Based in Bolton, Lancashire, England
All photographs © Nigel Newton. All rights reserved.


Welcome to our workshop page. Here you will find a range of photographic events to help you become more proficient with your camera, and produce great pictures that you will be proud to put on display.


We keep our workshops as small groups of up to 10 people, so that we can give you attention and answer your questions as we go along. We have the advantage that on most of these sessions there will be two instructors, myself and my wife, Jo.


To book on any of the workshops, have a look at the descriptions below then click on the 'book online' button, and follow the instructions. After booking and payment, details of exact times, meeting points, what to bring etc, will be sent to you via email.

Also, gift cards are now available for you to purchase for that budding photographer in your life! Click on the GIFT CARD/SHOP tab in the main menu and follow the instructions. You can purchase a gift card as part payment for a workshop with the remainder being paid in cash or via banking app on your phone on the day.

Winter Photography Workshop at Moss Bank Park and Barrow Bridge.

Dates:  Saturday 7th December 2019, Wednesday 8th January and Thursday 13th February 2020   

Price: £55 (includes a hot drink and cake/scone at the café.)


Give yourself a break, wrap up warm, and try your hand at some winter photography! Suitable for beginners to intermediate level, this workshop starts with a sunrise in the park and finishes at the picturesque village Barrow Bridge.


We will show you how to get to grips with your camera’s controls so that you can start capturing great images. By the end of our time together you will know more about Composition, Aperture, Focus and Exposure, and have the confidence to use MANUAL settings.


A visit to the park cafe part way through will give us the chance to review and chat about what we have achieved so far.


(As with all our outdoor workshops, if we have to cancel because of the weather, then we will offer you an alternative date or a full refund.)

Duration: 4 1/2 hours  Start Time: Approx. 7:30am  Terrain: Easy 


Rivington Photography Workshop

Date: Thursday 30th January 2020

Price: £75 (Includes a snack lunch at the Great House Barn, Rivington)

Number of participants: Minimum 2 Maximum 8

Specially designed  for intermediate to advanced level photographers, this workshop experience will walk you through the techniques for capturing atmosphere in woodland, before a well earned snack lunch at the historic and popular Great House Barn. (Bring your own lunch if you prefer). After lunch we will head to the Terraced Gardens and look at how to get the best shots of the lakes, bridges, and arches in this enchanting area. We will talk about the use of filters, reflections, HDR, mono, focus stacking, and then conclude our time together with the opportunity for a stunning sunset.

Duration: 6 hours  Start Time: Approx. 11:00am  Terrain: Medium, but steep with steps in some places. A general level of mobility and fitness is required. 

NEW FOR 2020!

Beginners' Photography Workshops in Moss Bank Park, Bolton

Beginners' Photography Workshop

Dates: 11th Jan, 8th Feb, 14th Mar, 18th Apr,  16th May, 13th Jun,

          11th Jul, 8th Aug, 12th Sept, 10th Oct, 14th Nov, 12th Dec


Price: £45 (includes visit to cafe for tea/coffee and cake)

So you've got a camera with buttons, dials and symbols and you don't know what to do with them? This workshop looks at getting to know your camera and will start you off on your way to capturing great images. A visit to the park cafe part way through will give us the chance to review and chat about what we have achieved so far.


What you will learn:

·        Composition

·        Aperture

·        Focusing

·        Exposure

Duration: 3 hours  Start Time: Approx. 9:30am  Terrain: Easy

Children's Photography Workshops (Ages 8-16)


Dates: Saturday 15th February, Saturday 28th March, Saturday 25th April or Saturday 6th June

Price: £40 - (Includes drink and snack/ice cream at the cafe)

On our Children’s Photography Workshops, I will be assisted by my wife, Jo (so you actually get two instructors for the price of one)! We request that your child/children be accompanied by either yourself or your own designated responsible adult. That adult may well learn a few things too, so in effect you’re getting two (or more) participants for the price of one as well as two instructors! 


The workshop takes place in Moss Bank Park and includes a visit to The Cafe to review our achievements before heading out for the final part of the workshop. 

Ideally, the children should bring a bridge camera, mirrorless camera or DSLR, (and a tripod if they have one), but there is still a lot to learn even with a smartphone! We have 2 DSLRs available to borrow on the day if necessary.


The children will learn to be confident with the camera controls, how to compose a pleasing image, how to blur backgrounds to draw attention to the subject, the basics of 'the exposure triangle', and more.


After booking and payment, details of exact times, meeting points, what to bring etc, will be sent to you via email.

Please do get in touch if none of these dates are convenient and we can make other arrangements if possible. We would not want enthusiastic budding photographers to miss out!

Duration: 3 hours  Start Time: Approx. 9:30am  Terrain: Easy

NB: Both instructors have DBS certification.

New workshops coming soon!

More workshops will be announced here very soon, including children's events in 2020. Check back here, or send us a message on the contact page and we'll email you a notification.

1-2-1 Workshop Option

I also offer workshops on a 1-2-1 basis. This gives more flexibility and has the advantage of a tailor-made course to suit your needs. This is priced at £25 per hour, minimum of 2 hours. Please contact me to discuss arrangements and availability.