Training Tomorrow’s Photographers

Whether you’re looking for a change in career, a hobbyist seeking to improve, or a professional wanting to set themselves apart from the pack, our training courses are designed with you in mind.

Our portrait and wedding photography courses range from 1 to 3 days and cover the must-have skills for today’s modern photographers. From understanding the fundamentals to mastering more advanced techniques, our training will help you make the progress you’re striving for.

For those looking for a total change in career, our Academy programme is just the ticket.  Over the course of 12 months we’ll teach you the essentials of becoming a portrait and wedding photographer, culminating in helping you launch your business – a true launchpad for a great career in wedding and portrait photography.

Over the last 10 years we’ve built a strong reputation and pride ourselves on the quality of our professional trainers, the content and structure of our courses and our natural relaxed learning style.

Our Courses

Wedding Workshop | 3 days

Wedding Workshop

Our inspiring wedding workshop is for those wanting to super charge their wedding photography. Highlights include a full day hands-on wedding shoot, advanced editing and digital workflow, marketing ...

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Portfolio Builder | 1 day

Portfolio Builder

For those wanting to develop a truly stunning portfolio of wedding images. An immersive day shooting bride and groom models across incredible locations, whilst learning invaluable shooting ...

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Flash & Winter Weddings | 1 day

Flash & Winter Weddings

A great addition to our range of wedding photography courses, learn how to control off-camera flash and shoot amazing winter wedding images. This course is taught by Mike Garrard.

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Family Photography | 1 day

Family Photography

Learn how to master studio and natural light portraiture, helping you create and sell beautiful family portrait sessions.

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Boudoir Photography | 1 day

Boudoir Photography

Beautiful boudoir is a fine art, and on this inspirational day course we'll show you how to create those key images you're clients will love you for.

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Lightroom Essentials | 1 day

Lightroom Essentials

A full day focused on improving workflow and visual creativity. Take your photographs to the next level and develop the skills to produce magazine quality ...

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DSLR’s for Beginners | 1 Day

DSLR’s for Beginners

Designed to get you and your camera out of auto mode and help you make a huge leap forward in your photography.

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SEO for Photographers | 1 day

SEO for Photographers

Packed full of tips and advice on search marketing techniques designed to give your online presence real impact and results.

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Flash & Winter Weddings | 1 day

Flash & Winter Weddings

A great addition to our range of wedding photography courses, learn how to control off-camera flash and shoot amazing winter wedding images. This course is ...

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The Academy Programme | 1 year

The Academy Programme

The Academy is our 12 month course designed to help you launch your career in wedding and portrait photography.

You'll learn everything you need to start your own photography business and get on-the-job experience as you work alongside acclaimed photographers assisting at 3 real weddings.

A dedicated mentor will work closely with you throughout the year, supporting and helping you develop your skills, no matter what level you're at.

And you'll develop an enviable set of images across some incredible locations, giving you a ready to go portfolio.

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Testimonials

I've just completed your 4 day wedding photography course and wanted to say a huge thanks to David, Jodie and Kim for a wicked 4 days. I'm totally buzzing now and can't wait to put all I've learnt into practice!

Steve Baker | 2016

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the brilliant course on Monday. I finally had the courage to press the publish button on my website, not least because I now have a great portfolio of images. The course and the instructors were all really great, thank you.

Natalie Hurrell | 2016

Just want to say a MASSIVE Thank You! I looked at several wedding photography courses before booking with you, and am so glad in my decision. I had a great time and came back with loads of beautiful images. Great day!

Zeljko | 2016

I was really impressed with how the courses were organised, the studio and locations were amazing. I learnt so much and have come away completely inspired and determined to make my business successful.

Alice Radford | 2016

The course was so useful and has transformed how I will now edit my images. LR & PS always seemed like a mystery to me but you really simplified the entire process.

Jon Ellenor | 2014

I would really like to thank you all. I thought the both training you offered and the trainers offering it were terrific. Everyone was completely professional, taught clearly and with passion. Very grateful to all your colleagues for a well run, good quality short course.

John Milne | 2016

Excellent pace and packed full with information. Plenty of practical and we were all given time to get it right. Highly recommended.

Jim Weatherhead | 2014

Ben, Jodie, David , thanks to you all for you help, guidance, effort, time and enthusiasm. It was a five star service. We would highly recommend you and glad that we chose to go with The Trained Eye!

Colin & James | 2016

Thank you the course last week. I really enjoyed it and Victoria was great. Informative, enthusiastic and very encouraging. Please pass on my sincere thanks!

Dan Stephens | 2016

Thank you for your time & patience over the last 4 days. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge and making it fun along the way! You are all inspirational!

Gabrielle | 2015

Meet the Team

Mike Garrard

Mike Garrard

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Jodie Chapman

Jodie Chapman

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Faye Cornhill

Faye Cornhill

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DAVID MCNEIL

DAVID MCNEIL

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Benjamin Toms

Benjamin Toms

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VICTORIA OGDEN

VICTORIA OGDEN

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Marie Garrard

Marie Garrard

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Damion Mower

Damion Mower

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