Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses

Advanced - Photo by Ally Rowan on Natural Light Portraiture

Advanced - Photograph by Brian Tennant on Lighting for Studio Portraiture

Advanced - Photograph by Richard Wilson on Macro Photography

Advanced - Photograph by John Cumming on a Portraiture tutorial

Advanced - Photograph by Donna Anderson on Light Trails Photography

Advanced - Photo by Angela McLachlan on Lighting for Studio Portraiture

Advanced - Photo by Pauline Downey on Night Light Trails

Advanced Courses


Our Advanced level photography courses will teach you specialised photographic techniques for particular situations and genres of photography. You will learn how to work with your subject and environment as well as with your camera’s settings. You will also gain detailed knowledge of particular specialisations within photography.
Our Advanced level courses are delivered in different ways depending on the subject matter. The methodology we use will be tailored to provide the best learning environment for the material. Please refer to the specific course descriptions for more information.

These courses are designed for those with a firm grasp of their camera’s functions, who are comfortable with full manual control of the camera and are looking to learn new creative techniques or increase their knowledge of a specialist subject.

An Advanced level course is recommended if you are progressing from one of our Intermediate level courses, or if you have significant practical experience of photography, full working knowledge of your camera and full understanding of manual controls.

Advanced Portraiture Courses

Four Hour Lighting for Studio Portraiture
Advanced Courses - Four Hour Lighting for Studio Portraiture

Four Hour Lighting for Studio Portraiture

Price: £90


An introduction for those with limited or no experience of studio photography. Taking place in a professional photography studio this hands on course will teach students how to use studio lighting and light shaping tools.
  • Work with a professional model
  • Practical experience in a professional studio
  • Learn the fundamentals of light
  • Examples of creative lighting setups

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
Saturday 18th November 2pm-6pm Spaces Available
Saturday 21st April 2018 2pm-6pm Spaces Available
Saturday 28th July 2018 2pm-6pm Spaces Available
Saturday 24th November 2018 2pm-6pm Spaces Available

Four Hour Natural Light Portraiture Course
Advanced Courses - Four Hour Natural Light Portraiture

Four Hour Natural Light Portraiture Course

Price: £90


Portraiture is one of the most popular areas of photography, from beautiful outdoor locations to simple indoor photos.  This course will teach you to harness the power of the sun to create stunning portraits.  Learn how to use the weather, pick the ideal location and work with your subject to improve your images, requiring nothing more complex than your camera, the sun and some good advice.

  • Camera Skills: Know the right lenses, the right settings and the right techniques..
  • Lighting Tips: Learn how, where and when to take advantage of the sun for the best effects.
  • Posing Tips: Get the best from your subject, getting the best from confident models and helping shyer subjects come out of their shell.
  • Portfolio Building: We will be working with a professional model, ensuring you have fantastic images to share.

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
New course dates will be announced as previous courses are filled
Sunday 22nd April 2018 3pm-7pm Spaces Available
Saturday 18th August 2018 3pm-7pm Spaces Available

Four Hour Off Camera Flash Photography Course
Advanced Photography Course - Off Camera Flash

Four Hour Off Camera Flash Photography Course

Price: £90


A flashgun is a wonderful thing, getting it off the camera allows you to make the most out of it.  Whether you are looking to learn some portraiture skills or try your hand at some still life this course will teach you essential techniques for great photos.

  • How To: Learn how to get your flash off camera.
  • Flash Power: Metering techniques and TTL modes.
  • Light Shaping: Improving your subject with flash.
  • Creative Techniques: For landscape and portraiture

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
Sunday 22nd April 2018 10am-2pm Spaces Available
Saturday 18th August 2018 10am-2pm Spaces Available
Sunday 28th October 2018 2pm-6pm Spaces Available

Other Advanced Courses

Four Week Macro Photography Course
Advanced Courses - Four Hour Macro Photography

Four Week Macro Photography Course

Price: £90

The world in miniature is a fascinating subject, and requires specialised techniques to bring to a finished image. In this course you will learn how to notice and capture the tiniest details in the world around you, as well as create dramatic effects from the smallest movements and objects.

  • Equipment: Understand and use macro lenses and filters.
  • Techniques: Create a simple home studio using speedlights.
  • Creative Techniques: Capture water droplets in movement.
  • Storytelling: Craft a macro scene using everyday items to tell a unique story.

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
4 week course, 2 hours per session
Monday 7th May 2018 7pm-9pm Spaces Available

Four Hour Astro Photography Course
Advanced Courses - Four Hour Astro Photography

Four Hour Astro Photography Course

Price: £90


Night and astro photography techniques allow you to create stunning photos of the night sky and capture images in total darkness.  You will learn how to take pictures of the moon and stars, and use the limited light from the moon to make startling and unique landscapes.

  • Capturing the moon.
  • Telescope mounted astrophotography.
  • Bulb Exposures: Star trails, landscapes and understanding reciprocity.
  • Post-Production Techniques: Long exposure image stacking and common challenges in astrophotography.

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
Friday 10th November 6pm-10pm Spaces Available
Saturday 24th February 2018 6pm-10pm Spaces Available
Saturday 10th November 2018 6pm-10pm Spaces Available

Four Hour Night Light Trails Course
Advanced Courses - Four Hour Night Light Trails

Four Hour Night Light Trails Course

Price: £90


During this course you will capture light trails in the city’s streets and roads, as well as exploring creative techniques using long exposures and flash.
You will learn how to take correctly-exposed images at night using long exposures, capture scenes using bulb exposures, and understand the concept of reciprocity.

  • Long Exposures photography.
  • Bulb Mode & manual exposures.
  • Light Painting – 3D light sculptures.
  • Know your kit: intervalometer & accessories.

DAY DATE TIME AVAILABILITY
Saturday 9th December 6pm-10pm Spaces Available
Friday 16th February 2018 6pm-10pm Spaces Available
Friday 14th December 2018 6pm-10pm Spaces Available

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