Get Your Camera Off Full Auto & Start Taking Great Pictures in Just One Day on our Beginners Photography Course.

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

Beginners – Extra Courses added on Saturday 1st & 15th February – Book here.
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Photography Courses with Award Winning Leicester Mercury Press Photographer & College Tutor - Glen Tillyard.

As a professional press photographer we have to get the best picture, in the shortest possible time, every time.
This is what we will teach you on every one of our 20 plus photography courses.
As a college tutor I know that different students have different learning styles so why would you choose to have  photography lessons from a cheap photographer or shop 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 and run from 9-30am to 5pm.
They are suitable for Digital SLRs, Mirrorless EVF Cameras and Bridge or Hybrid Cameras.

The Beginners Photography Course includes a free pocket guide to landscape, portrait and action photography.

  • review rating 5  I bought a DSLR camera a few years ago, and like most people, believed all I need was to leave it on 'Auto' and snap away. Feeling I need more from this investment, I sought out some tuition and hit lucky. In a relaxed environment, and a well-placed and friendly style, Glen opened my eyes to a new world. That journey continues to this day, Glen has sought me how take photographs that I am proud of. Whatever you want from a photography cause, Glen will teach you so much more. Recommended without reservation.

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  • review rating 5  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.

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  • review rating 5  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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  • review rating 5  Having now done several courses with Glen. I would highly recommend all his courses from beginners to the more advanced ones, they are all excellent and are taught at a pace that suits everyone. Glen is so knowledgeable with every course well-structured and interactive in an easy informal way.

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  • review rating 5  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.

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All Group Photography Courses are £135. 121 Private Photography Tuition is £325 and 221 Tuition is £199.

Please Choose a Photography Course or Gift Voucher Below

The Next Three Photography 2020 Courses

Book two courses over the same weekend and save £20 – email for details

Beginners Photography Course

Our beginner’s photography course is perfect for you if you would like to “Get your camera off Full Auto and learn how to take stunning photographs in just one day”.

All courses have a maximum of six students and run from 9.30am-5pm and include lunch.

Lightroom Course
Sunday 19th January - £135

Lightroom Course

Lightroom has become so powerful over the last few years that many photographers rarely need to jump into Photoshop. It can import, file, sort, keyword, caption and edit your RAW files then export them in a range of sized with or without watermarks. If you are an intermediate photographer who likes editing landscapes then this is the course for you.

Night Photography Course
Sunday 16th February - £135

Night and Low Light Photography Course

The low-light and night time photography course will show you how to take pictures at indoors in low light plus pictures at night without using your flash. Your own tripod would be helpful but we do have a couple of spares.
This course runs from 2pm to about 9pm and includes a light supper.

  • review rating 5  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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  • review rating 5  Having now done several courses with Glen. I would highly recommend all his courses from beginners to the more advanced ones, they are all excellent and are taught at a pace that suits everyone. Glen is so knowledgeable with every course well-structured and interactive in an easy informal way.

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  • review rating 5  Had a fantastic weekend learning beginner and portrait photography with Glen. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of photography. He is also able to explain techniques and camera settings in very simple and memorable terms so at the end of the day you are producing professional looking photographs yourself. I really hope to do more courses with Glen in future. All other students on the portrait course were returning students that had done previous courses with Glen!

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  • review rating 5  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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  • review rating 5  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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Ian Cadwallader

Previous providers of these courses have spent far too much time on unnecessary camera settings and constant adjustments. This course is so much more practical and I learnt a huge amount. I would highly recommend anyone interested in photography to get on one of these courses and you will surprise yourself how quickly your photographs improve. Glen’s a great tutor who delivered the course content in an easy to understand and relaxed manner.

Margot Leach

Fantastic photography course. Glen is a brilliant teacher and the course was not only hugely informative but great fun. I learnt so much about camera settings, including things I didn’t know existed. Excellent tuition which covered both technical and photographic aspects. Terrific value.

Jon Mosely

I can’t recommend Glen’s courses highly enough. I learnt so much in a day and came away confident to try out all sorts of shots. I feared it would either be superficial or information overload but it was neither – instead perfectly pitched.

Annie W.

I’m on an Art Foundation course at Loughborough University and since attending Glen’s beginners course I feel my photography has improved greatly and I am much more confident at altering my camera setting quickly. My tutors said that my photographs were as good the third year fine art degree students! I look forward to attending another one of your courses over the summer. Annie.

Matt Letts

I’ve spent three years at university and I’ve learnt more in 7 hours on Glen’s course than I did at university. I learnt how to adapt lighting techniques, pet photography and portraiture. It’s been a big help learning about tips and tricks on photography. Thank you for your help and the jacket potato. Highly recommend the course to learn about photography!! 😁

Denise Connor

I loved everything about this course. Glen was very patient and was always willing to answer the dumbest questions. I thoroughly enjoyed putting the theory into practice during the practical sessions. The course also had nice food in comfortable surroundings in a delightful village. Thank you to Glen and Jacqui.