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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.

 

If you are new to photography or want to take your photography to the next level then we are here to help you on your journey with our bespoke, fully customisable training courses.

Step 1

CHOOSE YOUR GROUP SIZE

 

We offer groups of 3-6 or if you want us all to yourself we offer 1to1 courses (including by the hour lessons).  We've recently launched our 1to2 course which has been very popular with couples and friends. 

Step 2

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION

 

We  run courses across the whole of  Kent and the South East. If you have a specific location that isn't listed then please contact us.

Step 3

CUSTOMISE

You choose and we make it happen. Choose any location and style of photography and we’ll create an experience to match.  Wildlife photography at a zoo? Wedding photography practice? Marketing photography training? Anything is possible just contact us today.

 
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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 the best of its potential

Editing techniques - Enhancing your photos using programs such as adobe lightroom. 

Beginner - Intermediate - Professional

Our Team

Neil 

Photo Journalist

Neil is an ex military photographer. He spends his days exploring fascinating cultures and sharing his stories with the world. Neil's work is inspired by colour, culture and humanity. 

Rich

Film Maker

When he's not surfing in Cornwall he's making videos in the desert, jungle and mountains. Rich worked as a camerman in media operations for the military. He specialises in documenting indigenous communities .

Katy

Wedding Photographer

Katy is our wedding photographer who loves capturing special moments so that they can be shared with friends and family. When she’s not taking snaps shes often found skiing in the Alps and alpine mountaneering.

URBAN / STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

 

WILDLIFE

 

DRONE

 

PORTRAIT

 

EVENT

 

LANDSCAPE

Our Locations

We offer our photography lessons across the whole of Kent.  Please contact us if you have a specific location in mind.

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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 - Contact us!

Photo Kent Stories course size

Group

A cosy group of  no more than 6 students. These often book up fast. See our Courses page for our customisable itinerary. 

A full day of Hands on tuition with a lunchbreak inbetween.

From Only:

£59.99

Photo Kent Stories course size

1to1

Get an instructor all to yourself! A full day of bespoke photography training teaching exactly what you want where you want.  We also offer lessons by the hour.

A full day of 1 on 1 on tuition with a lunchbreak inbetween.

 

 

From Only:

£49.99

1to2

Ideal for couples and friends. One instructor for 2 students (must be booked together).

A full day of Hands on tuition with a lunchbreak inbetween.

From Only:

£59.99

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 One to one 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 closet 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 Photogrpahy 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!

Photography Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of Photography

Looking for that perfect photography gift? Treat your family, friends and loved ones to this exclusive voucher for one of our fantastic photography experiences. 

It makes a perfect gift for birthdays, christmas presents, anniversaries or if they just deserve a special treat. 

 

Your gift will be sent by post with a customized gift certificate with their name and a personalised message of your choice inviting them to book one of our bespoke courses. 

Professional Photography

In addition to photography lessons we offer a number of competitively priced photography packages. Our Photographers are located across Kent and can work with you to capture your story. 

 

So if you're building a new business or want to capture a special event we can work with you to create beautiful imagery that will last a lifetime. 

Join our awesome community

Join our awesome community on Facebook Instagram and Twitter

  • Taken an amazing photo you want to share with the world? We feature the best photos from across Kent every day, just tag us @kentphotostories or use #KentPhotoStories to get featured. 

  • Look out for our monthly Photography competitions

Our Blogs

Read some of our top tips for products and locations to help you be a better photographer. If you'd like to contribute to a blog please let us know.

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Recent feedback from some of our students

Kevin T

Loved my lesson with Rich, he was a really knowledgeable instructor who worked with me to bring up my professional skills and after a few hours I was much more confident with my photography.

 

I'll be using these skills in my marketing department to improve our company photos. Thanks again!

Claire 

Katy was brilliant! I can't believe that after one day im already using manual mode on my Nikon!

Would recommend this to anyone that wants to be a better photographer :)))

Tazmyn G

Had an amazing 6 hour 1 to 1 photography course with Neil. He taught me so much including technical knowledge and creativity skills allowing me to really understand how a camera works and how to capture the best scenes.

 

I had a great day, thank you!

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