Photography

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.

Learn more about the Photography department here at Build; read our photography students' stories; discover top tips for making money from your photography and we've also added some tips on Photographing London.

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  1. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018 (and 17 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

  2. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    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

  3. Instagram like a pro: shoot > edit > post

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Baffled by Instagram? Learn the basics as well as how to use Instagram and other apps to edit photos and short film clips. Whatever your interest - visual arts, music or other passions - you can benefit from developing creative professional Instagram skills on this exciting practical course. Please ensure you’ve downloaded the Instagram app to your phone before the session to enable you to create posts during the workshop. The session includes an outside location photo walk.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Colour management in photography workshop

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Urban photography

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn 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. This course will take place both in the photography studio and on different locations in London.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. London evening photography walks

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore and discover London through a series of evening photography walks around five different locations rich in photographic potential.The walks include the River Thames, Regent's Canal, the Barbican, Canary Wharf and Brick Lane. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Improving your photography composition and colour

    Course Date: Sun 15 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Improve your commercial skills: the 10-minute portrait

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this headshot photography course you'll learn professional techniques, how to light and take portraits creatively and process your images using Adobe Lightroom.

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

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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Documentary and photojournalism summer school

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    This challenging and dynamic summer school has a strong practical base. With guidance from a working documentary photographer, you'll learn new skills, improve your composition, work on location assignments and develop your photographic style.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Food and drink photography

    Food and drink photography

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Gain essential techniques for photographing food and drink. Learn about equipment requirements, exposure, composition, lighting and successful propping. Some basic photographic knowledge is required.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Photography for beginners intensive

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Gain introductory-level technical skills in camera handling and photography. Build your confidence by learning about exposure, shutter speed, aperture and different types of lighting for indoor and outdoor work. Explore new composition skills to produce visually interesting images.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  12. Restaging paintings using photography

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn to apply simple lighting skills to create evocative and dramatic fine art photographs of people and still life inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and the Dutch masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Portrait photography summer school

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Studio photography and lighting summer school

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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