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group photography in Derby studio


The studio is spacious and child-friendly, super for action pictures

fun photography in derby studio

Whilst close to the city centre, the studio has free and easy car parking, right next to the studio. You can relax during your time at the studio, not worrying about parking fines. Hurray!

We're one of the only city studios to boast this facility!

free and easy car parking near the Derby photography studio

Chill out with a complimentary drink in our homely reception area, taking in the unique atmosphere...

relaxing reception area at the Derby photographer studio
whilst children have fun with the toys, or rummage through our magical box of dressing-up clothes!
kids having fun in the derby portrait studio
children have fun at mill photo studio
Even pets are welcome at the mill...
pets at the mill portrait studio in Derby
though bring your own sausages!
pets at the studio
See the pictures flashed onto a screen as they're taken
see the pictures instantly in the Derby studio for photographers
make-up area
We have a changing room a make-over area with full length mirrors
viewing theatre

At viewings you can see all the pictures on our large screen


your experience
photography sessions

The Photographer Profile: Nigel Tissington

derby photographer

Originally from, and now back living in the Darley Abbey area, Nigel has worked in photography in studios, business and universities in and around London, Birmingham and Derby over many years

This experience means you benefit from expert camera, photo-editing and printing skills, resulting in top class service and product


Nigel, who studied photography in the (now) University of Central England, in the days of black and white darkroom in the nineteen-seventies, has worked in photography since, and is therefore experienced in both the technical and business aspects required for delivering for you a professional photography service


Nigel Tissington (who is a grand-parent) has photographed portraits for children in studios in Derby and London, in playgroups, nurseries and schools, and in-store projects over many years

Press work for local authorities has lead Nigel to work with children in press and documentary photography throughout Derbyshire, for Derbyshire County Council

Nigel has also taught children in primary school (as part of out-reach programmes in Adult Education for Derbyshire County Council)


Nigel has worked with digital photo-editing software, from before the creation of 'Photoshop', and has advanced skills in both corrective and artistic photography editing


Nigel has devised and taught courses in traditional and digital photography for Adult Education for Derbyshire County Council, throughout the county, for Derby City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council

Courses include City & Guilds' and GCSE (when he also worked as a mentor to lecturers), staff training for both Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Constabulary. Nigel has also lectured at University level, at the University of Derby


Nigel produces giclée prints for artists for exhibition use

Nigel's own limited edition fine art giclée prints have been exhibited recently at Conkers Art Gallery in Derbyshire, and are currently stocked by Leabrooks Art Gallery in Derbyshire, and a number of retail outlets in Derby


The studio is happy to support children's charities, and welcomes approaches from relevant causes

The Mill Photo Studio has been established for over four years, and has seen lots of fun, laughter, and superb photography. Be part of this, please contact us... we aim to have delighted clients


how to book
Please phone the studio to make an appointment

gift vouchers
to any value

£25 booking fee: £25 at shoot, thank you

All cards (except American Express), we take payments by phone or at the studio; cheques; paypal; cash; bacs

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access to studio

The Old Mill Photography Studio is on the top floor of Middle Mill, with a lift for goods only (64 steps) Please let us know of access issues at the time of booking

There is free and easy car-parking

The studio's brilliant for groups too! With a fifty foot depth, the space accommodates big family parties, of up to fifty people

This makes the studio amongst the largest portrait studios in Derbyshire, so you have no limit on the number of people you bring. The more the merrier!
the Mill Photo Studio

The Mill Photo Studio is special, set spectacularly along the top floor of the historic olde mill, part of the World Heritage site, and bursting with character

With its Grade One listed status, the Mill is as architecturally as important as Saint Paul's Cathedral in London...

yet we have the bonus of being situated in a pretty village, beside a picturesque river and surrounded by beautiful parkland too!

We've retained many original features of the working mill in our studio, and use its rustic photogenic qualities in some of our photography

Enjoy views over the Derbyshire countryside in the day or experience the special atmosphere, during outside darkness

You're sure to be enchanted by your visit...












































































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