Tuition & Workshops 

My goal for each workshop I run is for every client to have a memorable experience, to develop their photography knowledge, create lasting memories and have lots of fun doing it. For workshops that I run personally across the UK and further afield, I will only ever have a maximum of 4 clients**. The reason for this is simple, any more and I don't believe you receive the service and level of tuition that you would expect. Listed below are workshops that are currently planned for 2020 and 2021. If you have individual needs or indeed would like to visit a specific area both in the UK or Europe to further your photography skills then please get in touch as discuss your requirements.

** Please note the Dark Skies Workshops and Cober Hill are taster session. As such these are not limited to 4 clients.

Photography Club Talks & Presentations

If you run or are a member of the photography club and would like to attend and deliver a presentation on photographing the night sky then please contact me directly. Presentations last between 2 and 3 hours and cover all aspects when, where and how to photography the night skies along with a presentation PDF for all attending members. 

2020 Workshops

North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival - special festival price!

4 hour workshop for a maximum of 4 people. £50 per person which will give you the skills and confidence to photograph the night skies. Based around Helmsley. Workshop will take place based on the best weather forecast between Monday 26th and Thursday 29th October. Participants will need to have their own camera and tripod along with being available on any night between the 26-29th. - SORRY SOLD OUT

North York Moors Special Weekends 

14th - 16th August  - SORRY SOLD OUT

6-8th November - SORRY SOLD OUT

£100 per person for participation on the workshop. Limited to a maximum of 4 people per session. Course will run from 5pm on the Friday evening until 4pm on the Sunday. Based from Helmsley, we will explore the moors and coast focusing on dark skies, sunrise and sunsets. Please contact me for more details. 

Carlton Lodge Specials 

I am delighted to be working with Harry and Lisa the new owners of Carlton Lodge in Helmsley. Together we have arranged 3 amazingly priced weekends for 4 clients over the remainder of 2020. These workshops include, Bed and Breakfast, Pack Up and the photography tuition. The courses will concentrate on Land and Seascapes, Sunrise, Sunset and Dark Skies. There will also be editing workshops built into the weekend. 

Prices start at £200 for a single room for the weekend. 

13th - 15th November  - Sorry Sold Out

4th - 6th December  - Sorry Sold Out

Look out for details of an amazing photography competition coming soon where 1 person will win a weekend break for 2 people at Carlton Lodge along with an exclusive photography workshop.

2021 Workshops


 9th - 16th January 2021 - MAXIMUM 3 CLIENTS - places remaining

Staying in a self catering cottage in Glencoe itself, will provide us with an amazing opportunity to explore this stunning area by both day and night. The workshop is for a maximum of 3 clients. Cost includes, 7 nights self catering accommodation, the workshop and travel during the course of the workshop. Travel to and from Glencoe is not included. The workshop will focus on developing your photography and editing skills. We will be visiting stunning landscapes at both sunrise and for sunset. With short days in January the plan will be to stay out for most of the day before returning to the accommodation and then editing the days images during the evening. The workshop takes place during a new moon period which will also allow us to get out on clear evenings to photograph the night sky and who know the illusive aurora may also make an appearance. We will also have the opportunity to create and produce timelapse footage, which will give you a unique insight into this specialist area, taking your photography to another level. Cost is £800 per person or for 2 people sharing a room £650


 13th - 20th March 2021 - MAXIMUM 3 CLIENTS  - SORRY SOLD OUT

Come and join me in stunning Torridon for a week long workshop where we will focus on landscapes, seascapes and dark sky photography. Torridon is a paradise for photographers with amazing coastlines, lochs and mountains along with some of the dark skies in the UK. This workshop is for a maximum of 3 people and the cost is for 7 nights self catering accommodation, travel during the workshop and photography tuition. Cost per person is £800 if travelling alone or £650 if booking 2 or more places and sharing a room. Please contact me for more details on what will be an amazing trip, a £100 non refundable deposit will be required to secure you place. 


 17th - 24th April 2021 - MAXIMUM OF 4 CLIENTS - SORRY SOLD OUT

The Isle of Skye is a goto location for photographers and with good reason. With famous landmarks such as The Old Man of Storr, The Quiraing, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Talisker Beach, Neist Point Lighthouse and the Cullin Mountains you are spoilt for choice with where to go to take images and make memories that will last a lifetime. Oh and did I mention the dark skies and the chance to  photograph the North Lights. My Skye workshops are always very popular with clients and sell out very quickly. This trip promises to do the same. Cost per person is £800 if travelling alone or £650 if booking 2 or more places and sharing a room. The cost includes accommodation which is self catering along along with the photography tuition. Where possible we will all try to squeeze into 1 car for the duration of the workshop. A £100 non refundable deposit will be required to secure your place. Please click here for more details

Iceland  - The Grand Tour - Development and Tester Workshop


Friday 3rd - Tuesday 14th September 2021 - SORRY SOLD OUT

3 clients only - please contact me directly for more details on this amazing tour of Iceland. This is a very special development and tester workshop that I run from time to time and usually sell out very quickly as I offer them at an amazing price. This is an 11 night full tour of Iceland around Route 1 which will take in the best that Iceland has to offer. Package will include transport around Iceland, Hotel Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and photography tuition. Flights, evening meals, snacks etc will not be included. Prices are expected to be in the region of £2400 per person for a single occupancy room or £1800 per person if sharing a room. A £100 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place on this amazing experience. 


Iceland - 10th - 17th November 2021- SORRY SOLD OUT

Iceland  - 17th - 24th November 2021 - SORRY SOLD OUT

North York Moors Special Weekends

6 Courses During 2021 - Just Announced

Back by popular demand, the weekend special workshops offer exceptional value for money. They run from 6pm on a Friday evening though until 4pm Sunday, taking in the very best the North York Moors National Park has to offer by day and night. Based in Helmsley and with numbers limited to 4 people per workshop, it ensures that you will receive all the support that you need to take your photography skills to the next level. This years workshops proved to be incredibly popular and places sold out very quickly, so if you would like to attend please get in touch as soon as possible. Cost for the workshop only is £125 per person.

Dates for 2021 are:-

5th - 7th February

5-7th March - SORRY SOLD OUT 

9th - 11th April - 2 places remaining 

6th - 8th August

24th - 26th September

26th - 28th November

If you require accommodation for any of these workshops, then it can be arranged at a discounted price any Carlton Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis,

Please click here for more details on the weekend workshops across the North York Moors and in Northumberland 

Northumberland Special Weekends

4 Courses During 2021 - Just Announced

These workshops will be based in North Northumberland and will focus on the stunning coastline. Locations that will be visited include - Dunstanburgh, Embelton Bay, Howick Haven, Bamburgh, Holy Island and Ross Sands. It will also be possible to visit the Farne Islands. Certainly for the June and July dates, the Islands will be alive birds including Puffins, Razorbills, Gullimots and many more. This trip would be at an additional cost.  We will be up for sunset on Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunset on Saturday evening and also photograph the night skies on a local beach where we will also have a camp fire and BBQ ( weather dependant). With places limited to 4 people per workshop, it ensures that you will receive all of the tuition you need whilst having an amazing experience.

Cost per person is £125 for the weekend which represents exceptional value for money. The cost is for the workshop only. No accommodation is provided.

Dates for 2021 are:-

11th - 13th June

9th - 11th July - Sorry Sold Out

22nd - 24th October

10th - 12th December


2022 Workshops

I am currently working on dates for 2022 at the moment. Venues and dates are likely to be as follows:-

January 2022  - Glencoe - Week long workshop

March 2022 - Torridon -Week long workshop

April 2022 - Isle Of Skye - Week long workshop

September 2022 - Isle of Harris and Isle of Skye  - Week long workshop

October 2022 - Iceland  - Week long workshop

November 2022 - Lofoten Islands , Norway  - Week long workshop

All workshops will be limited to a maximum of 4 clients. Please register you interest by e-mailing me advising which workshop you would be interested in and the number of places that you would required, Ahead of announcing the dates formally, I will contact everyone who has registered so they have first refusal on places.

Individual / Group Tuition

Full day workshops are available at a cost of £400 for 8 hours of tuition, Maximum of 4 participants.

Astro workshops are available at a cost of £200 for 4 hours of tuition. Maximum of 4 participants.

Weekend Private Workshops - 6pm on Friday evenings though until 4pm on Sunday. Maximum of 4 participants. £750.00

All prices are for tuition based in and around the North York Moors. Please contact me for pricing for anywhere else in the UK.

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