Just a quick update on what’s been going on at Imber Court Photo Training and some courses we have planned for the coming months.

Our first photography tour to India seems like weeks ago, the trip was excellent with a great group of photographers, blue skies, wonderful locations and people. Below is some of the feedback from those that travelled with us:

Thank you so much for giving us the most amazing experience. One which I will never forget!

After just three days back we are already craving the blue skies and colours of India. It was such a privilege to be with you all – and we really thank you for making it such a fun and unforgettable two weeks.

A huge thank you from Ed and I – it really was a great experience and one we will never forget. We loved the company, the varied experiences and the complete assault on the senses that make India so unique! Photographically it was great to have such a variety of people, landscapes, architecture, low light, animals etc to work with.

Thanks Ashley for organising it so thoroughly along with Pradeep and you are so patient I must have driven you round the bend at times! It’s never an easy task organising an event as the responsibility can seem enormous at times so thank you for taking it on as I don’t believe it could have been done much better it was the most amazing trip to mark my 50th and images that are engrained in my mind I hope, for a very long time. I really don’t believe without the likes of a “Pradeep” a trip like that could have been completed in such time nor bettered he was absolutely invaluable and so knowledgeable.

India was the most amazing experience made just perfect by your tireless effort, easy going personality with nothing too much trouble. Thank you so much for that. I’m missing the India climate I have to say!

We are planning another trip for next spring if you are interested! We will be uploading some of the images on to our website and facebook pages soon.

New Photography Mentoring Service

We are in the process of organising a mentoring service for those of you who have completed one of our beginners courses. For a small monthly fee we will set you a task to complete during each month and provide you with full constructive feedback on how to improve your images. Let me know if this is something of interest to you. Full details will be published soon.

Painshill Park Photography Competition

Painshill Park is launching their ‘Photographic Competition 2013’ which is being sponsored by Imber Court Photo Training. The competition will run from 1st April – 29th September 2013 and is open to all budding photographers over the age of 12 years that visit Painshill.
For all the entry information visit the Painshill park website.


We have some availability on the following courses:

Low Light Course

Imber Court Thursday 4th & Friday 5th April
Chichester Yacht Club Thursday 9th & Friday 10th May
We will guide you through the theory around low light photography and advise regarding using the appropriate equipment and lenses. We will take images within the grounds of Imber Court or Chichester Marina. At the end of the first evening you will understand the principles of taking images in the dark, be able to identify the equipment required and understand how the bulb and time settings on the camera assist us. You will be amazed at what is possible and keen to get going again on the second evening where transport from Imber Court or Chichester Yacht Club is provided to London and we start the evening on the Southbank making our way to Westminster and Parliament Square then onto St James’s Park, Whitehall and the Jubilee Bridge. Your trainers will help you to explore this fascinating subject in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Wedding & Portrait Course at Chichester

Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th May
Our four-day comprehensive wedding and portrait photography course is the ideal photography training course for those who are interested in starting their own wedding photography business. We cover everything required to get you and your business on the map! During the course you will learn how to shoot both outdoors and in the studio. You will also get the opportunity to photograph a mock wedding with a bride and groom, both at a local church and out on location. In-depth, we will discuss marketing ideas, how to create your website, planning for wedding and portrait shoots, constructing wedding albums and equipment requirements. Our Photoshop expert will also be on hand for two of the days to provide one-to-one instruction.

Improvers Course at Chichester

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July 2013
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2013
An opportunity to spend 3 days in the company of Ashley and David our two professional photography trainers, on a wholly practical three days in the beautiful surroundings of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. We have sought out a number of exceptional locations in this area where you will be taken and shown and assisted in capturing a selection of stunning images. You will have the opportunity of photographing landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, great panoramics, water sports and wildlife amongst other subjects.

Photoshop Elements Courses

Saturday 11th May at imber Court
Saturday 15th June at Chichester Yacht Club
Come and join us for a full day where we will guide you through some of the fantastic ways in which we can edit and improve our images. Starting with the very basics you will be shown how to use all the tools in the toolbar including cropping, cloning, colour adjustment, sharpening etc
We will also guide you through layers, masks and exposure adjustment methods. You will use the effects available in the filters palette and be shown how to prepare your images for printing.
At the conclusion of the day you will be amazed with what is possible using your ‘digital darkroom.’

Don’t forget we are always here for free unbiased advice on anything to do with photography.
Have a great Easter
Best wishes

Ashley Gardner