Mike Garrard

Mike Garrard

The original founder of The Trained Eye, Mike is one of the UK's top wedding photographers and has been teaching photography for nearly 10 years. With a natural passion for the craft and an enthusiasm for education, Mike has helped hundreds of photographers establish their businesses and go on to rewarding careers.

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Jodie Chapman

Jodie Chapman

Jodie has been teaching with us since 2011 and has long been one of London's top wedding photographers. Using both film and digital cameras at her weddings her shooting style is very elegant, which matches her personality! Jodie teaches on most of our wedding courses and will share all of her experience generously with you.

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Faye Cornhill

Faye Cornhill

Faye has had a quick rise to the top in wedding photography, starting out in just 2011. Now she shoots all over the world bringing her unique mix of film and digital photography to a discerning clientele, and being highly sought after by top wedding planners. You can find Faye teaching on our wedding workshops as well as coaching Academy students in their branding and marketing as they establish themselves.

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Benjamin Toms

Benjamin Toms

Ben was a student on our first Academy course back in 2008 and since then his business has gone from strength to strength. Voted one of the top 10 wedding Photographers in the UK in 2014 by Paris Ciel, Ben brings a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching.

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DAVID MCNEIL

DAVID MCNEIL

Despite his youthful appearance (!), David is a vastly experienced wedding photographer and has been teaching with us for 7 years now, and is a key figure at The Trained Eye. He leads our street portraiture courses, teaches on our wedding workshops and has been a mentor and coach to our Academy students for some years, passing on his wealth of experience.

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VICTORIA OGDEN

VICTORIA OGDEN

The principle teacher on our Family photography courses, Victoria has a lovely way of teaching and an even better way directing the children on her family shoots. We're sure it's because she's just a big kid herself!

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Marie Garrard

Marie Garrard

Marie is the glue that holds us all together. Whether it's advising prospective students on which course to choose, or organising the models, shoots and logistics on course days, we'd be very much lost without her!

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Damion Mower

Damion Mower

Damion is our marketing expert. After spending 15 years as a marketing leader for several iconic brands Damion was looking for a change in career. With a lifelong passion for photography and creativity Damion completed our Academy course and hasn't looked back.

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