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Friendly one-to-one tuition courses at your home or office.

Master your camera and shooting routines for beautiful photos!

Photography Tuition Courses    Manchester Cheshire

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I provide one-to-one digital photography tuition courses - from beginner to advanced - throughout Greater Manchester, Cheshire and other North West locations.

Photography Tuition - Where?

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

I cover most areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire including Irlam, Cadishead, Warrington and districts, Eccles, Worsley, Monton, Walkden, Swinton, Pendlebury, Salford, Manchester, Tyldesley, Leigh, Bolton, Horwich, Bury, Heywood, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, Stockport, Wilmslow, Trafford, Urmston, Flixton, Carrington, Stretford, Sale, Altrincham, Wythenshawe Hale, Bowdon and Lymm.

Further afield, I also cover Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes, Halton, Huyton, St Helens, Newton-le-Willows and Wigan.

Extended Area Coverage

See the Extended Area Coverage section for appointment options and costs in Merseyside, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, the Peak District / Derbyshire / North Staffordshire, Cheshire borders and North Shropshire.

With my training, you can easily master the following:

  • Photography basics - composition, focusing and exposure
  • Transferring photos to your computer and preparing them for the web or printing
  • Lenses, focal lengths and field of view; compression and expansion; aperture and depth of field
  • Manual camera settings and more advanced photography techniques
  • Optimal RAW workflow and post processing for beautiful images!

... dedicated digital photography embracing the full potential of contemporary cameras and digital workflow

The majority of my knowledge and experience is in landscape, nature, travel, objective abstract and architectural photography, but I also cover other genres including portraiture and studio photography.

Appointments are of either two, three or four hours duration and take place at your home, office or other prearranged location.

Costs are the same if you wish to share tuition with a partner, friend or relative, and you can also save money with a 3x3 Photography Tuition Course.

My Tuition

My tuition comprises of patient and attentive guidance, illustration and answers to your questions.

Whatever your experience, I prioritise your potential creativity and helping you to take better photos; I don't dwell on technicalities that won't improve your photography.

Why One-to-One Tuition?

With personal photography tuition (or with a partner/ friend), you get my full attention, and the lesson is tailored to your needs. I ensure your full understanding of the lesson content and how to put it all into practice - and you can ask lots of questions too! 

Group classes are OK for meeting people; tuition is best for learning photography  Smile

Master Your Camera

I can help you to set up your DSLRCSCbridge or advanced compact camera, explaining what the controls do and discussing the options for your particular requirements and preferences. You can get out of auto, fully master your camera's settings and take better photos. Read more ....

Post Processing

In addition, you may wish to discover the benefits of modern digital workflow - shooting optimised RAW files and post-processing with Adobe Lightroom or DxO PhotoLab.

Build your lesson or course

Pick 'n' mix any of the PhotoBoffin suggested lesson topics in order of your priorities and at a pace you'll be comfortable with. I suggest one or two topics per hour as a rough guide. Don't worry if you're not sure; I'll discuss it with you at the appointment Smile

Please contact me if you want help with a specific topic that isn't listed.

Build a single two, three or four-hour lesson, or maximise your learning with a 3x3 Photography Tuition Course and save £60!


The fifteen suggested lesson topics are organised from beginner through to advanced:

Lesson topics:

  1. Camera set up and introduction: Autofocus, metering and exposure modes; image file type, size and quality, and more; your best routines when taking photos
  2. Transferring files from camera to computer and optional image preparation using Adobe Lightroom or DxO PhotoLab
  3. Composition - the most important part of photography!
  4. Lenses and focal length: Field of view; magnification; perspective expansion and compression; how cameras and lenses differ from human vision
  5. The "Exposure See-saw© " - Aperture, shutter speed and ISO - fully explained.
  6. Focusing and depth of field (DOF): Subject priority focusing and depth of field focusing
  7. Exposure Compensation: How and when to adjust exposure value (EV)
  8. Light: Colour temperature; angles to reveal texture; how to deal with bright light and high dynamic range scenes; shooting in low-light; what to shoot in overcast light
  9. Whether to shoot JPEG or RAW for your photography
  10. Portrait photography: How to take great portraits - indoors or outdoors using natural light
  11. Using flash and mobile studio equipment. Lighting patterns and techniques for better studio portraiture
  12. Exposure Optimisation: Using the histogram to shoot better RAW file data for optimal post-processing and image quality
  13. RAW workflow with Adobe Lightroom or DxO PhotoLab: Non-destructive post-development of RAW files - optimal development of each image and preparation of purpose dedicated images for the internet and print
  14. High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography - an overview and discussion: History, subjectivity, pitfalls and pragmatism. Better, easier HDR - no tripod required; RAW files merged in Adobe Lightroom with 20EV dynamic range!
  15. Panoramic photos: How to take panoramic photo set and create a single panoramic image using  Adobe Lightroom

Enquire - discuss your requirements

If you wish to enquire about my photography tuition, please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange an appointment.

Which Camera?

If you're thinking of buying a digital camera and aren't sure what would suit you best, I can explain how the different types work and the pros and cons of each design and format. You can also arrange an appointment for me to accompany you to a camera shop to ensure you buy a suitable model.

In the meantime, read my comprehensive tutorial, Digital Cameras Compared.

Costs and Payment

Buy a Single Appointment     Alternative Payment Options     3x3 Course     Gift Vouchers     Appointments

A two-hour photography tuition appointment will cost £70, the more popular three-hour appointment is just £95 and a four-hour appointment is £120.

The easiest and safest way to pay is with your credit/ debit card or PayPal via the secure e-commerce option below.

You don't need a PayPal account ...  When you reach the PayPal login page, scroll a little further down and click "Pay By Debit or Credit Card". Smile

PayPal - Secure Online PaymentPlease check the "Where" section before buying to ensure you're located in one of the areas I cover. Please contact me if you're not sure.

Once you've placed your order, as well as the PayPal payment notification, you will receive an automated order confirmation from this website; later, this will be followed by a personal email from me, with receipt attached, confirming the details of your purchase and giving options for appointment times and tuition topics. prepaid tuition appointments are valid for 6 months from their issue date (printed on the receipt) and are non-refundable after 14 days from the date of ordering.
  • Buy a Photography Tuition Appointment:

    Select a two, three or four-hour appointment and click "add to basket".

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    2 Hours +£70.00
    3 Hours +£95.00
    4 Hours +£120.00

Alternative Payment Options:

By arrangement, you can pay via online banking/ BACS/ CHAPS, or I can collect payment in cash at the conclusion of the appointment.

3x3 Photography Tuition Course

A PhotoBoffin 3x3 Photography Tuition Course is 9 hours of one-to-one tuition over three appointments. The cost is currently just £225 giving you a saving of £60 from the cost of three individual three-hour appointments.

Read more at the 3x3 Course section.

Gift Vouchers

A photography tuition gift voucher would make an excellent present for a friend or relative!


PhotoBoffin photography tuition gift vouchers are available for two-hour, three-hour and four-hour appointments and start at just £70. Even better value comes by way of a 3x3 Tuition Course which buys the recipient a total of nine hours of one-to-one tuition for just £225, saving £60!

Pay with your credit or debit card via the secure PayPal system (You don't need a PayPal account).

See the Gift Vouchers section to read more.


Mutually convenient appointments are arranged by emailmobile/ text or phone.

Appointment times are between 11am and 4pm, weekdays or weekends - any day I'm not away on a photo trip / break. 

Contact me to arrange an appointment.

Extend Your Booked Appointment

I can often accommodate appointment extensions. Just ask me, and as long as I can, I will Smile

Simply buy the "Extend By 1 Hour" appointment add-on below:

This also can be used to cover additional expenses incurred by splitting arranged appointments.

  • Extend by 1 Hour:

  • £35.00 Now £30.00