Our History

LINE+LIGHT run photography courses and individual tuition in photography & Adobe Photoshop for AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS only. If you are thinking of starting a career in photography, or are a pro looking to invest in training, please see the 1:1 tuition pages.

Line + Light Photography School was conceived in 2007 when the renowned photo tutor Robert Rowe began working with long established architectural photographer Martine Hamilton Knight. Before long, Paul Mottram, Martine’s partner in the business began running video training & workshops and Dan Billings joined to become the school’s fourth tutor. In 2017, we were lucky enough to be able to add the renowned Fuji-X travel and landscape photographer Chris Upton to our team as well. If you attend the weekend workshops, you’re also likely to meet Melanie Rowe who organises hospitality for our photographers.

Together we’ve taught hundreds of camera users, from the very basics right through to the level of skilled enthusiasts. We’ve had clients who’ve loved their photography so much that they’ve even gone through career changes and now run successful businesses in photography. We’ve had friendships form between regular attendees who’ve gone on to join camera clubs and win awards with their images. We love hearing the stories and seeing the pictures which our friends have taken, long after they’ve completed their training with us. We hope you’ll stay in touch too!   

In addition to running our popular series of courses and training, we run courses in association with WEX and The Royal Photographic Society and as part of their CPD programme, specialist architectural photographic workshops for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

Martine, Robert, Paul, Chris & Dan are available for individual tuition and are happy to travel to your preferred town for location shooting, or to your home for Adobe software tuition or HDSLR video skills. If you work for a company which would like to host staff training or experience days, please talk to us about what we can do for you and your team and see the CPD information on this site. 

You can find leaflets in Nottingham’s Tourist information centre in the Old Market Square and in the London Camera Exchange store in Nottingham, where their helpful staff will talk to you about forthcoming events. Line+Light are also members of Experience Nottinghamshire, the main gateway for tourism and visitor activities in the region.

If you would like to be placed on the email and receive monthly bulletins about courses, photographic tips and techniques, please fill in our enquiry form.  Any information that you give us will not be passed on to any third party for any reason and we comply with the Data Protection Act.

May I thank you again for the excellent way you tutor courses? I am currently plugging Line and Light at every opportunity because I value what you have done so much.

A North, Nottingham
A North, Nottingham Photographer

Copyright in all photographs on this site belongs to LINE+LIGHT and their clients.
Images used are for illustrative purposes and do not always indicate the actual photo imaging opportunities available on our courses.