Paul David Smith Photography

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Newquay, Cornwall, England

Paul David Smith Photography

Newquay, Cornwall, England

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Paul David Smith is a professional photographer based in Cornwall, UK. He specializes in wedding, events, headshots and portrait photography and is available for work throughout the UK and abroad.

Paul is also an experienced tutor offering a range of photography training sessions and photography experience days which are a fantastic opportunity to build your portfolio, meet new people and most importantly, have a lot of fun.

Reviews

4.5
27 Trustpilot Reviews
Colin
September 03, 2020
Excellent beginners course
I did the beginners masterclass with Paul and it was excellent. He is very good at explaining the different aspects of photography and especially how you bring the variables together to produce a great shot. In addition I found the practical exercises very useful to ensure you can put the theory into practice. This course is a great way of getting up to speed with a complex DSLR, I now have the confidence and knowledge to never return to auto mode!
Philip BAKER
August 28, 2020
I visited Paul for a 1-2-1 photography…
I visited Paul for a 1-2-1 photography course yesterday On meeting Paul I found him to be friendly easy to get on with and very very knowledgeable I am a typical amateur with all the gear and no idea and have been trying to take photographs for many years and sometimes results have been good but others not so good so needed help Before the course I had sent Paul some of my previous efforts for him to review and tailor the course to help sort my problems On the course I found it well structured and organised to fix my failings Paul did that well I found the course really really good and came away after a good day of tuition and practice Now I need to put into practice the things learnt Thank you for a good course and would recommend Paul David Smith Photography to anyone wishing to learn
Sheleece
July 21, 2020
Beginners masterclass
I did the beginners masterclass with Paul and found it so helpful. I feel so much more confident with my photography and my camera in general. It is the best thing I could’ve done to improve my photography. I’ve been shooting on manual mode for a couple of weeks now including a trip to the North Pennines. Thank you Paul :)
Jodie
March 12, 2020
Photo quality exceeded my expectations
Paul understood my requirements perfectly and the product photos he delivered exceeded my expectations in terms of quality. I'm sure they will help with sales conversions! I am so happy with how they have turned out and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.
Laura Lodyga
March 06, 2020
Great course
Great course! In 4 hours we went from knowing almost nothing to having a basic understanding of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Finally we know what all those options on our cameras are for and our photos will improve no end! Highly recommended!
Rebecca
March 05, 2020
Would highly recommend
Would highly recommend! I came away from 1 day with paul knowing how to use my camera inside and out and how to take better photo's with better composition. Paul's knowledge about photography is amazing. This course is great for any levels.
Kim Reed
March 02, 2020
Great days training thank you Paul
Great days training thank you Paul. We learnt so much can't wait to get out tomorrow and practice.
Ian Wilson
February 29, 2020
Both my wife and I took the Basic…
Both my wife and I took the Basic Skills course and found it very worth while, Paul was very good at explaining the technical elements followed up with practical examples which helped to confirm the day. Would recommend to others wanting to get off auto
Mel Smith
February 11, 2020
Beginner Course
I booked in to do the beginner course with Paul in the hope I would get a clearer understanding of the basics of photography and build on the research I’d already been doing. From the booking process of the course to leaving at the end I’m very glad I came across him as it was money well spent. His approach to teaching, for me, definitely made me feel relaxed and confident in myself that I was capable and smarter than my camera. I was able to leave feeling confident I had a clear understanding of everything we had covered and I can also look back over the images we took during the course and see a real difference between those that were taken weeks ago and those at the end of course which I had confidently taken in manual mode. I’d be happy to recommend Paul to anyone looking to either start or progress in photography.
Jackie Gray
February 10, 2020
Beginners Photography Day
Had a super day with Paul. Great teacher and very patient. I have come away so very much more confident with my photography. Cannot believe that Paul has got me from struggling with exposure using AV to fully understanding the concept of exposure and shooting in manual in one day !! I highly recommend Paul if you are keen to move on with your journey of learning.
Shirley
February 07, 2020
Great results, excellent value
I needed some headshots for a company website. The whole experience from start to finish was extremely professional. I'm really pleased with the results
Pete
December 13, 2019
Highly recommended Studio Lighting course
I needed some tuition in the effective use of studio lighting in order to enhance my photographic skills. After some searching and consideration, I chose Paul David Smith Photography. Paul was very welcoming and is extremely knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him. If you are considering learning about and using studio lighting, don't buy anything until you've done this course, because Paul will save you a lot of money. Highly recommended.
gary maunder
June 30, 2019
Great Wedding Photography Refresher Course
A huge thank you to Paul for the wedding/portrait photography workshop I attended last week. The session was extremely practical, helpful and will definitely inform my own professional practice. The model Paul organised for our shoot was calm, patient and very professional. I would also like to say that it was a real pleasure working with a Photographer who was so generous about sharing knowledge gained over many years in the industry. See you again soon Paul.
Sangeeta Patel
June 29, 2019
Snowdonia landscape photography weekend course
Snowdonia landscape photography course. Paul David Smith is an outstanding teacher. We were of such different abilities, and yet he managed to ensure that we all learnt so much, whether it was about composition, lenses, filters or setting it up to adjust later. He catered to all our needs, and took us to the best locations in Snowdonia for perfect pictures. Would be hard pushed to find such an enthusiastic and knowledgable coach.
Rebecca Clark
June 28, 2019
BRILLIANT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP!
I had a wedding photography workshop yesterday with Paul and found it absolutely brilliant and informative. Paul arranged the whole day to look like a real wedding, we had a bride and groom model and went to a hotel for prep shots, a church for the ceremony and final the beautiful grounds of Thorpe all for those all important portraits. As well as getting some incredible pictures he also taught me how to use manual mode and I will never go back to auto again! Paul was always on hand to answer any questions I may have but left it up to me to get the shots I wanted! The whole day was totally with the money :)
Helen Hall
June 23, 2019
I love taking photographs but for my…
I love taking photographs but for my 60th birthday party I wanted to entrust this important task to a professional. Paul didn't disappoint. His communication with me before the event was clear and prompt. He arrived at the venue with plenty of time to set up and catch the first guests to arrive. I loved the way he moved unobtrusively around the room capturing precious moments from a very special birthday. I had the finished photographs within 3 days of the party and am thrilled with the results. They are amazing and a lovely reminder of a fabulous evening. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul for any of your events.
Tom Tawell
June 23, 2019
Manual mode in no time! ????
I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginner's Photography Masterclass with Paul! He's a great photographer, really nice person and excellent teacher. Entering the course with almost zero photography knowledge, Paul had me in manual mode in no time! He made everything fun and easy to understand, with a great balance of theory and practical exercises. What's more, he really took the time to understand what type of photography I was interested in and tailored the content around this. I couldn't recommend Paul and this course enough, and I can't wait to start putting my new knowledge into action!
Yve Thelermont
June 18, 2019
Excellent training!
I attended the Introduction to Studio Lighting Course and spent a great day learning the fundamentals of studio photography. Paul put together a comprehensive course full of advice and tips, as well as giving attention to the craft of taking excellent photographs. It was good fun and photographing the model in the afternoon proved a great way to learn. Practical, informative and enjoyable, all thanks to you Paul and I look forward to doing another one!
Nick
June 17, 2019
Informative & very useful tutorial
I enjoyed an excellent session at Paul's studio learning about lighting yesterday and I'd echo David's comments below. Paul is very down-to-earth with lots of practical tips & advice that can apply in real-world situations. He really helps to demystify & simplify the world of softboxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes etc! Thanks a lot Paul - would highly recommend.
David
June 16, 2019
Excellent lighting workshop
I've just attended Paul's workshop intro to lighting. Although I'm not a novice I wanted to get some sound advice before purchasing any equipment. Paul's style is relaxed but highly educational, going into all you need to know without overcomplicating things. His explanations were clear and logical. The photoshoot we did in the afternoon was excellent. Putting theory into practice made the day for me. Thoroughly recommended. Many thanks Paul. I can't wait for part 2.

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Colin
September 03, 2020
Excellent beginners course
I did the beginners masterclass with Paul and it was excellent. He is very good at explaining the different aspects of photography and especially how you bring the variables together to produce a great shot. In addition I found the practical exercises very useful to ensure you can put the theory into practice. This course is a great way of getting up to speed with a complex DSLR, I now have the confidence and knowledge to never return to auto mode!
Philip BAKER
August 28, 2020
I visited Paul for a 1-2-1 photography…
I visited Paul for a 1-2-1 photography course yesterday On meeting Paul I found him to be friendly easy to get on with and very very knowledgeable I am a typical amateur with all the gear and no idea and have been trying to take photographs for many years and sometimes results have been good but others not so good so needed help Before the course I had sent Paul some of my previous efforts for him to review and tailor the course to help sort my problems On the course I found it well structured and organised to fix my failings Paul did that well I found the course really really good and came away after a good day of tuition and practice Now I need to put into practice the things learnt Thank you for a good course and would recommend Paul David Smith Photography to anyone wishing to learn
Sheleece
July 21, 2020
Beginners masterclass
I did the beginners masterclass with Paul and found it so helpful. I feel so much more confident with my photography and my camera in general. It is the best thing I could’ve done to improve my photography. I’ve been shooting on manual mode for a couple of weeks now including a trip to the North Pennines. Thank you Paul :)
Jodie
March 12, 2020
Photo quality exceeded my expectations
Paul understood my requirements perfectly and the product photos he delivered exceeded my expectations in terms of quality. I'm sure they will help with sales conversions! I am so happy with how they have turned out and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.
Laura Lodyga
March 06, 2020
Great course
Great course! In 4 hours we went from knowing almost nothing to having a basic understanding of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Finally we know what all those options on our cameras are for and our photos will improve no end! Highly recommended!
Rebecca
March 05, 2020
Would highly recommend
Would highly recommend! I came away from 1 day with paul knowing how to use my camera inside and out and how to take better photo's with better composition. Paul's knowledge about photography is amazing. This course is great for any levels.
Kim Reed
March 02, 2020
Great days training thank you Paul
Great days training thank you Paul. We learnt so much can't wait to get out tomorrow and practice.
Ian Wilson
February 29, 2020
Both my wife and I took the Basic…
Both my wife and I took the Basic Skills course and found it very worth while, Paul was very good at explaining the technical elements followed up with practical examples which helped to confirm the day. Would recommend to others wanting to get off auto
Mel Smith
February 11, 2020
Beginner Course
I booked in to do the beginner course with Paul in the hope I would get a clearer understanding of the basics of photography and build on the research I’d already been doing. From the booking process of the course to leaving at the end I’m very glad I came across him as it was money well spent. His approach to teaching, for me, definitely made me feel relaxed and confident in myself that I was capable and smarter than my camera. I was able to leave feeling confident I had a clear understanding of everything we had covered and I can also look back over the images we took during the course and see a real difference between those that were taken weeks ago and those at the end of course which I had confidently taken in manual mode. I’d be happy to recommend Paul to anyone looking to either start or progress in photography.
Jackie Gray
February 10, 2020
Beginners Photography Day
Had a super day with Paul. Great teacher and very patient. I have come away so very much more confident with my photography. Cannot believe that Paul has got me from struggling with exposure using AV to fully understanding the concept of exposure and shooting in manual in one day !! I highly recommend Paul if you are keen to move on with your journey of learning.
Shirley
February 07, 2020
Great results, excellent value
I needed some headshots for a company website. The whole experience from start to finish was extremely professional. I'm really pleased with the results
Pete
December 13, 2019
Highly recommended Studio Lighting course
I needed some tuition in the effective use of studio lighting in order to enhance my photographic skills. After some searching and consideration, I chose Paul David Smith Photography. Paul was very welcoming and is extremely knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him. If you are considering learning about and using studio lighting, don't buy anything until you've done this course, because Paul will save you a lot of money. Highly recommended.
gary maunder
June 30, 2019
Great Wedding Photography Refresher Course
A huge thank you to Paul for the wedding/portrait photography workshop I attended last week. The session was extremely practical, helpful and will definitely inform my own professional practice. The model Paul organised for our shoot was calm, patient and very professional. I would also like to say that it was a real pleasure working with a Photographer who was so generous about sharing knowledge gained over many years in the industry. See you again soon Paul.
Sangeeta Patel
June 29, 2019
Snowdonia landscape photography weekend course
Snowdonia landscape photography course. Paul David Smith is an outstanding teacher. We were of such different abilities, and yet he managed to ensure that we all learnt so much, whether it was about composition, lenses, filters or setting it up to adjust later. He catered to all our needs, and took us to the best locations in Snowdonia for perfect pictures. Would be hard pushed to find such an enthusiastic and knowledgable coach.
Rebecca Clark
June 28, 2019
BRILLIANT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP!
I had a wedding photography workshop yesterday with Paul and found it absolutely brilliant and informative. Paul arranged the whole day to look like a real wedding, we had a bride and groom model and went to a hotel for prep shots, a church for the ceremony and final the beautiful grounds of Thorpe all for those all important portraits. As well as getting some incredible pictures he also taught me how to use manual mode and I will never go back to auto again! Paul was always on hand to answer any questions I may have but left it up to me to get the shots I wanted! The whole day was totally with the money :)
Helen Hall
June 23, 2019
I love taking photographs but for my…
I love taking photographs but for my 60th birthday party I wanted to entrust this important task to a professional. Paul didn't disappoint. His communication with me before the event was clear and prompt. He arrived at the venue with plenty of time to set up and catch the first guests to arrive. I loved the way he moved unobtrusively around the room capturing precious moments from a very special birthday. I had the finished photographs within 3 days of the party and am thrilled with the results. They are amazing and a lovely reminder of a fabulous evening. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul for any of your events.
Tom Tawell
June 23, 2019
Manual mode in no time! ????
I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginner's Photography Masterclass with Paul! He's a great photographer, really nice person and excellent teacher. Entering the course with almost zero photography knowledge, Paul had me in manual mode in no time! He made everything fun and easy to understand, with a great balance of theory and practical exercises. What's more, he really took the time to understand what type of photography I was interested in and tailored the content around this. I couldn't recommend Paul and this course enough, and I can't wait to start putting my new knowledge into action!
Yve Thelermont
June 18, 2019
Excellent training!
I attended the Introduction to Studio Lighting Course and spent a great day learning the fundamentals of studio photography. Paul put together a comprehensive course full of advice and tips, as well as giving attention to the craft of taking excellent photographs. It was good fun and photographing the model in the afternoon proved a great way to learn. Practical, informative and enjoyable, all thanks to you Paul and I look forward to doing another one!
Nick
June 17, 2019
Informative & very useful tutorial
I enjoyed an excellent session at Paul's studio learning about lighting yesterday and I'd echo David's comments below. Paul is very down-to-earth with lots of practical tips & advice that can apply in real-world situations. He really helps to demystify & simplify the world of softboxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes etc! Thanks a lot Paul - would highly recommend.
David
June 16, 2019
Excellent lighting workshop
I've just attended Paul's workshop intro to lighting. Although I'm not a novice I wanted to get some sound advice before purchasing any equipment. Paul's style is relaxed but highly educational, going into all you need to know without overcomplicating things. His explanations were clear and logical. The photoshoot we did in the afternoon was excellent. Putting theory into practice made the day for me. Thoroughly recommended. Many thanks Paul. I can't wait for part 2.