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A personal mentoring programme for serious photography enthusiasts.

Without a doubt, the key to progress in developing any new skill, is consistency. When you make a commitment to study regularly over a period of time, with guidance and encouragement from an experienced mentor you can achieve very much more than you ever will alone. In the past, most of my students have returned for multiple lessons. Several have already achieved Royal Photographic Society distinctions, and others are well on their way. It is from my experience with these regular clients that the Masterclass programme was born.

There is nothing more satisfying for a teacher than a committed student that really wants to learn, so I have put together a package which reflects the level of support that helped my existing clients to achieve excellent levels of progress.

The Masterclass

This has taken previous clients from complete beginner up to Royal Photographic Society distinctions standard and beyond..

This comprehensive programme covers all aspects of photography and digital post-production over a series of one-to-one training sessions. This is not a fixed format course – each session is tailored to the specific needs of the individual client.

  • 12 one-to-one training days, including a variety of topics and locations to suit your interests.  These can be taken at a pace that works for you over 6-12 months, and you can utilise these sessions in any way you like combining a mix of theory, practical photography, post-processing etc.
  • Optional projects and practical exercises to work on between coaching sessions.
  • Regular reviews of your recent work, by phone/skype or in person.
  • Priority email support, guaranteed response within 24-48 hours
  • Access to private area on my photography forum, for Masterclass students only.
  • Assistance and advice with portfolio development
  • Support and assistance towards portfolio-based distinctions (i.e. RPS or similar awards)
  • Free portfolio website hosted on my server with your own personal domain name

Nov 2019 - Availability

I currently only have space for two new Masterclass students to begin asap so if you’re interested please contact me ASAP for more details.

Next availability after this will be February

I cannot commend Richard highly enough. He is an excellent photographer with the rare gift of truly understanding his craft and being able to communicate it effectively, even to an old curmudgeon like me!  

A small inheritance enabled me to turn my casual photographic hobby in to a serious commitment. But, like many others I guess, I bought myself all the latest gear, then realised I simply had no clue what to do with it!

Having previously attended a workshop in Nottingham where I met Richard I decided to enrol on his excellent Masterclass.  I didn’t know what to expect, but soon found it was all about me and my needs as Richard tailors all the training to the individual.

I wanted to progress as fast as possible so I had a lesson nearly every week through the summer and I was amazed at how quickly my snaps started to look like the polished portfolios I saw in the magazines.

I was so impressed I’ve asked Richard to enrol me again for a further course in the spring and hope to turn my hobby into a business in 2018.  Can’t wait!

Since enrolling with Richard my photography has improved immeasurably!  I’d tried all sorts of training over the years but struggled to make progress beyond the basics. Richard’s patience and his ability to recognise just what I need to work on and to break things down into simpler chunks of information has made all the difference!
I had a really inspiring educational day out and about with you yesterday. It has boosted my photographic confidence, taught me a lot and I can’t wait to continue further.
Thanks for all your expertise,  encouragement and patience.
I really enjoyed the training I received. Crucially you listened to me and understood my experience and aspirations immediately and then tailored the training toward that. I can’t express how important that was in making me feel valued and that I’m getting the most out of the training.
We both learnt an incredible amount, you are a very good and patient teacher. We both felt much more confident to use our cameras, and to see what you can achieve with a relatively short amount of time and a bit of editing, we were amazed!
You clearly showed me technical aspects of photography and my camera in a way that I would understand. You also set me fun and challenging exercises to enhance the things you were teaching me.
This week taught me more of the practical and technical side of photography, than my whole first year at A-level. If you’re passionate about photography and wish to develop them further

Rich is an awesome teacher and has really inspired me to try out new ideas.He explains things in great detail as well as giving you visual examples to help your understanding.