Welcome to Line and Light

We are the midlands’ favourite school of photography with hundreds of happy photographers attending our one day courses every year.

Learn to use your camera or try new photographic skills in a fabulous location with top professionals to guide you throughout.

With beginners courses running in Nottingham, motor racing in Lincolnshire, Birds of Prey in Warwickshire and Portraiture in Derbyshire,
we’ve got exciting itineraries throughout the year for those just starting with their photography right through to skilled enthusiasts and semi-pro’s.
If you’ve a keen interest in buildings and architecture, you have the opportunity to learn with one of the UK’s top architectural photographers,
Martine Hamilton Knight d Litt (Hon), and if polishing up your post production skills is high on your list, our Adobe software tutors are second to none.

We are small, friendly, not a franchise and never will be. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Recent News Articles

December 2015 Newsletter

Hello Photographer! It's the end of the year, so we thought…

November 2015 Newsletter

Hello Photographer! Last month we had our 'Black Friday' promotion…

Astro reminder Newsletter

Astrophotography - A night with the stars! Sunday 1st November…

October 2015 Newsletter

Black Friday offer ends soon. Hello Photographer! You will…

September 2015 Newsletter

Hello Photographer! This month's newsletter is coming out again…

August 2015 Newsletter

Hello Photographer! August has been a very mixed bag so far,…

July 2015 Newsletter

Hello Photographer! We are rocketing through summer now and…

May 2015 Newsletter

April was the sunniest month on record and May is now doing what April usually does and is throwing rain and strong winds at us! There's lots to see and photograph though, in what is often one of the most stunning seasons of the year colour-wise. We are doing our first motorsports course this month up at the beautiful Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, and our new Stage 3 digital course too.

April 2015 Newsletter

Hope you all managed to get successful Eclipse pics after last month's newsletter, I think the place to be was probably Derbyshire, where they had cloud AND sun, which created some lovely effects. The Line + Light team were shooting under a blue sky this side of the East Midlands, so good results, but less atmospheric than pics taken further west which came in from you.

March 2015 Newsletter

An Eclipse!! The last time we had one was in the days of analogue; I was shooting BT's new HQ in Runcorn that day and recall how odd the light was, viewing it through a set of welder's goggles as the contractors were still on site, working on the security gates. We all stood around watching and listening as the birds fell silent and the sky went a weird tobacco colour that was not quite sunset, nor proper night.

February 2015 Newsletter

2015 is shaping up to bring some exciting changes for Line+Light. We're in the process of revamping the website, as if any of you look at it currently using an i-phone or tablet, you'll notice that it's tricky to navigate compared to when viewing on a conventional computer screen with a mouse. This is because it was designed before mobile devices were introduced, where as today, many of us own them.

January 2015 Newsletter

Well 2015 already seems to be galloping along, we've seen a little snow, a lot of sun (for January) and some pretty frosts. All of these things are visually compelling for us photographers so I bet you've been clicking away with gusto.

December 2014 Newsletter

HO HO HO, Santa is packing his sleigh as we write, is he bringing you camera gear? Or perhaps a Line+Light voucher? We have just been reading about Canon's launch of a 50MB sensor DSLR body in 2015, so that pixel race between manufacturers is far from over. In fact, pixels are the theme of this month's newsletter, with a look at some clever software and a feature on Lightroom training.

November 2014 Newsletter

It's gone cold and crispy again, which means clear night skies this week and on that theme we have news of a really exciting new course for 2015 - Astrophotography! So if you fancy having a go at shooting the stars and planets this winter scroll down for more details. We've also got a little article about great apps for photographers.

Line and Light Photography Courses

Line and Light are a Nottingham based Photography Training School who run popular day courses across the midlands for anyone with an interest in improving their digital photography. Learn to use your camera, or increase your skills with 'Line and Light'. We will help you get the best from your photography!
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Line and Light Photography CoursesWednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 4:43pm

Just to say that I sent out our early summer newsletter last night and I'm delighted to report that we've had a couple lovely emails and pledges in today as I spread the news of our campaign to raise money for Breast Cancer research this September.

Please, please take the time to read it and help us if you can by referring your friends and family to our beginners' day on 24th Sept 2016.
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Line and Light Photography CoursesFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 7:51pm

For our second day at Holme Pierrepont Hall within a week, we were greeted by even more clement weather than Sunday, warm sunshine, blue skies, beefy clouds and a riot of colour in the garden.

Eight photographers from as far afield at Luton and Cleethorpes came to join us for some image making, and with a mixture of opportunities in the Tudor Lodgings c.1500, the 'modern wing' c.1815, the walled gardens, Yew Walk and meadows, we had a lovely spread of shots under our belts by the end of the day.

We're back again in the autumn with the Royal Photographic Society, and looking forward to seeing one of our favourite locations bathed in autumnal colour then.
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Line and Light Photography CoursesFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 7:43pm
Photographing the gardens at Holme Pierrepont Hall today, those beds in the courtyard were just divine!
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Line and Light Photography CoursesMonday, June 20th, 2016 at 1:59pm

Well, we had the jam in the sandwich yesterday, we're back to rain again now in Nottingham, but the brief lull in the calm weather was beautifully timed for our groups to get the best shots inside and out throughout the day.

This was the first occasion we'd run the portraiture session with a couple and it was also the first time we'd run it as a day of two halves. We had a group in the morning, changing at lunchtime for a new set of photographers, and different outfits and locations around the house and grounds in the afternoon.

If you were one of those who attended, we'd love to hear if the new format suited you, I know we found it harder logistically from our perspective, but perhaps it was good for you?

Huge thank you's to our model couple who posed with style and grace all day long - everyone was emphatic that they made a great combo. I predict a bit of a rogue's gallery appearing here before long, Dan was doing Superman impressions at one point and I was blowing bubbles, so the cameras were pointing in our direction too, gulp. Let us know if you'd like to do it again, perhaps we can use an urban venue with a couple...?
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Line and Light Photography CoursesMonday, June 20th, 2016 at 1:48pm
Photographing our models for the Couples Portraiture course yesterday. So glad the grass was just about dry!
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What our photographers say

I’ve lost count of how many Line and Light Course I’ve been on over the last three years – most of them I would say – which tells you something about their enduring appeal!

Joe C, Nottingham
Joe C, NottinghamPhotographer

The friendly, informal atmosphere and the chance to meet and talk to other like minded folks in an unhurried environment mean I always come home with some great images and some new friends.

P Collins, Bedfordshire
P Collins, BedfordshirePhotographer

Brilliant courses with 1-2-1 guidance and support. Something to suit everyone from the beginner to the more advanced.

C Stapleton-Stell, Nottingham
C Stapleton-Stell, NottinghamPhotographer

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