My name is Ian Turpin and I am a qualified teacher (in 2014) who previously taught photography to adults at Sir John Deane's College in Northwich, Cheshire. Sadly, the college has closed its doors to adult learners as of Autumn 2020.

Once the current COVID-19 restrictions have eased to the point where I can be sure there will be no further lockdowns, I will be looking to continue the courses at a local venue. They will follow a similar format to previous courses and all information on enrolment etc, will be available on this page.

Please see the gallery at the bottom of this page for examples of project boards completed as part of historic SJD course(s).


Future Courses TBA

In the past, I have also run several one day Saturday courses on Lightroom, Photoshop and Film Photography, as well as running Studio lighting portrait workshops.

I also consider private tuition in photography, Lightroom or Photoshop on a 1-1 basis. Please contact me for further information.

General Resources

Nick Carver's videos on Aperture, and Shutter Speed.

ISO for beginners.

Depth of field calculator here.

Magnum Photos, VII photo agency.


Local Flickr Groups

There are Flickr groups for just about everything, so try the search function. Some local ones though.