Before going on Bill’s beginners photography course, I was a bit hesitant as it had been a while since I’d used my camera, and I didn’t know how much I would get out of the course.

I was quickly reassured upon meeting Bill, who is incredibly down-to-earth and engaging in his teaching.

I learnt more about photography, and my specific cameras charms and quirks than I had before I went on the course.

I would highly recommend any beginners heading into intermediary levels, as I’m sure you’ll learn something new, and most importantly have a fun time as well! 

David Hoare

Beginner Course Attendee 2019

Bill has taken my patchy, YouTube learnt Photography knowledge and taught me everything I need to know to take a great photo.

His lessons and well-structured at a pace for all ages and abilities with the invaluable field days to practice what you learn in the classroom!

Bill is a great, patient teacher with a wealth of photography knowledge.

I cannot recommend Bill’s courses enough!

James Barron

Beginner Course Attendee 2019

It has been some time since I used my SLR and I had become lazy, using my phone for photographs instead. Bill’s course took me through at a steady pace, reminding me of what I knew way back and yet always giving me new information.

I now feel I have a thorough grounding in photography, based on Bill’s excellent teaching together with the practice/homework and the field trips taking photos together as a group.

The course has revived my love of photography.  Looking forward to the next course!

Rita Garner

Beginner Course Attendee 2019

I attended Bill’s beginners photography course this year and really enjoyed it.

In the class we gradually learnt about camera settings and composition followed by a camera shoots to put our knowledge into practice. By the end of the course I felt confident enough to use my camera on manual settings and knew how to compose a good photo.

Bill provided lots of course notes and recommended reading matter etc. Bill has a wealth of knowledge and is a great teacher.

I would recommend his course to anybody who would like to take their cameras off automatic settings with confidence.

Sue Braat

Beginner Course Attendee 2019

I enrolled on the beginner course and quickly gained confidence in the use of my camera, becoming more daring and experimenting in how to make my photography more interesting.

Bill’s classes are clear and all questions are answered allowing us to make quick progress, creating a nice step-by-step understanding of the camera and how to compose great photography.

I definitely recommend it!

Emeline Perronno

Beginner Course Attendee 2019

Having seen Bill teaching first-hand and admired many of his images over the years, this course is a must for any aspiring photographer. Bill will take you through the fundamental elements of composition, camera control and even some handy hints on photoshop and raw editing.

A word of caution though; if Bill can’t improve your picture taking then no one can!

Matt Smith


I met Bill when I was redesigning the sales training program at Sony.
Large groups were often split up across sales skills – product and management. After several months I noticed how enthused people were after camera training. I popped along and sat at the back.
Wow! What a camera and digital expert Bill is, quality trainer and a proper expert.

Ian Wilson

Group Training Manager at Global Freight Solutions Ltd

Bill Black is a confident, talented and accomplished photography master.
His facilitation style will compliment any learner from complete beginner to professional photographer.
Being able to adapt his laid back style and blend his extensive knowledge into a well rounded enjoyable session is what I most admire about Bill.
Highly recommend!

Aaron Smith

Course attendee

Bill has a knack of completely owning either an individual or groups’ attention, when executing training sessions.
His knowledge of the camera industry and skill set is second to none and he has the ability to execute training sessions to all levels of ability.

Luke Bistram

Regional Sales Manager, Ricoh Imaging Europe

Bill is a fantastically knowledgeable and approachable teacher and really supported someone as myself completely new to Digital Imaging.

Andy Conway

Sony Area Sales manager

Bill’s overall knowledge, experience and training skills in all aspects of photography are second to none.
He has an unrivalled passion for photography with this enthusiasm conveyed and embodied into all his training sessions.
No hesitation in recommending Bill, a sound bloke as well.

Kevin Beattie

Director, The Lease Consultancy

Bill Black is by far one of the most professional gentleman I’ve ever worked with.
His depth of knowledge and the manner in which he conveys this are second to none.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bill to anyone.

Luke Curtis

Portrait, editorial and commercial photographer

Bill Black is a legend, explains well without jargon and just a pleasure to listen to and learn from.

Garry Holland

Sony Digital Imaging Specialist