Photography Courses & Training

Photography workshops, Courses & 1-2-1's

I was ten years old when I got my first camera – a Boots disposable, no less. I was in Cornwall at the time, taking snaps of the rustic coastline & scenery. From that moment on, I was in love. It was a while before I got my hands on a professional camera and I still remember my horror when I saw the size of the instruction manual. Back then I had no idea that once I got my head around it all and re-trained, I’d be taking photos of the Prime Minister, BBC Proms and Olympics.


I’m an experienced teacher having taught in Primary schools via The Henley Youth Festival, in secondary schools for Media studies, at Reading College and held countless in person workshops.

I love photography and being with people… and so, a few years ago, I decided to offer courses.


Whether it is Smartphone photography or Beginner photography courses, One to one lessons or bespoke workshops, I have several to choose from.


No matter your age or ability, there’s something here for you. I also offer mentoring for people who are thinking about going professional.

I offer bespoke training for companies  and have taught the likes of Ocado, Invesco and Hurley House Hotel.

Smartphone photography for business - social media

Camera phones have come a long way since my career in marketing and whilst they’ll never replace the need for professional photography, they can work amazingly well for social media.  As a brand manager I know how important imagery is when it comes to representing your product or service and I’m passionate about helping businesses thrive online. 

This course is aimed at creatives, makers, chefs, service providers, coaches and anyone responsible for social media content.  It’s a relaxing and collaborative place to learn and be inspired.


NEXT DATE – TBC / May/ June??

 9.30am – 1.15pm
Held at a beautiful private location hire home near 
Henley on Thames

I cover on this workshop:

  • Light
  • Smartphone camera hacks
  • How to edit your photos on your smartphone
  • Composition
  • How to master a selfie
  • Tips on photographing people and products and food
  • How to set up and style a flat lay (overhead photo)
  • *Mini marketing / social media content ideas session
*Any questions – Please fill out the contact form below 

Beginner Digital SLR
photography workshop


Next date TBC

 9.45am – 1pm

Henley on Thames

  • Beginner Digital SLR – learn to photograph OFF Auto
  • Have you just got a Digital SLR camera, OR had one for a while, and it is gathering dust in its box in the cupboard?
  • If you or a loved one would like to improve their photography and understand the functionality of the camera, then this course is the one…
  • Includes notes to take away and refreshments
  • Covering:
  • Camera settings –
    • Shutter priority
    • Aperture Priority (and how to get the blurry effect) depth of field
    • Exposure Triangle and how it relates to off auto
    • Manual
    • Camera shoot modes
    • Light
    • Composition
    • Tips on how to photograph people, nature and animals 
    • Please fill out the form further down OR email to book

Smartphone photography
for leisure workshops


Next date TBC


 Or why  not get a group of your friends together (5-8 people) and I can come to you.


  • Suitable for Android or Iphone users

  • Learn how to understand light

  • Take photos of people

  • Smartphone photography camera tips and hacks

  • Composition

  • How to edit your photos

  • Tips on how to photograph people, pets, nature

One to One Lessons

One to one sessions can be tailored to your needs and abilities.  I work with children, complete beginners, people who’ve done my courses and those who haven’t.   

Sessions are usually around two hours and can be focused on particular areas of interest – nature, children, pets or holidays, for example.

One to one sessions are suitable for the over 12’s and start from £175. 

The Complete Masterclass (Digital SLR) is a much more in depth package includes an initial 1-2-1 session, with a follow up lesson four to six weeks later.  The cost is £449

I also offer mentoring sessions for those who are thinking about stepping into the world of professional photography. 

Here, I can arrange models and we’ll go through a photoshoot together, from start to finish. 


For Marketing support and business photography training please visit:

Brand Training – Kathryn Fell Photography

Any questions?