Photography Mentoring & Training

I offer private one-to-one photography training courses, mentoring and photography workshops

Photography Training

"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity."

Martina Horner

When I achieved my first Fellowship in 2007, I realised that its was time for me to give something back to the industry that I loved.

I started mentoring and training some wonderful photographers in a range of skills, from studio lighting to posing and in gaining qualifications with many of the leading professional photographic bodies.

I have been included on judging panels for qualifications from Licencietship through to Fellowship, and also judged both regional and international print competitions.

My in depth knowledge of the processes and their requirements is great.

I have mentored and trained photographers from many of the top photographic bodies including, The British Institute of Professional Photographers, The Guild, The Master Photographers Association and The Royal Photographic Society.


Online mentoring, with in depth critique of images and techniques.

One to One Training

In person training and mentoring, developing your own style and perfecting technical excellence.

Photography Workshops

Practical group workshops for complete beginners to aspiring professionals.

Your Feedback

  • Saraya mentored me and helped me get my Associate Distinction with the Royal Photographic Society, thanks Saraya X.
  • Thank you for giving such an inspiring speech with such wonderful images :)
  • Great to see you and an inspiring presentation today, Many thanks!
  • I found your talk utterly engaging with some inspirational images for us to enjoy-the best talk we’ve had in ages so thank you very much.
  • Thank you so much!!! I got 1 silver and 5 bronze today!! xx I will be in touch soon to book another mentoring session xx

    The Book


    Portrait Photography Art and Techniques, By Saraya Cortaville. 

    The perfect gift for any aspiring photographer, with a personal message.

    In 2013 I was commissioned by Crowood Press to write a book entitled Portrait Photography- Art and Techniques, it was a real labour of love and something that I am proud to have managed to complete! (it was tough going at time!). If you are learning the craft of portrait photography, this is the book for you! Receive a signed copy, with a personalised message for only £20!

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