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Cornwall Photography Courses

Our website lists over 2000 photography courses around the UK and Ireland. We have a free video library and other pages full of useful photography information. To view the local photography courses in Cornwall please click here to head to the bottom of this page. 

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Cornwall is well known for its coastal scenery, long varied coastlines, towering cliffs and picturesque harbour villages. It has something for every budding and professional photographer alike. Enjoy photographing the landscape of the local moors in areas of outstanding beauty or capturing the colourful bays and pretty fishing villages. Home to sharks, seabirds, rare grey seals, butterflies, beavers and birds (including the largest breeding colony of the majestic great black-backed gull) Cornwall is also one of the best places in Britain for wildlife photography.

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Pretty fishing villages- Here in Cornwall you are literally spoilt for choice! Any top ten list is likely to include:

  • Boscastle

  • Mevagissey

  • Mousehole

  • Port Isaac

  • Poperro

  • St Ives

  • Port Quin

  • Padstow

  • Mullion

  • Charleston

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Rugged Coastlines- If you're into seascape or landscape photography then Cornwall is the place to come. From spectacular sunny beaches to dramatic stormy bays there's something for everyone.

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The Eden Project- Home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world with over 1000 varieties of plants living in temperatures ranging from 18-35 degrees. You could easily take hundreds of photos so be sure your camera has a big SD card and full battery!

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Photographing Seals-

Cornwall is home to seals all year round. Some of the best places to photograph them are:

  • Mutton Cove (Godrevy)

  • Seal Island (St Ives)

  • Polurrian Beach (Mullion)

  • Looe Island

  • Padstow Harbour

  • Land's End

  • Trevose Head

  • Penzance

  • Pendennis Point (Falmouth)

  • Porthgwarra

  • Gwennap Head

Fun fact: Brown Willy, (possibly meaning “Hill of Swallows” or “Highest Hill”), is a 1,378ft hill and is the location for a comedy film of the same name, about two 40-year-old former school-friends on a misguided stag do, written and directed by Brett Harvey

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Cornish Ruins- Cornwall is dotted with old ruins such as seen here. Botallack Mine in St Just was a location used during the filming of tv series Poldark. These ruins certainly provide some great photo opportunities!

As can be seen below there's a good selection of photography courses in Cornwall so if the above snapshot of what Cornwall has to offer has whet your appetite scroll on down and see if there's anything that takes your fancy. If you want to sharpen up your landscape photography skills then why not check out our collection of free videos on the subject with tips and advice from the pros. Finally, if you want to look for courses in other areas you can do so here.

Cornwall photography courses...

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Paul David Smith Photography

Cornwall, Devon

Join professional photographer Paul David Smith on a range of tailored 1-2-1 photography courses taking place throughout Cornwall, UK. Paul covers a wide variety of genres including landscapes, studio lighting, wildlife, surf photography and how to shoot in manual mode amongst many others. These courses are suitable for photographers of any level as they are all 1-2-1 and tailored to improve your own individual abilities.

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Ross Hoddinott Photography

Cornwall, Devon, Dorset

Are you wanting to develop your photography skills and expertise? If so, why not spend a 1-2-1 day with Ross on location, learning more about the art of photography. Ross offers days focused on either landscape or close-up/insect photography. Whatever your level of experience – complete beginner or semi-professional – the day will be tailored to your individual requirements and expertise. Ross is one of the UK’s leading outdoor photographers and author of several books. He has been working professionally for two decades and has a wealth of knowledge…

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Alan Law Photography

Cornwall, Online/Virtual

I’ve taught 20 workshops all over the UK and Ireland, and have spoken at WPPI in Las Vegas, Snap Photography Festival in Wales, the Irish Professional Photographers Association Conference in Ireland, and the Nine Dots Gathering in London, too. I offer various options for one-to-one wedding photography training.

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Kate Whis Photography


Kate offers guided photography walks along the North Cornwall coast.

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William Gray Photography

Cornwall, Cumbria, Gloucestershire

Landscape photography for individuals or couples, beginners or enthusiasts.

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Nick Church Photography

Online/Virtual, Cornwall, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, South Wales/Vale of Glamorgan, Wiltshire

Nick Church Photography Education provides all you need to create stunning photos, take your work to a new level or create a thriving photography business. We have a selection of one-to-one or group workshops and coaching sessions for beginners, advanced or professionals and they run either over Zoom or at our studio facility based in North Somerset near Bristol. Our courses are a proven and efficient way to get your photography or your business to where you want to go.

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Ian Mayou Photography


Ian has been running personalised one-to-one tuition for a few years now for photographers keen to improve their photographic skills. The training will be geared to you, whether you're an experienced photographer or a complete beginner. Courses focus on land and seascapes.

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Freespirit Images

Cornwall, Devon, Cumbria

I run many photography workshops around the country, and abroad, offering something for everyone, from those just starting out in photography to experienced photographers.

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Diorama Days

Cornwall, Devon, Online/Virtual

Landscape Photography Holidays & Workshops across National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in stunning locations, the outdoor experience, is tailored to inspire your creativity and enhance your camera skills. Harry Fricker MA (Image & Communication, Goldsmiths), with 20+ years experience in Photography Education & Freelance Photojournalist, establishes Diorama Days as a way of connecting people with their passion for photography.

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Rodney Warren Photography

Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset

Various courses held in a studio and outdoor environment all at one location.

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