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: Tue 16 Oct 2018 (and 13 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.

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

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    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Build photography course

    Build photography course

    Course Date: Wed 17 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography.

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

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    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  3. Build Pro: event photography

    Course Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Transform 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  4. Mindful photography all levels

    Course Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mindful Photography takes two disciplines and combines them to create a unique and inspiring course to help promote wellbeing, develop ways of seeing, improve your photography skills and increase your self-confidence.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Lightroom for photographers

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking 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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  6. Photographing London at night: Piccadilly and the West End

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover 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

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    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Photograph City of London architecture

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Create your own photobook in Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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    Fine art digital printing using Photoshop

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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, 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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  11. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Course Date: Sun 11 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent 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: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £219.00

  12. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  13. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018 (and 7 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Portrait photography

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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