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PM-iMAGES  offers photographic courses for both beginners and experienced photographers.



We offer a range of photography courses from absolute beginners to more experienced photographers, using our well tried  "hands on" approach .


A variety of course types are available to suit experience and photographic interest. Some courses are suitable for any digital camera and others specifically for  more advanced cameras such as Bridge Cameras, or for Compact system cameras (CSC) & SLR cameras which have changeable lenses.

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++Please note that camera phones or tablet/ipad cameras are NOT suitable for any of our courses++


 Courses are held in Little Bytham between Grantham and Stamford in South Lincolnshire  with some  courses at other selected venues in the East Midlands area.

Look at the courses list  below and on the bookings pages for the venue                                        



We  offer short beginners computer courses to show you how to transfer , organise,  and learn basic editing of images ready for printing. See below for more details.



  Beginners Digital Photography  - Any Digital Camera   ( Day course )           

Escape from “Auto” mode and make friends with your digital camera. This practical course will take you through the important digital photography basics including how to set up your camera and then use the best modes for a variety of “everyday” situations.

  • Setting up your camera -  coping with modes and menus
  • Camera handling for better, sharper, pictures
  • Pictures taking sessions include views, putting people pictures and capturing detail

Find out how to take better pictures of landscapes or scenes, how to add  people or foreground interest in your pictures, and how to capture close-up detail. 

Step by step tuition and summary hand-outs are provided for your own use at home . A must for anyone new to digital photography , with a new digital camera or just struggling to escape “auto” mode”!                                                                                              Photography Bookings



 Improve your digital Photography (day)- Bridge camera, CSC, and SLR camera users

Improve your photography skills and camera handling .This course will show you how to take control of your camera and use Programme mode(P) and Aperture mode(A or Av). We use our proven “step by step approach” so you will gain confidence in using your camera, and in turn help you to be more consistent in taking better pictures.

  • Setting up and using your camera in variety of everyday situations
  • Taking control of focus and exposure
  • Dealing with more difficult subjects and lighting

 Picture styles covered in the day  include landscapes, including foreground interest, putting people pictures, and capturing close-up detail. SLR and CSC camera owners who have a choice of lenses will have the opportunity to try these out.

Summary handouts are provided for your own use at home.                                                                                                      Photography Bookings


NEW Get more from your digital camera  (For SLR and CSC camera users)

 Explore more creative dimensions in your pictures and find out about..

  • Better composition and lighting
  • Creative use of focus and exposure in your pictures
  • Making the most of texture, colour, and form in subjects - Close-up techniques

We will use  indoor studio as well as outdoor venues to develop your understanding of these key elements in taking better pictures, and introduce  some of the more advanced features of your camera  to make the most of its creative control. SLR and CSC camera owners who have a choice of lenses will have the opportunity to try these out . Summary hand-outs for each photographic session cover the set up and photographic techniques that we use during the day.

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Steam Working Day - Nene Valley Railway - ( Nr Peterborough) Any digital camera  (Day)

A popular course  for  any digital camera is held on a working steam day.A wonderful opportunity for  us to guide you through the best places and ways to take pictures of a variety of subjects including some areas which are not usually  accessible to the general public.

  • Trackside shots of arriving and departing trains
  • The Victorian Signal box
  • Creative and close-up pictures in the sidings and loco maintenance sheds
  • On the locomotive footplate (in station)

  There will be a chance to review your images and we will provide summary sheets for each of the picture styles we cover during the day. This course is based at Nene Valley railway at Wansford Station adjacent to the A1, west of Peterborough.    

Photography Bookings 


NEW Photography at Rutland Water  Egleton and Lyndon Nature Reserves

 Course titles are available depending on your interest and camera type....  

-  Introduction to Natural History Photography  ( any type of digital camera) -Egleton

-  Close-up Natural History Photography  (SLR, Bridge, and CSC cameras) - Egleton

-  Landscape and Panoramas (SLR, Bridge, and CSC cameras)- Lyndon

-   Evening Photo Walks ( Any Digital Camera)- 3 hour Evening Session at Lyndon

All courses make the most of seasonal interest in the reserve including plant and animal subjects.

The beginners course shows you how to set up and in the practical session you will use your camera  to take pictures of natural habitats , plant and animal portraits and how to capture detail.

The Close-up course begins with  a studio session to show you how master the important photographic elements including  composition, lighting, exposure  and focus. These techniques are then applied in the reserve

All courses make the most of seasonal interest in the reserve including plant and animal subjects.

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NEW CAMBRIDGE   (Cambridge University Botanical Gardens )                   (Day)

  We  offer three types of course in 2015 at Cambridge University  Botanic gardens making the most of the inspirational setting of these historic gardens.... 

    Beginners Digital Photography at CUBG          Any  digital camera (Day course)    

    Improve your Digital Photography at CUBG    Bridge and SLR/CSC cameras (Day course) 

    Close-up and Creative Photoraphy Bridge and SLR/CSC cameras (Day course)     

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You can make a gift of a course. See Photography Bookings for more details



We can arrange group bookings , and can deliver a course of your choice on a mutually agreed date

fro a minimum of three participants. Take a look at our course headings below to find a suitable type of course, then please  e-mail



Nene Valley Railway ; For more details about Nene Valley Railway at

Cambridge  University Botanic Gardens - details of  events


STAMFORD PHOTO EXPRESS - Quality photographic processing  and a personal service             




garden and creative photography copurse








City of Peterborough at Nene Valley Railway
The Nene Valley Railway website is at


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