Kind Words


Kind words

Great day training!

Photography lessons Gloucester

Thank you Shane for a great day training, I learnt how to take control of my camera and loved the results. The lightroom training was inspiring too and I just can't wait to go on holiday this year and really think about my shots knowing I'll get great results. Top day and you're very good at what you do. I will be back I'm sure!

Georgie Hawkins

Inspiring, Knowledgable and Perfect for Begginers

Thank you Shane for a wonderful one to one course which helped me learn about my camera and the very basics of DSLR Photography. I was pleasantly surprised that basic LightRoom was also included on our course which was such a help and has moved my skills on in leaps and bounds. I enjoyed your teaching style and how patient and passionate you were about what you were teaching.
You have given me the confidence to take this seriously and I cannot wait to build my skills to allow me to do more courses with you in the future. Thank you for sharing this passion and inspiring me to begin my own journey into the Photography World.

Leigh C
L B Photography

Lightroom training

Lightroom training

I wanted to get the basics of Lightroom and so I had a 4 hour session with Shane to try and get to grips with it! I found the session to be very useful and helpful and I would definitely like to book in for more tuition once I have done some practice!

Katharine Tetley

A very enjoyable day

Tree photography

I booked a day with Shane to learn how to take photographs off the auto switch. I learnt so much about my camera and how things work in order for me to improve my photography.
I found Shane to be very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. If like me you would like to improve, no matter what standard you are up to, I would defiantly recommend a day with Shane. I have already booked another days lesson.
Thank you Shane.

Terry Norton



My husband had bought me a camera for Christmas from a very well known shop in Gloucester together with a photography course package which was very expensive. Having attended the first 2 courses I was still clueless so I searched the internet and came across Shane and booked a training course covering all aspects of photography.

I have to say, within 10 minutes I was learning things I knew nothing about. Shane is so knowledgeable and his skills in using Lightroom are amazing! He's very patient and explains things in a way that makes it easy to understand. Shane is so enthusiastic and makes everything interesting and fun and I came away feeling inspired and felt I'd achieved something. It was brilliant!

Shane is lovely, he's very easy to talk to and ask any questions, you feel at ease straight away, it's so relaxed, I felt as if I'd known him years 🙂

Thanks Shane for your help and patience, definitely 100% money well spent! See you again soon!

Diane R



I attended a 3 hour one to one session with Shane yesterday. I'm an absolute beginner, although it turned out I had bits of basic knowledge. Shane was very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. It has inspired me to buy my own camera, as photography is something I've always wanted to do. I plan to book another session once I have my own equipment.

Jill Jefferies


Training workshop

I very recently completed a one to one training workshop with Shane which I thoroughly enjoyed from the beginning to end. Shane is very friendly, patient and knowledgable, I came away feeling like I had learnt a lot which has given me a lot more confidence in my ability.

I have been out practising what I have learnt and have noticed a real difference in my photos. I will definitely be returning for future workshops.

Michelle H

Beginner photography coaching session

Church photo
Hi Shane,
I had a thoroughly enjoyable day yesterday learning the basics of photography. You were very easy going and patient with me and I came away feeling very proud of myself. You have given me inspiration and enthusiasm to get out and take more pictures. Thank you.
Abi H

Excellent Workshop

Model shoot

I recently did one of Shane's workshops at Gloucester Cathedral. The whole day was well structured and great fun. Shane is very knowledgeable and showed us how to find beautiful light in very unexpected places. He then went on to explain how to create your own light using flash off camera if the available light isn't quite good enough. Plenty of opportunity to have a go yourself and ask stupid questions! Would highly recommend Shane's training courses no matter what standard you are.

Malcolm B

A huge wealth of knowledge

Lighting couples

Shane is an excellent trainer, his instruction is clear, concise and well delivered. He has a huge wealth of knowledge on light and posing and he is generous in his sharing of this. Shane has a relaxed manner, a good sense of humour and is extremely patient. The group was small enough to allow plenty of opportunities for practise and questions. I look forward to attending more of Shane's workshops in the future.

Hannah W

Insightful, informative and fun

Male with Rembrandt Lighting

I attended a recent workshop with Shane looking at finding the light and also off camera flash photography. Shane's approach is considered, delivered thoughtfully and with plenty of opportunities to actively try out what he is showing you. His subject knowledge is fantastic and he puts his points across beautifully without any of the ego or bravado you get from some trainers. Truly first class, I can highly recommend Shane to amateurs and professionals alike. Thank you for an excellent day.


Absolutely brilliant!

Posing Lighting workshop

I searched for sometime to find a suitable workshop on lighting and posing to take my photography to the next level. I made the right decision in choosing Shane Young. He has such a wealth of knowledge on the subject and what an inspiration. He has a relaxed manner and a lovely sense of humour, even laughing at my jokes. The group was small enough too that we all got plenty of shooting time and practice. If you are looking for any training whether at a beginner or more intermediate level then Shane is the one to book, I can't recommend him enough. Thank you again Shane.


Lightroom Training

Lightroom Training

I have attended a one to one workshop, with Shane, the subject was Lightroom.
Shane's knowledge of Lightroom was overwhelming, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of tuition, Shane's enthusiasm for the subject is both captivating and inspiring.
I learned more than I could read through in a book, and could not wait to get home and try the things that we discussed.
The lesson was taught in a very casual and relaxed manner, I thoroughly enjoyed this, and will be booking another lesson in another subject very soon.
Thank you Shane

Kevin Lodge

First class trainer on all aspects of photography

Gloucester cathedral photography workshop

Shane is an excellent trainer. I attended a training day recently at Gloucester Cathedral to learn more about off-camera flash, use of reflectors and setting up speedlights on stands using brollies. Shane talked me through each stage; was happy for me to ask as many questions as I liked and made sure I understood each lighting set-up before we moved on. I learnt a great deal and found the day extremely useful. It's given me a lot more confidence especially using my two speedlights on stands with remote triggers. Thank you Shane, I will be recommending you to my other photography friends and look forward to coming to another one fo your training days.

Jennifer P
The Greatest

Gloucestershire Landscapes Photography Training Day

Landscape photography workshop

I recently attended a Gloucester Landscapes workshop run by Shane. The tuition given was of a very high professional standard, Shane certainly knows his subject very well. He explained everything we were going to do in great detail before we did it, and reviewed all the shots afterwards.

The workshop also including editing the photos in Lightroom and Photoshop, again his knowledge of these programmes is extensive.

The workshop was excellent value for money and I would have no hesitation in recommending Shane to anyone who wishes to improve their photographic and editing skills. I look forward to learning more from him in the future.

Andy Lock


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When I pay for anything, I seek reassurances from others who have gone before me and found a service useful, enlightening, fun or educational. So thank you in advance for taking the time to say a few words. I will post the glowing reviews on this page, and negative ones, if they come along, will help me improve things moving forward. It is my mission to be the most effective photography tutor you can find in Gloucestershire.

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I care a great deal about customer satisfaction. I treat others the way I like to be treated. We all want value for money and a friendly approach. I aim always to be helpful, informative, supportive, and hopefully fun. And I want you to go away armed with the skills to make wonderful pictures. And, obviously, I would be delighted if you told the world about it.

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Ibiza Cove by Shane Young