Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography

About Us

As a commercial and editorial photographer David has a wealth of experience in shooting pictures for business and Press/PR in stills, time-lapse, video and aerial. He is a member of the Canon Professional Network and his travel and commercial work is represented worldwide by the Alamy Agency whilst his environmental and climate work is represented by RSPB Images picture agency. His work appears in broadcast, books and media around the world.  

David brings all of this experience and creativity to his photography training in either bespoke one to one sessions or small group training on location in the fabulous Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.  

Let David help you improve your creative eye and work on your composition and “seeing” the picture. Or, get some help navigating the sometimes bewildering technology modern cameras offer. During your session David will provide top tips, hacks and helpful creative suggestions that are all about ease and simplicity in camera settings and handling. Cut through the jargon and confusing advice and get to the heart of photography, improve your technique and boost your creativity.  

We keep it simple. David is passionate about dispelling some of the myths of photography. Teaching only the things you need, when you need them in a fun and jargon free style. Get to grips with camera modes and when and how to use them, use of light and the simplest description of depth of field you’ll ever hear.  

Our Mantra: 

“This stuff is easy. Nothing has changed since 1850. It’s meant to be fun!”  

We have lots of customer feedback on our social media pages from photographers like you of all levels who had a of fun, learning experience in the great outdoors.  

You choose. Book a two or four hour one to one session or join one of our small group courses at our fabulous partner venues. All of the latest news appears on or social channels so be sure to follow us and feel free to ask any photography questions on line.   

You can see a varied selection of David’s work on his website and/or follow him on social media. All of the local landscapes featured are available to buy as prints and images for personal use – simply let us know your own personal favourite.  

David also offers bespoke group guiding and photography holidays. Aimed at photography groups who want to see the best locations the area has to offer or to those who want to devote a mini-break or weekend to your passion.  Let David help you to reach the next level as a photographer?   

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Over 30 years’ experience photographing dynamic images for private and business customers.

Discount Offer: 5% discount on all training



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