Tobias James

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Photography courses across Sussex. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to sharpen your photography skills, I have a course that will suit your  technical needs and stretch your creativity.

I am a firm believer that photography is both an incredible way to engage with the world as well as an open doorway to creativity! Take one of my photography courses and you will get to know your camera better and understand the rich variety of possibilities that are open to you as a photographer. My photography courses are based around Sussex, so I hope you can find both a course and a location suitable for you.

Image by kind permission of student Naomi 

Photography at AAL Brighton Spring 2024 Digital Photography for Beginner's Part 3

This course is aimed at DSLR and mirrorless camera users, ideally those that have completed part one of the course but newcomers are welcome and full technical support will be given. Over the course you will learn a range of important camera techniques as well as core compositional rules to add creativity and variety to your photography. You will also undertake fun and creative class assignments with plenty of hands on learning, with the added opportunity for a couple of lessons on location to practise your skills in the field! Some home assignments will also be set and you will be supported in developing a folio of creative images over the duration of the course.

Starting Thursday 18th April 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Portslade Community College

Image by kind permission of student Lianne

Photography at ACRES Learning Uckfield : Creative Genre Photography

This course will focus on the more creative aspects of photography investigating different genres of photography as well as creative picture making techniques. The course will also develop your compositional skills as well as build upon your camera knowledge and skills. Ideal for those who have attended previous courses but also open to newcomers.

The overall aim of the course will be to help you improve your creativity, inspire you to make more ambitious photographs and develop your confidence with your cameras. You will undertake a variety of assignments to introduce you to various genres of photography before you settle on a choice of genre to develop into a small project with full technical support throughout!

Starting Tuesday 16th April 6:30pm to 8:30 at Uckfield Community College

Image by kind permission of student Kevin H. 

The Worthing Photography Class at Heene Community Center

Starting Friday 19th April 10:30am to 12.30pm at Heene Community Center £130

This course is suitable for more advanced photographers who are confident with the use of their camera functions but are wanting to delve deeper into the creative potential of photography.

To make the most of this course, learners need a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or mirrorless camera.

What you will learn.

The course will delve into two creative themes over the 10 week period. You will learn how other photographers from the 20th century, as well as contemporary photographers, have approached the subject. By studying these works I hope to inspire students to become more creative and bolder with their photography. Themes under taken in the past have included, architectural photography, portraiture, dynamic light and shade and photography and the filmic.

Each 2 hour session is divided into two segments. The first seeks to inspire and delves into the creative and technical aspects of the work of various photographers. The second segment is a group review of students work, seeking ways for the work to be developed and encourage creative and critical thinking.

The group boasts some very creative photographers, all of whom are very welcoming and supporting of new comers. 

Spaces are very limited on this course but I am happy to expand provision if demand is high enough. 


Please use the form below to express your interest and I will get back to you ASAP.

Image by kind permission of student Bernard S.

Online Master Classes

Starting Monday the 15th of April and Wednesday the 17th of April 6:30pm to 8.30pm Online for 10 weeks £130

I am currently running one online master class on Monday evenings and another on  Wednesday evenings. These courses are designed for keen photographers who feel confident with their cameras but want to learn more about the art of photography. A great way to meet like mind as well as expand your photographic creativity. These online session are split into two parts. The first where the course project is introduced, and photographers who have made similar projects are researched and discussed. The second part of each session is a peer to peer review where student images are discussed and suggestions made for development of the projects. 

The courses are informal and focus on fun and creativity. They take place via google meets and use a secure folio sight where students can share images as well as access all the resources for the course.

Further Online courses will be made available as demanded.

Please use the form below to express your interest and I will get back to you ASAP.

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The Brighton Photography Group

I am also very happy to be the photography tutor for the Brighton Photography Group. Run by Oatlabs, such groups are run in every major city around the world and I am so proud to be part of the community. A mix of workshops for beginner’s or to teach specific techniques, and informal friendly meets ups with lots of top tips from yours truly, the resident photographer. Meetings take place every 2 weeks in a variety of locations around Brighton and Hove.

Follow the link below to find out more and i would welcome you to join  our Facebook page too!

Dates available on the Brighton Photography Website.

Enquiry Form

Please complete the form opposite to register interest in any of my courses. I look forward to hearing from you.