Photography Training/Courses Edinburgh

Photography Training/Courses Edinburgh

One-on-one personalised photography training courses in Edinburgh. Book direct or purchase Gift voucher.

Photography tours/courses for individuals and groups also available, quotes on request. Please call, email or use contact form to discuss your requirements.

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Philip Hawkins provides specialised one-on-one photography training in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, at your own home or location of choice. Prices start from £99 per half day (approx 2.5-3hrs) and £189 full day (approx 6hrs). Personalised options also available, quotes on request.

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced, serious enthusiasts
  • Moving into professional photography

Personalised, bespoke training with Philip Hawkins is the perfect way to take your photography to the next level, and you could not place yourself in better hands. Philip is not a 'theory only classroom teacher' but a hands on full time working photographer with extensive, invaluable experience. Philip is one of the UK's most published photographers and author of well over one hundred photography related magazine articles. He has been National Photography Judge for 15 years (and still serving) and has been featured by both ITV and BBC as one of the top photographers in Britain. His one-on-one photography training courses include practical real time Photo Shoots enabling you to tap into Philip's experience and skill set as well as receiving undivided personal tuition.

All training is tailored to suit. We cover exactly what you want and need to learn and don't waste time on things you already know or don't need to know. Philip can arrange models if required for portfolio building (incurs surcharge, contact us for model rates). Group classes also available.

Examples of some popular courses are below. Each is personally tailored to suit.

Getting to Grips with Digital Photography

Half day or full day course. Suits beginners or those new to digital photography. Includes...

  • The optimum settings for the best photography
  • Understanding the camera modes
  • When and how to take creative control

Landscape Photography

Full day course. Tailored to suit all levels, beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Includes...

  • Learn to compose like a pro
  • Understanding and reading the light
  • Using camera and lenses creatively

Travel Photography

Ensure you get great photographs from your holidays and
travels. Half or full day course. Tailored to suit all levels.
  • Optimum camera settings
  • Controlling composition and lighting
  • Developing your creative eye

All options available as half or full day depending on how much you wish to learn and cover.

Professional Portraits in clients own home

Tailored to suit but student should have basic grasp of camera controls.

  • How to shoot families, babies, children, pets, etc
  • Simple, effective speedlite set-ups
  • Controlling and manipulating backgrounds

Selling Landscapes

Tailored to suit all levels.

  • Shooting images that sell
  • How to get published and what to charge
  • Fine Art Print sales

An Introduction to Wedding Photography

Tailored to suit all levels but student should have good grasp of camera controls.

  • Handling the wedding day
  • Flow posing for group photographs
  • Traditional, Reportage or Classical

Take your Wedding Photography to the next level

Suitable for semi-pro or budget wedding photographers seeking to move up a level or into high end weddings

  • All aspects tailored to suit

Above components are examples only as all elements are flexible and each training course is tailored to each individual. One-on-one photography training in Edinburgh will include practical hands-on shooting depending on course selection. One-on-one photography training is also available at your own home or location of choice. In addition to photography training courses in Edinburgh Philip Hawkins can arrange photography courses and trips to any location in Scotland for individuals and/or groups/parties. Please call for rates and quote.

Philip Hawkins Photography. Photography Training in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. Tel: 07850 969036 Email: