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COURSES

I offer a full set of photography and editing courses for both the new and existing photographer looking to increase their skills

Rita Garner
Tom Cummins
James Barron
Emeline Perronno
Jack Man
Sue Braat
Phillip Schoeman
David Hoare
Liz Manning
Rita Garner
Tom Cummins
Phillip Schoeman
Liz Manning
Sue Bratt
Emeline Perronno
James Barron
Jack Man
David Hoare
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A photography teacher is only as good
as their students' photos

When you're looking for a photography tutor you shouldn't only look to see if they take good photos.
Take a look at the photos their students take.

All the photos that you see here were taken by my students while they were on my courses.
If you don't think they're any good, then I'm not the tutor for you.

Rita Garner
Tom Cummins
James Barron
Emeline Perronno
Jack Man
Sue Braat
Phillip Schoeman
David Hoare
Liz Manning
Rita Garner
Tom Cummins
Phillip Schoeman
Liz Manning
Sue Bratt
Emeline Perronno
James Barron
Jack Man
David Hoare
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Matt Smith
"A must for any aspiring photographer"
Matt Smith

Bill will take you through the fundamental elements of composition, camera control, and even some handy hints on photoshop and raw editing.
A word of caution though, if Bill can't improve your picture taking then no one can!

Phillip
"Bill is a great teacher..."
Phillip Schoeman

.... and I would thoroughly recommend his courses.
I have a much better understanding of how my DSLR works now and learnt a great deal on the beginners course, in all aspects.

Sue
" I really enjoyed it"
Sue Braat

Calm surroundings, small group, lots of visual displays and online weekly course notes. Bill was very open to questions and helped us with setting up our own cameras.
Bill explained some of the mystery of photography.

Ann
"Thanks Bill!"
Ann Needle

I finally understand and appreciate what impact the depth of field and focus point have on my landscape images. I already knew a lot of the theory but can now relate this to which of my images I prefer, and why - so thank you for that!

Liz
"A very informative, enjoyable course"
Liz manning

The sessions outside helped to consolidate things learnt in the classroom.

Bill was also most helpful when I emailed with queries.

emeline
"More please!"
emeline perronno

Bill’s classes are clear and all questions are answered allowing students to make quick progress, creating a nice step-by-step understanding of the camera and how to compose great photography.
The lessons were clearly presented with all questions answered.

james
"I cannot recommend Bill’s courses enough!"
james barron

Bill's lessons and well-structured at a pace for all ages and abilities with the invaluable field days to practice what you learn in the classroom.

Bill is a great, patient teacher with a wealth of photography knowledge.

David
"I was quickly reassured"
David Hoare

I enjoyed the way in which we were taught, making the technical aspects of photography accessible (and not being bogged down by too many superfluous technical terms), while also not giving any impression of being looked down upon, like the atmosphere in some photography clubs I've been to.

Kevin
"No hesitation in recommending Bill"
Kevin Beattie

Bill’s overall knowledge, experience and training skills in all aspects of photography are second to none.
He has an unrivalled passion for photography with this enthusiasm conveyed and embodied into all his training sessions.

Aaron
"Highly recommended!"
Aaron Smith

Bill Black is a confident, talented and accomplished photography master.
His facilitation style will compliment any learner from complete beginner to professional photographer.
Being able to adapt his laid back style and blend his extensive knowledge into a well rounded enjoyable session is what I most admire about Bill.

MY PHOTOGRAPHS

California
California Road Trip

From LA and back again via PCH1, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley and of course, Vegas baby

China
China

A trip to visit my son, who works in Xian was sandwiched between visits to Hong Kong and Beijing. It's a stunning, extraordinary country.

Portraits
Portraits

Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build shape with light but the best part is you give people images they'll cherish forever

Textures
Textures

The very first photographs I sold were from a selection of a dozen textural shots. I thought 'I like them, but will anyone else?' I sold 30 🙂

Europe
Europe

I started my professional photographic career by travelling through Europe and then selling the photos I took through exhibition and this website

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About Bill

'My background is in training people quickly and successfully to understand their cameras and to be able to use them without confusion.'

Bill has been a professional photographer for 30+ years. He is also an award-winning graphic designer.

He has devised photography training courses for Sony, Harrods, John Lewis, Selfridges and Jessops. He has presented trade shows for Sony, where he worked for over four years as a photographic specialist.

He has exhibited his work throughout the UK and is a PTTLS Level 4 qualified teacher.

Bill strongly believes that the camera doesn't make a great photograph, the person holding it does.

CONTACT ME

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the courses, booking a portraiture session or my other photography