Learn to Create Stunning Photos
Zero to Hero - Here at Kent Photography Stories we help you create amazing photos with our hands on photography workshops.
Are you new to photography?
Want to take your photography to the next level?
We can help you with our practical, outdoor, fully customisable training courses!
Goodbye Automatic - Hello great photos!
We'll teach you everything you need to start taking amazing images.
From beginner to advanced we'll teach you how to take Instagram worthy photos like a pro.
Manual photography - We guarantee you’ll never use auto again
Photography composition and Framing - Learn the secrets to taking amazing photos.
Kit and equipment - How to use your kit to its full potential
Editing techniques - Enhancing your photos using programs such as adobe lightroom.
Beginner - Intermediate - Professional
We offer our photography lessons across the whole of Kent. Please contact us if you have a specific location in mind.
Folkestone - Harbour arm
Dover - Dover castle
Whistable - Harbour
Canterbury - Town centre
Margate - Botony Bay
Hastings - Beachfront
Tunbridge Wells - Town centre
Chatham - Chatham docks
Any location in Kent - Contact us!
Group Photography course dates 2021
Our group course offers an affordable and fun opportunity to start your journey into professional photography. Join us on our next class in Folkestone Harbour - 8th May 2021
Common questions about our courses
What level of photography do I need to be at? Whether you've never picked up a camera before or are a seasoned professional wanting to develop their skills in a certain field we can tailor your training to match. Our group courses are aimed at beginners wanting to understand how best to use their camera and shoot on manual so we would recommend the 1to1 training for mid to professional level traininig.
What do you cover on the course? After going through technical aspects of photography such as Aperture, Shutterspeed and Exposure we explore the creative aspects of framing and tricks that most photographers use such as leading lines and rule of thirds. We will have you shooting on full manual by the end of the day and you'll know how to use all the various features on your camera.
On our 6 hour photography course we cover:
Photography lesson 1 - Camera settings (overview).
Photography lesson 2 - Focus types, auto focus single and continuous, manual focus and advanced tracking tips.
Photography lesson 3 - Capturing movement in shutter priority mode.
Photography lesson 4 - Depth of field and the bokeh effect in Aperture priority mode.
Photography lesson 5 - Understanding ISO.
Photography lesson 6 - The exposure triangle in full manual mode.
Photography lesson 7 - Creative composition including techniques such as the rule of thirds, leading lines and more.
Photography lesson 8 - How to use light to your advantage, including using reflectors, natural light and flash.
Photography lesson 9 - Editing and workflow tips using adobe lightroom.
Are your lessons classroom based? All of our training is done outside and is delivered in a practical way. Our teaching style is for you to be using your camera throughout with us giving you guidance as you go. The closest the course gets to a classroom is when we stop off at a cafe (or pub!) at the end of the day and briefly show you how to edit photos professionally. This will also be taught with you using the editing software yourself and us guiding you along.
Where do you deliver your training? In addition to the locations listed we can provide teaching anywhere in Kent and can provide local area or home tuition if needed. Our students sometimes choose to pay to go into locations such as Hever castle or Wingham Wildlife park and we're more than happy to do this.
Do you run online (remote) training? I'm afraid we don't! We're all about practical hands on training so we don't do online classes I'm afraid. If it's online classes that you're after we recommend delving into Youtube for inspiration as there's loads of great videos on there.
Can I learn X skill specifically. Of course you can! You are paying for our time and our excellent instructors can teach all aspects of Photography from model portraiture to Landscape and even niche aspects such as star or drone photography.
Do I need to bring my own camera? We have some excellent cameras for you to use if you don't own one currently. Naturally we'd prefer if if you brought your own so we can guarantee that once the course has finished you can use it to its full potential. We can also go through what requirements you have and recommend cameras, lenses and other useful equipment to buy in the future.
If you have any further questions then please contact us today!