Training Courses

Aperture : Introduction

One Day Course


This is an Apple authorised course designed for professional photographers and serious amateurs who want to master this revolutionary application for managing, editing and archiving digital photographs.

This comprehensive course takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful photo editing, image retouching, image recognition, proofing, publishing and archiving features. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


    Discount Info
  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Aperture workflow and layouts
    • Importing from a memory card
    • Understanding Camera RAW
    • Using Masters and Versions
    • Rating, editing and outputting images

    Evaluating images
    • Using Quick Preview
    • Grouping images into Stacks
    • Using the Centered Loupe
    • Assigning ratings
    • Using Faces to recognise people
    • Using GPS location data to explore photos by location
    • Assigning a location to an image

    Organising your project
    • Using keywords
    • Using the Metadata inspector
    • Sorting images dynamically
    • Search queries

    Editing your images
    • Editing workflow
    • White balancing
    • Sensor dust and red-eye removal
    • Working with RAW files
    • Using the Recovery slider
    • Using the Exposure slider
  • Correcting tone
    • Adjusting tone before colour
    • Reading a histogram
    • Setting levels
    • Adjusting highlights and shadows
    • Using adjustment presets

    Correcting colour
    • Adjusting white balance with the Eyedropper
    • Lift and stamp
    • Round-trip editing

    Enhancing images
    • Using the Retouch brush
    • Using non-destructive, edge-aware brushes in Aperture
    • Noise reduction
    • Sharpening images
    • Creating multimedia shows

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Value + Choice
Reputation + Feedback

  Our Clients

We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 3579 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed3579
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

"Course was very informative and useful. "

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"As said previously, it was superb! I think you offer a great range of courses and the teachers are brilliant. I could not have had more help or been guided through the course easier and think it is amazing how well you teach in order to get us to learn so much in a couple of days. I will be coming back for more courses no doubt!!!! "

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"providing a good place to learn with up to date hardware and software. "

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"Relevance and messaging. Impartial reviewing of approach and outputs."

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"Tailoring the course to the needs of the group; the trainer, Piers, gave very constructive criticism as well. The general vibe of the surroundings also made me feel instantly comfortable. "

"Organised, efficient, friendly"

"Small class, knowledgable tutor and interactive learning"

"Good demonstration of practical basics. Friendly staff, good facilities"

"- Trainer tried to link to everyones job role which was really effective."

"Very welcoming and attentive staff. Very knowledgeable and engaging speaker"

"Really good at starting with the basics and going at a good pace. I liked that a topic was explained and then we could put it into practice at the computer. Also the lunch was amazing! "

"Communicating! Everything was clearly signposted and set out in a straight forward manner. Everyone has been welcoming and the venue is very comfortable. I'd highly recommend the course, the Iwan (our trainer) and Media Training Ltd. "

"Having a good environment to learn in, having a knowledgeable trainer."

"Friendly staff from the entrance to the end of the course."

"Allowing us to write pieces for our own work which gives us valuable content to take away."

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"great physical space that puts you in the mood to think differently clearly experienced trainer"

"Really enjoyed the style of teaching. The instructor allowed us to play around with the WordPress site on our own. This helped greatly with my understanding "

"informal and comfortable training environment. Patsy was a great teacher (and very patient!)"

"Easy to understand, engaging"

"Excellent trainer. incredibly patient, answered all the questions and made sure we understood it. Excellent food and good number of people they take on for each course."

"Very welcoming staff and great facilities - clean/private classrooms and ideal common space for all classes to assemble. Delicious lunch and aesthetically pleasing work space. Great teacher, Hazel was extremely patient and used good examples/training documents which made everything easy to understand. Small class size was amazing and very much felt like one to one tutoring. From never using InDesign I now feel confident in creating/editing a layout and thoroughly enjoyed coming to the centre. Thank you! "

"Great environment "

"Really interesting, great pace, great teachers and amazing facilities. 10/10 all round. "

"excellent communication on the course "

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"Atmosphere, learning environment, effectiveness. Loved the course."

"Everything. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed it."

"Very attentive trainer, answering all questions"

"Covering learnings in a simple and clear way. Easy to digest and lots to take away. Also really liked it was a small group as it felt more personalised to my needs and wasn't a fear of losing out to anyone who may ask more questions than others in the group."

"Trainer and staff all very friendly and patient. Food was incredible! "

"Great food"

"Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff and relevant information. Loved the food, music and atmosphere!"

"Simon is a very good teacher, his knowledge and delivery of the course is great"

"Well organised and delivered course. Very welcoming "

"Lots of opportunity to use my own examples and test some challenges we have. Liked the small group set up. Great pace, lots covered!"

"Excellent runners who were constantly clearing and helpful. Food was absolutely superb. Atmosphere was very appropriate to deep learning. Our course leader was attentive, constantly tailoring her delivery to our specific needs. I really like the way she kept recapping and checking our learning. Excellent support materials. "

"patient teaching, appropriate examples, useful information, tailored tips (really beneficial) Rob is excellent I was concerned it would be too basic/too advance but it was the exact right amount of learning I needed, any occasion it was too advanced Rob showed us the beginner option. fantastic!"

"Rob is a very good trainer and covers everything you need to know, I highly recommend this course "