Woman taking a photograph on a photography training course with Ivor Rackham
Silver Intermediate Course one day/two half days for one to six people
19th April 2019
Sunrise over Coquet Island
That perfect sunrise (or sunset) workshops
5th September 2019

1-to-1 Personal Bespoke Coaching and Led Photoshoots


If you want to hone your photography skills but can’t come along on one of my scheduled courses, then this is the answer. If you want more details or have any questions, then please contact me. If more people want to come along with you then send me a message and I’ll send a discount code. I do get booked up quickly for personalised one to one training courses, workshops and photoshoots so please order swiftly to avoid disappointment.


What do you want to learn about photography

Although I run fixed syllabus training courses, often people have their own very specific needs for their training. This is where my bespoke workshops, training courses and led photoshoots are ideal.

Do you want to learn how to shoot a particular landscapes or birds in flight? Perhaps you want to discover black and white photography and at the same time want to know more about using your flash gun. Maybe you have a new camera system and want to spend time finding out how to set it up. Or, you have Lightroom, Photoshop or On1 but don’t know how to use them. It might be that photography is new to you and want to take your camera out of auto mode. Do you want to learn about studio flash, or macro, or compositional techniques? Possibly, you want help deciding which camera you should buy.

Or do you want accompaniment capturing that perfect sunrise or night shot? Or, you want to capture a sunset or sunrise and want help getting the perfect shot and don’t want to go alone.

If so, then this is what you are looking for.

I also run my scheduled Bronze, Silver and Gold courses as one to one training too. If the regular timings of those courses don’t suit you, then a good option for you is a bespoke course too.

Bespoke Course Structure

Running for multiples of an hour, over half a day (3.5 hours), or a whole day (with at least 7 hours), this option is very flexible to meet your needs.

If you want to bring a friend along then they receive a 25% discount.

These courses are usually delivered in and around Amble, but I can run them further afield too. Please check with me first.

I really believe in delivering high-quality training. My course feedback is rated 5 stars and 100% on both Google and Facebook.

If you would prefer a 7-week training course, learning alongside other people,  then please visit my shop to see currently scheduled courses.


Below are possible options with suggested learning times for the courses, workshops and photoshoots. The list is not exhaustive and the timings are flexible. If you have a specific request not listed, please contact me and i will arrange it for you.

Basic Training Course. (7 hours)
Intermediate Course. (7 hours)
Advanced Training Course. (15 Hours)

Workshop examples
Black and white, photography and development. (4 hours)
Getting to grips with your camera controls. (3.5 hours)
Shooting and developing in raw. (3.5 hours)
Birds in Flight. (2 hours)
Outdoor portraits. (2 hours)
Learning to use your flash. (2 hours)
Metering and creative exposure. (2 hours)
Depth of field. (2 hours)
Shutter values. (2 hours)
Street photography. (2 hours)
Night photography. (2 hours)
Long exposure using filters (2 hours)

For studio photography, please contact me for details.

Led photoshoots inlcude
Sunrise or moonrise over Coquet Island (2 hours)
Lindisfarne Causeway. (2 hours)
Lindisfarne Phototshoot. (2 hours)
Bamburgh Sunrise (2 hours)
Dunstanburgh Castle sunrise or sunset ( 2 hours)

Other led shoots include to the Farne Islands, Duddo Stones, Northumberland National Park, Waterfalls, Berwick-uopn-Tweed, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Edinburgh and other locations around Northumberland and Scotland. Please contact me for a quote.


If you have limited availability, then it might be worth contacting me first to check available dates and times.



Sunrise or moonrise over Coquet Island, Lindisfarne Causeway, Lindisfarne Phototshoot, Bamburgh Sunrise, Dunstanburgh Castle sunrise or sunset, 1-hour Training, 2-hour training, 3.5 hour training, 4-hour training, 2 x 3.5 hour training, 7-hour Training


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