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The Best Photography Workshops in London

Good photography workshops in London can set you on a solid path to becoming a professional, or a really good amateur.

Perhaps you've come out of lockdown with a renewed spirit to take up a creative hobby, or maybe you're simply looking to up your Insta photo game. Whatever it is, there are plenty of amazing workshops you can visit to learn photography in London.

The capital has many photography courses catering for all types of experience, from camera newbies to those who know a thing or two about taking the perfect shot.

Covering everything from portraits, landscapes, animals or fashion, there’s a plethora of photography workshops in London that will explain how us professionals make it look so simple! Most of the time… If you want to watch those social likes roll in, these are the workshops to check out in London.

Amazing Photography Workshops in London

London School of Photography

5 Southampton Place, WC1A 2DA,

Break into the world of photography with one of the many workshops at this prestigious London venue, located a stone’s throw away from Holborn underground station. The London School of Photography has both evening and weekend workshops which are broken down into levels, depending on your experience. The school also offers specially focused sessions for specific subjects, including studio lighting, and mastering food and product shots.

Hampstead Heath photography workshop

Heath Life Education Centre, NW5 1NA,

This photography workshop is best for those looking to capture nature and wildlife, with the glorious London heath providing endless photo opportunities. It covers all the bases too, explaining shapes, contrast, tone, texture, and composition. The classes include a group discussion, as well as editing and printing tutorials, so attendees will get to take away a print of their work.

Bright Rooms

95A Rye Ln, SE15 4ST,

Photographer Eddie Otchere, and filmmaker Dan Fontanelli set up this open-access darkroom and studio on the fourth storey of Peckham Levels back in 2017. Regular film-developing and darkroom-printing workshops are held within this now iconic South London venue, alongside popular analogue photography walks.

Open City

Architecture education organisation, Open City holds regular photography tours, helping Londoners to see their city in a whole new light. Among the courses is a two-and-a-half hour tour of the city, starting at St Paul's. The tours are led by architectural photographers, who will guide walkers through pitfalls to avoid and techniques to use to get the best images of the capital illuminated at night.

Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH,

One of the best one-day photography workshops in London, and the perfect introduction to the technical basics you'll need to capture the shots you want. The six-hour crash course runs through how to navigate a camera’s settings, essentially by teaching you how to control exposure. Take this workshop, and you'll never be stuck on automatic mode again!

Photoion Photography School

14 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RJ,

If your insta food game is weak, dress up your #brunch with the help of a good food photography workshop. This specialised class walks attendees through the technical elements, covering lighting, settings and lenses. It also explores different backdrops and props that help enhance those mouth-watering food shots. Alongside food photography, Photoion offers a wide range of courses and workshops for photographers of all experience levels and interests.


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