AUtumn Evening Classes 2019

at West Kent College, Tonbridge

12 week courses start week commencing 9th September and end week commencing 2nd December

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My classes cover the end to end process of making pictures. With digital photography, taking the picture and downloading it is only half the story. I will teach you how to get the best from your images and prepare them for printing and for use on social media, using simple editing techniques.

For the first time this year, we are running evening courses at the West Kent College Brook Street Campus in Tonbridge. The college has a first rate photography department, which offers courses to degree level, and has great facilities. This means that if you sign up for one of my classes, you will be registered as a student and a member of the college community, and you will have access to the college purpose built photography facilities, IT and the college learning resources centre.

Our students will have access to:

  • Purpose built studio with full studio flash, lighting, backgrounds etc.

  • Specialist closeup equipment

  • Mac Suite with iMacs and large format photo printers allowing you to edit and print your work up to A2 size

  • Lightroom, Photoshop, Premier Pro and other Adobe products

  • The college’s extensive learning resource centre

Our aim is to establish the college as a centre of excellence for photography in the Tonbridge community.

I’m delighted to announce that next term I’m going to be joined by Seamus Ryan, who will teach the beginners classes on Mondays and the intermediate class on Wednesdays. He is also going to share the teaching of the masterclass with me on Tuesdays. Seamus is a very experienced teacher and a widely published photographer. He is represented by a number of international galleries and has sold more than 250k of his prints worldwide. Seamus focusses on portraits, closeup and macro photography and alternative printing processes.


Monday or Wednesday Evenings - 7:30 - 9:30 - Starts 9th & 11th September for 12 Weeks

Intermediate - this course is for you if you have a grasp of the basics and want to move your photography on to the next level


Tuesday Evening - 7:30 - 9:30 - Starts 10th September for 12 Weeks

Masterclass - A smaller group for experienced photographers who want to study photography in more depth and work on projects as part of a group Tuition will focus advanced techniques and on particular topics that group members want to pursue. Seamus Ryan and Paul Burgess will share the teaching.


Monday or Wednesday Evenings 7:30 - 9:30 - Starts 9th & 11th September for 12 Weeks

Beginners - If you’d like to learn the basics of photography and image editing in a friendly supportive environment, then this course is for you.

This is your chance to learn about:

  • What the Buttons and Menus on Your Camera are all About

  • Image Downloading & Editing - the Basics

  • What Makes a Great Picture

  • Editing Pictures for Social Media

  • Taking pictures in the studio

  • Simple Closeup and Macro Photography

  • Making prints and Photo Books


All of my courses are project based and conclude the term with an end of term exhibition for students to show their work.