I am a professional photographer and welcome to gophototraining. A site designed to support my photography workshop and seminar activities in and around the UK.

In short, it is a one stop shop to see where there are courses to go, and obtain some proven professional advice and creative inspiration from. So if like me, you are passionate about your photography, you may well find like so many before, that one of our events can really make a difference to your picture taking. Alongside our news section keeps you updated on the latest products and other manufacturer announcements.

Thank you for the amazing feedback we get. The countless positive comments from people who have come on a course previously are very much appreciated, not just the content, but our style also.  If you don’t know me, you may like therefore to have a little read about my background on the appropriate pages.

These I hope will explain why we undertake such events. Often in conjunction with or on behalf of some of the worlds leading imaging companies. All are based around my professional skill set and decades of professional shooting experience with film and digital capture.

We aim too demystify even the complex and make events easy to follow and enjoyable, no matter your starting point. We have courses across the board, covering the needs of those beginning their photographic journey as a hobby, to the professional wishing to add to, or simply reaffirm their existing skill set.

My very best wishes and good photography,

John Clements.

Shoot It With Speedlites/Speedlights – Fashion Photography (Sussex)…

Shoot It With Speedlites/Speedlights – Fashion Photography (Sussex)…

  When: Saturday September 5th 2015. Where: Park Cameras (Burgess Hill). Level Of Content: intermediate/Advanced. On Saturday September 5th we shall be returning to Park Cameras in Burgess…

New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM…

New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM…

Canon have today announced a very interesting new 35mm f/1.4 lens. Sounds good to me, ticking optical and other boxes. Here we go with the details:         A modern classic for…

Metering & Exposure Workshop (Glasgow)…

Metering & Exposure Workshop (Glasgow)…

When: Wednesday September 30th 2015. Where: Calumet Glasgow. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. It is tempting when something is working well to leave things as they are. But I do like…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration (Glasgow)…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration (Glasgow)…

When: Thursday October 1st 2015. Where: Calumet Glasgow. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. On Thursday October 1st we shall be returning to Calumet in Glasgow, for this most…

New Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II…

New Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II…

Olympus have today announced another camera in the OM-D Series. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is full of cutting edge technology inside a small and portable body. Here we go with the official release…

Nikon Win EISA Award…

Nikon Win EISA Award…

Nikon have also won an EISA award. No big surprise as Nikon (and Canon) usually win something. Likewise to me that it is the D5500. Because although not a pro or top end enthusiast model, it does…

Tamron Win EISA Award…

Tamron Win EISA Award…

      Tamron have been awarded the EISA European D SLR Zoom Lens award for it’s15-30mm f/2.8 lens. Here is the official press release form the UK importers: Tamron 15-30mm…

Sigma Win Two EISA Awards…

Sigma Win Two EISA Awards…

Sigma have also won not one, but two EISA Awards for lenses. Here we go with the details:   SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports have won EISA Awards…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration (London)…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration (London)…

When: Saturday October 10th 2015. Where: Calumet Drummond Street London. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. On Friday August 28th, we shall be returning to Calumet in Drummond Street…

Product Photography From The Ground-Up (London)…

Product Photography From The Ground-Up (London)…

When: Friday October 30th. Where: London. Level Of Content: Beginner/Intermediate. One of our specialist of subjects – product photography – is the focus of our ‘From The…

New Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens…

New Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens…

The importers of Tamron lenses have announced the new 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC. For APS-C/DX format shooters it will be available at as of yet unspecified dates, in Canon and Nikon fittings…

Shoot It With Speedlites/Speedlights – Art Nude (London)…

Shoot It With Speedlites/Speedlights – Art Nude (London)…

When: Saturday October 31st 2015. Where: Calumet Drummond Street London. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. I am pleased to say that our very well received ‘Nikon & Canon…

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G

I think it has been really nice to see in the last few years, so many new ‘fixed’ focal length lenses from numerous manufacturers. We still live in a largely zoom lens world for many…

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

      Another lens that Nikon announced today also makes sense to me. The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR ticks some new boxes for now and future needs. Flling a gap in the…

New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR…

New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR…

      I remember when the first version of this lens was announced, I looked at the optical spec and what Nikon’s designers were saying. And quite comfortably, let people who…