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Nigel - West Sutton - Photography

    • London
    • at their home
    • at your home

About the lesson

I have over 30 years' industry experience in the graphic design, technical illustration and photography industries. I also have over 16 years teaching experience in the Further and Adult Education sector.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

• Adobe software – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
• Photography – wide range of subjects, techniques and studio lighting.
• Graphic design – branding, editorial design and information graphics.
• Concept art and illustration – Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software.
• Matte painting – Adobe Photoshop software.
• Apple Mac and Windows based computer operating systems.
• Applications – preparation for offset litho and digital printing, desktop publishing, Microsoft PowerPoint , business websites and other social media.
• Students with physical disabilities and learning difficulties – Down syndrome, Asperger syndrome, autism, wheelchair users, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, dyslexia, speech and hearing impairment.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design – London College of Communication (1979).

BTEC HNC Science (Digital Imaging) – Nescot (1998).

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) – South Thames College on behalf of Canterbury Christ Church University (2009).
Full teaching qualification status in Further and Adult Education.

- How much do you charge?

£30 per hour for one to one tuition. This includes all teaching material and handouts.
For group based and business training, please ask for a quote.

- Where do you teach?

I am based in south west London and teach for South Thames College.

Adobe software at learner's home or business.
Photography at learner's home, studio and on location.

I can travel to:
• Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield, Colliers Wood, Tooting, Balham and Streatham.
• Putney, Roehampton, Barnes and Sheen.
• Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park, Raynes Park, Morden, Mitcham and Motspur Park.
• New Malden, Kingston, Surbiton, Tolworth, Hook and Chessington.
• Ham, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Thames Ditton and Esher.
• Sutton, Carshalton, Wallington, Cheam, Worcester Park and Stoneleigh.
• Ewell, Epsom, Ashtead, Banstead and Tadworth.

Other locations will be considered upon request.

- When are you available?

Most times Monday to Friday and weekends.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Mid teens to senior citizen age range.
From beginners to commercial level.
Learners with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Foundation Degree, AS and A2 Level, Higher National Certificate, National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, Access, ASDAN and non-accredited adult education.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Learn how to be up to date with subject related skills and industry practices, as well as fulfilling ambitions and career plans.


  • Photography


  • English


  • All Levels

About Nigel

- What kind of experience do you have?

Over 30 years Industry experience.

Photography (editorial and marketing, portraits and social events, crafts and scale models, architecture and interiors, automotive, travel and nature).
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software for high-end image retouching and post production.
Preparation of Adobe Photoshop files for desktop publishing, offset litho and digital printing and social media.

Technical illustration and information graphics (diagrams and architecture for magazines, books, brochures and promotional literature)
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software.
Preparation of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files for desktop publishing, offset litho and digital printing and social media.

Brochures and magazines (design service for the promotion of businesses and careers)
Bespoke editorial design and graphics.
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software.
Preparation of files for offset litho and digital printing.
Preparation for Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF versions.

Teaching for more than 16 years at Further and Adult Education level.
Awarding bodies (past and present)
UAL, City & Guilds, Edexcel, NCFE, OCN and ASDAN.

Levels (past and present)
Foundation Degree, AS and A2 Level, Higher National Certificate, National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, Access, ASDAN and non-accredited adult education.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes - dated 27 March 2018.

Certificate available to show.

- Where and with whom did you train?

London College of Communication, Nescot, South Thames College on behalf of Canterbury Christ Church University.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

For Adobe software students, many are training to improve their employment skills or are considering a career change.

For photography students, many are learning how to become successful outdoor or studio based photographers for travel, portraiture, photo journalism, publishing (editorial) and marketing.

For students with physical disabilities and learning difficulties, many are learning to become more independent and to overcome barriers relating to their situation.

Former students (photography and Adobe Photoshop software).

Adrian Gatton (television producer/director and journalist) (concealed information)

Alexa Wilding (fashion photographer) (concealed information)
(photography, studio lighting and Adobe Photoshop software).

Robin Whitcomb (author and photographer) (concealed information)
(photography and Adobe Photoshop software).



  • 5h: £150
  • 10h: £300

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