Training Courses

Improve Your Photography Skills


Welcome to Richard Jackson Photography Training Courses. From 2013 to 2017 I ran these courses from my studio in Poynton as either group or one-to-one sessions. The most popular course was 'Introduction to Photography', subtitled 'Why don't my photographs turn out like I think they should?' A title that resonated with many! Although I no longer run courses from the studio they are now available as one-to-one sessions from the comfort of your own home.*

Course 1: Improving Your Photography Skills

This course is perfect for those new to photography or those who wish to brush up on their basic skills by learning how to control the camera to achieve the shot they always thought possible. It's also ideal for those who are embarking on a special holiday and want to ensure they know enough to capture their dream destination like a pro.


Designed for those with more than just a basic camera, such as a DSLR, CSC or M43 or top-end compact, this course is spread over three 2 hour lessons. The lessons are focused on the camera you own with hands-on demonstrations.

Lesson 1 - What the controls on your camera mean. Learn how to control focus. Learn about Aperture Priority to control depth of field.

Lesson 2 - Learn about exposure and how to control it. Discover how to prevent blurred images. Learn how to use flash more effectively.

Lesson 3 - Learn about the art of composition. Learn about Shutter Priority to photograph action, wildlife, and long exposures.

Optional Add-On Lessons

Want to take your skills further? Why not can add on any of the following lessons to take your skills to the next level?

Add-On A - Enhanced Composition - this lesson delves further into the art of composition, for landscapes, portraits or both.

Add-On B - Field Trip - we go out and about and put what you've learned into practice.

Add-On C - Processing - learn how to take your photographs and enhance them in software (I can show you in Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity Photo, and DXO Nik Collection).

These personal lessons are available Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm (earliest start time and latest end time) and can be taken on a basis to suit you, such as one lesson a week, one lesson a fortnight or a couple of lessons a week.

*Currently, I cover the areas around Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Bramhall, and Congleton.

To find out more, simply drop me a line using the contact form below. Remember to include whether you are interested in any of the add-ons, which area you live in, the ideal day and the camera you own.

Further courses will be added during 2020.