Introduction to Photography

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Lets get off that auto setting and begin to get creative! Our Introduction to Photography is the perfect gateway workshop to taking professional photographs and understanding your camera. On this workshop we go through all the basic components for taking great photos from the word GO! Our teaching is delivered by a simple step by step method that is informative and easy to understand. 

This course covers

Camera Settings 
Shooting in Full Manual Mode
Shutter Speed
Exposure Triangle
Use of Lenses
RAW versus JPEG
Types of Lighting
White Balance

Date and Price 

Batsford Arboretum - 24th March 10-5pm £125pp

If you would like to book your place on one of our workshops please leave us a message with the date you would like to book to a place. We do also have 1:1 training available with half day and full day options

Requirements DLSR camera, any lenses you own 

Post Production Workshop using Lightroom and Photoshop



After a photo shoot many photos often need a little touch up to give them the final WOW factor but often using Lightroom and Photoshop can be a daunting task for a beginner. In this workshop we go through our editing workshop and cover all the slides, tools and tricks used for editing images in both programmes.

What the course will include:


  • Lightroom Interface
  • Importing Files
  • Tools and Sliders
  • Using Masks
  • Creating Presets
  • Working Lightroom and Photoshop together
  • Exporting Files
  • Watermarking
  • RAW vs. JPEG


  • Photoshop Interface, Tools and Palettes
  • Layers
  • Colour Adjustment
  • Sharpening 
  • Retouching
  • Image Resizing and Resolution
  • Printing
  • File Formats (saving files)

During the course you will practise these tools by editing images with Alastair to gain an understanding of what each tool does to create professional images that can be used for a portfolio


Laptop with Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom

Date and Prices

At our Studio, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2HQ

Price: £15 per person 1:1   Please drop us a message to book your space

27th January 10am-5pm Group Session £125 per person. 

Cotswold Landscape Photography

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Its time to go exploring! Being based in the Cotswolds we are surrounded and spoilt for choice with so many landmarks and scenery. This workshop covers how to get the most out of landscape photography with your camera and a few accessories. In this workshop we go into further detail of how to take great images on location using various equipment and techniques.

Popular locations include, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway Tower, Batsford Arboretum, and Lower Slaughter to name a few.

The course will cover

  • Overview of Shooting in Full Manual Mode
  • Equipment needed
  • Using Filters
  • Long Exposures
  • Shooting Panoramics
  • Shooting HDR images
  • Composition
  • Working with Hard and Soft Light
  • Golden Hour


  • DLSR camera
  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Shutter Release cable
  • Suitable clothing for outdoor weather

Date and Prices

Please contact us for details of workshops we have coming up.

Both Group and One to One training is available

Studio Lighting Workshops

Our studio lighting workshop goes through all the ins and outs of lighting a model subject. Whether you are a beginner or keen photographer, there is something for you on this workshop. We work closely with local models in the area to help build up your portfolio.

We show you various lighting set ups to create amazing beauty, art-nude and fashion images.

The course will cover

• Different lighting modifiers, lighting position and shadows

• Working with a model

• Headshots

• Clam-shell Lighting

• 4 light beauty set up

• Lighting Positioning

• Posing

• Bodyscapes

• Split Lighting

• Gel Lighting

• White on White

• Black and Black

• Colour Backdrops

This workshop is held at our studio in Bourton-on-the-Water with onsite parking. We also offer a light lunch with plenty of soft drinks. (Any dietary needs please let us know).

Date and Prices

We currently have studio photo shoots at our Studio at Alastair Currill Photography GL54 2HQ at the following dates from

One to One (Includes model fee)

3 hour workshop £295

8 hour (Full day) workshop £495

Please send us a message to book 

Wildlife Photography Workshops

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Outdoor Owl Photography Experience

With this workshop you have a close up experience with a variety of owls, in various scenery such as trees, fence posts and grassland. You will get to experience a public flight display while you are there, followed by a tour around the Falconry Centre. You will have the opportunity to photograph other birds of prey during the time. Entry fee to the Falconry Centre is included in the price. 

You will need to bring your own camera, zoom lens & wear suitable outside clothing. 

Date: Saturday  29th March, 10:00am- 1:00pm.

Cost: £75 per person (group booking)   Please send us a message to book your slot

Our Feedback

"My second course with Alastair Currill Photography, certainly worth the money an informative and helpful lesson providing an wide and varied range of techniques. Also always located in stunning locations around the Cotswolds. Thank you very much Alistair shall be looking into my third course with you!" Daniel Edwards

"Another great shoot with Alastair, but this time a lighting workshop with 6 photographers! Alastair is a true professional. Great organisation of the shoot, and he really made sure I was happy during the shoot. He is a great teacher, and is very ambitious. He's always positive and hard working, great with lighting and can shoot lots of different styles of photographer. I look forward to working with him again in the near future. It was awesome!" Rosa Brighid

"I shot with Alastair on his photography workshop a few weeks ago and what a fun day it was! He is a very relaxed and polite guy who has a vast knowledge of lighting and techniques, setting up the scenes beautifully whilst handling his camera wonderfully, during tutor sessions that were amazingly lead! I can't recommend Alastair enough, he's a fantastic photographer who really knows his stuff and is a joy to work with Smile" Emily Hamilton

“Had a great day yesterday at Batsford Arboretum with Alastair Currill on the course on how to improve your camera skills. I feel it was a well-run course and Alastair spent time making sure we knew how to get more out of the camera manual mode. There was an explanation, demonstration and then time to practice. Also he was happy to help out if we got stuck or need more advice. I got some fantastic shots and certainly feel I have a much better understanding of the sort of images I can achieve with my camera. I would recommend this course to anyone who has recently bought their first dslr or to people who want to improve their photography skills. Thanks again for a great day and I look forward to attending future courses” Andrew Davis

“Thank you for Saturday, I had a fantastic day, looking forward to the next course and taking more pictures with my camera” Anna Wickens

“Thank you Alastair Currill for yesterday. Absolutely fantastic day. And learnt so much and got some great photos. But most of all I have learnt how to use my camera properly and am looking forward to some great pictures in the future. Thank you again” Ricky Dolphin

"I would like to thank Alastair Currill Photography for a very informative day at Batsford Arboretum. I can now take smashing photos without using the auto button. A well presented course, very informative and would highly recommend him for future courses and to hire for all those special occasions." Steve Baker

"Wonderful day at Batsford yesterday on the Introduction to Photography course. Your teaching was excellent - very clear and concise, and always willing to go over a point until we understood it. We were very lucky to have so much one-to-one time with you and I feel I have definitely come away knowing how my camera works. Now I have to put all that teaching to practical use - as practice makes perfect. Thank you very much for a lovely day. Would highly recommend Alastair to anybody wishing to learn the basics of SLR photography." Debbie Manley

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