One day intermediate aerial photography course

Take your aerial photography business to new heights

Course Objectives

To learn how to master your camera, edit and perfect your photos in a fast intuitive way, then efficiently organise and share them.


Course Content

After a recap of planning an aerial shoot, image capture and camera settings this course will show you how to name and organise your files, followed by an introduction to the Lightroom interface.

We will then go on to take a look at the basic principles and capabilities of Lightroom, followed by a demonstration of a replicable workflow that will form the basis of your own work practice and disciplines.

Finally, you will learn how to export, resize, save and prepare your images for output to your clients.


24th September 2018

Cotswold Airport – Gloucestershire

Course Fee £250 + VAT

20% discount if you book a place on both the Photography and Videography courses
Use Promo Code VIDPHCOMBO on checkout


Skill level

Intermediate – attendees should have a basic photography capture knowledge and preferably some image editing experience


Adobe Lightroom – although the principles taught will apply to most editing packages. This is a ‘hands-on’ course, so feel free to bring a laptop and some of your own aerial photographs to work with.

Course Instructor – Jake Sugden

Jake Sugden - PhotographerJake Sugden is an established commercial photographer who added an aerial capability to his practice 4 years ago. As a successful multi-disciplinary stills photographer Jake has honed his editing technique into an efficient workflow, which he shares with aspiring aerial photographers in this information-packed course.

Jake has studied Documentary Photography and is a Licentiate Member of the Royal Photographic Society. He has run his commercial photography practice for the last ten years supplying design agencies with property imagery. For the last four years, he has been documenting the rebuilding of a 1938 ‘superyacht’ Shemara for a private client – a process that documented every single detail of the rebuild and resulted in a 70,000 image archive, and hours of video for the National Maritime Museum.

Water, coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. Lunch will be provided in the AV8 restaurant just a few yards from our training centre

“I have 10 years experience in commercial photography, working for building professionals, and design agencies, all over the UK. My passion for property photography comes from a lifelong love of architecture; my current personal project is photographing Edwin Lutyens’ properties from the air.  For me, aerial photography is a logical extension of my commercial practice because it fills the gap that turns a good project into a visual feast.” Jake Sugden

The valuable experience of a highly successful professional photographer. In particular, learning about Jake’s workflow and organised image storage was really great. It was very reassuring and encouraging to learn the strategy of a photographer of Jake’s reputation and wealth of experience. I had only just started using Adobe Lightroom and seeing the huge value it can add to the process from a professional’s point of view was fantastic. I have already started implementing Jake’s system. Overall a brilliant course that will prove invaluable in my working life a a photographer Joel Grufferty

I found the whole course extremely useful. Even in areas that I already had experience, Jake’s thoughts and explanations were helpful. James Ladocha

Jake is an excellent workshop leader and speaker. Everything was explained in logical order, clearly, with humour and all questions answered. Clearly, he has a great deal of skill and professional experience as a photographer which we were very lucky to have been exposed to. Mike Calnan