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Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Our courses taught by experts and professionals with real world experience. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!
Our online course are live, interactive and usually delivered in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. Onsite courses are delivered at our world class London locations near Covent Garden.
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- London photography: River ThamesCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Michael HardingExplore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential.
The walks revolve around photographing views along the River Thames, from the Aldwych area eastwards to the City, from London Bridge to the Southbank and from Westminster to the newly developed Nine Elms area. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes as you capture places, spaces, objects and people.Full fee £119.00
- Photography for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 18 Apr 2023 (and 16 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Sara EpsteinAlways 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.Full fee £319.00
- Photography studio lightingCourse start date: Tue 20 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryLearn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.Full fee £169.00
- Developing photography skillsCourse start date: Tue 27 Jun 2023 (and 12 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryAlready 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.Full fee £199.00
- Looking at photography: colour and compositionCourse start date: Thu 6 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Michael HardingWant 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00
- Fine art photography: digital printing with Adobe PhotoshopCourse start date: Tue 11 Jul 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Scott PerryWant to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet (or giclee) prints as used by fine art photographers. Get to grips with Adobe Photoshop and our top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.Full fee £179.00
- London street photographyCourse start date: Tue 25 Jul 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.Full fee £199.00
- Introduction to the Wallace CollectionCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowEach week, we'll explore a different aspect of the Wallace Collection looking at its fine and decorative art objects, including paintings, furniture, porcelain and even arms and armour.Full fee £109.00
- Black and white digital photographyCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Sara Leigh LewisShape, form, pattern and texture take on added significance in black-and-white photography. Without colour to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Discover these elements and the basic rules of black and white photography.Full fee £189.00
- Night and low light photographyCourse start date: Tue 14 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Grant SmithDiscover how to capture the bright lights of London’s West End after dark. This course will lead you through Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge and provide feedback on your images in the classroom.Full fee £189.00
- Large format camera workshopCourse start date: Tue 23 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Matthew WardThis hands-on practical photography workshop will enable you to discover the beauty of testing, experimenting and shooting with large-format photography. This is a skilled art form with often spectacular results and offers great potential in how we capture and showcase photographic images. Explore large format camera techniques and equipment from focus control to film loading, with expert guidance, demonstrations, and practical exercises.Full fee £169.00
- Creative nature and landscape photographyCourse start date: Tue 23 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Rachel WeghExplore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.Full fee £169.00
- Two levels of South London: Dulwich and Crystal PalaceCourse start date: Tue 9 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Richard WatkinsThrough 4 walking tours explore the development of 2 south London areas: Dulwich and Crystal Palace.
First meeting place: The College Old Gates, the intersection of Dulwich Village, Gallery Road, College Road. West Dulwich and North Dulwich stations nearby also served with local buses.Full fee £89.00
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