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  Photography training Courses

Paul’s Studio, photography workshops based in Essex, are perfect if you are a complete beginner, enthusiastic amateur or a professional photographer. Our workshops are carefully designed to give you an amazing photography experience, which offer superb value for money. 

Please take a look at our various workshops suitable for all abilities. New for 2017 we are excited to start our Click and Drink evening social events.


Introduction to Photography


You will meet in Old Leigh at 10am for coffee, cake and to talk photography. We will also show you some images taken by ourselves in this beautiful location to inspire your day ahead. 

This photography workshop is aimed at getting you away from the auto mode on your camera and out of your comfort zone, to a whole new world of creativity. You will learn how to use your camera in manual mode and how to set the correct aperture and shutter speeds for various photographic scenarios.

The main part of this workshop will be on location in the photogenic fishing village of Leigh-on-Sea. You will be guided how to see light, textures, shapes and leading lines. All these elements will help you create more considered and striking images.

At the end of your workshop we will be happy to review your images and give you feed back. There will also be a small prize for the image of the day. 

To attend this class, please click on “book now” or call the studio on 01702 602221. Gift vouchers are also available.


26th February. 10am-4pm

Introduction to Photography £125

Sunday 21st May. 10am-4pm

Introduction to Photography £125

Sunday 10th September. 10am-4pm

Introduction to Photography £125

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Paul and Gemma will be leading a workshop into the art and creativity of location portrait photography.  With a live model they will demonstrate various techniques including Off camera flash, reflectors, diffusers. You will each get the opportunity to take your own pictures of the model where you can then use these images in your portfolio.

As well as talking about the challenges of lighting portraits on location, we will  explain how to choose a successful location and how to pose your clients in a natural looking way. We will also cover some basic editing techniques and show you how you can easily give your portraits the wow factor!


Sunday 1st October. 10am-4pm



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Studio Course


This photography workshop will inform you on how to capture striking studio portraits. You will learn where to position lighting, which camera settings are used and how best to pose your model.

During the workshop we will show you what different light shapers do, demonstrate lighting set-ups using one light and show you how to set up multiple lights and balance them. Throughout the evening you will be guided and encouraged to capture your own images of our professional model.

Delegates will leave feeling confident in studio lighting, posing and camera settings. 

This Studio Lighting workshop is limited to 5 delegates so early booking is advised.

To attend this class, please click on “book now” or call the studio on 01702 602221. Gift vouchers are also available.


Wednesday 12th April.

Studio Course £125

Wednesday 11th October.

Studio Course £125

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Wedding Photography


An amazing opportunity to learn from one of the best wedding photographers in the UK. Paul has won numerous awards for his wedding photography including MPA UK wedding photographer of the year (2015/16)

Paul will demonstrate posing, lighting and composition with a live shoot, you will get the opportunity to take your own pictures. After the shoot there will be a live edit where Paul will explain workflow and share with you his editing techniques. 

Paul will also cover marketing, pricing, and share tips on how to build a successful wedding photography business.


Saturday 18th March 2017

Wedding Photography £275

Sunday 8th October 2017

Wedding Photography £275

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Click & Drink

New for 2017, a wonderful series of short evening photography socials hosted by Paul and Saraya. A great opportunity to socialise and learn with like minded people. We will meet at 7pm the first Tuesday of each month at the Peterboat in Leigh on Sea. Each month will be based around a photographic theme where new skills can be developed in a fun and social environment.

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Click & Drink £20

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Click & Drink £20

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Click & Drink £20

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Click & Drink £20

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Click & Drink £20

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Click & Drink £20



We are happy to offer one-to-one photography training, we will share with you our knowledge to help you make a successful and rewarding business. One-to-one training is quoted on an individual bases so we can tailor a workshop to your specific requirements.

Prices are charged at £75 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours




Photography mentoring with Paul will give you a clear professional development. It will cover but not limited to business skills, marketing, development of style, posing, lighting, professional qualifications. Each programme will be designed around your objectives, it is a bespoke training program that is not for the faint hearted!


Wedding or Portrait  Photography (1 Year)

Five full days with Paul which will be designed to help you achieve your goals and objectives.

Twelve one hour mentoring sessions. Paul will critique your work monthly. With the emphasis on helping you achieve your creative goals.

Total cost £3750

To discuss one-to-one photography training, mentoring  or would just like some advice please call Paul on 01702 602221





Your tutor 


Paul Fowler AMPA, is the owner and creative director of Paul’s Studio Essex. Paul has been photographing portraits and weddings for over 20 years. He has won many awards for his work.

Most notably in 2015 Paul won Master Photographer, Wedding Photographer of the Year.

He enjoys sharing his knowledge that has made him so successful and has personally trained many of today’s practicing professional portrait and wedding photographers.