Comments from consumers who have used this trader
Having brought a digital camera and being new to photography, I took the beginners photography to find out how to use it and how to actually take a photo! Before I took the course, the camera scared me, all the buttons and different adjustments were quite daunting. Ashley was absolutely amazing, his knowledge on digital cameras is incredible and he taught me everything I needed to know in simple terms! I now feel confident in using my camera and cannot wait to get practising. Thank you Ashley!
Ashley, the trainer, provides an excellent introduction to using your DSLR camera - no matter what make or model - and explains the basics for taking good photographs.
The course is friendly and fun, suitable for all ages and competencies and the support offered is ongoing.
I can thoroughly recommend this course if you want to understand and make the most of your camera. You will be very impressed at the improvement in your photography skills.
Ashley provided a great day in teach us how to use all the controls on our cameras instead of the Auto function. He was clear and patient and made sure that everyone, no matter their ability, understood. The practical side was excellent and he spent time with each of us to ensure that we understood how to use the camera. I have been involved in training myself and Ashley's approach is highly successful
I had a lovely day learning to use my camera with Ashley. We were a group of various aged and ability students but the whole day was relaxed and informative. Ashley made sure we that we all understood what he had said and that we were able to put it into practice.
'There is no such thing as a stupid question' was the mantra for the day.
I would absolutely recommend the day.
I was very much looking forward to the Photography holiday in the Spanish Mountains with Imber Court Photo Training and I was not disappointed. Nothing was too much trouble for Ashley. All the arrangements from the hotel to the minibus were excellent and Ashley was always on hand to ask for photography advice. I would definitely recommend Imber Court Photo Training to anyone who wants to learn how to take great shots and combine it with a wonderful holiday.
Went on a 5 day photographic holiday to Northern Spain with Ashley and had the most fantastic time. From the initial booking, subsequent correspondences, flight with BA, the choice of hotel to the overall holiday experience, it was all 5 star. Nothing was too much trouble for Ashley in ensuring we all had the tuition we required and having a good time. Would certainly highly recommend this trip to anyone. Well done and thank you Ashley :)
Ashley worked very hard during the 5 days of the trip driving us around to some great locations to take photos of scenery and wildlife. He gave some great help about using and adjusting camera settings. The hotel he organised was very comfortable and the meals enormous. The flights with BA were fine.
Excellent service. Thoroughly recommend.
Ashley was an engaging and knowledgeable teacher and I came away from the course feeling inspired and eager to try out my new skills! Highly recommended.
I attended the three day beginners course with Imber Court Photo Training, and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! Ashley is wonderfully helpful and has extensive expertise when it comes to cameras. I am now officially a convert to using only aperture priority/shutter speed priority/manual. Want to learn what all this jargon means? Then I suggest you book a course with Imber Court!
An excellent course combining just the right balance of practical with theoretical tutoring in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I now feel that I have a good understanding of my camera and the basic concepts of photography. It has instilled me with confidence to experiment and an enthusiasm that is driving me to learn more. Great course Ashley, can't wait to do some more!
A really enjoyable, informative course. Rather than ploughing through the user manual and trying to work out the endless buttons and sub menus, I'd advise everyone to take this course. Having someone show you and walk you through is a much more effective and enjoyable way to learn. The follow-up PDFs outlining what was covered the night before (Including practical tasks) were also very helpful..
This was the first time I had taken a night class, and I was very impressed at the level of care that was taken with each individual. I feel at long last I understand the functions of my camera. Thank you Ashley. I look forward to our next training session.
This was an excellent course which exceeded my expectations. By the end of the course my understanding of my camera settings has given me the knowledge and confidence to move away from the automatic setting.
The mix of theory and practical helped to consolidate skills and knowledge. The locations for the practical sessions were also very motivational.
Ashley was very knowledgeable and explained concepts clearly. Being a small group also meant that there was time for everyone and a friendly, supportive environment.
I attended a beginners' photography course and it did what it said very well - ie gave me the confidence to move away from automatic mode. I learnt a quick and easy way to decide when to prioritise shutter speed and when aperture; how to make the necessary adjustments and understood the 'theory' behind it. The whole experience was really enjoyable. Ashley even made us tea!
What an uplifting day! For an ancient old beginner like me, bewildered by most things digital, I came away knowing I had really learnt the essential basics of producing decent photographs - digital fear and AUTO now consigned to the bin! Ashley is the most excellent tutor, and explains the basics in plain English and an easily comprehended way - essential for absolute beginners - I really felt I understood the system and how it all worked and interacted. I can't wait to get out and start practising yesterday's lessons.
Apart from this, the day is enormous fun!! Numbers are small (there were only seven of us, so Ashley was able to give each of us individual attention when required), lots of humour and, as for me, I reckon the 1 day beginner's course is enormous value for money!
Really enjoyable day course and I learnt far more than I was expecting. Would thoroughly recommend and look forward to attending another course as appropriate. Excellent and great value for money. Giselle
The course was a portrait photography course As always it was well delivered and I learnt how to take portrait photographs so the course did just as it says on the tin!
I attended a Beginners Photgraphic course given by Ashley and Dave of Imber Court Photo Training. The class size was 8. I found the course to be informative, well delivered and professional with humour thrown in for good measure. It probably will not be the last course that I attend and I cannot recommend them highly enough. If anyone wants to be taught a thorough grounding on DSLR photography then Imber Court is the company to go to.
Ashley and David at Imber Court Photo Training have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to photography and the photography business.
I attended one of their training courses and the level of service is the best value for money, professional and well delivered training I have ever received on any subject!
So in summary I have no hesitation in recommending them and anyone considering them can definitely buy with confidence as they will receive an excellent service.
I was really pleased with the smallness of the group, (5) which allowed the tutor to really spend time with our individual queries. He was clear and patient and very helpful.
From having no knowledge of how to operate a DSLR camera the day before the course, to my vowing never to use the automatic settings again - just a day later, is completely due to Ashley's outstanding teaching methods. This course was fantastic and I have already booked onto further courses. I would very highly recommend Imber Court Photo Training (and already have, to family and friends).
Well run course with excellent client to trainer ratio. Learnt much during the weekend
A very enjoyable, interactive and beneficial course which requires a basic level of photograph composition skill and DSLR knowledge to get the most out of the tuition, which was of coaching nature rather than formal direction and teaching. The core part of the course is the multiple selected locations field photo-shoots which really did help develop my photographic eye and familiarity with my camera and equipment, including extensive and rewarding use of the tripod. I also found the final Photoshop image editing session to be very beneficial with valuable direction and encouraging comments on my efforts from Ashley and David! I came away from the course buzzing with new enthusiasm and feeling like a proper photographer
The team were really attentive and clearly cared that we, as course participants, gleaned as much value as possible from the 4 hands on days. Good work!
I have attended several courses with Ashley and David from Imber Court Photo Training, both in Surrey and at their Birdham studio. I have always found their practical approach to photography training and their wealth of experience to provide a course which is both excellent and fun. This was certainly the case with the two-day Improvers course I took part in last week. Our group was quickly made to feel at home at the introductory session starting the course where we given our tasks for the day. We visited a variety of sites carefully researched to provide the opportunity to hone our landscape skills. For me the highlights were, beside the beautiful landscapes provided by the Sussex downs, was the visit to a remote garage and store apparently frozen in time. Their star assistant, Terry, was pleased to pose for us to get some portrait experience. Day one concluded with a visit to Goodwood racing and experiment with photographing cars and planes performing at speed.
The second day concentrated on coastal photography visiting sites such as Bosham and Selsey. In all the locations both of the trainers were constantly on hand to give help advice and constructive criticism.
The course concluded with a session in the studio downloading and processing some of the images taken on the course.
The care taken in designing a programme such as this was apparent in the variety of locations and types of photographic opportunities provided for us on each day.
In all an excellent two-day course that I would recommend to anyone who has mastered the basics of photography and wishes to take their interest to a higher level.
Ashley has particularly good inter-personal skills, and both are supremely confident and competent in their field, able to convey technical information effectively to their course participants. They have invested a lot of time and effort to discover great locations for photography, providing variety and different challenges for us to master.
Ashley and David provided a very informative, relaxed, fun weekend on improving your photography skills. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend and came away with a greater understanding of my camera and lots of enthusiasm. I would highly recommend this weekend to anyone wanting to take their photography to the next level.
This is the third course I have attended with this company and definitely not the last. Ashley and David are extremely knowledgeable and excellent at coaching you to achieve great results. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed which makes this a great experience. They provided an excellent range of photo opportunities to help us develop our skills and were always on hand to provide support and ideas. The group was a nice size and all at the same stage which meant you could get the most from the time available.
I can't recommend this company more highly.
This is the second time I have used Imber court photography training, I was instantly made to feel welcome. Ashley & Dave are such great teachers, professional and approachable and very wise! My knowledge and my confidence in using my Nikon has grown enormously and that is down to the support,encouragement and time given to me from both Ashley & Dave. I thoroughly enjoyed the Portrait and Wedding Photography course, I learnt so much in the four days,but more so about what style of photography I like and perhaps about what route I want to take.
I am also working towards completing their Imber court online Diploma, for me this is great as I complete the modules in my own time, refreshing my exsisting knowledge and learning as I go. With an added bonus that Ashley is my mentor through the whole process. :)
Ashley & Dave have been such a great support to me from the beginning, I know this will continue as I grow into the professional photographer I strive to be.
Thank you Ashley & Dave for your continuous support through my photography journey.
I highly recommend Imber Court photography training. They truly know there stuff and are always welcoming, willing to help, give advice....with a cupa tea and a chat :)
I really enjoyed the get to know my camera course and after the day with Ashley and David I feel a lot happier to use the other settings and not just stick to the auto mode. I intend to do a night time course with Imber in the autumn.
Excellent course! Wonderful day with enthusisastic teachers who aimed at a great beginner level and I felt I went away having learnt a lot and feeling a lot more comfortable with my camera. Being honest much more useful and incuded more than I thought it would.. perfect for all different types of people wanted to get into photography. And tailor it to your own camera. Very approachable and I would definitely use again for more courses. Thank you!
My husband bought a days 1:1 training with Ashley as a birthday gift for me. It proved to be enlightening, enjoyable and educational. Ashley came to our home and,having talked about what I was hoping to achieve when we booked in the date, he came with a power point presentation and took me through how to use my various cameras in easy memorable steps. Previously I've only used Automatic mode with varying degrees of success - now I feel able to experiment with techniques!
He explained things very well and made it comfortable to ask questions and get practical tips and by the end of the day I felt confident and able to try using the camera to get interesting new effects. I've grasped what I need to do and how to go about it and I shall be out and about practising.
Very enjoyable day ,the course is very informative easy to understand and nothing was too much trouble for them to go over again.
I attended the Beginners Digital Photography 1-day course and it was exactly what I had been looking for. Ashley and Dave are very experienced and knowledgable but make everything easily understandable for the absolute novice. The level and amount of information was just right, and the balance between theory and practice perfect so that I went away with a confidence that I can now start to take some great photos. All of this was carried out in a relaxed, friendly environment. Thanks guys!
Beginner's course. This was a valuable introduction in pleasant surroundings. I learnt the way round my camera, how it works and how to look after it. The interplay between the various settings that determine correct exposure were explained. We left 'auto setting' behind and gained practical experience with depth of field and moving shots. Many questions were answered including some guidance on producing the good photograph. That is what we will all be aiming for. Ashley and David, thank you for getting us off the starting blocks.
The training day was a really good experience. The group size was just right and we all appeared to be novices. All questions were answered courteously and I learned enough to start taking photography more seriously. It would be helpful to have feedback on photographs taken in the future and I believe that there is a course starting in April which I hope to attend. The trainers worked well together to make the day really enjoyable. The tea/coffee and biscuits were also good.
The Photography Course that I attended was a 'Beginners 1 Day DSLR Workshop' with Ashley Gardner at Paines Hill Park in Cobham. Ashley was a very good trainer, explaining the workings of DSLR cameras very well.
It was very easy to ask questions in relation to my particular camera (Canon EOS 700D), anything that I didn't understand or extra information that I needed - particularly within the small group of eight trainees on the course.
Although we did go outside to put our knowledge into practice in the use of our cameras, the wet weather restricted this particular part of the course somewhat - but this was of course beyond Ashley's control.
The course has transformed my knowledge of the workings of my camera; it now remains for me to put into practice the knowledge that I have gained!
I would highly recommend this course to any budding DSLR photographer!
This is the second course I have attended with Ashley and David. They operate in an extremely friendly, professional and relaxed setting. I always come away buzzing that I have picked up so much more knowledge from them, and the reason for that is that they explain things so well with patience and humour, that you cannot fail to understand what they are communicating to you. I hope to continue my photographic training with them in the future.
Excellent and worthwhile training from a friendly, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Would always recommend.
Ashley & Dave at Imber court photo training are amazing, I have done 2 courses now, the 3rd day beginner course and the portrait course and couldn't be happier with the amount of knowledge I have walked away with! Would 100% recommend to anyone, they are also there after the course for that extra support if you need anything!
Great job guys & Thank you
Its not often I give 100% reviews but the beginners photography course I just did with Imbercourt was quite simply superb. I have really tried but struggled with photography for years but in just one day with Ashley Gardner things fell into place like magic; and so simple and very relaxed. Top marks.
This was the second photography course at Imber Court I have attended. The level of tutor expertise is very high and the teaching is very much student focussed.
Highly recommend their courses.
The day was excellent, as a senior citizen whose little grey cells don't always work as fast a they used to, Ashley was very patient. Came home with a lot of knowledge and information. There was a good balance of classroom and practical work really friendly relaxed atmosphere. Will certainly look to doing another course in the future.
I was very happy with the service provided. The communication was very efficient. David was punctual and he is an excellent and very patient teacher and took his time in explaining things to me, and was always making sure that I have understood everything.
I have learnt a lot from him and am looking forward to putting all the new knowledge into practice.
Thanks to Ashley and his team.
Fantastic course, well presented in such a logical way it was easy to grasp. Plenty of encouragement and opportunities to practice and ask questions. Highly recommend this training company.
Informative, interesting, educational and inspiring course. I would definitely recommend Imber Court Photography for a 3 day introductory course to DSLR Photography. The content was clearly explained and the supporting materials were simple, yet effective. I have learnt a lot from this course.
Very informative with a relaxed teaching environment which made me feel comfortable to answer questions without feeling foolish. My knowledge increased significantly during the course and I believe I now have the skills to take a decent shot.
Ashley's instruction exceeded our expectations in every area. He was patient, clear and dealt with two very different learning levels (mum and teenage daughter) Practically he was brilliant guiding us to take great images that we were proud of on the day and giving us a permanent record of various settings and their effects to look back on.He made helpful recommendations for moving forward both in terms of equipment (he stopped us buying a more expensive and inappropriate tripod) and in post production software, We were both delighted and will certainly be returning to learn more
The course was brilliant and the instructor made everything so simple which allowed everyone to understand all the different functions of the camera such as Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed. He also told us how to take different types of photos where we could blur the foreground or background. Would definitely recommend to anyone that has little knowledge on using their camera and to GET OFF the Auto setting.
I engaged the training services of Ashley to help me understand my camera and photography to enable me to take high quality images and develop them for use within our business. This was a one to one day course and worth every penny and more, I feel confident to undertake all we need for our business and will be following it with some extra in depth training on software in a few weeks. It was an enjoyable day and has also ignited a passion for photography as a hobby.
This was a fantastic one day intro to DSLR camera training and I learned a great deal! thank you Ashley.
As a beginner to DSLR photography this was a brilliant 1 day course. Within the first hour i felt i had my money's worth. Ashley is a fantastic tutor and i cant recommend his courses highly enough. Far exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
Ashley was a superb teacher, explained everything in a language that was easy to understand .He was very patient and answered everyone's questions honestly and clearly. The venue was ideal and the facilities for lunch and refreshment were superb and very reasonably priced. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the basics of photography and will enrol myself on an improvers course when I've had time to hone the skills I've learnt on this one
I attended the Beginner's 1 day DSLR workshop. The whole day was excellent. A mixture of lectures & practical. Ashley knows his subject inside out and is an excellent trainer. I now know how to use my DSLR camera. Beforehand I just used to use it on automatic. A lot of fun and a very valuable day. Great value for money and highly recommended.
Fantastic introduction to photography. This course had the right amount of information for a complete novice, and the practical experience was worth it's weight in gold. Highly recommended.
Imber Court provide a very enjoyable and informative days training and have changed the way I approach photography
This course was brilliant, showed me the basic understanding of how to use my digital camera. Any questions that any of us had were answered in depth and made clear for us to understand fully. Friendly and professional service would defiantly recommend.Thanks guys!
The 1 Day Beginners DSLR Course at Painshill Park on Saturday 27th June 2015 was absolutely perfect for my needs. Ashley & David worked wonderfully in tandem (like any good double act) and keep the interest level and pace just right for our group of 10.
I would HIGHLY recommend this course and hope to join the lads on more advanced courses in the future . . . . . once I remember how to take my camera off 'auto' !!!
The course was really good, I felt I learnt a huge amount from it and would recommend this to anybody, in fact I already have to two people already.
Excellent interaction and very clear and easy to understand the course. We were beginners and they didn't talk down to you but explained very clearly how to use the settings and we worked inside and went outside to photograph using what we had learned. It was done in a very relaxed atmosphere and everyone felt very much at home and not embarrassed to ask basic questions about the camera. Would not hesitate whatsoever recommending to anyone - in fact have already done so - will definitely think about doing the next course up once I have mastered what I have learned so far. Thank you
Ashley was a great teacher. He was patient and no question was ever too silly for him to answer in detail. The course was great for absolute beginners and Ashley explained basic camera concepts in layman terms. There were only three of us and we were given undivided attention during the day.
I have now completed several courses provided by Imber Court Photographic Training. I began with the Beginners course, and was immediately made to feel welcome by the tutors. I am much older than many of the students but was treated with courteously and respect as were all the other students. We were all made to feel that no question was silly, and there were many questions. The content of the course was delivered in a combined theory and practical way, which ensured that the basic skills were developed as we progressed through course. The tutors provided individual feedback for our efforts. The language used was technical without being jargon filled, and the delivery of the information was at a pace we could all understand, before moving onto the next section. By the end of the course I was determined that this should be the start of something more. I have subsequently competed the advanced and portrait courses. I would recommend these basic course to anyone who has invested in a DSLR camera, and is not sure how to get the best from it.
I joined a course in Spain for the four day course held in the Picos do Europa. Since I live in Portugal the tutors made allowances for me not to travel with them but to meet up with them at the hotel. During the four days I learnt so much more. It was a very practical course and had obviously been planed well. Each day in the morning we were told what the objective of the day was. The tutors provided the transport and took us to some of the most spectacular areas. They gave us help with some of the techniques needed to capture different aspects of composition. The evenings were spent reviewing some of the days work. Opportunities for the students to discus what was good or needed to be changed. This is an excellent hands on student led course, where the tutors have prepared well and are there to help get more from the photographs you take. Highly recommended.
Mentorship Course. For the past two years I have enrolled for the mentoring scheme run by this organisation, and have just signed up for a further year. These courses are provided by the tutor setting a project for one month. The information given is clear and some guidance is given on how to complete the project. After sending the photographs to the tutor I receive constructive feedback within one week. The projects have been many and varied and does make me go out and use my camera in a very different way. It has made me become much more focused and disciplined in when, where and how I take photographs. If I have any difficulty I know that the tutor is available by either telephone or email. For someone how knows how to use the camera, but still needs confidence in the use of the camera this is the course for them.
I would highly recommend ICPT's photography courses, the trainers are friendly, well-prepared and extremely passionate about their subject. The learning is very hands-on with much of it taking place outside of the classroom under the expert guidance of Ashley and Dave. In my opinion this is the best way to learn any new skill.
Outstanding! This was a photography trip to the Rajastan area of India. It was a wonderful cultural experience as well as an exceptional photographic opportunity. The combination of an experienced local guide throughout the trip and Ashley's photographic guidance made this a holiday to remember. Well organised - nothing was too much trouble - and great fun. This was one of a number of courses/photographic holidays I have attended with Imber Court photo training - Always professionally run but in a relaxed and easy to understand manner. I will definitely be doing some more!
I've done several courses with Imber Court Photo Training and I've always found them all very informative and fun as well.
There always seems to be the right combination of theory and practical, with a lot of personal supervision.
I have been using Imber Court Photo Training since 2010. i have enjoyed several of their courses and keep returning because of their experience and knowledge, and the ease with which they pass it on to the students. Their training is always informative and good fun. The way they make the students feel at ease despite the varying levels of experience is testament to their hard work.
I have used this company for the last couple of years to develop my photography. I have found them both to be very friendly, informative and encouraging. Would definitely recommend.
Ashley & David are total professionals, with the ability to teach mixed ability students, giving all levels time and patience - I have been on many other courses, which have failed to teach me anything. I have not looked back and never use Automatic settings as I now very comfortable with my white balance, apperture and exposure balance. I am v dyslexic and used tostruggle with to understand camera settings - not anymore - thank you Ashley & David
Excellent, knowledgeable tutors who offer very friendly face to face tutorials or on-line support depending on which course you enrol with. I have learnt many photographic skills from Imber Court and recommend them to other people I meet.
The business provides me with a very personalised photographic mentoring service, whereby photographs I take are critically reviewed and commented on. The comments are always accurate and helpful which leads to an improvement in my skills.
The training course delivered exceeded my expectations. The trainers have proved reliable and I have bought several further courses and a photography trip from them. They are very genuine people. They have sparked a real interest in a new hobby and continue to help my development through their mentoring scheme which is a great idea. I can highly recommend them and have!
I was very impressed with the quality of the training which has helped me to improve my photographic skills.
Ashley and David are excellent tutors and photographers and provide excellent tuition at a very reasonable price. I have attended both group sessions and 1-2-1 sessions with them at both Imber Court and Chichester Marina, as well as having had new baby pictures of my son taken, and always find a warm welcome, really enjoying my time and learning lots.
ASHLEY AND DAVID WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL.I HAVE DONE THREE COURSES WITH THEM AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN EXCELLENT.I LEARNT MORE ON THOSE COURSES THAN I HAD LEARNT IN TWO YEARS TEACHING MYSELF.
THEY WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE TIME YOU NEED AND IF YOUR NOT SURE THEY WILL SPEND EXTRA TIME WITH YOU.
I WOULD RECCOMEND THERE COURSES TO ANYBODY WANTING TO LEARN PHOTOGHRAPHY,AND AT REALISTIC PRICES.
THANKS ASHLEY AND DAVID FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON
REGARDS KEV ROWLAND
The course was excellent and I learnt a great deal, which is all due to the people who run it. The course was well structured and Ashley is fantastic at teaching the course and was always willing and able to help with any questions we had. I am looking to do further courses with them.
I booked a course with Ashley Gardner of Imber Court Photo Training two years ago and from the moment I applied for the course I was met with outstanding levels of service. I was replied to immediately and booked on.
The course was so good that I booked another! Since the second course I have had so much support from Ashley and his team who can never give you enough time.
I thoroughly recommend Ashley and his team who run courses from two sites making the choice greater. Ashley also runs courses abroad which I'm told are fantastic by other budding photographers who have been on them.
I am now two years later, a fully fledged professional sports photographer with an agency which would never have happened without all the mentoring from Ashley, top bloke, great courses!
Exceeded my expectations, I came away feeling much more confident about how to handle the camera settings in different locations. I took the one to one course which was spot on for me. Ashley was patient and very helpful in knowing exactly what help I needed.
Excellent photography course. Ashley was a great tutor and was willing to help and answer your questions, which gave you confidence to carry on to the next level. You came away feeling you had learnt a lot . HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
First rate service. Excellent training course and learnt so much in a relatively short space of time. I like the fact it was basic theory but enough to understand and the trainer was very engaging and helpful.
This was an excellent 2 day photography course - Ashley was a brilliant, patient and confident teacher and I learn't more in 2 days with him than I had in a previous 6 week course. He made the course so enjoyable and positively encouraged questions from us. He has a genuine desire to help people to learn and get the most out of it.
Exceeded expectation. I thoroughly enjoyed the photography course and Ashely ensured it was relaxed and structured. I would recommend the course to friends and family and would return for the improvers follow on course.