Whether you are new to taking photographs, a keen amateur or a professional, we offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend photography courses suited to every level of expertise. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team: [email protected] or call us 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Learn and develop skills and techniques necessary for contemporary photography practice on intensive courses aimed at beginners to advanced. You can pay for your course in installments at our enrolment counter.
Download information on course levels and progression courses for photography in 2018.
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Course Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioTransform your photography into a real income stream by learning the secrets of the fast-growing event photography trade. The art of capturing event guests at large functions posing as couples or groups, and persuading them to buy the prints on-site is a lucrative one. Discover the basics of what you'll need to know, from the photographic technique to the business skills involved.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £229.00
Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLooking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £259.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioDiscover how to capture the bright lights of London’s West End after dark. This two-week course will lead you through Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge and provide feedback on your images in the classroom.
See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn to beautifully capture the stunning architecture around us in London's cityscape. Get out and about on location, discovering different architectural styles and how best to photograph them, considering everything from time of day and angle of view, to how to deal with security guards when photographing in public, and how to effectively edit and process your shots.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to use Adobe Lightroom and Blurb plug-in to create and trial your own print-ready photobook. Whether you’re a photographer, artist or illustrator, this course will show you how to create and publish a book from your images.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £55.00Concession: £42.00
Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioWant to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet and giclee prints as used by the top fine art photographers. Get to grips with Photoshop and top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, experiment with different paper types and inks, and learn the tricks of colour management and printer software.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £199.00
Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlways playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscapes, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.Full fee: £239.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £239.00
Course Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018 (and 13 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlways wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses.Full fee: £279.00Senior fee: £223.00Concession: £170.00
Course Date: Sun 11 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of Photoshop's more sophisticated techniques, essential for professional and aspiring photographers. Speed up your workflow, increase your ability to edit and enhance images and experiment with more complex techniques, for confident, impressive results.Full fee: £219.00Senior fee: £219.00Concession: £219.00
Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteInterested in black and white photography? Learn how to process black and white film like a pro, from paper selection to developing and printing techniques, in one of the best-equipped darkrooms in the country. An essential workshop for photographers of all levels to give their prints that professional edge.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlready know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioExplore creative approaches to photographing people in this practical, four-day course. Learn about simple lighting techniques, composition and formal and informal portraiture, from the street to the studio.Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £259.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioDiscover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteThis is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning
photography skills long the way. Suitable for beginners and more advanced.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioFood blogs are the most popular form of online publishing. Learn how to take professional-looking, mouth-watering photographs to attract even greater audiences to your blog. Learn the essential techniques of food photography, from equipment to composition, exposure, lighting and successful propping.
Improve your writing on this related course – Writing about food: a taster.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £79.00