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Photography training courses and teaching

Digital Photography courses, seminars and lectures

Take better photos

We want to help people improve their own photography.

  • Bespoke courses and presentations for your business at whatever level you need.
  • On-site training – we come to you.
  • Commercial photography courses customised to fit -your- precise requirements and delivered at just the right level of complexity.
  • Talks and presentations at conferences and events.
  • Learn more about photography and photo processing.

We’re one of the UK’s few specialist photography training providers that will come to your location and customise courses to your requirements and needs.

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Get the most out of the equipment you already have or see what you really need.

We know that you don’t always need to hire a professional, but we are also here when you do need all the creative insight and technical skills that come with our professional commercial photography services.

How can we help?

property photography training

Comments from our clients

"I had a fantastic day with Keith on the bespoke architectural photography training course. He demystified the technical aspects of architectural photography and was hugely generous and down to earth in sharing his experience and knowledge. I would gladly recommend Northlight Images."

Julie Crawford, YORhub

"We were very impressed with our training session. In one day we learnt enough to drastically improve our product images and help us maintain a professional reputation. We are very happy customers."

Ellis Clarke Trains

"I enjoyed Keith's introduction to photography. While it was accessible to complete novices, I also found lots of useful hints and tips as someone who does a small amount of professional photography and is seeking to expand my portfolio. I would recommend Northlight Images for no fuss photography training solutions to suit a range of skill levels."

Laura Hadland - Thirst Media

"The team really enjoyed the training, and we all feel that we have learnt some essential tips to improve our pictures,  at the very least learning to evaluate our photos on site and thinking about the story that they are telling. The format of the training worked well - with a bit of theory in the morning and practice in the afternoon. The information wasn’t too overwhelmingly technical and was pitched just right for our requirements.  I would be happy to recommend the training to other sales teams."

Nottingham Community Housing Assoc.

Types of photography training

We’ve more details of specific services on other pages:

Photography training costs

Half Day Training

  • £349 one to one training
  • £379 for 3 trainees (£126.33 per trainee)
  • £89 for each additional trainee

Full Day Training

  • £599 one to one training
  • £649 for 3 trainees (£216.33 per trainee)
  • £139 for each additional trainee

All prices are for single sessions, and exclude VAT, please also see our Terms and Conditions for training services.

Precise course costs are based on duration, location and number of people attending the course. A half day is up to 3.5 hrs of training time, a full day up to 6.5 hrs. For lectures/conferences, please ask for our appearance rates.

Hotels and expenses (if required) are charged at cost.

For interactive photography training sessions we recommend a maximum of 5 trainees. For larger numbers we recommend seminar style presentations.

Our training courses are held at your own preferred location, where you will be taking your own photographs

Expenses: £0.65 per mile for all courses outside of Leicestershire PLUS £30 per hour travel expenses for all courses more than 2 hours from our base in Leicester. We charge nothing for the first 2 hours (in each direction) then £30 per hour, rounded up to a full hour.

For a more accurate idea of costs, please contact us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll be happy to send a detailed quote.

Please note: payment is required in advance of training session(s), unless payment on the day is arranged (by prior agreement only).


Photography seminars/workshops/conferences

These prices are for seminar style sessions for 1-20 people in the UK. For conferences and overseas please contact us for more details and prices.

£175 up to 3 trainees | £285 up to 6 | £330 up to 10 | £480 up to 20

Photographic equipment buying advice

Keith is happy to offer independent advice relating to what equipment will suit your business needs, whether cameras, lenses or lighting.

Northlight Images does not sell cameras or photographic equipment, so our only interest is whether the equipment will let you do what you want.

In the past we’ve saved clients many hundreds of pounds from not buying equipment they just didn’t need…

Bespoke photography course content

One of the difficulties we have in explaining what we can teach, is that there is just so much you can choose from.

Our courses can be tailored to be as general or as specific as you need.

Say, for example, you have some film photography knowledge and want to learn more about using your skills in a digital environment? A typical day’s course might include:

  • Understanding the relationship between image size and resolution
  • Considering bit depth
  • What is colour?
  • Organising your images
  • Shooting RAW or JPEG
  • sRGB versus Adobe RGB
  • Camera RAW workflows
  • Optimising images
  • Automating routine tasks

Specialised techniques

tilt-shift bookKeith’s book about using tilt/shift lenses is now available.

All the subjects covered are available as bespoke training.

Learn to use your camera

The photo at the top of the page was taken at one of our series of training sessions for a property services company.

The (new) cameras had just been given out to everyone (14 people), and the group was taking a break, after spending half an hour familiarising themselves with the basics of using a DSLR camera.

Specialised photographic equipment training

We’re happy to organise courses covering any of the specialist photographic equipment we use here at Northlight.

One example would be how to utilise devices such as the GigaPan mount shown below, along with specialist software, such as Autopano Giga.

Keith has written an article, showing just how he used this kit to make the recently exhibited 14 metre print of Leicester city centre at dusk.

Keith’s equipment choices

If you’re curious about the sorts of photographic equipment Keith uses, then we’ve a page describing a lot of it. Many of the items have articles and reviews associated with them, part of our commitment to helping others get the best from their photography.

using a gigapan

Have a professional photographer and training expert contribute to your event

Keith Cooper also takes part in commercial and landscape photography training for course organisers and training locations around the UK and abroad.

We work throughout the UK and speak at international seminars and conferences.

Keith also teaches specialist aspects of photography, such as landscape, digital black and white, and fine art printing to individuals and companies or as part of other organisations’ courses.

As a qualified adult tutor (C&G 7307) and university lecturer Keith appreciates the varying needs of learners.

Appreciating his teaching and practical photography experience,  Keith was invited to join X-Rite’s ‘Coloratti’:

“X-Rite’s Coloratti includes the world’s top professional photographers, a group whose vision, passion, leadership, and partnership are recognized and valued by X-Rite. Coloratti photographers are highly respected by their peers and are admired by up-and-coming professionals, enthusiasts, and students alike.”