, speed, colour and action. But, photographing fast moving objects presents challenges as well as creative opportunities, so we decided to photograph a few cyclists around London to explore the different ways of capturing the action. Here are our top 3 tips on […]

How to take a candid portrait

Candid Portrait

It’s quite common to find photos that are accompanied by useful technical details such as the camera and lens used along with exposure settings. Less frequent however are background details explaining how the shot got to be taken in the first place. Here’s an explanation of how to take a candid portrait like the one […]

Top 10 Beginner Photography Tips

Beginner Photography Tips

If you’re a beginner photographer, check out our top 10 Beginner Photography Tips which summarise how to use your camera to take better photos. Beginner Photography Tips In summary, here’s a list of our top 10 tips for beginner photographers: Take lots of photos – how can you improve if you don’t go out and […]

Hyde Park Portrait Photography


Two particularly nice portraits by Portrait Photography Workshop attendee, Felipe Krause. Created on our May Portrait Workshop in Hyde Park. We love the composition and pose of the first image, and the use of flowers in foreground of the second photo. The look and feel achieved in post production is also great. Post by Andrew […]

The Rule of Thirds

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The rule of thirds is the first thing you should try if you’re attempting to take better photos. It’s super easy to understand and will quickly imporve your photography with just a little thought. What is the rule of thirds in photography? The rule of thirds is a simple technique. You divide your frame (what […]

Shutter Speed Basics – FAQ

shutter speed

What is a shutter? Your camera’s shutter is a mechanism which opens and closes. When it is open light can hit your camera’s sensor. when it it closed, light cannot hit your sensor. What does shutter speed mean? Shutter speed refers to the the amount of time your shutter is open for. It is expressed […]