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Personal photography teaching and training
from Keith Cooper

Digital photography training for individuals and groups.

Learn about some of the techniques and equipment we use for our professional photography and fine art prints.

Keith Cooper is available for a limited number of one-to-one photography training and tutorial sessions for private individuals – covering specialist areas of photography and fine art printing of photographs.

The bespoke courses are aimed at more advanced photographers – professional or amateur – Keith will always discuss your needs and background before booking any course.

Our ‘121’ courses are based around Leicester, in the East Midlands, and Keith is available for one-to-one sessions at locations in the Leicestershire and Rutland area.

Other locations further afield are possible (international included), but costs would include any additional transport and incidental expenses.

Keith is available as a ‘guest specialist’ for photography tours and workshops worldwide.

Course topics

  • Architectural photography (Leicester city)
  • Understanding tilt and shift (Leicester city or in the county)
  • Elements of Landscape (Leicestershire – multiple locations available)

Actual topics covered are customised to match individual requirements.

Course Costs

One to One training for half a day (4 hours) £135.00

One to One training for a full day (7 hours) £230.00

One additional attendee for a half day £75.00

One additional attendee for a full day £150.00

Please note: we do not offer these personal tuition sessions for more than 2 attendees at a time.

If you are a commercial business looking for training, please see the section below or contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Course content

Sessions cover both the technical and aesthetic elements of photography.

Course content is very much influenced by Keith’s own styles of photography, so it’s probably best to assume that graduated filters (a pet hate of Keith’s ;-) and automatic tripod use for every single landscape shot would not feature too highly.

Note that whilst we specifically won’t sell cameras, accessories or software, we are happy to offer buying advice.

Technical considerations

A ‘Full Frame’ DSLR is recommended for architectural work, although Keith is quite happy to lend the use of his full frame Canon 1Ds camera for the duration of the session (bring your own CF card).

Understanding tilt and shift – we would not expect the client to have their own lenses and have a range of Canon EF mount TS-E lenses that can be tried out – including:

  • TS-E 17mm f/4 Tilt/Shift
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5 Tilt/Shift

Amongst our specialist wide angle Canon lenses you can try are:

  • EF8-15 f4L
  • EF11-24 F4L
  • EF14 f/2.8L MKII
  • EF15 f/2.8 Fisheye

We would suggest reading Keith’s articles about such lenses if you are unfamiliar with their use.

For panoramic photography we have specialist camera mounts (including a GigaPan) that can be used (if needed).

There are many supporting articles and reviews on this site, such as:

Fine art printing and colour management

Whilst there are many articles and reviews on this site aimed at all levels of expertise, this training is for the more advanced photographer.

As a minimum, a top end A3 printer is required, although A2 and larger is preferred.

The training costs can include our finest quality ICC printer profiles, which will need to be produced before any training.

For software, Photoshop is expected to be used. The very latest version is not needed, but our examples will include the use of plugins for different effects.

If you use Lightroom, then this is fine for initially editing images, but not for print work at the highest levels.

Hire Keith for your courses and training programmes

Keith Cooper provides specialist photography training options for course organisers at training locations throughout the UK and abroad. An affordable enhancement to your own range of course options – rates vary, dependent on location and course content.

Specialist areas include:

Keith is a qualified adult tutor (C&G 7307) and university lecturer.

Commercial photographic training

Please note that the courses described above are different from our wide range of commercial photographic training courses run for companies and on behalf of our corporate clients, where we work throughout the UK and speak at international seminars and conferences.

Northlight provides bespoke one-to-one training for companies, covering photography and all aspects of digital image manipulation at their own office locations worldwide.

For corporate training, see details on our main business pages.

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One of Keith’s own Leicestershire photos.

Training around the world

If you are outside of the UK East Midlands, we’re also building up a directory of other photographers who offer photography training in other areas of the UK and further afield.