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Gosh, I just don’t know what to say… I’d like to thank my family, my cat, my dentist… because I’ve had some very Kind Words from happy customers…

Invaluable for my business

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Shane is a fabulous teacher and incredibly patient! He has taught me how to take wonderful photos of my stock and how to use Lightroom CC, which is invaluable for my business and social media. Shane has also taken some wonderful interior lighting photos for my website which I’m thrilled with. I will definitely be calling on Shane again to help with my camera skills.

Charlotte Hughes, Sutton House Interiors

Thank you thank you thank you!

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Thank you thank you thank you!
All I knew was that I love taking pictures more than anything. As a complete beginner, I've only been equipped with a really bad phone camera. It was a constant disappointment of not being able to put the nature's beauty into a picture -the way my eyes can see it. I didn't see any sense in investing into a proper camera without having a clue of how to use it though.
In need of a photography course, I found Shane's website and sent him an e-mail. He replied very quickly and told me that I don't need to bring a camera to the course, I could borrow one of his. Amazing!
Shane was super friendly and did not only give me the option to re-schedule our training day because of the dreadful weather but he even offered to come to my place as my journey would have been a struggle without a car.
I learned a lot more than I expected during these 5 hours and was very grateful for Shane being so patient in explaining things to me I didn't quite understand the first time. He constantly tried to make sure that everything makes sense to me and 100% tailored the course to my needs.
I'm very happy about some amazing pictures I've taken under his instructions. I was also pretty amazed by 'Lightroom' and the numerous tools it provides to make the pictures look perfect. Without Shane's explanations I wouldn't know where to start when trying myself.
I can't wait for my Christmas present - it's going to be a camera! And knowing the basics of photography now, I definitely feel confident enough to go out and practise!
Thank you so much for such a funny, relaxed and incredibly informative day!
Agnes Hammer

Making photography our career

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My daughter and I are in the early stages of making photography our career. Having spent a 5 hour session with Shane we are filled with excitement due to our new found capabilities! Shane tailored the day to our needs perfectly and has set us up on a winning path. We will be back!

Fiona Anderson

Take my photography to the next stage!

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Shane was incredibly supportive and helpful throughout my training day with him. He contacted me prior to the day to make sure I was prepared and give me all the important details. He tailored the day towards my needs and experience levels. Having studied photography at college and it being one of my main hobbies for the best part of 7 years he adapted the day according to me and I left having gained a huge insight and knowledge of how to take my photography to the next stage! He has enabled me to look at my photography in a new light and I cant wait to put his teachings into practice! Shane is a fantastic teacher and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. Overall a fun, informative and unforgettable day!

Kane Glover-Watkins

New skills!

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I just wanted to thank you again for today.

I have learnt so much from you in those very quick 5 hours, and I firmly believe it will take my photography to the next level. I’m glad I spent time learning about ISO, shutter speed and aperture beforehand, but today has really helped them all make sense as a whole. Especially regarding exposure compensation. I know that if I was a complete beginner, you would have adjusted to that too. You have really helped it all click in my mind, and I can’t wait to get out and about to put these new skills into practice.

Nick Dale

Just what the doctor ordered

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As an enthusiastic amateur who had lost his way and then confidence, I needed someone who could both help me with composition but also with Adobe Lightroom. I also wanted to be guided by someone who had a passion for photography rather than someone who just wanted me to fill their wallet. A day with Shane really got me back on track as well as giving me a whole heap of very helpful guidance. Totally worth it!

Chris G.

Chris Gorringe

Excellent!

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I would normally start something like this by saying "I'm no photographer..." but three of us had an excellent day's training with Shane recently and I am now a photographer! - albeit a keen amateur who is still learning. We all found the time spent with Shane very worthwhile covering making the leap from JPEG to RAW, camera controls, useful tips on framing a photograph etc and finishing with post-processing.
Once we've no doubt made a few mistakes, it'll be time to have Shane back for a refresher!
If you are looking to improve your photography, I can thoroughly recommend spending a few hours with Shane.
Excellent!
Keith Parry

Really helpful

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I spent a beginners day with Shane and was amazed at how much I learned in just one day. Shane is a patient and knowledgeable teacher, giving hints and tips as well as the basic training.
I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone starting on the digital photography journey. Really helpful.

Susanne Britt

Filling in the gaps

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I all ready have a reasonable knowledge of photography especially coming from 'film' many years ago. What I needed was a bit of 'filling in the gaps', seeing that digital techniques differ quite a lot from my old film and chemical days. Shane listened to my ramblings and did just that, filling in gaps and answering my questions. We had a great morning out in what I would have considered a dull and poor choice of day for photography. Time spent was well worth it and the introduction to a work-flow in Lightroom was great training. Highly recommended!

Richard Ebbs

Lightroom/photoshop

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I spent a Lightroom/photoshop session with Shane showing me how to edit my photos in Lightroom and how to make layers in Photoshop.
Shane was very relaxed and helpful, going over what I didn't understand. I was able to contact him via email for help a few days later when I'd forgotten how to do something and he replied quickly with the required information.
I am not a natural photo editor but Shane's input has made me look at my photos differently and I can make them 'better' with just the minimum editing.
I would recommend Shane to anyone struggling with, or new to, this aspect of photography.

Debra Godwin

Great day training

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Shane, thank you for a great day training! I learned 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, perfect for beginners

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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. Inspiring, knowledgeable and perfect for beginners.
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
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Lightroom training

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I wanted to get the basics of Lightroom and so I had a 4 hour Lightroom training 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

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A very enjoyable day

I booked a day with Shane to learn how to take photographs off the auto switch. I learned 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 definitely recommend a day with Shane. I have already booked another day's lesson. A very enjoyable day - thank you, Shane.

Terry Norton

Amazing!

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Amazing!

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

Inspirational

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Inspirational

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. Inspirational - I plan to book another session once I have my own equipment.

Jill Jefferies

Fantastic!

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Fantastic!

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 knowledgeable, I came away feeling like I had learnt a lot which has given me a lot more confidence in my ability. Fantastic! I have been out practising what I have learned and have noticed a real difference in my photos. I will definitely be returning for future workshops.

Michelle H

Beginner photography coaching session

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Beginner photography coaching session

I had a thoroughly enjoyable beginner photography coaching session 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 the inspiration and enthusiasm to get out and take more pictures. Thank you.
Abi H

Excellent Workshop

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Excellent Workshop

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. Excellent Workshop.

Malcolm B

A huge wealth of knowledge

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A huge wealth of knowledge

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

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Insightful, informative and fun

I attended a recent workshop with Shane looking at finding good 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. 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. Insightful, informative and fun!

Rebecca

Absolutely brilliant!

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Absolutely brilliant!

I searched for some time 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. Absolutely brilliant! 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.

Megan

Lightroom Training

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Lightroom Training

I have attended a one to one workshop, with Shane, for Lightroom training.
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

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First class trainer on all aspects of photography

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 learned 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 of your training days. First class trainer on all aspects of photography.

Jennifer P
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Gloucestershire Landscapes Photography Training Day

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Gloucestershire Landscapes Photography Training Day

I recently attended a Gloucestershire Landscapes Photography Training Day 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 included 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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Tell me about your experience

Have you attended one of my workshops, and if so, how was it for you?

If you can spare a minute, I’d love your feedback, even if it’s something negative!

Just email info@shaneyoung.co.uk. I certainly appreciate it!

Firstly, I’m just so grateful to anyone who takes the time to tell others about my photography training. Kind Words make the world a better place.

Secondly, testimonials make a huge difference. Because all Kind Words count, and in contrast, of course, less-than-happy remarks will keep me on my toes!

Thirdly, I know that when I buy something, I like to find out what others have to say about it. In particular, I want to know what they found useful. Moreover, what they didn’t like about it.

Therefore, if you found your time with me enlightening, fun, scintillating… (okay, that’s stretching it) I’d love to know. So thank you in advance for taking the time to say a few Kind Words. Or, indeed, any words!

So, you lovely person, if I receive Kind Words from you, I’ll post them on this page. Negative ones, if they come, will help me improve what I offer – after all, it’s my mission to be the most effective photography tutor you can find in Gloucestershire.

Let others know about your experience

Customer satisfaction is important to me because I’m a customer too! Besides, who doesn’t want to get what they paid for?

Importantly, I treat others the way I like to be treated. I like to get value for money, and moreover, I appreciate a friendly approach.

If your training is not effective, as well as good value, and hopefully fun, I need to know. Most importantly, even if you had zero camera knowledge beforehand, you should go away armed with the skills to make great pictures. And, obviously, I would be delighted if you told the world about it. That’s what this Kind Words page is all about.

You don’t have to share your Kind Words publicly if you don’t want to, of course – that’s fair enough. But I’d be delighted if you told your friends! It’s true that almost everyone owns a camera these days, although most need at least a bit of help.

Your Kind Words help!

Needless to say, recommendations are great for business. Furthermore, because Kind Words help so much, I’ll reward every friend referral that leads to a booking with a 10% discount on your next session.

Genuinely, thanks for your Kind Words and your support.

Do you have specific ideas or requests for a workshop? Perhaps you are interested in learning a specialist skill, like lighting with flash, or portraiture, or landscape photography, or weddings, even. Well, similarly, I want to hear from you. I don’t wish to show off, but I’ve exhibited my work in all these disciplines internationally. I’ve won various awards, don’t you know. And I’ve taught fellow professionals as well as complete beginners. Because of my massive ego, I’ve bragged about them on my About Me page. Of course.

Finally, though this shouldn’t need to be said, all Kind Words on this site are genuine. Above all, I believe in honesty in all dealings!

Please visit my Contact page if you’d like to say a few words, however delighted or damning(!), email me here.

And lastly, if you’re Google-savvy, perhaps you’d prefer to leave me Kind Words in a Google review? These help considerably, I’m informed, but due to my lack of expertise, I can’t tell you how you do one. So now you know my weakness…