OUR CLASSES

PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS


During our Photography Foundation course you will learn the following technical skills:

  • Balancing exposure with aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Using aperture and shutter speed creatively
  • Understanding compositional techniques 
  • Working with natural and artificial light
  • Focal length and choosing the correct lens
  • White balance (presets and manual)
  • Basic photography editing skills
  • training
    Type Photography
  • training
    Training Portrait, Lifestyle, Movement, Documentary, Street, Portfolio
  • level
    Level Beginners or those with some experience
  • training
    Equipment Bring a camera with full manual controls

PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION COURSE CONTENT


DAY 1 - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Foundation starts in a studio environment - working with a portrait photographer you’ll develop your own style whilst practicing a range of different techniques.

  • Experiment with aperture to capture different emotions in your portraits
  • Work with natural and artificial lighting to give your portrait a different feel
  • Play with composition and framing to create different images
  • Learn how to work with a model to give you the photo you want

DAY 2 - LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

On day 2 you’ll learn how to take stunning lifestyle images - from products to food - see how commercial product photography works.

  • Use creative set-ups and arrangements for close up product shots
  • Use aperture to create interesting backdrops to give texture
  • Learn how to light a product with natural/artificial lighting

DAY 3 - MOVEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn about the intricacies of Movement Photography during day three - you’ll work with a dancer to take capture moments of inspiration.

  • Develop your timing skills and work on your ‘decisive moment’
  • Use shutter speed creatively to freeze or blur motion
  • Experiment with camera modes: manual and shutter/aperture priority

DAY 4 - DOCUMENTARY/STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Take to the streets of London to learn about Documentary and Street photography. Now you’ve developed the technique and skills start to think about your personal style.

  • Learn how to capture moments in time that tell a story
  • Play with the composition rules you’ve learnt earlier in the week to give your images personality

DAY 5 - PORTFOLIO

Having explored a range of photography styles throughout the week, the last day of the course will look at Portfolio building.

  • Learn basic editing principles to enhance your images
  • Receive individual critique and feedback from your tutor on selected images
  • Curate 3 images from your first 4 days to be professionally printed.
 
 

Classes starting soon


Date 28 Jan - 01 Feb
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:00
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Photography Tutors
Venue City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price
Date 01 Apr - 05 Apr
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:00
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Photography Tutors
Venue City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
28 Jan - 01 Feb 
Mon 
10:00-17:00 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 
01 Apr - 05 Apr 
Mon 
10:00-17:00 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS:


Our students talk us through what they learnt over the 5 days, about their camera, and themselves!

Class Photography Foundation
Date 28 Jan - 1 Feb
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Photography Tutors
Venue City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price
Class Photography Foundation
Date 1 Apr - 5 Apr
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Photography Tutors
Venue City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
28 Jan - 1 Feb
Mon 
10:00 - 17:00 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 
1 Apr - 5 Apr
Mon 
10:00 - 17:00 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Photography Foundation venues


Photography Foundation tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.