1-2-1 Photography Course Leicester

121 Photography Course Private Tuition - £325

Have you ever wondered how professional photographers get better pictures than everyone else? Well now’s your chance to work alongside a professional photographer and learn the tricks of the trade from an NCTJ qualified press photographer and college tutor. 

1-2-1 Private Photography Tuition is just you, me and your camera. We can cover a range of topics, or concentrate on one course, and you can ask me as many questions as you like. If you would like to benefit from my vast experience, and see how a professional photographer works, then 1-2-1 private tuition photography day could be best for you.

All our group photography courses have a maximum of six students but we do understand that some people prefer 121 Photography Tuition. If you’re someone who likes to ask a lot of questions, or maybe likes to work at a slightly slower pace, then maybe 121 photography course is a better option for you. Private Tuition days are £325 during the week and £400 at the weekend.

The 121 photography days are also better if you want to spend more time on a certain type of photography or it may be possible to mix and match to some extent – maybe a combined Lightroom and Photoshop tuition day. Training runs 9.30am to 5pm and includes a light lunch.

Most 121 courses are available during the week with the exception of the Bird and the Big Cat Courses which are always group courses at the weekend.

Book a 121 or 221 Photography Course

Please note that I can usually fit in a 121 Photography Courses within a few days or a week or two, subject to availability, but it might take longer to find a dates to suit me and a second person for a 221 photography day. If you have limited time or want a course quick then 121 would be a better option. Please contact me before booking a private tuition day so we can confirm dates first.

It’s OK to buy a 121 Gift Voucher as these are valid for 12 months. Please drop me an email with the occasion and a personal message.

  • 1-2-1 Photography Course – Mon-Fri £325
  • 1-2-1 Photography Course – Sat or Sun £450
  • 2-2-1 Photography Course – Mon to Fri £199 per person *
  • 2-2-1 Photography Course – Mon to Fri £398 per couple*
  • 2-2-1 Photography Course – Sat or Sun £250 per person *
  • Half Day Refresher Course -Mon-Fri £175
  • 1-2-1 Course Gift Voucher – Mon-Fri £325
  • 1-2-1 Course Gift Voucher – Sat or Sun £450
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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. A great tutor who delivered the course content in an easy to understand and relaxed manner. Ian Cadwallader

2-2-1 Photography Courses £199 each

A very popular alternative to our 121 Photography Private Tuition days are our 221 Photography Courses. At £199 per person these are a great way to share the cost but still get private photography tuition. You can attend with a friend or I can try and find a second person to join you on a course through our amazing Facebook Group. Just like the 121 days you can choose a specific course or mix and match.

I usually run group courses, with six students, at the weekends but I can sometimes fit it a 121 or 221 day, subject to availability, on a Saturday or Sunday. 221 days during the week £199 per person but occasionally I will run a weekend 221 at £250 per person subject to availability. 121 Private Tuition at a weekend is £450

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1-2-1 Beginners Photography Course

If you would like to “Get your camera off Full Auto and learn how to take stunning photographs in just one day” then our beginner’s photography course is perfect for you. All courses run from 9.30am-5pm and include lunch.

1-2-1 Intermediate Photography Course

The Intermediate Course is the natural progression to your Beginners Course for those who want to understand the exposure triangle. We go into much greater depth into the camera menus and settings. This is a Level 2 Course so we do ask that you attend our Beginners Course first.

 Kit required for the Intermediate Course

1-2-1 Lightroom & Photoshop Courses

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.
We can also include some Photoshop in the day or you can choose a Photoshop only course.

Thank you for booking a Digital Photography Course

Thank you for booking the Digital Photography Course. I’m really looking forward to helping you to understand your camera and take even better photographs.

Please arrive for registration and refreshments between 9.30am and 9.45am.The course starts at 10am prompt and runs through until about 5pm.

There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly

  1. We do have limited parking for six cars so if you have the choice of a smaller car it really is helpful and less of a squeeze.
  2. Please ensure you have fully charged batteries as we will be using your cameras a lot and someone’s battery nearly always runs out.
  3. Please arrive with an empty memory card
  4. A free buffet lunch is included and there will be a vegetarian option. If you have any allergies or special requirements it may be better to bring a packed lunch. Coffee & biscuits are provided on arrival.
  5. Bring warm clothes and a change of shoes as the practical sessions do take place outside.
  6. Our address is 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire. LE8 0RA. Tel 0116 279 6906
  7. You can find a map and directions https://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/contact-digital-photography-courses.html
  8. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the FAQ’s page at https://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/faq.html
  9. If you need nearby accommodation please see here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/contact-digital-photography-courses.html
  10. Full T&Cs including our Cancellation Policy see here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/terms-and-conditions.html


The DPC Filter Kit – From £45 – Buy Here

I’m constantly being asked to recommend filters for various courses so I decided to finally source my own set. I usually suggest buying filters from Amazon but some of their filters of variable quality and the sellers fluctuate so it’s difficult to provide consistent links. Several students have suggested I should sell a filter kit and so that’s what I’ve done.

The “DPC Universal Filter Kit” consists of a UV, a Polariser, an ND8, an ND64 and a close up +2. To keep things simple I’m initially only buying these in a 62mm filter size, to suit my recommended Tamron18-270mm, but the cunning plan is to also include a 52-62mm stepping ring, for Nikon users, and a 58-62mm stepping ring, for Canon users. We also have a 82-77mm Kit.

Stepping Rings allow each filter to be used on a wide variety of lenses and save money in the long run by not having to buy multiple filter sizes. The UV filter is there for protection while the ND8 and Polariser is required for the Intermediate Course. The Close-up filter will help to prepare people for the Macro Course. The ND64 can also be used on the Intermediate Course and is a six stop filter which will allow you to get great pictures of flowing water. (See below for seaside example)

There is also a 82-77mm option for people with the 10-20mm (24mm) wide angle lenses at £60 which contains all the same filters except the Close-up.

NEW! There is also a 58-67mm option, at £45, with the same filters as the 62mm kit, and a 67-62mm and 67-58mm stepping rings. This is useful for people with the new Tamron 16-300mm or any lenses with a 67mm filter thread.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course.  It was definitely of benefit to me having the 1 to 1 tuition. I look forward to practising the techniques. Nick Ward

I thoroughly enjoyed the course.  It was definitely of benefit to me having the 1 to 1 tuition. I look forward to practising the techniques. Nick Ward

I attended the 121 Beginner’s Course with Glen at the end of February and was a little skeptical that I would really come away understanding all those areas he listed under course content – surely I would never learn all those things, in one day? But wow, I was very, very impressed. Glen is a great photographer, and a great teacher – the two don’t always go hand in hand. I haven’t been on Auto since and now for the first time in seriously years, I feel I know my camera and at last can enjoy taking it out!

Needless to say, I’ve since booked the 4-course-package deal and can’t wait to learn more. If in doubt, book your course now – you can only regret what you don’t do rather than what you do!  Liz Staveley

I’ve really enjoyed this course and I look forward to putting it into practice. I’m not scared to use my camera anymore. Glen explained everything very well – even to such a non technical person like myself. Julia

I knew some of the technical side of photography, having had a camera for a while, but I wanted to know about composition and how to frame a photograph. I’ve had an excellent day and learnt a lot. It will certainly make a difference to my photography. Les B.

This day has made me so much more aware of the points I need to think about when taking pictures. The theory was well explained with a good combination of techniques , examples and trouble shooting tips. The course maintained a good pace with just the right amount of information and practical exercises. Carol B

Hi Glen.
I’m just dropping you this note to say how much I enjoyed today. The course answered all my questions and has given me the confidence to go out and use my camera properly. Today has turned my box of expensive gadgets into top class photography equipment. Thanks! Barry C.