Digital Photography Smeeton Westerby, Leicester. Leicestershire. LE8 0RA Tel 0116 2796906 email

Camera Course Location


Dates: February to November 2012

Timings: 09.45am - 5.00pm

Address: 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leics, LE8 0RA

Telephone. 0116 2796906

Price: From £135

Lunch: Included


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Photography Course Timings


9.30 -10am Arrival, coffee & biscuits 10.00am camera settings & theory

12.30 -1.00pm light lunch (included)

1pm-3pm Practical photography

3pm-4pm Review photographs

4pm-5pm Photo-editing Demonstration

5pm Questions & course feedback

Batteries & Cards

Please ensure you have a fully charged battery as we will be using your camera a lot and batteries do to tend to run out. For batteries and cards at huge discounts visit


DSLR Course Requirements

Digital SLR Camera (or a bridge camera but see below)

Any extra lenses - optional

Fully charged battery and / or a spare

Empty memory card with space for at least 100 images

External flashgun - optional

Tripod - optional

Any other kit you need explaining

Change of shoes if wet.


Bridge/Hybrid Camera Users

Most courses are intended for Digital SLR users but we do sometimes get asked if Bridge or Hybrid cameras users can attend the Digital SLR photography courses. The proviso is that some of the more technical aspects of Digital SLR photography might not apply to the bridge camera but you will still find the course beneficial and enjoyable.

If you are happy to accept these conditions then you are very welcome to attend. You will be informed during the course of any items do not apply to your bridge camera.


Please contact us, without obligation, if you have any question.


About the Tutor - Glen Tillyard

Photography courses by Glen Tillyard


I'm an NCTJ qualified, award winning professional press photographer, with over 30 years experience in a vast range of photographic subjects.


I've also taught and lectured in photography and Photoshop at many adult colleges and schools throughout Leicestershire.We also run specialist courses for police forces, Corporates and charities, including the British Red Cross.


We understand that different students have different learning styles so we use recognised teaching methods to ensure that whatever your needs we'll aim to get the message across, without using jargon, in a way you can understand.


I now specialise in running photography courses helping beginners to get the very best from their digital camera. I'm passionate about helping you to get off the full auto setting and I'll show you how to take stunning photographs in just one day.


Please don't take my word for how good these photography courses are but take a few moments to read some of the many testimonials in the right hand column of each page and the student galleries over on the left hand navigation column.


If you have any questions about photography or buying a camera then I'm happy to answer them without obligation.

Very best wishes,
Glen Tillyard


"We are not a franchise"

Digital Photography Courses are proud to say "We are not a franchise".


Many other courses you will find on the internet today are run as a franchise. This means that anyone, regardless of talent or training qualifications, can set up running camera courses.


All you do need is to pay between £5,000 & £10,000 for the franchise and then give away 20% off your earnings and you to could run a photography course. The problem with this is you can get very variable standards of teaching and I've heard some real horror tories from many students who have attended these courses. Some tell stories of there bing up to 40 students in a class while other say the day was a complete waste of money.


The very fact that people feel the need to attend our courses after attending elsewhere speaks volumes.


Unlike many other company' courses, who are happy to take your money then show you the door with very little hands on training, we ensure that all your questions are answered before you leave.



LPPG Exhibition

Press Cuttings and Articles

Here at Digital Photography Courses we already know all are students are brilliant. The good nesws is they are now being recognised in the press for their talents. Here a just a few of the many articles that have appeared in newspapers and magazines

Annabell Ison - Feature Artist in Landscape Photography Magazine

Annabell Ison Landscape Mag

Dragon Boat Pictures by Ed Spooner at a Beating Bowel Cancer event.

Ed Spooner

Diane Norwood Digital SLR Magazine - August 2012

Diane Norwood

Di Norwood

Di Norwood

Not content with one article Di is feature again in the October 2012 issue of Digial SLR Magazine too.

Di Norwood - Smokin Lily

Jackie Forrest - The Fenland Visitor Guide

Jane Allwright

Jane Allwright

The Leicester Mercury

Shan Swann

Annabell Ison

Alan Everitt

Mary Harfield Reflection

Roger Batt

Louise Topley

Christina Davey

Margaret Rose

Moondogs by Glen

Sundogs by Glen

Jane Foster

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose

Lousie Topley Press

Simon Kimber Press

Adedayo Alabi

Adedayo Alabi

Elaine Argent

Here is the piece from the local paper (Huddersfield Examiner) showing four of Grant Brooke's wildlife/nature pitures on display in the Huddersfield Queensgate Market.

Grant Brooke