Providing UK's Leading Photography Courses
1064 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS


Here's what some of our students say about us.

Chris Humphries

Tomorrow is my last day of my 5 weeks with First Point Photography doing my diploma and work experience. It has honestly been one of the greatest things I have ever done. Not just learning about becoming a photographer but everything that goes hand in hand. The staff at the studio are amazing very welcoming and very professional. The models that I worked with children and adult have been fantastic and fun to work with. During my time on work experience they have made me feel like part of the team. Working on day to day jobs in the studio dealing with customers orders from creating DVD'S of customers images to processing there orders into prints and then onto handing over the final products. Working on their photo shoots and even a little modeling myself. My personal photography has gone from strength to strength with their knowledge playing a vital part in that. I would just like to say a big thank you to you all for everything that you have helped me achieve so far.

Dawn Gibson

I done the 2 week course with FPP, started out a complete newby and now got confidence in my self to take great pictures and edit them afterwards. Fantastic course and great teachers! I done the 2 week placement with them straight after and I can honestly say I loved it, learned so many different things, if anyone is Interested in doing either a course or placement with these guys, go ahead and do it, you will not be disappointed.

James Brown

For anyone wanting to advance their portrait or wedding photography or their Photoshop skills there can be no better place to go than First Point Photography. Paul, Stacey and Jo offer what I believe is the most comprehensive guidance available, and it is all delivered with great care and attention. I have just finished a course with them and it exceeded all my hopes and expectations. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Glen Donald

Excellent, loved it, incredibly hands on and the whole team will do anything they can to help you with all aspects of the course and beyond. Can not praise first point photography enough, fairly gutted my course has come to end its been brilliant

Sam Gribble

This is a first rate studio, run by a first rate team. It was a pleasure to spend 2 weeks on the City and Guilds course- I learnt so much and had a great time. It was over too fast! Miss you all already- thanks so much, Paul, Stacey and Jo. XX

Sue Cope

I have had the most amazing 10 days working with these guys, Paul, Stacey, Jo and all the models. I have learnt so much and built up my confidence in many areas of my photography. Nothing has been to much trouble and they are all keen to help and guide you in the right direction. Thanks guys you are such an inspiration and i am looking forward to getting to spend some more time with you hopefully this year.

Frank Skinner

Thank you Paul Stacey and smile" Jo my two portfolio’s are on route ready for the 4th of July, I would like to thank you all very much for the two course's, I’ve started doing photographing and with all the tips I got from you Paul and the great tip from you Stacey I enjoyed the second week with the blur photography with the ones I have of you Stacey, they are great shots I am pushing my self forwards and upwards this is all down to your studio, plus Jo keep smiling and do my modeling you are great at it Paul got a great staff he needs to keep them close, I am waiting to build my studio in my home to work from and to link into the service family’s thanks again cheers for every thing take care frank.

Drew Stitt

Just completed a 1-week course with this studio. Learned so much over the week about all aspects of Photography & enjoyed it so much I have booked a second week course. Staff fantastic. Great all round experience & recommend it highly.

Phil Bugg

Just completed the 10 day course. Really enjoyed it and learned so much. The staff are top class and I recommend this company to anyone. Thanks guys

Wayne Lewis

Thank you to Paul, Jo and all the amazing models for the best photography course I've ever been on. I've learnt so much in a short space of time. Highly recommended

Howard Jackson

Thanks for an excellent 2 weeks. Really well run, lots of fun and I learnt so much. Cheers Paul, Jo and Stacey.

James Frost

Thank you Paul, Stacey and Jo for a very enjoyable and fun 15 days, I've learn lots while having a laugh with you guys, thank you to all the amazing models too I enjoyed every shoot I did, too ratings for this course. Thanks guys.

Paul Plumridge

Brilliant team, great training, excellent facilities can't recommend them highly enough. Many thanks for the training, tips and guidance, my photography has leapt forward thanks to Paul Stacey and Jo

Richard Bond

I did the 2 week Course and can say it is first class, being informative with sound instruction throughout. Seriously thinking about a refresher soon

Anita Orban-Magashazy

Thank you all your helps and advises on the wedding course. We learnt a lot. We can't wait to use the all new techniques.

Dave Murray

Thanks to all at First Point for a very professionally run course, learnt so much in 2 weeks, looking forward to 3rd week! Cannot recommend the courses highly enough!!

John Baldock LRPS,LBPPA

I know it has been a long time since i did your course but feel that a thank you is still in order, as the week spent in Poole at your studio was money well spent.  It gave me the get up and go for it attitude, and i have been doing weddings & portraits professionally for three years and would liketo think that your time and input has gone a long way into my picture taking, dont get me wrong it can be very lonely at times when your working, but the look on the Bride&grooms faces when you deliver the images just does not get any better. I would always recommend your course to anyone wanting to be serious about this profession, and even three years on if i call you for advice nothing seems to much trouble. Once again Paul i thank you.

Debbie Moylan

I attended your course last year and loved every minute of it. I met some lovely people on the course and all the staff were amazing. The course taught me so much, and spurred me on to set up my own business, which is running successfully, and in fact I am so busy I can hardly keep up sometimes! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone as I know that they will benefit from it as much as I did. Thank you all so much, it was certainly life changing.

Andy Wright

Just a quick mail to say a big thank you to all of you for your tuition, help & support during my week long photography course in late December. The knowledge & experience gained during the course has helped me immensely. Your relaxed & friendly method of teaching, together with the fun atmosphere (thanks to the other students) made the whole experience very enjoyable.  Having returned home with a vast portfolio of excellent photos, and the knowledge & confidence to build a successful business, I can & will highly recommend your courses to anyone wishing to turn their hobby into a living. Please could you also pass on my thanks to all the models who took part during the week. Again, their friendliness, professionalism & especially their patience was most appreciated. Thanks again, and a happy new year to you all!


Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the course last week. I found the pace, variation and content excellent and very well structured. I was planning to resign from my current job at the end of the year and 'make a go of it' and the course has given me an even greater enthusiasm and inspiration to do this. I've spent the weekend looking back to the photos I've taken over the course of the last week and I don't think I've ever learnt so much in such a short space of time.  Thanks again to you and your staff. It's been money very well spent.

Tony Jackson

Thank you for an excellent week at your studio. Thank you to Paul and Stacey for their help, advice, skills & teaching me how to get the best from my photography and photoshop skills. Thoroughly enjoyed my time with you guys and would definitely recommend the course to others wanting to learn. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly to us all on the course and throughout the week. A BIG Thank you to all the models and families who posed for us too. A very well run course, fun, friendly and very beneficial to me personally for my future work up here in Newcastle. I wish you continued success and would love to keep in touch with you guys in the future. Once again, Thank you.