Photography is a fun and fascinating hobby which is within everybody's reach and budget. You might be a complete novice starting with a basic camera, already have some experience of using a more serious camera and want to become a better photographer, or you might want to turn your hobby into a dedicated career option. Taking photography courses London gives you all these options, with the added benefits of working alongside others who share the same interests. You also have the advantage of professional and experienced tutors. Whether you want to learn different styles of photography, become a Photoshop expert or learn how to develop photos in a dark-room, you will find many photography courses in London ready to help you develop these new skills.
The London School of Photography is based right in the centre of London at Hatton Garden and offers a full programme of courses and workshops at all levels, aimed at developing the skills of photographers through the coaching methodology of direct personal discovery. Total beginners can start with its Level 1 Photography Workshop where you will get to know your camera inside and out, as well as the craft of framing photos. Professional photographers can learn new skills such as Food and Product Photography, Creative Lighting and Photojournalism. Their full programme can be found here.
It is possible to do full time BA(Hons) courses at various London universities such as the London South Bank, Kingston University and the University of West London. These three year courses are usually assessed on an on-going basis through projects, essays, presentations and exhibitions, providing students with a fully rounded set of camera and creative skills. These skills cover the basics of photography, fashion, editorial and advertising photography, as well as business skills and self-promotion. Courses are specifically designed to lead to careers in photography and creative industries. Entry requirements usually include the submission of a portfolio of previous work. To search for your perfect course, visit the South Bank site here.
Taking a short course can refresh your knowledge and enthusiasm, help you put together a portfolio for a career change or just provide the opportunity to enjoy a hobby in the company of like-minded people. The University of the Arts, London, has colleges across the capital at places such as Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. The wide choice of courses include printmaking, theatre and costume photography and portfolio presentation. For detailed information check out their website. Most boroughs, such as Hillingdon, have adult education centres offering very reasonably priced evening and day-classes in different aspects of photography. Learn how to use your new camera, manipulate computer photography programmes, such as photoshop, and share knowledge and experience while enjoying a fun hobby and making new friends. You never know, it might lead to a whole new career!