Affordable Photography Courses around Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Illuminate provide affordable and enjoyable photography training courses to small groups and individuals. We have a high ratio of trainers to delegates so we can give each individual the attention they need to help develop their camera skills. We run training courses at a number of venues around Staffordshire including the Wolseley Centre (courses run in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust), Jackson’s Coppice near Eccleshall, Cannock Chase at Brocton, and the Peak District. We hand pick our course venues to ensure great facilities plenty of interesting places to photograph.

Starting out as a photographer can be expensive, with everyone trying to sell you the latest camera, lens or accessory. Our aims aren’t to encourage you to spend a small fortune on new equipment, but to help you improve your skills using the equipment you already own.


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Kind Words From Our Customers

Brilliant course. Very informative with plenty of practical advice.


We thoroughly enjoyed our walk round the wood and taking photos – although I’ve lived in Stone for some years now I hadn’t heard of it before so it was a real find.


Found tutors very easy to understand. Look forward to the next available course. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.


Great course. Very helpful. Tutors very friendly and helpful. 10/10.


Excellent course making best use of weather conditions. At last I feel confident to take my camera off auto.

Very relaxed and very informative. Very good.


This course has been exactly what I hoped it would be. I now feel more confident in using my camera and inspired to find new and interesting subjects to photograph. Both tutors were clear, helpful and patient.

Very good. Course well designed. Good explanations.

Helpful, friendly. Can bring expert knowledge down to the level of novices for good understanding. Relaxed and unpretentious.


Overall an excellent course.


Very good balance of practical and desk work.


I found the course to be very useful. The practical elements cemented the learning. The pace of the learning was just right.

Very good. Made the course interesting and not too technical.


Thanks for the great tuition, I now feel I have more confidence and knowledge to go out and experiment with my photography after completing the advanced training course.


Thanks for a great course. Really enjoyed it.


Very helpful, approachable and friendly. The pace was just right and I felt very much at ease to ask questions. Thank you very much.


Helpful, clear and responsive to questions.

Very interesting. Thank you.

A very good, value for money, workshop. Really enjoyed it.


Felt I had more confidence to use manual setting on the second day of course.


Good, well presented course. Enables a novice to go out and start taking good pictures.


Excellent course. Have learned a lot. Thanks.


Really helpful and supportive. Thank you.


Very interesting and informative course for beginners. Given me a lot to think about. May come again another time when I have my new camera!

Very informative throughout.


Useful course covering many elements of editing with useful practical activities to support each section. Tutors have detailed and extensive knowledge to help and answer all queries.


“Very good tips & knowledge of user’s cameras to help find the settings.”

I found this course very useful and would recommend it to anyone new to photography.