Photography Lessons

Regular price £45.00

Want to get more from your camera?

There are a number of ways a tailored private lesson can help you get more from your camera. Lessons are always practical, inspiring and fun and are delivered at a pace that suits you.

Taster sessions (£45) - If you're not sure where you're at, or just want to get a taste for what you could benefit from a lesson, try a taster that can be at either Walking Photography studio or outdoors within a 30-minute drive of Ilkley. 

Half or Full Day Lessons (£135/£250)- The best way to learn and gain the skills you want is on a practical half or full-day lesson. The lessons are flat-rate, so why not bring a friend to share the experience (and cost) with.  

Camera Settings 101 (£90) - For people who have a basic or easonable grasp of camera modes but want to delve deeper into all the different settings available on their camera. A two-hour session based at the studio as we walk through the camera's menu systems and settings over a cuppa and a biscuit or two!  

Learn Photography in a Practical, Enjoyable & Inspiring Environment

Are you wanting to start using your camera settings to their full potential? Maybe you've learned in the past and need a refresher, to help find a way to help make it stay in your memory? Or maybe you're confident in your camera knowledge and need some gentle guidance towards taking the kind of photos you aspire to?

All photography lessons here are tailored around you and delivered in a practical, easy to follow and inspiring environment. Helping ensure that you learn and retain what's relevant to you and your photography. 

A Relaxed Pace from an Experienced Professional

I've learnt photography from the ground up. As a photography degree student I honed my craft on film cameras, using wet-based processing and printing techniques in black and white and colour.

As a professional with over ten years industry experience, I've been at the sharp end of the fast-paced advancements in digital cameras and photography. 

I have a genuine and heartfelt love of sharing my knowledge and experience with people and always leave each lesson feeling as inspired as the student! I always make my lessons as practical and enjoyable as possible, because it's the best way to learn! 

“I had such a wonderful day with Rich after receiving a full day’s lesson as a gift from my daughter. He was so helpful on our walk and later with Lightroom. I learned a lot and plan to attend some of his future events.” - Google Reviews 5*

Practical Photography Lessons

Whatever stage you are at and whatever equipment you use, I'd love to help you get the best out of your camera.

Practical learning through enjoyable and inspiring experiences, really is the best way to learn and retain the skills that will progress your photography. And that's what Walking Photography Lessons are all about. Leaving you feeling more confident in your approach and in more control of your camera, ready to head out and take some awesome environments. 

Lesson locations are centred around you and tailored what suits your photography. You can find some suggestions further down this page.

Best of Both Worlds

With the new studio workshop in Burley in Wharfedale I'm now able to offer a more dynamic range of lessons. Learning in an engaging space and then being able to head out into the inspiring area of Burley to put it all into practice. 

Where Else?

Walking Photography Lessons can be held anywhere. At favourite spot local to you, at your home, some spots may be subject to additional travel expenses and  there's some recommended places of interest that I know particularly well listed below.

All lessons include: 

- Private lesson with professional & award-winning photographer  

- A lesson plan specifically suited to your personal criteria

- Flat-rate fee - You can bring a friend at no extra cost!!!

- Personalised PDF Guide from your lesson 


Taster Session - £45 (1 hour) * Weekdays & Within 45 min Drive of Ilkley * 

Camera Settings 101 - £90 (2 hours) * Weekdays/evenings @ the Studio * 

Half Day (3-4 hours approx)  - £135

Full Day (6-7 hours approx)  - £250

Two Mini Sessions (2x 1.5 hour lessons) * New * - £135

Four Mini Sessions (4x 1.5 hour lessons) * New * - £250


A gift that inspires & lasts... Photography Lessons make a unique & original gift that will last. You can buy Lesson Vouchers here. 

Lesson Inspiration

Walking Photography studio / Burley In Wharfedale

Ilkley & Ilkley Moor

St Aidan's, Leeds



Bempton Cliffs

About Rich Bunce Walking Photographer:

Rich Bunce is a professional photographer with over 10 years of commercial experience. In that time he has worked with a variety of clients on a broad range of assignments from small publishers to large corporates like Coke Cola and M&S.

Rich became obsessed with photography from the age of around 6 when he received his first 110 film camera that was delivered from the Avon Catalogue.

Since then he went on to complete a National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and BA (hons) in Photography. He has also been honoured with a variety of nominations for several prestigious photography awards including Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Awards, International Garden Photographer of the Year and category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019.  


Common Questions

Where do you run your lessons?

I can provide lessons up to 1.5 hours from Leeds, West Yorkshire and further if you can cover the fuel expenses. I'm happy to offer inspirational location suggestions or can provide the lesson locally to you. 

Can I bring a friend or family member? 

Yes, friends or family members are welcome at no extra cost!

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, I love dogs!

Can I split my lesson over several days?

You can now! New Mini-Sessions offer a great, bite-sized way to learn photography. It also helps you retain information as we refresh & follow up at each session.  

Can you teach me specifically to take better portraits?


Can you teach me specifically to take better photos of wildlife?


I'm going on holiday and want a lesson before I go. Is there time?

Yes! If you can be flexible with your time, I can get you ready with everything you need to take gorgeous photos while on your holiday!

I've not used my camera since I got it. Do I need to be familiar with it before my photography lesson?

No, not at all. My lessons are geared up to get you confident and relaxed with your camera and it's settings.

Do I need a fancy camera to do a lesson with you?

Any and all cameras are most welcome, just remember to charge the camera  batteries the night before :)

I've got two different cameras can I bring them both?

Yes bring any camera and any equipment you'd like to understand better and I'll make sure I teach you how to get the best from it. 

Can I learn Photoshop & Lightroom as part of my lesson?


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Can I bring children?

From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

What if the weather forecast is bad?

You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

What if the weather is bad? 

It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

What is the accessibility like? 

Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.


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