Digital Photography Courses. 25 Westerby Lane Smeeton Westerby, Leics. LE8 0RA Tel 0116 279 6906 email

Camera Course Timings


9.30 -10am Arrival, coffee & biscuits 10.00am camera settings & theory

12.30 -1.00pm light lunch (included)

1pm-3pm Practical photography

3pm-4pm Review photographs

4pm-5pm Photo-editing Demonstration

5pm Questions & course feedback


DSLR Course Requirements


Digital SLR Camera

Extra lenses - optional

External flashgun - optional

Fully charged battery and/or a spare

Empty memory card

Any other kit you need explaining

change of shoes if wet.


Please ensure you have a fully charged battery as we will be using your camera a lot and batteries do to tend to run out. For batteries and cards at huge discounts visit


Digital Photography Course From Nottingham

Digital SLR Photography Courses are located about 40 miles from Nottingham and the journey should take about 70 minutes. See Below for directions.

Our Digital Photography Course will teach you how to take stunning photographs in just one day.

On the left of each page you will find a list of different photography courses, dates, student pictures and FAQs.

Our practical hands on one day Beginners Digital SLR photography courses are limited to six students and will suit anyone from the complete beginner to the intermediate Digital SLR photographer. Beware of some lesser camera courses who will happily take up to 40 students in a lecture theatre with very little hands on photography. See here for One to One Private Tuition

Nottingham UK


From Nottingham head south on Upper Parliament St/A60

62 ft


Turn right to stay on Upper Parliament St/A60

0.2 mi


At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Maid Marian Way/A6008

0.4 mi


Turn left at Collin St/A6008 Continue to follow A6008

0.2 mi


Keep right at the fork

115 ft


Turn right at Canal St/A6008

0.2 mi


Slight left at Wilford St/A453 Continue to follow A453

1.7 mi


At Queen's Dr, take the 1st exit onto the Clifton Blvd/A52 ramp

0.1 mi


Merge onto Clifton Blvd/A52 Continue to follow A52 Go through 1 roundabout

2.9 mi


At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Melton Rd/A606

5.4 mi


At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A46 ramp

0.3 mi


Merge onto A46

11.0 mi


At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A607 heading to Leicester/Thurmaston Go through 1 roundabout

2.0 mi


Keep left at the fork Continue to follow A607

1.0 mi


Keep left at the fork

0.8 mi


Continue onto Belgrave Rd/A607 Continue to follow A607

0.8 mi


At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto St Matthews Way/A594

0.1 mi


Take the ramp onto St Matthews Way/A594 Continue to follow A594 Go through 1 roundabout

0.8 mi


Continue onto London Rd/A6 Continue to follow A6 Go through 6 roundabouts

8.6 mi


Turn right at Church Rd

0.4 mi


At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto High St

0.1 mi


Turn left at Smeeton Rd

0.5 mi


Continue onto Main St

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Main St turns slightly right and becomes Saddington Rd

0.2 mi


Turn left at Westerby Ln Destination will be on the right

407 ft

Leicester LE8 0RA UK

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These One Day Digital SLR Photography Courses are limited to six students and will suit anyone from the complete beginner to the intermediate DSLR photographer.

Many novice photographers tend to use their expensive Digital camera on the fully auto setting and are often unimpressed by the average results this achieves. This one day photography course will will explain when to use all the other settings and show you how to take stunning photographs you will be proud to hang on your wall.

Suitable for complete novice
All our Digital SLR photography courses start off with the absolute basics and progress, step by step, through to some of the more technical aspects. Each camera operation or photography lesson is followed by a demonstration then a practical session.

After the camera and outdoor practical photography sessions we review the images and offer constructive feedback. This is followed by photo-editing tutorial where we will show you how to get the very best from your your photographs. You can see picture from previous photography course students here

Nikon Camera Guide / Canon Camera Guide / Camera & Lens FAQs

Book a Digital SLR Photography Course £135

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Our preferred payment method is online by PayPal or Credit Card using the secure payment method above. We do understand that some people might like to pay by cheque in which case you can confirm a booking by email and we reserve a space for five days. If you could write the card guarantee number on the back of the cheque it would be appreciated.You can download a course booking form here PDF / Word Cheques should be made out to Glen Tillyard and posted to:

Glen Tillyard
25 Westerby Lane
Smeeton Westerby
Leicestershire , LE8 0RA
Tel 0116 2796906


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Hybrid or Bridge Photography Course

Most courses are mainly intended for Digital SLR users but we do sometimes get asked if Bridge or Hybrid cameras users can attend the Digital SLR photography courses. The proviso is that some of the more technical aspects of Digital SLR photography might not apply to the bridge camera but you will still find the course beneficial and enjoyable. If you are happy to accept these conditions below then you are welcome to attend. You will be informed during the course of any items do not apply to your bridge camera.

Is this photography course suitable for you?

1. If you want to understand the setting and the more technical aspects of your camera, as well as learning how to take better photographs, then you will be OK on the DSLR course. The proviso is that a few aspects of the DSLR will not apply to your camera, removable lenses etc.

2. If you really just want to take better pictures without getting too technical then please attend a compact camera photography course. This was the previous method. See here.

If you are not sure if you have a bridge camera then click here

During these photography courses you will learn:

During the course you will learn how to photograph:

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Student Testimonials

A really wonderful photography course with excellent one to one tuition. I feel much more confident using my camera & I'm very pleased with all my photographs.

Many Thanks
Karen Kirk


This course covered much more than I expected but it wasn't rushed. Glen has a relaxed teaching style and if your not sure about anything he's patient and happy to re-track until you understand.

Tommy Needham

Adobe UK - Special Offers 

This camera course made everything simple to understand and it makes you want to take the camera with you everywhere. I will look at landscape scenes from a totally different perspective now.

Norman Plummer

Student Gallery June

This Photography course offered the perfect mix of theory and practical photography. It's a brilliant way to learn how to take perfect pictures. I would definitely recommend any amateurs wanting to learn how to use their cameras properly.

Tom Pugh

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I thoroughly enjoyed the day and after four years of owning a digital camera I've learned more in one day than I had in the previous four years put together. At last I understand what I'm doing and I look forward to taking much better photographs.

Derek Welsh

My Memory

A fantastic day. I've learnt so much. Thank you Glen. I'll definitely be returning to do other courses as you explain everything in such a clear way. Really enjoyable. I really enjoyed the lunch too.

Suzanne Hack