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Your photography goals are achievable! Brain overload kills our passion just some simple steps and you will fall in love with the process!

Brand identity

Educated on how to find you niche and define your audience. It is important to define you brand mission (the why). You need a story to promote your brand this identifies the emotion appeal. Then educated how to put it all together.


You want to up your game as a photographer? You need to know your camera and understand how light works these are the key ingredients.
To start with you need to know basic business skills. And how to support yourself when getting started or if you have a low month of sales. This will all become clear with some simple methods.


I will share my experiences with you and with the help of other professional we will endeavor to give you the best of our knowledge. With the resources I will provide you will be armed to create a profitable business and sustain it.


Why do we always over-complicate things as an artist? When all you just need to do is focus on the task in hand. Making time for yourself is also really important as it is talking to other people in your field. That why we will have a creative group so we can share ideas and lift each other up to achieve your goal.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." - Steve Jobs -

Photo Kandi offers all the resources you will need to become a professional photographer! Education is the key to success!

The company

How many of you can relate to this quote? “Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made” How many of you end up doing everything apart from your passion because your head gets locked in to too many thoughts at once and it is easier to watch a box set of the latest T.V shows. 
 So, how could I make this easier for you by offering education to help you achieve your goals. It’s not easier, believe me, I have had them down days photographers blocks but you learn to rest and give your brain to digest everything. You do not run a marathon on a full stomach so why burn yourself out with worry and kill your passion. I will educate you on how to still earn money on your rest days so yeah! You will have time to watch that box set and not worry.

Our philosophy

Our actual achievements will always look different than your original definition of success. That's not because they weren't successful or exciting, it's that there are an infinite number of variables that will go into each of your successes and each one will indelibly leave their marks on you. 
As you arrive at the dollar amount, business valuation or other moment of success, it always looks a little different than how you originally imagined. So yes, define success, but be open to the possibility it will be the essence, not the carbon copy, of your original vision.

We should keep our dreams within the realm of possibility — difficult but possible — and make every effort to achieve them.

Our Mission

To provide high-quality education and training in photography with Courses and Workshops designed to inspire you and help you achieve your creative goals. We strongly believe that you have the potential not only of success but also of fulfilment and greatness as creative individuals. I strongly believe the learning process in photography or in developing any other skill must be enjoyable in order to love the subject and succeed throughout every step of the learning curve

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    A Commitment to providing photography education promoting continuous improvement and professional growth.

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    I will commit to working together to support the growth and development of all members through sharing of information, skills, and knowledge to achieve success.

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    Continuous superior achievement through high ethical standards, strong work ethic, conscientious of the environment, trustworthiness/honesty, determination, critical thinking, service to others, correct vocabulary, and continuing education. Build on the talent of instructors through collaboration, experiences, and growth opportunities.

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    The long game

    Since 2010, Photo Kandi has wanted to help the community effort with the goal of ending homelessness and support people in poverty in the United Kingdom. Until 2019 I didn’t know how this was going to be achieved. Supporting a plan set out by Housing First it is achievable and London has seen great success in the model. I envision a community in which everyone has a stable home and the resources needed to maintain it. It is really possible. Photo Kandi creating a charity to achieve this goal. We will do this through affiliating marketing products that every photographer uses. The discounts you will receive know that a percentage will be used to help our staff and go straight into the charity. I will always be transparent where all the money goes. That way we can keep to out mission statements.


  • "Incredible photographer, extremely professional and a gifted lady. Really knowledgeable in her field"

    Chris Knight - Enlight - Sound, Lighting & Events
  • "extremely professional and has an eye for detail. The best photographer I have employed to capture the colours correctly for my shows"

    SJ Grevett - DMX Productions

DAWN TOLMIE - Founder/Photographer

Photo Kandi is a natural light, studio and on-location photography service. Founded in 2013, Dawn Tolmie became quickly renowned for her European events and natural light photography. Today, Photo Kandi is a photographer who helps people and brands all over the world


Our roots stem from the Mobile DJ industry and we continue to offer services based around our core business case. Through recommendations we often work in combination with other businesses within the event-service segment due to our reliability and understanding of dance floor psychology.

Andrew Marc - Creative Design Agency

Logo Design & Brand Identity. A logo is often the first contact a prospective customer has with your brand. We create memorable, simple & appropriate logos that give you edge over your competitors.

"If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist". - Annie Leibovitz-


  • Against The Wind

    Action Photography
  • Autumn Nature

    Photo Shop
  • Portraits

  • Coffee Time

    Product Photography
  • Contracts

  • Scandinavian Red

  • Belly Dance

    Action Photography
  • Landscape

    Landscape Photograpahy
  • Help?

    Camera Education
  • Identifying your niche

    Building a brand
  • Singer

    Lowlight Photography
  • Site Builder

    CRM site for photographers
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -

We want to make the world beautiful. You can use our love & passion!

Get in touch

Photo Kandi operates in an industry built on trust. This can only be achieved though communication and experienced support. You will always be talking to a human! All your questions will be screened and a speciality will give you a honest answer to the best of their knowledge. You do not have to take advise solely from Photo Kandi. In fact, we encourage you to explore all your options. If you have a questions or interested in learning more about our services drop a message and I will endeavor to answer your question in a timely manner.


Hi, Dawn here the owner of Photo Kandi. I’ve always believed in transparency on the web and so I am disclosing that I sometimes included certain products and links to those products on this site that I will earn an affiliate commission for any purchases you make. My goal with this website and blog is to help educate you on the possibilities that exist for photographers, but please understand I am doing this as a for-profit business and, frankly, so should you with your site unless you have some charitable endeavour in mind. Know that a percentage of the money goes to keep Photo Kandi running and provides more value to your life’s. The other percent will go to help people in poverty and the homeless and I will be fully transparent on the charity side and you will receive updates.