Photo School has one simple goal: to help you get control of your camera and take great photos.

Photography is made up of many simple concepts that, when combined, can lead to frustration and confusion. By breaking them down and having them explained in simple terms you, too, can take photos you can be proud of.

Coronavirus: Photo School classes and walks have been suspended due to coronavirus. More about how the outbreak will affect Photo School.

About Pete

Photo School is run by Pete Ashton, an established Birmingham artist, photographer and trainer.

Pete has been teaching photography through Photo School since 2012. He specialises in teaching beginners and particularly enjoys the challenge of explaining complex concepts in simple terms.

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Learn

Master your camera and learn to take photos you can be proud of. Photo School specialises in helping beginners understand the basics.

Classes and Workshops

Photo Walks

Explore the hidden corners of Birmingham through the safety and inspiration of a group photo walk.

The Birmingham Walks

Tuition

One to one tuition tailored to your needs.

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Beginners

Developed and refined over eight years, Beginners Photography is at the heart of Photo School. My one-day class will see you understanding the fundamentals and set you up to continue learning in your own way.

The Beginners class

Composition

A one-day workshop in Birmingham city centre looking at how the great photographers worked to see the world in new ways, and practical exercises to turn your snapshots into potential masterpieces.

The Composition Workshop

Mastering Manual

An evening outdoor workshop using the Manual setting, working with available light, tripods and the capabilities of your camera to produce photos from the sublime to the other worldly.

Mastering Manual workshop

Camera Guide

Which camera is best for learning photography? Check out my guide for beginners.

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Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of photographic knowledge.

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Packages

Photography workshops and events for your group or organisation, tailored to your specific needs.

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Upcoming Classes

Photo School classes and walks have been suspended due to coronavirus. I will be in touch soon with those who have booked or bought vouchers. Thank you for your patience. More about how the outbreak will affect Photo School.

Upcoming Walks

Photo School classes and walks have been suspended due to coronavirus. I will be in touch soon with those who have booked or bought vouchers. Thank you for your patience. More about how the outbreak will affect Photo School.

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