Photography Courses and Photography Holidays

Imber Court Photo Training deliver photography courses from their various locations in Southeast England at Painshill Park and Imber Court in Surrey along with our Chichester Harbour location in West Sussex.

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All of our courses are delivered in a friendly, relaxed environment with everything explained in plain English.
Our photography courses have been designed for photographers of all 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 Beginners Photography Courses are an excellent option and will teach you the basics and help you build the foundations to become excellent photographers in the future. At Imber Court Photo Training we believe there are three key elements that you need to understand and master to start taking great photographs. Your photographs need to be technically correct; this means you have used and understand the right camera settings to capture the shot. Secondly your images need to be well composed and finally they need to contain an element of emotion! We can teach you the first two elements, but the emotion part comes with experience and lots of practice, basically it’s all about being in the right place at the right time in the right lighting conditions and knowing what to do to capture that moment in time!

Our Improvers Photography Course is a practical two days out and about in the beautiful South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour, perfect locations for both landscape and seascape photography.

This online photography diploma course has been designed along the same lines as our extremely popular practical beginner’s photography courses and is delivered in an easy to understand, clear and concise manner and in plain English with simple explanations of technical features of the camera. Our highly experienced photography trainers have developed this online photography training package to work in a similar manner to BTEC photography courses that they have delivered in the past.
Our 14 learning modules will guide you through everything you need to know and understand to start taking fantastic photographs. All modules are 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. These images will need to 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.
Once you register you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be available throughout the course for full telephone and email support. We will also be arranging individual tutorials by appointment at Painshill Park, Surrey and at our Chichester Harbour classroom in West Sussex where you are also free to pop in at any time for advice and guidance during the course.
If you are currently shooting on the fully automatic modes, your creative abilities are extremely restricted. We will show you how to take control of the aperture and shutter speed which are both vitally essential to make your images stand out from the crowd. You will also look at ISO, white balance and exposure compensation, composition of a photograph and some basic editing, amongst many other subjects.
Our track record on delivering photography courses to beginners is outstanding. If you have just purchased your camera or have had a camera for some time and are keen to start achieving better results, then this online photography diploma course along with our expert guidance will inspire and guide you to develop a passion for photography.
Once you have successfully completed the online course to the required standard, we will also be able to provide evidence of your training and references that may be required for those of you taking the course for continued professional development, business, work, or educational purposes.
Imber Court Photo Training also offer one to one training where the day can be tailored to your individual requirements. These days are ideal for all levels of photographer from beginner to competent along with those starting their own photography business.

All our photography courses are delivered by Ashley, a professional photography trainer with many years of photographic experience, who set up the company in 2009. Ashley will show you how to achieve the key elements required to start capturing wonderful images. Once you have mastered the key elements you will have acquired the skills to start capturing great images with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera.

Imber Court Photo Training also offer a full range of photography holidays and tours both in the UK and abroad. All levels of photographer are welcome on our holidays, 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. All our trips are meticulously planned, we only use the best available accommodation and comfortable air-conditioned transport from your arrival at the airport throughout your trip. Return flights from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are included in all our holidays and tours. Accommodation is always on a single occupancy basis at no additional cost.

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 and our UK based trips to the stunning Northumberland coast and The Highlands of Northwest Scotland combined with the Islands of The Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) where you will be reaching for your camera all day long.

If you are looking for a photography tour that is further afield then we offer two trips to India both starting and finishing in Delhi. Our two-week tour of Rajasthan takes you to the most colourful state in the world’s most colourful country, a place that everybody should visit at least once in a lifetime. Join us on this amazing and enlightening journey for a totally unique and rewarding experience where you will photograph the people, wildlife, places, and colours of this wonderful country. Our three-week photography holiday to India takes you from Delhi to Kathmandu with visits to some of the most amazing locations available to photographers. From small local villages to bustling cities and religious towns where a new photo opportunity presents itself around every corner.

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Whichever photography tour or holiday you choose you are guaranteed a wonderful time with likeminded people with Ashley constantly at hand offering advice on the best way to capture your environment.