The South West Photography School


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Since starting SWPS in 2011 Graham and Lynn have brought together a unique blend of qualified teaching experience, technical expertise and creative originality from their own different perspectives giving you the benefit of a broad and well balanced approach to developing your photography and camera skills.

Graham is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the Institute for Learning - the professional body which regulates those involved in the teaching of adults. He is a highly experienced and approachable tutor of both leisure and qualification courses and has been responsible for the development and management of digital photography courses with Adult Education for over a decade.

“Knowing your camera is important” he says “ but seeing the light makes all the difference.”

Graham Barrett ARPS CertE


From an art and design background, Lynn brings her own distinctive style and believes passionately that, “Photography today allows everyone, with just a little basic know-how, to express themselves artistically through the lens.”

 At the South West Photography School Lynn enjoys helping beginners, in particular, to learn all the necessary basic camera skills and then …to watch a new  photographer emerge. As camera confidence grows so does creativity.”

Lynn Dumbell LRPS


About Graham About Lynn

We offer a range of popular courses and workshops, available throughout the year in small groups or on a one to one basis.  The feedback from our learners shows that our approach works and you too will see the results.

“For us, its all about your Photography.”

We are not subsidised by public funds so no need to waste your time with government form filling - we concentrate on your learning and giving you good value for money.

“ High quality tuition to take your photography to the next level.”

Our Cornwall

“Living and working in the beautiful South West of England, we recognised that there’s really no need for you to spend valuable time and money travelling abroad for photography tuition when Cornwall’s iconic landscape has so much to offer every keen photographer. From dramatic coastlines, highly evocative moors and world famous heritage sites it’s all here - together with a rare quality of light long recognised and beloved by artists and photographers alike.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Our Style

We like to create an enjoyable mix of relaxed informality whilst retaining a focus on a carefully differentiated approach to suit your individual learning style.

 Learning at its best should be fun after all.”

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