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Portrait Photography Courses

Portrait Photography Courses

Our Portrait Photography courses will help you understand candid, urban, posed and naturally-lit portraiture. Exploring a range of portraiture types, from family to fine art and fashion, you will be guided by our professional portrait photographer, learning how to add drama, mood and texture to your images. 

You will work with a model throughout our photography lessons and receive hints and tips to help develop your personal style and build your confidence. Some theory will also be provided to hep establish the keys skills and techniques of portrait photography.

A few words from our students

Karen

The tutor was engaging, informative, approachable and helpful, and the studio space ideal for the course.

Lara

The tutor created a wonderful learning environment and made sure that everyone got something out of the course.


Portrait Photography Courses Content

On location and in a studio with your tutor and a model, you will receive hints, tips and practical advice covering:

  • Introduction to portrait styles and types
  • Working with natural light, hard and soft light
  • Storytelling with portraits
  • Portrait composition
  • Capturing moving subjects and candid shots
  • Working with studio lighting and equipment

Read Head of Photography Ross Gamble's top tips for portrait photography.

Level

A good understanding of basic exposure and your camera’s manual settings is advised.

Styles

Working with a model throughout the course, you will practice camera techniques, poses and work on concepts in a studio and on location.

Equipment

You will be required to provide a DSLR or mirrorless camera with full manual controls.

Our Approach

Our photography classes are designed to fully equip you with the technical knowledge you need to get the most out of your photography, and provide you with projects and exercises to utilise your creativity. The classes are limited to a small size, so our tutors are able to offer you the technical support you need, give you practical hands-on experience and constructive feedback to develop your photography skills.

All of our classes involve focussed, classroom based theory learning, but major on practical exercises. We are committed to offering an enjoyable experience as we guide you through comprehensive technical training and build your confidence as you explore your creative ideas and experimenting with various techniques.

Get involved

If you want to get to know other students, read tips and tricks from industry professionals, and get your own work reposted, follow the City Academy Photography Instagram.

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12 NovFri10:00-16:001 dayRoss GamblePhotoion Studio, Waterloo£149.00
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HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

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

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 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 the 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.

DATEDAYTIME (BST)DURATIONTUTORVENUEPRICEBOOKING
12 NovFri10:00-16:001 dayRoss GamblePhotoion Studio, Waterloo£149.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 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 the 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.

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER SCHOOLS

Take your pictures to the next level with our five-day Photography Summer School. Gaining a further understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOLS

Use state of the art filmmaking and post-production equipment to write, direct and edit a short film in the Adult Filmmaking Summer School

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