Professional Photography Services


One day 'hands on' studio courses in the following:-


Beginners digital photography              £150

Studio lighting courses : products, portraits, figures, still-life                   £150

Product photography for websites              £150

Studio hire including tuition days            £150


On site factory/workshop visits £180 plus travelling expences


Christmas Gift Vouchers available for all Studio based courses. Dates arranged by the person who uses the voucher.


New small group courses for artists interested in life drawing and improving their photographic skills. The course consists of drawing and photographing the nude figure in the same position.


A second course, for more advanced artists with SLR cameras, is based on studio lighting.

 Both courses cost £235 collectively for 4 people including model fees.




Interior of Stokenchurch studio with photographer

Take better product photographs

One to one training courses are the most efficient sort of photographic training. They can take place at the factory, warehouse, or in my studio. It is always better to consult a professional before purchasing expensive equipment that might exceed your needs or abilities. I have wide experience in working with educational institutions of all types and have produced images for school prospectuses, at social occasions for parent/teachers organsisations, charitable events, school workshops, photographs for Ph.D theses and countless pictures of work made in colleges for final exams, job applications, press releases, publicity etc.

New On site training courses £180 per day

I have recently done on-site courses at the following range of companies:-

Toys: A large toy importer who needed help photographing toys for website use. This involved complex photographic problems. As the toys were usually packed in shiny plastic they were very light reflective.

Furniture: Setting up a studio for a furniture manufacturer who needed large pieces of upholstered furniture displayed on white pure backgrounds with naturalistic shadows under them.

Cake decorations: A cake decoration manufacturer having colour balance problems that detracted from his products. Poor colour rendition in website pictures

Portraits: A portrait photographer who wanted to have a practise day using a large strip soft box.

Phones: A phone case retailer who needed website pictures of his products that changed very frequently.

More information on product photography courses

Beginners with digital cameras

Starter courses in digital photography

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Product photography

 Hand upholstered armchair shot in factory studio a typical website product photograph Work for a manufacturer of high quality uphlostery.

Small companies often need help getting the right quality of photographs that look professional enough for use on their website. This is more dependent on skill in lighting rather than the quality of camera used. Depending on the type of product sold a range of solutions is possible. On site photography using a temporary studio, ship the products to my studio for more advanced work, or help and advice for doing the photography yourself.

Industral coffee making machine a typical website photograph difficult for amateurs to produce Web catalogue photographs for a firm that supplies coffee making equipment to hotels and the catering industry. Lots of difficult reflecttions from a chromed machine








Clay cake decorations. The retailer had problems getting good colour renditions and sharp images.



Contemporary jewellery for Anoush Waddington Photography of contemporary art and craftwork. The neckpiece appears to float in space.

Antique silver tray














 Antique silver always presents many technical challenges. Even inexpensive goods, simply wrapped in cellophane, can be just as difficult. They still reflect the glossy surface in the flash lights.



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New model portrait shortcourse

 Recent Testimonials


'It was well worth travelling for (from Fromme in Somerset) and very informative. Many thanks!'



'A great introduction to using a studio and getting different lighting effects. Thank you for an enjoyable day'

DL. Apl 2015.

'David was fabulous to work with. He was very flexible, patient and relaxed, but focused. Very good at passing on his knowledge in an accessible way.'

J.Dommett Jan.2015

'Well focused on importrant areas and good ideas for improvement. Good Value.'

Admiral Hardinge Model Cars Jan 2015

Open Studio

You can share a shoot with two friends

£150 per day.

 Most photographers start off by photographing family and landscapes. If you have some basic knowledge of depth of field, speeds, and light metering, why not spend an enjoyable day learning more about studio work? I have found that the studio (5m by 7m) can easily accomodate three photographers working from the same model. Ad hoc groups from camera clubs can combine together to share transport and model costs.  Email for further details.

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 The studio is conveniently position a short drive from Exit 5 on the M40 Motorway. Oxford, Reading and west London are only 40 mins away. Birmingham and the west midlands only 90mins. See the Contact page for further information.




Recent Projects

More information on some of these shoots can be found in the Blog.


  • Hasselblad pictures for Ebay Sale
  • Aylesbury Barefoot Belly Dancers studio Shoot
  • Photography of jewellery by Anoush Waddington
  • Oxfam Running Group Shoot
  • Golden wedding Anniversery shoot
  • 90th birthday shoot
  • Myra portrait shoot
  • India Portrait shoot
  • Cafe coffee machines for website                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Testimonials from recent one day courses

"David was invaluable in teaching me aspects of photography such as techniques in getting a really sharp image through correct use of manual focus, and understanding white balance and getting my camera set up properly to use with studio flash. He was also very helpful in helping me decide upon new equipment that I needed."

Richard Jackson, Aura Creative Media

And just to mention I've just been getting a load of photo's done for a website i'm creating (as below) and the manual focus and other points you spoke to me about have really helped, so thanks again and hope to speak to you again soon.

Best Regards


'Balance of talk to practical was about right. The course suited my needs

and I have learnt a great deal and am much more confident in taking on

studio work'.


'I found the tutorial very interesting and have learnt a lot! As a beginner

and complete novice you made me feel very comfortable and helped 

me when I had questions. Thank you very much!'


'Just the right length

Lots of information

Very friendly and informative.'