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





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Congratulations on receiving a Digital Photography Course Gift Voucher. We may only have the email address of the person who paid for your voucher so you may want to bookmark this page or contact us so we can keep you updated by email.

We recommend you sign up for our newsletter (top of the page) to be kept updated of any future courses or changes.There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly.

Special Offer - Upgrade to a Private Tuition Day for £175

If you have a £135 group course Gift Voucher you can upgrade to a 121 Private Tuition Day for just £175 extra. The normal Private Tuition price is £325.

Some people prefer group courses, where we have six students, but I know others prefer private tuition if they are not comfortable in a group or have specific requirements.

The 121 courses are just You, Me and your camera so you gain the maximum amount of personal training in one day. These courses usually take place at Foxton Locks where you spend 3 to 4 hours taking pictures with a professional photographer. This compares to about 2 hours on the group course. I will personally guide you to take some stunning photographs at this beautiful tourist attraction you will be proud to show to friends and family. You can see pictures by previous 121 students here

Upgrade to a 121 from a £135 Group Course for extra £175

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Hi. Glen here from
I'm really looking forward to helping you to understand your camera and take even better photographs. The course starts at 10am prompt with coffee and biscuits on arrival, between 9.30am and 9.45am, and it runs through until about 5pm.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.
There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly

Please ensure you have fully charged batteries as we will be using your cameras a lot and someone's battery nearly always runs out. Better still to buy a spare battery before the course visit for batteries at less than half price.

An empty memory card with space for 200 images.

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.

Bring warm clothes and a change of shoes as the practical sessions do take place outside.

You can find a map and directions

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us or visit the FAQ's page at

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Beginners Course Location & Timings

Dates: January to November

Timings: 09.45am - 5.00pm

Address: 25 Westerby Lane,
Smeeton Westerby, Leics, LE8 0RA

Telephone. 0116 2796906

Lunch: Included with vegetarian option. Coffee & biscuits on arrival.

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Please Note: The Landscape & Bird Photography Course takes place at the Anglia Water Bird Watching Centre, Egelton, Rutland Water. Oakham. Please see below or click here. All other courses are at Smeeton Westerby.

Photography Course Timings

9.30 -9.45am Arrival, coffee & biscuits

10.00am camera settings & theory

12.15 -12.45pm light lunch (included)

1pm-3pm Practical photography

3pm-4pm Review photographs

4pm-5pm Photo-editing Demonstration

5pm Questions & course feedback

Photography Course Requirements

Digital SLR Camera (or Bridge Camera)

Extra lenses - optional

External flashgun - optional

Fully charged battery and / or a spare battery

An empty memory card

Any other kit you need explaining

A change of shoes in case it's wet or muddy.

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

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AWBC Nature Photography Course Timings:

AWBC Location

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre,
Rutland Water.
LE15 8BT

More Details

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Student Testimonials

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"This photography course was very easy to understand and follow. Glen made you feel comfortable and confident at all times. He encourages you to use all the camera settings in a very enjoyable and friendly in relaxed atmosphere. No More Full Auto for Me." -
Clare Hartford

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A really enjoyable course which I wish I had come on when I first purchased my camera.
I have learnt so much in one day, due to the good balance of practical and theory, and I'm looking forward to coming on another course soon.
Karen Miller.

I learnt more in the first 30 minutes of this camera course than I had in the last year.

Paul Houghton

Having spent over a year using my camera only on full auto to take photos I decided I needed help to figure out all the settings I should be using.

I'm so pleased I did. This photography course explained all the settings and all the best picture composition tips I needed. Glen ensured no one left without all of their questions being answered- including me.

Laura Simpson 

Objectives achieved. I now know how to take the kind of photographs I've always aspired to. Glen is patient and informative and I felt I got the right level of tuition without being to technical. I would definitely recommend this photography course to others. - Tina Cornah.

The course was very easy to understand and follow. Glen made you feel comfortable and confident at all times when using all the camera settings. Very enjoyable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No More Full Auto. Clare Hartford.

Hi Glen "Thanks for a most enjoyable and informative day, It answered all my questioned plus many more. Considering lunch was included I thought it was really excellent value for money."

David Stone

Hi Glen. I'm just dropping you a note to say how much I enjoyed the course today. You answered all my questions and gave 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 Cunliffe

This has been a great photography course and I know I can now take proper photographs instead of just snaps.

Highly Recommended.

Ivan Last 

A Fantastic Course. I now know how to use all the functions on the camera I didn't even know were there. I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot.

Karen Evans