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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
    Level A good understanding of basic exposure and your camera’s manual settings is advised.
  • training
    Style Working with a model throughout the course, you will practice camera techniques, poses and work on concepts in a studio and on location.
  • training
    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.

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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.

 
 

Classes starting soon


Date 30 Jan - 05 Mar
Day Thu
Time 18:30-20:30
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00
Date 14 Mar - 15 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30-16:30
Duration 2 days
Tutor Holly McGlynn
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00
Date 16 May - 17 May
Day Sat
Time 10:30-16:30
Duration 2 days
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
30 Jan - 05 Mar 
Thu 
18:30-20:30 
6 weeks 
£249.00 
14 Mar - 15 Mar 
Sat 
10:30-16:30 
2 days 
£249.00 
16 May - 17 May 
Sat 
10:30-16:30 
2 days 
£249.00 

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS:


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

Class Portrait Photography
Date 30 Jan - 5 Mar
Day Thu
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00
Class Portrait Photography
Date 14 Mar - 15 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Duration 2 days
Tutor Holly McGlynn
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00
Class Portrait Photography
Date 16 May - 17 May
Day Sat
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Duration 2 days
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1
Price £249.00
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
30 Jan - 5 Mar
Thu 
18:30 - 20:30 
6 weeks 
£249.00
 
14 Mar - 15 Mar
Sat 
10:30 - 16:30 
2 days 
£249.00
 
16 May - 17 May
Sat 
10:30 - 16:30 
2 days 
£249.00
 
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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.

Portrait Photography venues


  • Bleeding Heart Studios, EC1

    2 Bleeding Heart Yard, Greville Street, London EC1N 8SJ

    Located in the heart of Farringdon in London’s new design district, these state-of-the-art film...

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Portrait Photography 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.

  • Holly McGlynn

    Subjects taught by Holly: Fashion Photography Holly is a Fashion Photographer, and has shot campaigns for the likes of Chanel, Mulberry, Le...

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  • Ross Gamble

    Subjects taught by Ross:Digital Photography for BeginnersPortrait PhotographyRoss is a professional photographer whose work has been publish...

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