Everyone is at different levels and like different genres of photography, so there is no set itinerary and all levels are welcome.
Your 1on1 photo training will go at the right pace for you and concentrate only on what you need to grow your skills and self confidence.
If you're a complete beginner you won't feel left behind (or that you might be holding others back). If you're more experienced, you won't be held back.You'll gain new skills, expand existing skills, improve your understanding and evolve new ways of thinking about and using photographic techniques.
If what you're looking for isn't listed, please ask...
We'll discuss some of your work you feel great about, some you don't and assess it together. You can ask me anything and I'll help you work through issues you're currently stuck on.
I'll set practical tasks for you, ask you questions that'll make you think pretty hard about what you're doing - and help you find answers that'll lead to your desired outcome.
I want you to go home having learnt loads and feeling confident - rather than just nice photos you don't know how to repeat.
I always aim to get you some great images too, but as your private photography trainer, my priority is to help you find and understand solutions - rather than merely point out a picture and tell you what to do.
Training is usually within 30 miles of Lymington, Hampshire, UK. We have the New Forest and its ponies all around us, the sea, boats, Bournemouth and Southampton are near-by if 'urban' is more your thing.
Other locations can be arranged if you wish...
I had a fantastic day, with a great balance between tuition, fun and practical experience. I learnt a lot which I can take forward in my photography and would love to return again in the future.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for my training day. I really really enjoyed myself and all the information and things I learned were invaluable.
The most valuable part was that we focused on my camera, my kit, and the sort of photography I was interested in - so all of the content was 100% applicable to my situation. Incredible value for money, and amazing results!
Mike is truly a FANTASTIC teacher, photographer and all around wonderful human being. I very highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their photography.
Iain Geoghan: New York City, USA (trained in Lymington UK)
Before, luck played a part in my shots - now I know what to do to take nice pictures and going from luck to knowledge is invaluable!
Gabriel Almeida: Lisbon, Portugal (trained in London UK)
You were clear, focused on what we asked you to help us with and when struggling, made sure we were able to get back on track. I'd say we got good value for money.
Malcolm Toll: Southend-on-Sea, UK (trained in Lymington UK)
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I've been riding bikes as my go-to transport since I was 14. It's my happy place, meditation and fun space. There's nothing I love more than trying to get lost in some beautiful scenery for a day or two. Sometimes more... I currently have x2 Triumph Thunderbirds, a cosmetically un-restored 1950 BSA B31 and my favourite bike of all time - a 900 Triumph Legend I've had from new. It's on its 2nd time round the odometer now!
I'm flattered to have been called the UK's friendliest Photography Expert (Thanks 500px!). I'm proud to have made hundreds of videos and spent thousands of hours teaching people like you to see more beauty in the world every day (and to capture that beauty), by thinking like a photographer.
My YouTube channel has served more than 26 Million views and has more than 260,000 subscribers. I've appeared on TV shows and been asked to speak at some of the best photography events on earth, such as:
I've enjoyed a wonderful career as a photographer, presenter and teacher. I even trained as a teacher so that I could reach my full potential and enable others to reach theirs.
As a photographer, I'm proud to have won multiple awards:
And I've been lucky to have had exhibitions at prestigious venues such as:
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Trumping all of this, my proudest achievement to date is the huge number of wonderful 5* reviews on Trustpilot and Google - written by people like you after completing my courses. This is what inspires me to continue creating courses to help more people fall in love with photography.
with 1950 BSA B31
The Photography Show - Birmingham, UK
Xposure International Photography Festival - Sharjah, UAE
Iceland photo-workshop group