Photography, video and film making

From taking digital photographs to editing images; from capturing candid portraits and fast moving action to inspiring landscapes, our classes cover a variety of skills and subjects - with a bigger than ever range of digital photography. Our photography courses take place at our studio in Covent Garden, solely dedicated to photography practise and teaching. Come and enjoy the new facilities, a relaxed environment and expert tutors.

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Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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Photography

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  1. London's bridges: photography in context

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wish you could capture the beauty of the bridges spanning the Thames? Get down to the river with your camera and explore the diverse architectural designs of bridges on the Thames and elsewhere in London, discovering their history, and learning the secrets to successful architectural photography.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Photographing gardens around London

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this practical course discover some of London’s urban gardens and explore their photographic potential from close ups of plants to their context in an urban landscape.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always 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, landscape, 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already 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

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  6. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Interested 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Photographing interiors

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at the beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines? Learn the secrets of the photography of interiors from the old and grand to the domestic and contemporary. Explore the equipment and composition, and discover editing and processing techniques to produce your own professional-looking images.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Mindful photography

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How often do you walk or drive to work and barely notice what you’re passing? How many hundreds of images do you snap on your phone and never download? Join this inspirational course to learn the invaluable skills of mindfulness - or being in the moment - and apply these same principles to your photography for a real boost to your photographic style, confidence in your work, and your overall wellbeing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Photographing jewellery

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Need to photograph jewellery for your website or leaflets? Discover how to get the most effective images with even the most simple digital camera. Learn how to shoot macro, photograph against backgrounds, use light and contrast, and prepare images for web and print, bringing a real touch of professionalism to your promotional materials.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Timelapse photography

    Course Date: Thu 21 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Put some movement into your photographs - quite literally - with the magic of time-lapse and stop motion film-making. This exciting practical course introduces you to all the skills you'll need to shoot, edit and output your own simple time-lapse or stop motion movie using stills photography.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always 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. Tutors: Conrad Blakemore (VY687), Matthew Ward (VY654), Michael Harding (VY762), Armelle Skatulski (VY761), Sara Leigh Lewis (VY927).

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  13. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about shooting and processing raw images? Want to try out the software used by many of the world's best photographers? Capture One Pro is a professional-grade image capture and raw file processing software; learn how to use the program, tethered with your digital SLR camera, for working in professional environments.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Video editing: Adobe Premiere Pro intensive

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast-paced, practical course provides an invaluable introduction to this exciting, industry-standard software. Learn the fundamentals of digital editing and its conventions, as well as technical features specific to Premiere Pro CC, and how to construct an effective narrative.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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