Digital Photography 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leics. LE8 0RA Tel 0116 2796906 email

Course Location & Timings


Dates: February to November 2010

Timings: 09.45am - 5.00pm

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

Telephone. 0116 2796906

Price: £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


DSLR Course Requirements


Digital SLR Camera

Extra lenses - optional

External flashgun - optional

Fully charged battery and / or a spare

Empty memory card

Any other kit you need explaining

change of shoes if wet.


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

Gift Vouchers


Gift Vouchers are available for any Digital Photography or Photoshop course. They can be booked for a certain date or be left open for the recipient to book a course themselves - subject to availability. All photography course Gift Vouchers are valid for a full 12 months.

Photography Course Gift Vouchers are available for:




or Just Plain.

Simply contact us with recipients name and email address and we'll send them or you a personalised gift voucher, in the Adobe PDF format, for you to print out and pop in their card.


LPPG Exhibition


Students Photo Galleries

Exhibition at the Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery

The Digital Photography Courses exhibition of students photographs will be held at the Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery from the 3rd to 28th June 2013

It will feature a selection of photographs taken by students.

Nearest Car Park. Newarke Street, LE2 7AD. Map


DPC Poster Download the DPC Exhibition Flyer Here (1.1MB)

The Digital Photography Course exhibition will feature a over 125 original photographs taken by students who have attended one or more of our photography courses. Some of the work will be for sale and can be purchased directly from the photographers concerned.

Visit the Gallery to view the photographs and pick up one of the above leaflets. Follow the link on the reverse side to save £15 on a Beginners Group Course during the exhibition. Any problems contact me here

The Two Minute DPC Exhibition Tour from 2012


Buying Original Photographs at the Exhibition

Many of the Limited Edition photographs on display at the exhibition will be available for purchase. Remember these are original works by local photographers and not mass produce prints as available from many department stores. You may even as the photographer to sign it for you if you wish.

Please contact the photographers directly using the email or phone number on the Title Cards next to each image. Some image are available to purchase online and guide prices for various sizes are included below. These dimension guidelines are approximate so please order your print before buying your frames.

Most photographs are available as un-mounted prints so you can choose your own frames. Some photographs are available as Ready to Hang Canvas Mounted Prints so do not require addition framing.

Please be aware when ordering that any print sizes need to match the shape of the print or frame. Therefore a wide landscape shaped picture will fit an 18" x 12" print but will not fit into a square 16" x 16" frame.

Prints Sizes (in inches)


24" x 16" Box Canvas Print


18" x 12" Box Canvas Print


24" x 16" Un-mounted Print


16" x 16" Un-mounted Print (Girl in Turban Only)


18" x 12" Un-mounted Print


12" x 8" Un-mounted Print


12" x 12" Un-mounted Print


12" x 8" Un-mounted Print


All prices include Post & Packaging. UK ONLY PLEASE

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About Digital Photography Courses

We believe in putting our students first and your training is of paramount importance. Unlike many other photography courses we offer continued support through our very active Facebook and Flickr groups.

We also provide a monthly newsletter with tips and projects plus updates and news of upcoming courses and events. We produce our own calendar and have an annual group outing where members can put names to the Facebook faces.This year it's a at Foxton meal and then we are off to Foxton Locks for the afternoon to chat and snap.

Response the the calendar was so good this year that we decide it would be a good idea to show our work to a wider audience so we will be holding an exhibition at the Leicester Peoples Photography Gallery. This is at the old Lending Library on Belvoir Street, Leicester, near to the council offices, between 2nd - 31st July 2012.

Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery Opening Times

The gallery may stay open until 8.30pm for launch nights or events.

About the Tutor - Glen Tillyard

Photography courses by Glen TillyardI'm an NCTJ qualified professional press photographer, with over 30 years experience working at the Leicester Mercury. During that time I have covered a vast range of photographic subjects and won several awards including Midlands Press Photographer of the Year.

I've also taught and lectured in photography and Photoshop at many adult colleges and schools throughout Leicestershire. We've also run specialist courses for Police Forces, Corporate's and Charities, including the British Red Cross.

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.

Beginner's Photography Course £135 Book Here Choose a Photography Course

CollageAll our One Day Digital SLR camera courses are limited to six students and will suit anyone from the complete beginner to the intermediate Digital SLR photographer. The course includes a free pocket guide to landscape, portrait and action photography.

Many novice photographers tend to use their expensive Digital SLR Camera on the fully auto setting and are often unimpressed by the average results this achieves. If you intend to use your camera like this you may as well stick with a compact camera. These jargon free Photography Courses will explain in simple terms when to use all the other settings and we'll show you how to take stunning photographs you will be proud to hang on your wall.

Course Requirement - a DSLR or Bridge Camera with PASM settings

This Photography Course Will Show You How To:

Student Testimonials

See pictures by Digital Photography Course students on Facebook

Hear about us on Radio Leicester

Full Radio Leicester Interview with Karl Cooper .

Hinckley Times
Article about Christina Davey and Mark Lewis in the Hinckley Times

Having spent over a year using my camera only on full auto to take photos I decided I needed help to figure out all the settings I should be using. I'm so pleased I did. This photography course explained all the settings and all the best picture composition tips I needed. Glen ensured no one left without all of their questions being answered- including me.
Laura Simpson 

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A very informative course delivered in a relaxed and friendly way. I'm sure I will be back for another class. It has increased my enthusiasm for taking photos. Rebecca Dockrell

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Congratulation go to DPC student Annabell Ison for winning 1st Prize in the Leicester Mercury Photography Competition with this flower spiral picture. This image was also a winning entry in our 2012 Student Calendar

Annabell Ison Spiral

Congratulation go to Digital Photography Courses student Di Norwood for her winning photographs in the Kettering Camera Club Competition.

Tossed Salad
Di Norwood
The Ice Pack
I got two trophies tonight in the Club Photography Competition along with two Highly commended for The ice Pack & the Guitarist.

Congratulation go to Digital Photography Courses student Annabell Ison

Annabell Ison

Got a highly commended and 1st place in my group at the first photo competition I've ever entered. I'm over the moon, but none of it would have happened without Glens excellent tuition and guidance. Thanks Glen :o)

Annabell Ison
Annabells feet

An exceptional course which was excellent value. I now have a much clearer idea of how to use my DSLR in a variety of circumstances which will benefit both my professional & social photography. The training was clear and concise with a good balance between practical photography and theory. Thanks J.D.

Hi Glen,I just wanted to say thanks for the course, it was a great day,

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worth every penny. It's a great relief to now know that the expensive camera I have purchased and the new Nikon 18-200 zoom will be now be used correctly & hopefully I will be able to produce some fantastic picture in Borneo. I've recommended you to a lots of people, and I intend to see you for one of the wildlife courses in the future. Thanks again for superb day.

Craig Rogers

I just wanted to thank you again for the photography course today. I thought that it was going in way over my head but you made it seem so much easier. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be booking other courses. Excellent course full of useful information. I was thrilled with the amount I learned. Thank you. - Becky Holmes