Steve Hedges photography has been providing workshops and photography courses in Essex, London, Suffolk, Kent, and throughout the south of the UK and overseas for many years now. Originally known as “ArtEscape Photography”, we have now decided to call our main website “Steve Hedges Photography” as so many people were googling Steve’s name when they saw him giving presentations at local Camera Clubs. For many years we have helped countless people learn how to use their cameras, become technically proficient, improve their creativity and above all develop their eye as a photographer. Indeed, Country File Online Magazine has been kind enough to list us in their top ten UK photography course providers.
We teach a broad range of students from complete beginners to photography through to the more advanced photographer. Our location workshops are limited to just five or a maximum of six participants allowing lots of time for individual tuition.
Recent Testimonies: “Please let Steve know that I enjoyed Monday and found it very informative. I have been on a few similar courses and this was the most interactive I have had, his method was very “hands on’’, he took time to make sure that we understood what we were doing. All I need to do now is to put into practice what he taught us. The notes arrived safely, many thanks for them”. Mick Langston, Essex Photography course, May 2018
“A wildlife 1-to-1 session with Steve, bought as a present for my 50th from my dear wife. Possibly one of the best days I have ever spent with a Camera. With Steve the consummate professional, I learnt more in 7 – 8 Hours than 40 weeks night school. Venice trip already booked”. Liam Fitzgerald, One-to-one photography tuition day, August 2018
“I must thank you so much for the role you played in such a successful weekend, you, of course, were the ‘Star Turn’ . It was a great morning, that certainly set the tone for the weekend, followed by the Canterbury Walk, which was great fun and enforced the fact that there are images to be had in our own locality. I am so pleased with myself that I was able to organise some good weather, well at least no rain, for our Monday Workshop. You certainly gave us a jam packed day and am sure we all learnt some things about our cameras, our tripods and our mindset, as well as hopefully capturing some successful images. Can’t wait to have a look at mine. I was impressed by the way you conduct your workshops, you made us all feel comfortable and we were not made to feel inadequate in our photographic knowledge. You worked so hard to include us all, with your constructive help, advice and encouragement. It was a very enjoyable and productive day for all those present and we are already talking of planning another with you possibly in London and Richmond in 2019. The knowledge you hold is amazing and your commentary so easy to understand, you certainly helped to simplify the lighting process for portraiture, and think if I follow your diagrams, will be so much more successful in my attempts. We think you gave us a starting point to help FCC Members, future portrait efforts and many thanks for that. I would thoroughly recommend your workshops, and will promote you on our website and encourage subscribers to your Youtube Channel. On behalf of myself, President, the Chairman, Committee and members of FCC, members of Dynamic Range and the Workshop attendees, thank you for giving up your time to come and talk to us and to help us in our photography endeavours. We very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Melanie Chalk President FCC” Lecture and photography walk for Folkestone Camera Club, December 2018
All our photography courses are conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere because I think we all learn more when we are enjoying ourselves. I find that my students get on really well together sharing information, techniques and tips about equipment. In fact many have gone on to become good photography buddies which I think is a lovely bonus to attending one of our courses.
We are passionate about teaching photography and love being able to help people move towards their goal of becoming a great photographer. It’s a wonderful hobby or profession. You never stop learning. To book a place on any of our courses, please click on “COURSES” (top tool bar) then select the type of course you may be interested in. All photography course categories are shown in the right-hand tool bar of the “COURSES” web page. As you see a course you like, hit the “read more” section. Prices and course dates are on the right-hand side of each page plus PayPal and booking form facilities. For our latest news, please check out our “what’s on” page.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any more information regarding photography courses in Essex, Kent, Suffolk, London or surrounding areas, or indeed if you just need a bit of advice.
We offer location photography workshops in a variety of areas such as Essex, Kent, Suffolk, London, Dorset, Sussex, the New Forest, Wales and the Venice carnival.
We also offer classroom-based photography courses in Essex for those students who enjoy learning in a classroom environment. Our program of classroom lessons include practical assignments designed to add practical experience to the classroom theory.
For anyone wishing to take our series of classroom photography courses, but living too far away to make this a practical proposition, we also have a distance learning online photography course that is based on all the classroom lessons. The lessons will be emailed to you. Once you have read the modules’ lessons there are a series of photography projects to complete and email to us for assessment. The next module is then emailed out to you providing your projects from the previous module are up to standard and you are ready to move on to the next stage. If you just want to specialise and learn more about one subject of photography, the Distance Learning course can be purchased in smaller modules such as Portrait Photography, Landscape Photography, Digital Imaging and Macro and Nature photography. See Distance Learning photography courses tool-bar for full details!