Photography Training Courses in St Albans

At AG Studios we have developed a range of photography training courses in our Studio in St Albans, Hertfordshire to meet the training needs of any photographer. Whether you are new to the world of photography or looking for a refresher, we have the course for you.

AG Studios Basic Photography Skills Course – Level 1

At level one you will be taught a brief history as to how photography began and evolved which will enable you to have an easy understanding of how cameras work today. Essential for being able to move forward and learn how to take great images with today’s technology.

The photography course will cover:

  • An explanation of aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Practical and hands on experience of using a DSLR camera
  • Bring your own camera and we will help you to get the best results from it

You will be presented with a certificate at the end of the photography course.

Each photography course is limited to 6 persons allowing a more personal approach.

Photography Course Times:

The photography courses are held at our St Albans Studio on the last Thursday of each month at the following times:
9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Cost: £125 per person

AG Studios Basic Photography Skills Course – Level 2

The Level 2 Photography Course has been designed as a natural follow-up to our Level 1 course, which we recommended 1 month after completion. Most people not only use this course as a refresher, but also embrace this courses ability to go into more detail about the technology and provide additional practise to help further your techniques.

Level 2 Photography also covers how adding lights / flash / available light will enhance your photo imagery and explain how they all work together to achieve the most stunning results. We also include a brief tutorial covering photo editing software which can enhance your images further.

In order to help you progress as a photographer, during the course you are set a challenge to supply us with an image, as per a brief we will give you. Your image is then judged, providing you with feedback on the image’s merits or if required some constructive pointers to help you further improve.

You will be presented with a certificate at the end of the photography course.

Each photography course is limited to 6 persons allowing a more personal approach.

Photography Course Times:

The photography courses are held at our St Albans Studio on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the following times:
9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Cost: £125 per person

Basic Studio Lighting Course

Our basic studio lighting course is the ideal introduction to help you understand the techniques needed for photography in the studio. It will provide you with all the know how to be able to then self-hire our studio and further your photography skills.

The course will cover:

  • Studio hire
  • Understanding how 4 flash lights work
  • Flash light placement for the best results
  • Classic light techniques
  • Hi key / low key looks
  • Use of a mannequin head to illustrate how light falls on the face with enhancements using reflectors and deflectors

You will be presented with a certificate at the end of the course.

Each course is limited to 6 persons allowing a more personal approach.

Course Times:

The courses are held at our St Albans Studio on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the following times:
9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Personal 1-1 Photography Tuition

Our personal 1-1 tuition course is the ideal way for the amateur photographer to hone their skills with the guidance of a professional photographer, providing constant tips and tricks. You can bring your own model, or simply your kids, grandkids, family and friends. All with on-hand advice and support of Arif’s 27 years photography experience ensuring you get a lovely set of images in a great practical real life shoot scenario.

Arif will help you with lighting and posing techniques plus how to shoot from the best angles so you are guaranteed to get the images you want, on the day and in the future.

Cost: £125 per hour (plus studio hire charges if required)