Inspiring Photography Courses, Workshops and Holidays for Photographers of all Skill Levels
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Our photography courses have been designed for photographers of all skill levels from complete novices to experienced photographers who are looking to improve their photographic skills and techniques.

For those just starting out in photography, our photography course for beginners is an excellent option and will teach you the basics and help you build the foundations to become excellent photographers in the future.

For more experienced photographers, we offer an Improvers photography course, ideal for those looking for a practical two days out and about capturing great images. A Wildlife photography workshop and a Woodland Bird Photography workshop at our Sussex wood. Along with a low light photography course designed for you to acquire the knowledge and practice of capturing fantastic images during the hours of darkness.

Our photography courses take place at Painshill Park in Surrey, and our Chichester Harbour location in West Sussex.


At Imber Court Photo Training, we offer a full range of photography holidays and tours both in the UK and abroad.

All levels of photographer are welcome on our photography holidays and you are assured that under our expert guidance you will return home not only with wonderful images but unforgettable memories and a group of new friends.

If it’s amazing landscapes and seascapes that interest you then our photography holidays to the Picos de Europa Mountains in the North of Spain, Iceland and our UK based trips to the stunning Northumberland coast and The Highlands and Islands of the North West coastal region of Scotland will have you reaching for your camera all day long.

If you are looking for a trip that is further afield then we offer two photography tours to India both starting and finishing in Delhi.


Our online photography diploma course is delivered in an easy-to-understand, clear, and concise manner in plain English with simple explanations of the camera’s technical features.

Our highly experienced photography trainers have designed this online photography training package along the same lines as our extremely popular practical beginner’s photography courses and to work in a similar manner to BTEC photography courses that they have delivered in the past.

Our 14 learning modules have been designed to be viewed online on a wide range of devices or can be downloaded as PDF files. The course includes a number of multiple-choice knowledge checks, instructional videos, access to DSLR camera simulators, and practical assignments that you will need to submit for constructive feedback as you progress through the curriculum.

At the end of the course you will need to submit 10 images as a portfolio of your work that demonstrate an understanding of the camera settings and composition of an image. An ‘Imber Court Photography Training Diploma Certificate’ will be issued to you on successful completion of the course.

Ashley was very down to earth and really understood how difficult some people might find the information. I must say I found everything was very well explained and there was a good amount of detail and many examples. This was a great course for beginners, it gives you the confidence to start taking photos without using auto all the time. I feel like I have a new camera with all the knowledge I have gained on an excellent introductory day. Ashley was a very patient teacher.

Before going I seriously wondered whether I was doing the right thing booking the photography holiday, never having been away on my own before with people I didn’t know. However, I shouldn’t have worried, as from meeting up in Bilbao arrivals it was obvious that the group was very friendly, and we had a great time. Travelling was easy with your updates re the air travel and you driving us to the best places to take amazing pictures and stopping whenever we suggested, thank you. The hotel was great and the food amazing – I would go again. I miss the views from the dining room at breakfast…the South Downs don’t quite match up!

As a complete beginner, I found Ashley to be very patient, knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher. The results are stunning as I took some great looking pictures on the day. He has real passion for the craft and sparks interest in anyone that listens to him. I will be spending some time learning more and coming back to Ashley to for some Advanced training. Really really happy with what I’ve learned.

After completing a course with Ashley a few years earlier which was super beneficial and gave me so much insight on how to use and experiment with my camera, I instantly contacted Ashley to arrange a 1-1 photography course to learn lighting and studio techniques to enable me to feel confident to pursue a career with photography. Ashley knows his stuff and comes across so professional and friendly that I felt very comfortable to ask questions, practice and learn in a beautiful calm environment. I highly recommend Ashley and his courses 5* Thank you, I am very grateful for your time and teaching.

I’ve dabbled with photography for years, attended camera clubs, was even married to a photographer but no-one has succeeded in explaining ISOs, F-stops, apertures, shutter speeds in a way that made any sense to me….until now. Ashley was so relaxed, listened to me, obviously got a very good handle on where I was at knowledge-wise and explained things in a way that made sense. He completely de-mystified it, encouraged me to experiment, provided relaxed learning opportunities and left me enthused and confident enough to continue my learning journey on my own. I can’t recommend Ashley enough. Best photographic training out there, I reckon.

I recently completed the Online Beginners Photography Diploma Course. On the course I was able to study photography in much greater detail whilst having the support of my mentor Ashley. His support, knowledge and willingness to help was invaluable. You can work at your own pace so no pressure or deadlines. I have finished this course with a much greater understanding and depth of knowledge of this fabulous subject. It was an excellent course and would thoroughly recommend it.


Our resident photography expert Ashley Gardner delivers all our photography courses and is your holiday photography guide.

An all round nice guy, he is a busy professional photographer with years of experience within the photography field. His methods of teaching are always highly commended, he delivers photography courses in plain English and there is no such thing as a silly question!

On our photography holidays, as well as looking after everyone and making sure your holiday is a success, Ashley is constantly at hand offering advice on the best way to capture your environment.