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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  1. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £209.00

  2. Photography taster

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Experience 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Film lighting workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use lights the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Studio photography and lighting

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 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

  5. Lightroom for photographers

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 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: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  6. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

  7. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  8. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  9. Create a short film in 5 weeks

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This practical course will guide you through all the film making processes including scripting, filming and recording sound and editing and exporting your own short film. This course will be held at Build although some filming may take place off site.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  10. Build Pro: beginners' photography intensive

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Build 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  11. Contemporary art photography

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Become an expert in the fine art world of contemporary photography. Learn about the history, concepts and theories behind the art form, and the technology and techniques now influencing it. Develop practical skills to realise your own creative ideas, discuss your photography portfolio with others, and learn about platforms to showcase your work on the commercial fine art market. Please note: this course has a break week on Friday 20th October.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Photography club

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Introducing 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. To book individual sessions book your place via Eventbrite. Cost £30 per session:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-club-vy390-tickets-49641973479?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  13. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Course Date: Sun 30 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  14. Essential business skills for photographers

    Essential business skills for photographers

    Course Date: Mon 1 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking of taking your photography professional but daunted by running your own business? Get to grips with the basics in this workshop covering a range of vital business skills, from finance to marketing, to help you establish your own successful photographic practice.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Retouching your photographs for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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