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Digital Photography Courses (Two Days)

Photography Training & Coaching

If you are new or inexperienced with digital photography, Peter can teach you more than just the basics to become proficient with your camera and to improve your photographic technique.

This two day imagery course is primarily designed for investigators, journalists and enforcement officers who use digital SLR, mirrorless and video cameras in order to obtain photographic evidence.

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Photographic Evidence

Many investigators often fall into the trap of obtaining photographic images or video which are of poor quality and of little evidential value. Unfamiliarity of the equipment, incorrect exposure, blur, camera shake, poor focus and lack of experience causes many problems.

Qualification – Level 4 Certificate in Covert Surveillance Operations

If you have the Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations and are wishing to ‘up skill’ to the Level 4 Certificate, this training qualifies you to pass Unit 9, Unit 10 and part of Unit 12.

Course Content

This is a very ‘hands on’ course’ and you will be out for most of the time taking images, which includes daytime and night-time exercises. The training will teach you:-

Digital Still Photography

  • Basic principles of still photography (exposure, speed, apertures, focal length, ISO).

  • Basic photographic skills.

  • Advanced photographic skills in relation to surveillance (low light, telephoto lenses).

  • Day & Night Practical Photographic Exercises.

  • Covert Methods & Techniques.

  • Post Processing adjustments in Photoshop.

  • Continuity of digital evidence.


Video Filming & Editing

  • Basic principles of video settings

  • Basic video techniques.

  • Rapid deployment cameras.

  • Common mistakes with video.

  • Video editing and output.




First class self catering accommodation is available on site at a Cost of £50.00 per night or we can provide details of local guest houses.

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Further Information


We supply all Canon digital SLR cameras, video cameras & lenses or you can use your own equipment. Warm outdoor clothing is required as most of the time is spent outside. The course is held in the Yorkshire Dales in groups of no more than four.


This surveillance photography training can also be held at your venue.

Training Course Dates

Course Date: 26th & 27th March 2024

Location: Pateley Bridge, Harrogate

Cost: £250.00+VAT = £300

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