Welcome to Photo Opportunity

For the last 13 years we have been running short intensive Digital Photography courses for all levels of ability and interest.

All courses are given by Chris Bell MA (RCA) who has over 30 years experience in the world of professional photography. Courses are based at his Photographic Studio in Richmond, but much of the general photographic work is carried out at nearby locations, such as Richmond Park, nearby Ham House and the Thameside towpaths, offering exciting  and stunning scenery.

At this time of the year the Deer are rutting in the park, which makes for exciting wildlife photography

Dickson House

Photo Opportunity is in Richmond

After running courses for the last thirteen years from our studio in Camden Town, Photo Opportunity is now established in Richmond, South West London. Being just 100 yards from Richmond Park it offers the opportunity to take stunning nature and wildlife shots just a short walk from the new studio.

Our address for Photo Opportunity is Studio 8, Dickson House, Grove Road, Richmond, London TW10 6SP.

Morning in the ParkPhoto Opportunity Courses

  • One-day digital photography courses for beginners or intermediate
  • Weekend photography courses for beginners or intermediate
  • Three-day digital photography course for beginners or intermediate
  • Five-day photography courses for beginners or intermediate
  • One day higher level digital photography courses
  • Studio lighting courses
  • Special one to one courses in any photographic course can be arranged for those who prefer individual tuition

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Great Gift Ideas!

Are you looking for an exciting gift idea for a Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas or any other special occasion? How about a Photo Opportunity Course Gift Voucher!

These are now available online. Just let us know the name of the person attending and you will receive an A4 laminated photographic Card to give on the day.

The course dates can be left open so it’s only a matter of a simple phone call to arrange a date (subject to Photo Opportunity course schedule). All prices are fully inclusive so there will be nothing further to pay at the end of the course. If you would like to keep it a surprise, we will be happy to send it to your work or other address.

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The Last Weekend Course of 2014 starts Saturday 27th December and ends Sunday 28th December. Don't miss it. Book a place today

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In case you cannot make it during the week, we have put some extra One day Digital courses on selected weekends. These are listed in the Upcoming Courses panel to the right, designated Sat or Sun. ****************************** Students Comments
"I've worked with fantastic professional advertising photographers on-and-off since the 1980s. Chris has knowledge and talent to more than match theirs - but he is interested in helping we mere amateurs get the best from our cameras. And what makes his course so effective is his ability to teach all he knows, simplifying things which for decades have bemused me. Enthusiasm like his and the comprehensive scope of what he can teach in a day are very rare these days. Two mornings after my course, I went out for a walk - taking my camera - and the world seemed a very different, more visually exciting place." Jon Allen, Creative Director
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"Did an all-day beginners course here. It was great! I learned so much, was able to try out different lenses, take really nice photos and Chris was an excellent instructor who made it a really great day. Highly recommended".Christine M London
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"Just a quick note of thanks for the weekend's 'training'. Normally I hate going on courses - but I can't believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time!
Really appreciated the quality tuition and I'm sure I'll be back in the near future to learn about other things now I can hold the camera properly!!" RH Harrietsham Kent
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Upcoming courses

  • One Day Digital - 21 Dec Sun
  • Weekend Course - 27-28 Dec
  • * Denotes Bank Holiday

  • Book your course now