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.
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Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioThinking 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: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 12 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: £339.00Senior fee: £339.00Concession: £339.00
Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLighten 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: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £209.00
Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioExperience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Photoshop) and create a high quality print to take away with you.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 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: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, tungsten and ‘cold’ lights (fluorescent/led) to enhance your portrait and still life photography.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. We'll use Adobe Photoshop and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £36.00
Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre you a fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone. Join our practical course introducing Photoshop's basic functions, including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £229.00
Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn some of the basic technical and compositional skills to photograph the urban landscape and its architecture. Explore ways to tell a story about urban life through your photographs.Additional blurb: This course will take place both in the photography studio and on different locations in London.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £149.00
Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 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: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £229.00
Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn how to use Photoshop to enhance your photographs. Explore basic retouching techniques including enhancing colour, removing unwanted items, clearing skin imperfections and reshaping objects and people.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteLocation photography at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Enjoy unique access to the interiors, exteriors, extensive grounds and meet residents of the Hospital.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioTransform the presentation of your photographs. Explore new ways to create a photographic book to professional standards using technology that can be accessed on the web.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioBuild Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this beginners photography course you will learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, colour balance, photo composition, lighting, and shooting inside and outdoors.Full fee: £329.00Senior fee: £329.00Concession: £329.00
Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioIntroducing tutor-led photography sessions that can be booked individually as required.
Individual sessions are bookable through Eventbrite or you may also wish to do the whole course and enjoy a new subject every week. Build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. The cost of a single module is £30. .Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £299.00