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, 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

2016 Year in review

2016 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW  Twelve months of Photography with…

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Black Friday 2016!

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Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Autumn 2016 Newsletter Hello Photographer! Goodness me! Where…

July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter Hello Photographer! Well, the weather…

June 2016 Newsletter

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March 2016 Newsletter

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February 2016 Newsletter

Leap year Newsletter! Hello Photographer! This month's newsletter…

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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Golly, this is getting picked up by photo press globally now!!!
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Line and Light Photography CoursesSaturday, October 14th, 2017 at 7:23am

At the end of what can only be described as a peculiar week, flat out on an iv line in QMC with some nasty infection in my leg (note to self, don't get infections, they're excruciating, and if you do get an infection, get to hospital fast) I finally got discharged to the news I'm shortlisted in another set of awards, this time for The Nottingham's Women in Business Awards! That's cheered me up no end!
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Line and Light Photography CoursesSunday, October 8th, 2017 at 5:05pm
: : Flash Course report : :

We had a wonderful day with 8 eager photographers, flash guns at the ready. Starting with speedlight basics and some of the technical stuff, we moved on to getting creative inside, before venturing outside to trigger some flash with our wonderful model. The weather played ball and stayed dry right up until home time. Here are a few shots showing natural light first, then the inclusion of flash and the group all getting stuck in.

We all had a great day and covered a loads of detail, hopefully it all goes in with lots of follow up practice.

Can't wait to see the shots everyone else captured on the day!
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Line and Light Photography CoursesMonday, October 2nd, 2017 at 12:17pm

Goodness me! I've been shortlisted from an international field of over 2000, to the last 20 in the prestigious ARCAID Photo Awards - see link. My pic is in the category 'Buildings in Use' and was shot at Derby Velodrome for the architects Faulkner Browns. Some lovely images in the final selection. I'm the photographer who never enters anything either!

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Line and Light Photography CoursesSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 3:43pm
Don’t you just love Derbyshire?

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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