Get intimate with your EOS camera

How well do you know your Canon EOS camera? Getting to grips with the basics of photography is one thing, but actually understanding how your camera works and what it’s capable of is another matter. That’s where the EOS Training Academy comes in – our team of lecturers know the EOS system inside out and guarantee that a day spent with them will unlock your camera’s full potential and give you the skills to improve your photography.

Whatever your level and experience, we have courses to suit you. If it’s your first EOS camera, we’ll get you started by explaining the basics and moving you off Full Auto mode. If you’re already comfortable with your camera and want to fine-tune your skills, then you’ll find some of the more challenging and creative courses right up your street.

Our comprehensive programme of courses has been developed over the last ten years and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of photographers and the changes in DSLR camera development.

Take a look at our forthcoming courses >

We offer a range of different styles of training, from learning in a practical environment in a small group of between four and eight photographers through to hands-on classroom events with a maximum of just 12 delegates. We also offer our Online EOS Training Academy, which has over 320 tutorials on every aspect of using EOS cameras, and some of the most commonly found imaging software.

The EOS Training Academy comprises of Nina Bailey, Brian Hall, Brian Worley and Ian McNeill who between them have many decades of experience both shooting with and training on Canon EOS cameras. We have unrivalled experience in helping you gain the knowledge you need to take stunning images with your Canon EOS camera. See our photographer/lecture profiles for more information about us.

Practical  Day Courses

Enjoy a practical day out with your EOS camera from only £99. Each practical course is held at a location chosen for its photographic opportunities. Many of the days are limited to just four delegates, with larger groups of between six and ten people (see ‘At A Glance’ details on each event page for group size).

After booking you will be sent details of an online tutorial, which you should watch prior to the event. The tutorial lasts about 45 minutes and gives the basic grounding for the topics and camera features that will be covered on your course.

Details about the meeting point and what to bring will be sent before the event. Timings for London events are arranged so you can take advantage of cheap train fares. Course prices are exclusive of entry fees and refreshments.

Please be aware that these events vary in the fitness levels needed for them and some will involve walking up to four miles, so please check by calling on 01869 331741 if you have limited mobility and wish to discuss this or look at the individual event details.


Click here to view the Practical events coming up soon.



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Our classroom-style workshops are a fun, interactive and informal way to learn more about EOS photography. With only 12 delegates max. per workshop, comprehensive handouts and opportunities all day to ask questions, you’ll be sure to learn new skills on these day-long courses. Prices start from £99. Workshops are currently held in Oxford and London, with plans to extend further afield during 2016.

Oxford (Tackley)
Coffee/tea is available on arrival and all day. A light lunch is included. The training centre does not have disabled facilities (but we are working on it).

London (Euston)
Lunch is not included in the price, but there are plenty of places to eat in the surrounding area. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you. The training room is at ground floor level, accessed via a short ramp. However, there is no disabled toilet.

Click here to view the Workshop events coming up soon.



Online EOS Training Academy

Launched in January 2014 this unrivalled EOS learning resource offers you over 320 video tutorials and covers a wide range of photographic topics. Each tutorial is written exclusively for Canon EOS cameras, so you can be sure that the information is always relevant to your camera.

Access is by annual subscription – this allows you to stream any of the videos on your computer or smart device 24/7. You can watch each video as much as you like and the beauty of the system as you can learn at your own pace and choose the order that you learn the topics. A year's membership is only £79.

The topics included range from basic photography, understanding the features and settings on your camera through to specific shooting technique for a vast myriad of photographic subjects.  We also have modules that feature workflow using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software and how to work on your images with Photoshop Elements. There is also a section on shooting movies with your camera.

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For more details and to see sample videos from the system click here.


Nina Bailey’s eBooks

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Nina now has a range of eBooks written especially for Canon EOS photographers. 

All the books are supplied as a PDF format, allowing them to be easily accessed on any PC, Mac, iPad, Tablet or smart device. The beauty of the books is that they all fit onto one smart device and that makes them very easy to carry around with you allowing easy reference whilst shooting in the field.

Nina’s books are technique based, and there are eBooks available covering a wide range of topics from birds in flight, family portraits, close-up and macro,  landscape and travel photography to name just a few.

With books available from just £4.95 this is an excellent way to expand on your photographic knowledge.

Click here to see the range of books available and also previews of all the books in the range.



Experience seminars training DVDs

We have a wide range of training DVDs available, These are now at a reduced price and offer excellent value for money.

The Making The Most series DVDs are specific to EOS cameras in either twin or triple DVD sets. They look at every feature available on your camera, are chapter based for easy access and are available from just £4.95.

Our technique DVDs, The Essential Guide series look at a wide range of specific photographic techniques.  The something for everyone within the range and these are now available at the lower price of just £14.95.

Our Art Of Series looks at creativity within photography, with titles looking at seeing images, understanding light and black and white photography. These are now available what just £14.95. We also have some bundle sets available of various DVDs that can save you even more money.  

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Click here to see more details about our DVDs and the range we have available.


One-to-one and small group training

Pic for 1 to 1 training Between three lecturers we are now able to offer practical one-to-one and small group training.  This can take place in the location of your choice and can be fully customised to cover the topics you want to learn on the day. Prices start from just £300 for the day. Extra photographers can be accommodated from just £50 each.


For more details and ideas as to the sort of locations that would be great to use click here.