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Portrait Photography Tuition Course

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With my portrait photography tuition, you'll learn how to take flattering photos of people that capture them at their very best.

Using natural light, on-camera flash or studio lighting, you'll learn how to control and master light to complement the features of your subject.

You'll also learn how to position and pose people, where to set focus, where to place people in the frame, which lenses and camera settings to use, and much more!

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.

Tuition 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 for more tuition, you can save money with a 3x3 Photography Tuition Course.

Natural Light

Natural light can be great for portraits - if you know how to control it. I will teach you how to create stunning portraits using light from a window or doorway.

You can also learn how to isolate and back-light your subject to diminish unwanted backgrounds and create stunning high-key (bright/white background) portraits. Similarly, learn how to use light fall-off to eliminate unwanted background items and create cool low-key (dark/black background) portraits.


On-camera flash photographs can look dreadful!

Whether for events or portraits, I can teach you simple techniques to make your flash photos look natural and stunning! No awful, unflattering, shiny specularity on subjects faces; and no unwanted shadows cast behind them - just beautifully lit people.

Introduction to Studio

Studio lighting can be simple or complex. How much equipment you need depends on the look you want, the remit and your knowledge of what can be done with equipment.

I can set up all your studio lights and explain their purpose, but mostly I keep things simple because my studio is mobile. Over the years, I've learnt how to do more with less Smile

My portable studio comprises of a large, parabolic umbrella softbox, light stands, reflector, large collapsable background, a speedlight and a continuous LED panel. This setup can be used to demonstrate lighting patterns and techniques such as short, broad and beauty lighting. You can also learn how to position lighting and the subject for high-key and low-key portraits.

Flattering The Subject

Learn to flatter your subjects and make them look at their absolute best:

  • Which focal lengths are best for portraiture
  • Where to place subjects in the frame with group shots to show them at their best
  • How and when to use short and broad lighting to better suit the subject's face
  • Where and where not to crop a subject's body
  • Male and female pattern lighting
  • How to pose male and female subjects to flatter their proportions
  • How to pose couples and groups to show each subject at their best


If you have any questions about my portrait photography tuition or wish to book an appointment, please contact me.

Costs and Payment

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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.
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    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.