Courses

Photography Courses

Welcome to The Photography Academy – home to photography courses in Bracknell, Berkshire.

I attended Steph’s complete photography course yesterday, it was amazing I learnt so much about my camera and left automatic behind. I would recommend Summers Photography (I have already signed up for my next course) to everyone.

Angie

Photography Course Client

november 2019

22nov7:00 pm9:00 pmWindsor Photography Walk Christmas Edition November 2019Join us for a walk around this historic town and create beautiful images at dusk.

27nov10:00 am1:00 pmSmartphone Business Purely Practical November 2019Smartphone Business Purely Practical November 2019 - Create images that sell

january 2020

25jan10:00 am2:00 pmComplete Photography Experience Saturday January 2020Designed for absolute beginners to progress from automatic to manual in 1 day

march 2020

28mar10:00 am2:00 pmComplete Photography Experience Saturday March 2020Designed for absolute beginners to progress from automatic to manual in 1 day

Online Photography Courses

Personalised One to One Photography Courses

A 1 hour personalised One to One with Stephanie on any photography topic you require help on.  This can be on Skype or in-person at our photography course venue Easthampstead Park or other local, mutually agreed location.

Are you struggling to capture your products looking like they actually do in photographs?

Looking to purchase a new camera and need support and direction to do this?

Having difficulty with your camera and need some time to ask questions that will get you unstuck?

Thinking of setting up a small photography business and unsure of which direction to take?

The one to ones are incredibly helpful and beneficial; we ask that you complete our discovery call worksheet before the Skype session so we can be as well prepared as possible.

Priced at £100 for a 60 minute call Personalised One to One Coaching Call, simply click buy now on the Paypal link below.  We will then be in touch with our questionnaire and confirmation of times.

Personalised Skype One to One Coaching Call sessions are bookable Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm and subject to availability.

Any questions feel free to email [email protected] or send a message through our website here.

Our Photography Course Options:

Complete Photography Experience

Complete Photography Experience is for those that want to learn how to get the best out of their cameras, move from automatic onto manual.

Six Month Photography Journey

Six Month Photography Journey is a club experience which will teach new skills and help improve your creativity surrounded by the same people for six months.

Smartphone Photography For Businesses

Smartphone Photography For Businesses is designed for small businesses to improve their social media channels images using nothing but the humble smartphone.

Editing Photography For Beginners

Editing Photography For Beginners is designed to give you a basic understanding of a variety of editing suites including free basic suite , Photoshop and Lightroom.

Teen Photography Experience

Teen Photography Experience is designed to help inspire teens to become more creative with their photography.

Course Reviews:

Just completed a half day photography course, Steph was brilliant. I have had my DSLR for a while but never got off the presets. I had my doubts as to how much I would learn in 4 hours, but this far exceeded my expectations. I am off presets and having fun trying out all sorts of settings to get the photos I have been wanting to take. So much to put into practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone with a DSLR who wants to learn how to take better photos. Thank you Steph x

Kathie

Photography Course Client

I thought the course was awesome, can’t believe we packed so much into 4 hours. I’ve signed up for the portrait session now too. Brilliant, would really recommend.

Ann

Photography Course Client

The teenager’s photography course today was brilliant. Daughter about to start Art GCSE course will be forever grateful for the skills learnt. Thank you Stephanie!

Lucy Cook

I had a fantastic experience on the complete photography course and really recommend it. I now know how to use something other than auto mode 🥂📷! the course was fun, information and well led. I would highly recommend and can’t wait to do my next course! thank you!

Charlotte Blackman

I had a fantastic experience on the complete photography course and really recommend it. I now know how to use something other than auto mode 🥂📷! the course was fun, information and well led. I would highly recommend and can’t wait to do my next course! thank you!

Charlotte Blackman

Photography Course Client

I thought the course was awesome, can’t believe we packed so much into 4 hours. I’ve signed up for the portrait session now too. Brilliant, would really recommend.

Ann Tigerstedt

Thank you very much for Steph and Steve for a very enjoyable morning yesterday. I attended the Complete Photography Experience and learnt so much. I now feel in control of my camera and ready to take some exciting pictures. Would definitely recommend!

Karen

Photography Course Client

I just attended the complete photography experience at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre with Summers Photography where I had a lovely relaxed morning, even the sun shined For ages I have been saying I want to learn more about Photography, being employed full time and a mum to two kids I have been putting it off. But last week I decided it was time, contacted Stephanie for some camera advice and booked the course. I literally didn’t know anything about my Canon 1300D and purchased it the week prior to the course, by the end we had covered all auto settings down to manual. It was at a pace that was great for beginners with theory and then some practical to practise what we had learnt.I came away feeling more confident about using my camera. I would recommend Stephanie and book another course again.

Lesley

Photography Course Client

I recently finished the summers photography 3 week course! I am so happy I chose this course with summer, not only is she a great & easy to listen to, she’s also a lovely upbeat lady! I feel so much more confident and I look forward to going on more of her courses in the near future! Thankyou so much ! X

Chelsie May Davis

Photography Course Client

I recently finished the summers photography 3 week course! I am so happy I chose this course with summer, not only is she a great & easy to listen to, she’s also a lovely upbeat lady! I feel so much more confident and I look forward to going on more of her courses in the near future! Thank you!

Chelsie May Davis

Just completed a half day photography course, Steph was brilliant. I have had my DSLR for a while but never got off the presets. I had my doubts as to how much I would learn in 4 hours, but this far exceeded my expectations. I am off presets and having fun trying out all sorts of settings to get the photos I have been wanting to take. So much to put into practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone with a DSLR who wants to learn how to take better photos. Thank you Steph x

Kathie Lilley

Berkshire Course Locations:

Easthampstead Park Conference Centre Wokingham

Home to our beginners photography courses.  Enjoy the grounds, wonderful coffee and comfortable environment on the Wokingham/Bracknell border.

Address – Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, Peacock Ln, Bracknell, Wokingham RG40 3DF.

Foxes Den Community Cafe Binfield

Foxes Den is a brilliant community location in the heart of Binfield Village.  Home to our Teen Photography courses with plenty room for hot chocolates and walks in the park to test our new found photography skills.

Address – Foxes Den Community Cafe Binfield, Benetfeld Rd, Binfield, Bracknell RG42 4EW.

Castle Hill House Windsor

If you are looking to be neighbour to our Queen for the day, then join us at this incredible location. Our workshop room looks straight into the castle as if you are in the grounds itself. A light airy room that is perfect for learning about photography.

Address – Castle Hill House, Inigo Business Centres, 12 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD

FAQ

What courses do you offer?

We have a range of courses suitable for a variety of experiences and requirements:

  • Complete Photography Experience
  • Teen Photography Experience
  • Portrait Photography Experience
  • Windsor Photo Walk
  • Smartphone Photography for Businesses
  • Editing Photographs for Beginners
  • 6 Month Photography Journey
What camera do I need to have?

We recommend that course delegates have access to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera so that you can make full use of the cameras functions. Bridge and Compact cameras are fine, but please note that are limited in some of the functions they can do.  For example, most bridge and compact cameras will have 4 Aperture options, where DSLR’s and Mirrorless cameras will have over 20.

Can you help me buy a camera?

We can certainly recommend and help with ideas – please read our blogs about buying new and second hand cameras:

What to look for when purchasing your first DSLR

Camera Buying Guide 

Step free access?

At our Easthampstead Park and Windsor Castle Hill House venues; please note we have steps to get into the building and a flight of stairs to get to the conference rooms. We apologise for any inconvenience.

How do I make payment?

Simply follow the instructions for each event by adding ticket to basket and checking out securely via Paypal or by using your credit card.

I cannot make the dates listed, will you run others?

We run courses every month of the year except August and December.  Dates are usually added 2-3 months in advance, please check back for details.

Contact Us Here

Terms and Conditions Please read before booking onto a course:

  • We have a secure room in our venues, but we cannot take responsibility for missing items.
  • All information is correct at time of publishing and changes to course dates can be made if no delegates are on the course or minimum numbers are not met for room hire.
  • Due to the nature of a photography course, you will most likely be in photographs and behind the scenes images.  All delegates are opted in as standard; but please do let us know if you would like to opt out at time of booking and on the day of the course. Thank you.
  • Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Vouchers expire 6 months from purchase date.
  • Under 18’s will need to be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will need to buy a place if they intend to participate in the education activities.
  • Summers Photography appreciates that personal circumstances can change and there will be times when cancellations are inevitable. However in the time leading to an event we have made financial outlays that are non-redeemable.
  • Personal cancellations are non-refundable within 14 days of the course and not turning up to the course and letting us know after will invalidate your payment and refunds cannot be issued.
  • Classes are limited to no more than 10 and will not run if less than 5 people are on the course due to minimum course requirements, you will be rolled onto the next available course and have a choice of future dates.
  • If we cancel the course, then you have the right to a refund or rescheduled session. We will offer you an alternative date first and if not suitable, you will be entitled to a refund.  This must be requested within 7 days of cancellation and cannot be offered months later.

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