The Photo Academy – Photography Training in Ireland

The Photo Academy

I am so happy to be able to share news about my new venture, The Photo Academy.   During 2015, I was contacted by a number of customers and also some local schools to see if I offered photography training.  I had carried out a few training sessions over the years but didn’t really devote much time to it. Initially, I was establishing my photography business and my focus lay with that.

However, last year I decided to diversify and challenge myself to grow the business further.

After a lot of preparation (and a few nerves!), I ventured into the role of photography trainer & mentor and I have never looked back.  To say that I love it would be an understatement.  It’s so refreshing to share knowledge with students who are eager and willing to learn.  Not only has it been a fulfilling experience but I can honestly say it has made me think more about how I run my own business and getting work/life balance right.

Two groups of students enrolled in my 6-week Beginners Photography Classes in January 2016. These classes were held in the Cornmill Centre, Coalisland and both groups ‘graduated’ recently. I loved hearing the feedback I received from students – it’s great to hear that they loved the classes and are eager to enrol in new classes that I will launch throughout the year.

Some recent reviews on The Photo Academy Facebook page …..

‘This is a brilliant 1 – 2 – 1 session!! I now know what the majority of the buttons on my camera do thanks to Catriona.  I felt completely at ease and was able to ask loads of questions and get lots of advice on which functions to use in different situations. Thanks again’ – Kerry McGilly

‘I attended the 6 week beginners course and can highly recommend it.  Learnt all the basics and Catriona is an excellent teacher’ – Marie McCarron

‘Massive thank you to Catriona for taking me through her course.  In 6 short weeks I have learnt so much and can’t wait to put it to use.  Anyone looking for a beginners photography course (or other learning), I highly recommend Catriona.  Couldn’t fault her at all’ – Niamh Heron (via Instagram)

The Photo Academy – New Photography Workshops in 2016

Some of the New Courses that I will be offering later in the year include: –

Introduction to Wedding Photography

Editing for Beginners

Food Photography

How to take better photos with your iPhone

The Next Steps – take your photography further

I will also be coordinating a style wedding shoot to compliment the Introduction to Wedding Photography – so excited!

If you would like to attend my new Absolute Beginners Photography Classes starting on 4th April 2016, you can contact me via Facebook (on the link above) or by phone on 07525 900885.  These classes will run for 6 weeks from 7.30pm until 9pm and be held in the Cornmill Centre, Coalisland.  This is ideal for anyone with a digital SLR camera who wants to become more confident with their camera and also to learn how to take better photographs.

Exciting times ahead!

I can’t wait, Catriona x





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