Photography Made Simple run photography courses at some of the most well-known and beautiful sites in the UK. From castles to follies, from stately homes to Capability Brown Gardens. As ex-teachers with years of experience teaching beginners at Worcester College of Technology, Phil and Rachel Hibberd are used to improving the pictures of absolute beginners. Whether you have the latest DSLR or an ancient compact, your pictures can be improved with our basic principles.

Courses run throughout the year, and prices include lunch and entry to the venue. We can also supply gift certificates which enable the lucky recipient to choose the venue they wish to go to.

The list is growing, but venues we currently teach at include Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, Stourhead, Wiltshire, Severn Valley Railway, Worcestershire, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, Montacute House, Somerset, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex, Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol, Birmingham Central Library and Motorsports at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Goodwood.

We have a blog of students photos, and an ever-growing list of testimonials.

Serviced Areas

  • Nationwide

Contact Details

  Website
  City Malvern
  Postcode WR13 6PZ
  Address Upper Quarry, Walwyn Road
  Phone Number 0800-043-2302
  Tollfree 0800 043 2302

Customer Testimonials

I had such an inspiring day at Ashton Court, Bristol with Phil yesterday. As a complete beginner I was amazed at what I came away with! The personable approach ensured our individual needs and experience were tailored to in a very professional manner. I cannot recommend highly enough. I couldn't wait to get home so I could get my camera out and practice my new skills! Thank you so much! I don't want to put my camera down!


I really enjoyed my day today with Phil at Crystal Palace park. I didn't really know how to use my camera properly but this course has explained enough that now I can practice for great photos. It was a brilliant setting and well laid out day. Can't thank you enough for your time and patience I look forward to booking another very soon. Highly recommend!!


Learnt more about my camera in 5 minutes than I had learnt in the last 10 years! A brilliant day at Highley, 40's costume day gave us some great photo ops - shame I formatted my card half way through the day and lost most of them! I have been practising, now I just need two lenses to really get the best out of what I have - it may be an old D50 but it works just fine.


Safe to say, there is hardly a flower, bee, Koi carp (with ripples on the water!) left un-photographed in my garden today following a half day session with Phil yesterday. Before the tutorial, I could only point and shoot on automatic, now I understand so much about what the camera, and I, can do. Thank you!

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