Live Online Tuition

Award winning photographer and internationally recognized photography teacher Stephen Power invites you to experience a one-to-one personally designed live photography tuition using Zoom conferencing software.

Stephen was one of the first exponents of online photography teaching, in Ireland, and was even interviewed about it for Colombian TV! His Master’s degree in education equips him with a strong skill-set for teaching, and his extensive experience makes him aware that it’s possible to teach photography without standing next to the person holding the camera.

Beginners can experience a unique learning experience and advanced photographers can gain experienced enhanced professional guidance from Stephen.

No travel costs or time-consuming journeys to make; simply learn with a true expert from the comfort of your own laptop or iPad - wherever you are! Times arranged to suit your lifestyle.


Personal online tuition uses Zoom Online Meeting software, which allows me to share PowerPoint, Lightroom and Photoshop Software. They can be on a day and time to suit us both, for an hour each time. The special fee is €35 for each 1 hour session.


• Camera Specifications
• Handling the camera / Basic Technique Troubleshooting
• Choosing & Using the Camera Controls
• Understanding “Depth-of-Field”
• Using Program (‘P’) Mode
• Using Aperture Priority (Av) Mode
• Using Shutter Priority Mode (Tv)
• Basic rules of Photographic Composition
• Rule of Thirds
• Leading Lines
• Natural Frames
• Indoor shooting (use of ISO variable)
• Using digital imaging software including Lightroom or Photoshop

Participants will need

**A digital camera capable of setting adjustments. A DSLR is ideal but a good-quality ‘bridge’, or ‘MILC’ camera will be suitable.
**ZOOM Cloud Meetings app**

For IOS (iPhone / iPad) Click here to download Or search 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' in Apple App Store

For Android phones and tablets (all non-Apple devices) Click here to download Or search 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' in Google Play App Store

Your Photography Tutor

Valentia-based photographer Stephen Power MA, BSc (hons) is an award-winning photographer, author and photography teacher with over 35 years’ experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in adult education and has taught photography at all skill levels from beginners to experienced professional photographers. He taught for 5 years for the world’s largest online diploma course “The Photography Institute”. During that time, he authored 4 advanced teaching modules for them on topics including Travel & Landscape photography and Studio and Environmental Portraiture photography.

Stephen won the 2007 NAPP Guru Award for photography and in 2017 he was awarded the US Creative Quarterly Magazine “Certificate of Excellence” and gained an “honourable mention” in the Moscow International Photography Awards. So far, in 2018/19 Stephen has had 6 images exhibited in the world-famous Blank Wall Gallery, in Athens, Greece.

His recent travel photography clients include: Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia, Dorling Kindersley Travel Guide Books, The Irish Times Travel supplement and The Sunday Times Travel magazine.

Stephen is "Associate Editor (Ireland)" for the acclaimed Cameracraft magazine published in the UK, and has written 5 books, including “A Small Window on Kerry” a book of photographs of South Kerry, including Valentia Island.

His most recent book, "Traditional Notes: A Celebration of Irish Music and Musicians" was published by the Liffey Press in Dublin and has received critical acclaim.

Some recent feedback from Students...

"Hi Stephen, thanks for a great day yesterday..."

"I have just finished the beginners course with Stephen. His depth of knowledge of photography and ability to pass on this information to the students is breath taking."

"Thanks for the last course. For the first time, I now know what I'm doing with the camera!"

"Thank you so much for your time and patience on my recent photography course. You have certainly given me a taste of what you can achieve with a good camera. Hopefully I will make a great photographer one day!"

"I enjoyed the day, and learned a lot - thank you!"

"Great patience - from a professional!"

"Very engaging and professional!"

"Presentation was excellent - I wouldn't change anything!"

"Clear explanations of the Techniques of Photography!"

"I learned how to use the camera properly!"

"The best explanation of depth-of-field I have ever heard!"

"The explanations were excellent!"

"Delivery and pace excellent!"

"Learned loads, was very pleased with the way the day went."

"You covered a lot of ground. And you knew not only what to do but more importantly why and to what effect!"