At DSLR Photography Courses in London we offer a wide range of courses, workshops and weekend classes for photographers of all experience levels and interests
Photography Courses in London
One day beginners photography courses in London, weekend photo classes and advanced creative photography workshops
Creative Photography Courses
A half-day intro photography course aimed at total beginners who own a digital camera and want to unpack some of its amazing potentials.
Participants will learn how to operate their cameras in manual mode, make correct exposures and understand the basics like aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
£95 £90 £95
A full-day intensive photography course for beginners that explains the science and art of photography from the ground up with extended hands-on activities.
This course will get you familiar with your digital camera in no time and allow you to start taking real creative control over your photography.
£145 £135 £145
- The Art of Travel Photography
- London Street Photography Course
- Night Photography Course in London
- Creative Photography Practice
- Intermediate Photography Course
- Product & Jewellery Photography
- Portrait & Studio Lighting Course
- Creative Studio Lighting with Flash
- Wedding Photography Course
- Photoshop for Photographers Course
- Lightroom for Photographers Course
DSLR Photography Courses London
Based at the Wimbledon Art Studios in London, we have been running creative photography classes since 2010. Over the years, we’ve polished and refined our courses to create some of the best studio and outdoors one-day creative photographic experiences in London.
Our photography courses not only explain the science and art of photography but combine the theory with inspiring visual examples and provide plenty of hands-on activities to put it all into practice.
With groups no larger than six students in a professional, fully equipped photographic studio, we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.
Qualified, passionate and with a broad range of professional experience, our friendly team will make your learning fun, challenging and rewarding.
Whether you are a complete novice, a keen hobbyist, or a pro camera user, we have professional photography courses to suit all skill levels and experience!
”Great small group photography courses run by a team of really friendly expert professionals.
Absolute pleasure to deal with, very good value for money and highly recommended!Daragh FaganCanon EOS M10
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Great Learning Environment
Take photography to the next level on fun and relaxed hands-on classes in central London and our Wimbledon studio
Qualified, passionate and with a broad range of professional experience, our friendly team will make your learning interesting, challenging and rewarding!
With classes no larger than 6 students in a fully equipped studio, we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.
Despite highly competitive prices, all former students benefit from a 10% discount on all follow-up courses, photo outings, gift cards and photography vouchers.
Our photography courses not only explain the science and art of photography but combine the theory with practical examples and creative hands-on activities.
Notes & Certificates
All students are provided with comprehensive course notes and personal recommendations, and can opt-in to receive a printed and signed Certificate of Completion.
FREE Camera Hire
No camera? No problem! We have a variety of Nikon and Canon gear and we offer free camera and lens hire. Try a camera for free and get advice for your next purchase.
Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable
Our courses already helped over 15,750 photography enthusiasts, and here’s what some of them had to say!
“I attended the half day beginners course and it was amazing! Roland was attentive and patient. He walked us through theory and answered all questions effortlessly transitioning into practice. We shot at various locations and settings. I'll be coming back for more! Thank you!”Maria SteffaniCanon 5d MK IV
“Great beginners course, very thorough and with plenty of practice. I very much enjoyed my time there and can say I left much more confident around the use of my camera and excited to try all its features. Roland was extremely professional and made us all feel very comfortable. Thanks!”Sara Herrero GozaloCanon 4000D
“I took a full day Intensive Beginner class and it greatly exceeded my expectations. It was fun, interactive and very educational. I've had a digital camera for years and never really knew how to properly use it. I now have my camera in Manual Mode for good! Would highly recommend.”Nick CardilloCanon EOS Rebel T3
“Excellent course, excellent tutor, incredibly helpful to a beginner like me. I learned so much! I feel confident enough to use my camera in full manual mode and actually understand what I am doing... Would strongly recommend and look forward to the intermediate course in due course.”Alex AdamsNikon D7000
“Excellent course and would highly recommend. Being able to come away from the auto settings to manual was so inspiring. I am amazed at how much I learned in such a short time. I went from complete ignorance to understanding the functions of my camera and not being afraid to experiment.”Heather MaloneCanon 1200D
“Did the Intensive Photography Course a week ago and loved it! Aga was such a brilliant, patient and knowledgeable teacher. So inspiring, and really has given me the confidence to step away from using the program mode. Manual mode rocks! Thank you Aga, I enjoyed every minute!”BenedicteFujifilm X-T3
“Great photography course. Learnt so much more about my camera, and discovered things about it and taking pictures had no idea existed! A good balance of practical exercises, and clear visual aids and verbal explanations. Thoroughly enjoyable and would highly recommend, thank you!”Kate PatersonCanon 250D
“I attended the beginners photography class and learnt a lot in the 4 hours with Katerina. The class was well structured with plenty of opportunity to practice. It was great to learn about what my camera can do and I feel a lot more confident in using it and experimenting with the techniques learnt.”Katrina TognazziNikon D3300
Ready to kick start your photography?
Below is just a selection of our upcoming classes and photography courses in London,
but we have many more in coming months!
|27 May 202327 May 202327 May 2023||Saturday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Intensive DSLR Photography Course||only 1 left||£145.00||Book now|
|28 May 202328 May 202328 May 2023||Sunday||10:00 am - 2:00 pm||Street Photography Course||sold out||£75.00||Waiting list|
|28 May 202328 May 202328 May 2023||Sunday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Lightroom for Photographers Course||only 1 left||£145.00||Book now|
|04 Jun 202304 Jun 202304 Jun 2023||Sunday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Intensive DSLR Photography Course||only 1 left||£145.00||Book now|
|09 Jun 202309 Jun 202309 Jun 2023||Friday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Product Photography Course||only 2 left||£195.00||Book now|
|10 Jun 202310 Jun 202310 Jun 2023||Saturday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Intermediate Photography Course||6||£145.00||Sign up|
|11 Jun 202311 Jun 202311 Jun 2023||Sunday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Portrait & Studio Lighting Course||4||£195.00||Sign up|
|14 Jun 202314 Jun 202314 Jun 2023||Wednesday||10:00 am - 2:00 pm||Beginners Photography Course||6||£95.00||Sign up|
|15 Jun 202315 Jun 202315 Jun 2023||Thursday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Lightroom for Photographers Course||4||£145.00||Sign up|
|16 Jun 202316 Jun 202316 Jun 2023||Friday||10:00 am - 1:00 pm||Creative Photography Practice - Day||6||£75.00||Sign up|
|17 Jun 202317 Jun 202317 Jun 2023||Saturday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Intensive DSLR Photography Course||5||£145.00||Sign up|
|18 Jun 202318 Jun 202318 Jun 2023||Sunday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Travel Photography Course||only 2 left||£145.00||Book now|
|23 Jun 202323 Jun 202323 Jun 2023||Friday||10:00 am - 1:00 pm||Creative Photography Practice - Day||only 2 left||£95.00||Book now|
Best Beginners Photography Courses in London
Do you love travelling and capturing beautiful moments and memories on camera?
Then Get to Know Your Camera and Start Taking Better Pictures!
Do you usually use “auto” mode and hope for the best?
Are you consistently disappointed with blurry, flashy, or just plain boring photographs?
Would you like to take control of your camera and begin to capture the beautiful images you see with your eyes?
We believe that our one-day intensive photography course for beginners is exactly what you need!
Generally, we offer three courses for beginners and amateur photographers, two studio-based and one outdoor.
The studio based are:
Beginners DSLR course in London – half-day (10.00am-2.00pm)
Intensive Beginners class in London – full-day (10.00am-4.00pm)
The Intensive Beginners Course is bar far the most popular and most comprehensive.
The course starts at 10 am, and the first part of the workshop covers all the technical aspects of photography.
Yes, we will start with all the basics, like how a digital camera works, what happens on auto and why creative scenes won’t always work.
But we will quickly move into more important settings and how they affect the quality and colours of your images.
Before the coffee break, we have a few fantastic exercises to master focusing – so that you can tell your camera exactly what should be sharp in your pictures.
Next, we conquer the manual mode M – Welcome to the world of creative photography! And using a camera to its maximum potential!
You will learn about the relationship between the aperture, shutter speed and ISO when taking photos and how to get the best exposure. But please don’t worry; we will demystify all the terminology and provide many inspiring visual examples. Most importantly, instead of memorizing the numbers and f-stops, you will practice everything using various creative techniques.
Beginners course half-day or a full-day?
The same material covers the introductory Beginner DSLR course 10 am-2 pm (half-day). As you can see, it is a great starter, especially for people who want to learn photography fast but can not spare the whole day. Beginners DSLR course is probably our second most popular photo class.
The Intensive course is our undisputed winner – the most favoured and most comprehensive photography course for beginners. During the extra two hours, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, we explore more “intermediate” topics like problems in low light conditions, camera troubleshooting, lenses and their use, and how to compose photos more effectively.
But what’s really important – on the Intensive course, we have more time for practical exercises, individual feedback on pictures and some personal tips.
One of the most fun exercises you’ll do on the course is taking pictures of ‘exploding’ water balloons. We will use super fast shutter speed to stop the action – bursting balloon. You can use the same technique (combined with burst mode and continuous focusing) to capture moving subjects, action at sporting events and photograph wildlife.
We also practice slow shutter speeds. To add a creative blur effect, create light trails, or photograph the night sky (Milky Way, Northern lights).
Shutter speed techniques can produce fascinating creative effects, but aperture and Depth of Field are also essential topics. During the first part of the course, you will learn about the technical elements of the lens, the aperture and f-stops. But the second part is far more exciting. You will practice shallow depth of field and how to blur the background in portraits (bokeh effect), and deep depth of field to have everything look sharp for pictures of architecture and landscapes.
During the Intensive day course, you will have a chance to practice in our studio (artificial light) and a nearby park (natural light).
We will finish the course with a practical lens overview – choosing the right lens for your creative needs. Camera and equipment purchase recommendations – what essential items do you need in your DSLR kit? Key ways you can improve your photos – simple concepts and rules for better composition, like the rule of thirds, filling the frame, symmetry and patterns. And, of course, individual tips for everyone!
All of our beginners photography courses in London are limited to 6 participants. Yes, I am afraid some popular dates will sell out much in advance, but this way, we can assure that everyone will get some one-to-one time with the tutor and more personal tips.
Travel Photography Course in London
The outdoor photography class for beginners is called The Art of Travel Photography Course.
It is a one-day photography workshop we run on weekends in central London. We usually start at 10am near Westminster/St James’s Park and finish at 4pm close to the Embankment station.
The content of this course is in parts similar to half-day Beginners DSLR photography course and full-day Intensive Beginners course. We cover all the fundamentals of photography and how to take pictures in manual mode (M), but it is a bit less technical and more practical than the other two.
In the Travel course, we’ve included a visit to the park (nature photography, birds, wildlife), market and street photography (Covent Gardens), portraits (The Mall), a walk along the Thames/Embankment and taking landscape pictures, as well as the city centre and architecture.
We will start with tips and discussions on what makes great shots, how to prepare for the trip, location research, necessary gear, super helpful apps to predict the weather and the best light for photography, backup options, and more…
If you don’t have a camera yet – that’s no problem! We offer free camera and lens hire for all our photography courses in London.
We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.
It’s an attractive option as you can test a camera and learn about all the essential functions before buying one.
If you have any questions about our photography courses in London, would like some help with making a booking, or need directions to our Wimbledon studios, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can not decide on a class?
Not sure wich workshop you should take? Are you looking to learn something specific?
Get in touch by email or just give us call for quick recommendation!
How do I start learning photography?
I often compare photography to driving. The more you do it the better you will become. But you have to start somewhere. I recommend that you start your journey by taking one of our beginner level courses. And if you feel like you want to learn more, we have plenty of follow-up classes.
How long are photography courses?
All our courses are one day long. Most of the half-day courses start at 10 am and finish at 2 pm, and full-day courses start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.
Which photography course is best for beginners?
We have three introductory courses for beginners and photography enthusiasts, two studio based and one outdoors.
The studio based are Beginners DSLR Photography Course and
All these courses cover the fundamentals of photography plus some practice of creative techniques, but the Intensive Course is our most popular and most comprehensive.
I am not claiming it is the best photography course for beginners in London, but I hope that our photography students’ course reviews will speak for themselves.
What do you learn in a photography course?
On introductory courses, we always start with all the basics, like how a digital camera works, what happens on auto and why creative scenes won’t always work.
But we will quickly move into more important settings and how they affect the quality and colours of your images.
You will also learn about focusing – so that you can tell your camera exactly what should be sharp in your pictures.
Next is the manual mode M. You will learn about the relationship between the aperture, shutter speed and ISO when taking photos and how to get the best exposure. But please don’t worry; we will demystify all the terminology and provide many inspiring visual examples. Most importantly, instead of memorizing the numbers and f-stops, you will practice everything using various creative techniques.
If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.
Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
You can also contact us by email – [email protected].
Do you run all photography courses in London?
We are based at the Wimbledon Art Studios and that’s where we run most of our photography courses.
How can I pay for the photography workshop?
Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.
You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: [email protected].
If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.
What should I bring to my photography class?
All you need to bring for this workshop is your digital camera, a lens, a fully charged battery, and please make sure that you have some free space on the memory card.
But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like!
If you have a selection of lenses, please get in touch, and we will recommend which lenses will be the most suitable for this class.
Do you offer free camera hire?
Yes, we offer a free camera hire for the duration of all our photography workshops.
This is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.
We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.
Our London Studio
DSLR Photography Courses Ltd
Studio 131, Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Road
London SW17 0BB