Copyright Derek Simpson Photography


Teaching?…….. I LOVE teaching

Being able to share the things I am most passionate about to other people is a joy and a privilege.

Photography is immediate, exciting and everyone can enjoy it regardless of age, ability or background.

I began my journey teaching in secondary schools where I spent 10 years honing my craft. Nowadays, I work with individuals and organisations to create education programmes and workshops that give people the tools with which to creatively express themselves; and most importantly…. have some fun and take awesome pictures!


'My son absolutely loved his inspiring photography workshop and he learned some brilliant new skills. Highly recommended courses, run by a very inspiring lady who couldn't be more lovely.'

Weze McIntosh


I especially enjoy working with harder to reach groups with less access to creative opportunities and have written and designed courses for asylum seekers and refugees, NEET and BAME young people, new Mums and Dads and community groups.

You can see some of my students’ work here.




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