Covid Update 16/08/2021

We are finally able to resume photography courses in line with the easing of pandemic restrictions on 19th July 2021.

These courses will have reduced numbers and Covid precautions will be in place. Masks are not insisted on but you are welcome to wear one if you wish.
Jacqui and I have had both jabs and following a poll of DPC students we would prefer that any attendees have been vaccinated or can provide proof of a negative test. Please contact or email me if you have any questions

60 Minute mini 121 Zoom calls on any topic including – photo feedback,  Photoshop or Lightroom Tuition.

Either drop me an email with your question, or we can have a free 10 minute conversation, so you can tell me what you want to know before commiting to the 1 hour session.


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From June 2021 we are finally able to run group courses for attendees who have been double jabbed.​

After three years at university I’ve learnt more in 7 hours on Glen’s course than I did at university... It’s been a big help learning the tips and tricks of photography and I would highly recommend this course to anyone. Matt Letts

Photography Courses with Award Winning Leicester Mercury Press Photographer & College Tutor - Glen Tillyard.

As a professional press photographer, I have to get the best picture, in the shortest possible time, every time.
This is what I will teach you on every one of our 20 plus photography courses.
As a college tutor I know that every student has a different learning style so why would you choose to have photography tuition from a cheap wedding photographer or sales assistant?

Our jargon free courses are limited to six students and will suit everyone from the complete novice to the intermediate photographer.  Training takes place in the picturesque village of Smeeton Westerby in beautiful rural Leicestershire. Course run from 9-30am to 5pm and include a light lunch. They are suitable for Digital SLRs, Mirrorless EVF Cameras and Bridge or Hybrid Cameras.

The Beginners Photography Course includes a free pocket photography guide

  • 5 star review  Well I started with Glen say about nearly 9 or 10 years ago with a new camera. Started with the basic course & yes he got me hooked. Changed to another camera, bought more lens. Also did many more of his courses. Loved the way he taught, easy & didn’t rush you through things. I have now so much enjoyment out of my camera & no more auto settings. Thanks Glen. X. Also thanks to Jacqui for lovely lunches & warm welcome from Misty.

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  • 5 star review  I have completed four courses with Glen, two editing and two with the camera. At all times his approach has been friendly with clear explanation and endless patience. The days are interesting and fun and I shall certainly be doing some more, as well as recommending others to learn from him.

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  • 5 star review  Glen started me on the road with the beginners course. I have done several more courses since. They're fun and informative and have the right balance of practical work. Would highly recommend. I have attached some photos, my first attempts at new techniques, taken on some of the courses.

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  • 5 star review  I attended the beginners course yesterday and had a brilliant time. Glen is an excellent teacher I was impressed with his easy manner in putting across the salient points. The practical session in a lovely setting reinforced this learning and I was bitten. Without a doubt a first class course which I recommend to anyone you will be impressed. I am already booking further courses on my journey. Thanks Glen.

    thumb Jason Newell
  • 5 star review  a lovely relaxed beginners course no pressure lots of info - well recommended & Glen is very approachable

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  • 5 star review  Found this as a result of a Google search, was looking to get my camera off the automatic setting. I was impressed by the website and thought that it'd be worth the trip down from Liverpool for the day, small group, well taught with a practical session, nice friendly people, and great support, it really is the 'group that keeps on giving!' Have done most, if not all, of the courses now. Loved every one. Glen is really good at getting things across and I learnt more in one day than I believed possible. Excellent find!

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  • 5 star review  I loved everything about Glen’s introduction course … the small group size, the informal setting, instructions simply presented, Glen’s wide knowledge and endless patience, the beautiful setting to practice in, the handy size take home notes and online groups for support and feedback. Thank you, Glen. Shelly Smith

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  • 5 star review  Excellent courses, clearly presented, lots of practical tips and advice that you can take away and use. I can highly recommend Glen as I have been on a number of courses and have never been disappointed.

    thumb Chris Keeton
  • 5 star review  Whenever I see a friend or colleague using their expensive digital camera in auto mode I recommend Glen to them. In the space of the day I went from thinking I knew how to use my camera to really understanding the techniques behind getting some great shots. Small group sizes mean Glen has time to spend on you, a lovely location great for taking pictures and the satisfaction that you're really using your camera to the best of it's and your abilities. Would not hesitate to recommend Glen and DPC.

    thumb Eddie Spooner
  • 5 star review  Having recently completed two of Glen's courses (beginner and lightroom) I can highly recommend any budding photographer to do the same. The courses are well run and at a pace and style that makes learning easy and fun. Glen has the patience of a saint and the ability to teach without feeling like you're being spoken down to or made to feel foolish in anyway. If you are looking to improve your photography, whether you're just starting out or looking to go professional this is the place to come.

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Please Choose a Photography Course or Gift Voucher Below
From June 2021 we are finally able to run group courses for attendees who have been double jabbed.

All Group Photography Courses are £135. Private Photography Tuition is £325 and 221 Tuition is £199.

Beginners Photography Course

Please attend a Beginners Course before any Level Two Courses as this course is about so much more than how to use your camera. This day is the foundation for all our other training and we constantly refer back to it on other courses. You will be at a disadvantage without this knowledge.

121 Digital Photography Course Gift Vouchers

Photography Courses Gift Vouchers are available as full or part payment for any courses.They can be booked for a certain date or be left open for up to one year.
They are available in £25, £50, £75, £100, £135 and £325 options for Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries or any occasion.

Intermediate Photography Course

We have over 25 Level 2 and Advanced Courses which can be attended in any order after the Beginners Course. We constantly refer back to the Beginners day during the follow on courses so you will enjoy these courses more with the knowledge gained from the first day.