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Photography workshops & courses

Teaching hundreds of photographers every year

Hampshire School of Photography

is based at Stockton House, an 1860 manor house, on the borders with Berkshire and Surrey.

Its wide-ranging curriculum teaches photography to enthusiasts at all levels; from complete beginners and advanced amateurs, through to those who want to go professional.

HSP provides online tutorials and hosts an active community of photographers on its free-to-access Facebook group.

A limited number of places each year are available for private mentoring under HSP Founder, Kevin Ahronson.

So you have a camera?

Doubtless, you spent hundreds of pounds on your camera. It's not only an amazing piece of technology, it's a creative tool that you need to understand… to get the most out of it.

New photographers embark on a journey.  A journey with loads of technical stuff to learn on one hand, and loads of creative stuff on the other. The learning process can be a bit daunting on your own… and that's where we come in.  We make it easy and we make it fun.

The photographer's journey is fairly predictable. It can be full of frustrations and many photographers give up before reaching any of its worthwhile destinations.

The Photographer’s Journey

As photographers, we are all on a journey. Some of us struggle to reach the destination we’re hoping for and others find it easily… why?

Watch this video to see if any parts of the journey are familiar to you. Click here to watch

Speed of Learning

The quickest way to improve your photography, whether you just want to capture the kids at play or the sea at sunrise, is not from online tutorials.

Learning in a group, in a classroom, in the studio or outdoors on location, learning with a qualified instructor with practical activity and assignments…

This is the way to really master your craft.

About Kevin

Kevin has been taking photos for over 50 years, buying his first 35mm film camera back in 1969.  From there, he joined his school photography club and went straight into the darkroom.  As he grew up as a photographer, he processed and printed his own films for over three decades.

Taking up digital cameras in 2006, Kevin also worked on a number of film shorts as Director of Photography and was nominated for a Hollywood award in 2009.  He shot a lot of commercial videos, with clients including the Met Police and the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a number of youth organisations including, Scouts & Guides, Air Cadets, Army Cadets and numerous others.

Working as a professional photographer, Kevin shot everything from corporate headshots to brochures for travel companies.  He shot product photography, family photography and even weddings.  In recent years he specialised in photographing children, developing a unique style of concept work.

His work behind the camera has taken him to many places around the world, including the United States, France, Turkey, Portugal and the Greek islands of Cyprus, Crete and Samos

Kevin has been teaching photography since 2009

What do photographers say about
Hampshire School of Photography..?

Kevin is a superb photographer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography.  His ability to explain the most complex aspects is first class

Alec Grant

Crookham Village, Hampshire

Kevin took me from basic to a professional photographer.

Now, I am running my own studio.

Janice Denton-Powell

Magical Moments Photography, Berkshire

I spent an amazing year with Kevin, his mentoring skill is incredible.  He is the reason I was able to turn professional.

Agi Gallacher

Imagine Photography - Oxfordshire