Photography Training

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”

Elliott Erwitt

Photography Training

I offer a range of photography training options in various formats, allowing you to find the most suitable method and duration for your needs.

You may wish to follow a formal training option, such as a Workshop or block of Evening or Day Classes, or take a more informal option, such as a Photography Walk or Photography Tour. Or perhaps private, one to one tuition, is a more suitable option?

I can also arrange specific training sessions in your location

Development Paths

I develop all photography learning opportunities with a shared, underpinning knowledge base. This enables any training option to be taken as a stand alone learning opportunity, or equally, it could form part of your personal, systematic, development path.

I also develop each training option using a principle-based approach, as I have always found technique-based training to be extremely limiting regarding the promotion of problem-solving abilities or person-centred development.

Training Options

Photography training options can be indoor, outdoor or a combination of either.

Should you have sufficient interest for a workshop in your location, please get in touch as it may be possible to organise.

  • Evening Classes
  • Short Workshops
  • Long Workshops & Courses
  • Photography Tours
  • Photography Walks
  • Private Tuition
  • Bespoke Training Options

Formal & Informal

A mix of formal or informal training options are offered
allowing you to find the best and most convenient method to meet your needs..

photography evening classes

Evening Classes

Photography evening classes are spread over 6 or 8 weeks, one evening per week

photography workshop


Photography workshops range in duration from 4 hours to full weekend and offer a wide range of subjects

location photography workshop

Location Workshops

Normally full day and at a specific learning location (i.e. landscapes, wildlife, etc)

photography tours

Photography Tours

Photography tours taking you to beautiful locations around Scotland

photography walks

Photography Walks

Photography walks available at many locations and durations

private photography tuition

Private Tuition

One to One tuition is a great way of getting the exact information you are looking for

photography talks

Talks & Presentations

Idea for schools, colleges, photography clubs, etc

bespoke photography courses

Bespoke Training

It is often possible to develop specific training to meet your group's needs

A range of formal and informal photography training options available for 13 year olds and up

Formal Training

Formal photography training normally comes via evening classes and workshops. Both options have a variety of durations, subjects and cater for beginner onwards.

Specific courses and taster days are open to anyone aged 13 and over, and the majority of other courses and workshops open to anyone aged 15 and over. Any exceptions will be listed in the advertisement.

Check out the section below for some of the subjects and topics on offer. Should there be a specific topic that is not listed, or is not currently advertised, please get in touch as many of the workshops are run on demand, rather than regular start dates.

A photography Gift Voucher makes a great present for the photography enthusiast and can be part/full exchanged against any photography training option.

Informal Training

Photography Walks and Photography Tours are a wonderful way to receive photography tuition in an informal manner, while meeting and networking with, like-minded people. Photography Walks and Photography Tours are available at/to many locations throughout Grampian, Moray, Perthshire, Stirlingshire and the Highlands of Scotland. Other areas can be available on request.

A photography walk or tour provides a fun, informal and convenient way of learning about photography at some stunning locations. More information about photography walks and photography tours is available in the BLOG section of the site, where you will also find information on dates.

Photography Walks start at only £15

Photography Tours begin at only £25

Private Tuition (One to One)

One to One photography tuition offers you and intensive training option, with a very specific agenda.

One to One tuition is delivered at a time, location and duration suitable to you.

One Hour: £30*

Half Day (4 hours): £110

Full Day (7.5 hours): £185

*A minimum of 2 hours booking is required for locations greater than 5 miles from Forres


Bespoke Photography Training Options

Should you have a small group of people who are looking for a specific topic, I am often able to develop a training option to meet your needs and deliver it at a location/venue of your choice.

Photography Training Topics & Subjects

If you don't see the option you are looking for, please get in touch ...

  • Taking Control of Your Camera
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  • Taking Control of Your Camera (II)
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  • Intro to Portrait Photography
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  • Intro to Studio Portraits
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  • Strobist Portrait Photography
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  • Natural Light Portrait Photography
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  • Macro Photography
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  • Creative Portrait Lighting
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  • Fun with Portraits (14 - 17)
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  • Intro to Photoshop
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  • Layers and Masks
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  • RAW File Processing
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  • Advanced Photoshop

Current Training Dates

Head over to the training calendar to see the latest options. Training dates are regularly added, so please check back often.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although it is not absolutely essential, you are likely to get more from the workshop if you have one.

Many mobile phone and tablets contain cameras that allow settings to be altered, therefore you may wish to bring another device that contains a camera.

Yes, a voucher can be used for full or part payment against any photography training option, whether formal or informal, or other photography services.

Vouchers are available from £5 upwards, with no upper limit.

Any unspent value on a voucher can be transferred against further training or photography services.

I am always looking to expand on photography topics/subjects and offering workshops in different locations.

Should you feel it may be feasible to run a workshop near your location I will be glad to look into things further and get back to you with the outcome.

I value the importance of networking and people sharing their experiences.

Anyone who has been on any of my training options may join a Closed Group, where the aim is for people to share images, have discussions on technical and creative aspects of photography and arrange informal meetings.

The minimum age is usually 13 years old, although I also run training options specifically for young adults (14 - 17 year old) as I find that younger people prefer to be in groups of people around the same age.

I also provide talks and presentations for schools and pupils of any age.

The Terms and Conditions of courses can vary and are listed at the time of advertisement. Some options do not require a deposit, although you will be informed of this when you make your initial enquiry.





Gary Murison Photography is based in the Moray town of Forres and provides photography and photography training options throughout the UK

Tel: 01309 676335