Individual Tuition

One to one photography training

Our photography courses in York cater for all levels, from amateur to professional. We've tried to identify which level each course is aimed at by splitting them into three categories...


Aimed at novice camera users who may have just bought their first digital camera (compact or DSLR) and want to learn how to get the best from it.
You won't need any prior knowledge of photography as everything will be explained at a pace that you are comfortable with.


Perhaps you've had a digital camera for a while, and are comfortable using it, but want to increase your knowledge and improve your results.
You don't need to have a camera bag full of lenses, but a wide angle together with a short telephoto lens will allow you to get the most from these courses.
The courses use industry standard equipment but can also be tailored to show you how to get the best results from your own gear.


You'll need to have a good understanding of exposure, and be completely at ease with all the settings on your own camera equipment for these courses.
Aimed at professional and semi-professional photographers who want to develop their skills, and perhaps aim for higher qualifications, the advanced courses take the form of professional consultancy to help you reach your photographic goals.

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Thinking of buying a training voucher as a Gift? Please read this...

1. All vouchers are non-date specific and valid for three months.. We will arrange a convenient course date with the recipient (note: courses run Mon-Fri only).
2. Don't worry if you've bought the wrong course voucher - the recipient can switch courses, or upgrade to a more expensive course if they prefer.
3. If you're really not sure which voucher to buy, please call us. We can advise you, or even produce a voucher to a specific value for bespoke training

The Small Print:
All prices are accurate at the time of publication and include VAT at the current rate. They are, however, all subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel or change the date of any course booked but will always refund any payments made if we do this.

Introduction to your new digital camera £75

An ideal course for new camera owners, designed to get you up and running as soon as possible with your own equipment.
This is true one-to-one tuition during which you'll be taught the basic camera settings as well as how to download pictures to your own PC for storage/editing.
Delegates should bring their own camera, and laptop if they have one.

Course Duration: 1 hour
Course Location: Bailey Cooper Studio, York.
Single delegate per course for true "one to one" training.

Call 01904 416684 to book, or click 'Buy Now' to purchase a voucher for this course.

Taking control of your camera £175

Designed for novice photographers who are using their camera's 'automatic' settings and are ready to progress to full manual control. This course will be "hands on" with your own equipment and will cover shutter settings, apertures, ISO, white balance, file types and lens choice. You'll finish this course with a much greater understanding of exposure and the skills to override your camera's automatic settings to improve your images.

Course Duration: 2.5 hours.
Course Location: Bailey Cooper Studio, York.
Single delegate per course for true "one to one" training.
Note: You will need a camera with full manual capability to get the maximum benefit from this course.

Call 01904 416684 to book, or click 'Buy Now' to purchase a voucher for this course.

Digital editing for beginners £175

Although the photographic 'darkroom' is a thing of the past, technology now allows an almost limitless amount of manipulation to take place after you've taken a photograph. This course will introduce the basic concepts of digital editing using the industry standard software package Photoshop. At the end of your training you will be able to adjust exposure and contrast, crop and re-size, compress and save, and even do some basic cloning operations using your images.

Course Duration: 2.5 hours.
Course Location: Bailey Cooper Studio, York.
Single delegate per course for true "one to one" training.
Note: Please bring a few of your own images to the course to manipulate.

Call 01904 416684 to book, or click 'Buy Now' to purchase a voucher for this course.

Introduction to studio lighting £250

Good photography needs good lighting skills... Studio lighting, whilst giving ultimate control, can be incredibly daunting even for experienced photographers. This course is designed to alleviate those fears and will provide you with a good understanding of the types of studio lighting available, together with practical demonstrations of their application. At the end of this course you will have the skills to use lighting in creative ways to improve your studio photography. Areas covered will include: types of light, light modifiers, reflectors, ringflash, beauty lighting, Rembrandt lighting, fill lighting, and effects lights.

Course Duration: 2.5 hours.
Course Location: Bailey Cooper Studio, York.
Single delegate per course for true "one to one" training.

Call 01904 416684 to book, or click 'Buy Now' to purchase a voucher for this course.

RAW image file processing and workflow £250

Digital technology has changed the way photographers work, and can sometimes feel like a backward step when faced with thousands of images to sort and process. This course is designed to teach you how a workflow can be created to handle your raw camera files in an efficient manner, whilst also extracting the maximum image quality from them. Using the industry standard processing software 'Lightroom', you'll learn how to process your files in batches and quickly apply your own preset styles to your images.

Course Duration: 2.5 hours.
Course Location: Bailey Cooper Studio, York.
Single delegate per course for true "one to one" training.

Call 01904 416684 to book, or click 'Buy Now' to purchase a voucher for this course.

Bespoke photographic training
One to one consultancy from £250+VAT/hour.
Group training from £600+VAT/half day.

The ultimate in photographic training with an agenda designed specifically around your needs. Tell us your goals and we'll put together a bespoke package which will help you to achieve them. Studio, or location based, we can draw upon a wealth of skills to create something really special just for you. Either one-to-one teaching, or group tuition for all your staff, it's up to you.

Course Duration: Variable - 1 hour minimum.
Course Location: Worldwide.
Our bespoke training is built around your needs, not a pre-set agenda.

Call 01904 416684 to discuss your requirements.
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Photography Training

Online and Individual Photographic Training Courses

from Amateur to Professional level training...

Our training caters for complete beginners through to professionals who want to improve and apply for photographic qualifications.
With online courses and one to one photographic tuition in our York studio, we can help you improve your photography:

+ Amateurs welcome
+ Fellowship level training for professionals
+ Beginners course for new camera owners
+ Get the most from your digital camera/DSLR
+ Individual training & Group sessions for organisations
+ Digital photo processing & editing tuition

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