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Who Are We?

Darren Woolway ARPS

Head Tutor

Specialism: Automotive

Favourite Joke: What did the big chimney say to the little chimney? You’re too young to smoke!

About: Darren was born in the UK and is based in London. Coming from a design background of all the commercial subjects Darren has the opportunity to capture his interest resides in cars. The dynamic shape is what grabs his interest, openly admitting the engine bay is a minefield to him. Read more>>>

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David Tovey


 Weddings and Families

Favourite Joke: What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!

About: David was born in the UK and is based in Maidstone. Having worked in the paper market for many years his knowledge is invaluable when it comes to photography. Having photographed hundreds of weddings, mainly with natural light Davids approach adds extra variety to our courses.

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Dora Szekfi LLB

Teaching Assistant

Specialism: Brand Awareness

Favourite Joke: What does a fish say when it runs into a wall? DAM!

About: Dora originates from Hungary having moved to the UK in 2007 to learn English. Although a successful chef, Dora returned to university graduating with a Law with Business degree in 2014. Dora has a creative mind for marketing and always produces new innovative ideas and ways of thinking.

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Dora Szekfi LLB

Raid Photographic was established in November 2012 by Darren Woolway an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society. Based in London and the South East of England projects are carried out globally. Concentrating mainly on commercial and advertising photography our photographers also partake in Editorial projects. Through different projects and events we have worked with many royalty and celebrities including Jessie J and JLS, HRH The Prince of Luxembourg, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Raid Photographic teaches a range of photographic courses from basic photography classes to studio work and post production techniques, from Nov 2012 –  Nov 2015 1800 students attended our basic photography workshops. 93% of students would recommend our courses to a friend. All our tutors are practicing photographers ensuring all information and techniques remain current and up to date. In 2016 the plan is to develop this further to allow online training.

Mission Statement

To create compelling content that educates, informs, inspires & promotes business growth through the photographic archival medium.

Core Values

✓ To provide the quality of services at the prices we have quoted.
✓ To live up to the ethical standards of our profession.
✓ To promote honest business
✓ To be fun and enthusiastic to work with.
✓ To Capture, Create and Inspire.
✓ To meet deadlines on time and on budget.
✓ To be reliable, to produce the same quality of results, meeting or exceeding expectations.
✓ To ensure a safe working environment for our staff and our clients.
✓ To give employees freedom of initiative and creativeness.
✓ To continually look for improvement and innovation.