Photography Masterclass

One Year Course

The Masterclass program has been immensely popular a since we introduced it at the beginning of 2019.

April 2023 will see our seventh intake of students. We are absolutely delighted to see so many photographers committed to developing and improving their skills…. and we are similarly committed to sharing our knowledge through superb teaching and facilities.


More affordable

You can now spread the cost over the year, completely interest-free.  

A £500 deposit followed by ten monthly payments of £100.  

Once your deposit is received, we will send you a link to set up a direct Debit with GoCardless (who administer all our DDIs).

If you prefer to pay all in one go, we still have that option too.

About this Workshop

Students on the Photography Masterclass will immerse themselves in photography for a whole year.

This is a ten-module photography course with photo assignments between sessions and students can choose to work on their assignments entirely on their own - or by teaming up with others in their group.

Each session lasts three and a half hours and will include time to examine assignment images and take part in practicals (where appropriate).

Although it runs over the course of a year, the class closes during August and December.

Masterclass runs on weekends from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Check below to see the dates of the next intake.

Who is this workshop for?

This one-year Masterclass attracts new photographers and those seeking to revitalise their interest (and skill level) in their existing hobby. 

By immersing yourself in photography, through not just the monthly sessions, but also via the monthly assignments and the social connections with other students on the course, you will develop the habit of using your camera and seeing like a photographer.

Which best describes you?

New to Photography?

You’re looking for the best learning solution to master your camera

Want to Improve?

You’re frustrated with your photography and need expert guidance

You’re a bit Rusty

You’re looking to rekindle your hobby with fresh inspiration

Looking for a gift?

You want to buy a unique and very special gift for someone you love

What kind of Camera do you need?

Almost any digital camera is suitable, but it probably favours those with interchangeable lenses like DSLR cameras or the new ‘Mirrorless’ technology cameras. 

Suitable for owners of Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Pentax cameras.

In addition

You will also need during the course of the year a portable flash gun and, for the two editing modules, you’ll need access to Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.  Certain prime lenses will also aid your assignment work, as will a sturdy tripod and filters. 

Advice will be given.

Course modules

The exact sequence of modules may vary

  • An overview of digital photography
  • Aperture, including depth of field and bokeh
  • Shutter speed, freezing action and exploring long exposures
  • ISO
  • Exposure Triangle
  • The two most common mistakes photographers make
  • The Photographer’s eye (composition)
  • Landscape photography
  • People photography
  • Flash photography
  • Editing with Adobe Lightroom
  • Editing with Adobe Photoshop
  • Macro Photography

Course dates


  • Apr 29 - Digital Photography Overview & Aperture
  • May 27 - Shutter & ISO
  • Jun 24 - Mastering Two Killer Elements
  • Jul 29 - Photographer's Eyes
  • Sep 30 - Landscape Photography
  • Oct 28 - Photographing People
  • Nov 25 - Flash Photography


  • Jan 27 - Editing with Lightroom
  • Feb 24 - Editing with Photoshop
  • Mar 30 - Macro Photography

The best photographers learn from a diverse range of photographic disciplines, giving themselves a deeper understanding by seeing the ‘bigger picture’

Once you have completed the first four modules looking at some essential building blocks, you’ll begin to focus on a number of key photography genres.

Landscape photography, people photography and close-up (Macro) photography each require their own unique skill set.  This is good, because the best photographers learn from a diverse range of photographic disciplines, giving themselves a deeper understanding by seeing the ‘bigger picture’

Many new photographers find flash a little intimidating.  Your flash module will dispel the mysteries surrounding it, enabling you to embrace the massive creative opportunities that flash offers.

Finally, with two modules dealing with the post-production (or editing) process, your Masterclass year will help you become a more rounded photographer.

Learning to shoot Landscape, People and Macro Photography

Course Instructor

Kevin Ahronson - HSP Founder

You will be learning from industry professional Kevin Ahronson and you can expect instruction at the very highest level.

Kevin, who founded the HSP, is one of the best photography teachers in the UK and has personally taught hundreds of students from beginners through to those who want to go professional.

With over 50 years of experience behind the camera and having been teaching photography since 2009, Kevin’s passion these days is to share that knowledge with the next generation of photographers.