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Travel Photography Course in London

Learn How to Take Great Photos During Your Holidays and Travels

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Travel Photography Course

The Art of Travel Photography is a fantastic hands-on one day course in central London. It will transform the way you think about and take photographs during your holidays and travels.

Most of us cannot imagine going on a trip out of town, let alone an exotic holiday without taking a camera. Photographs not only allow us to share our travel experiences with others, but they help us remember where we were and how we felt. Without photographs, all those breathtaking views, magical places and joyful moments would be gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

Yet all too often, we find that our photos fall short of our expectations. They may look fine on a small camera preview screen, but back home we find them blurry, over flashy or just plain boring. To make matters worse, we may never return to the place again.

If this has happened to you, if you feel disappointed with your photography and would like to improve your skills – then this course is for you.

By understanding some basic photographic principles and best practices, you will not only develop your photographer’s eye but you will start using your camera creatively and produce pictures you will be proud of.

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Course key facts

Course level 1 Foundation Beginner to Intermedaite
Group size 4 students optimal tutor attention
Duration 1 day 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location London
DSLR Photography Courses
St James's Park
Covent Garden, Embankment

Learn the Art of Travel Photography

  • How your camera works and all the important buttons.
  • What are the different camera functions and how to set them up for best results.
  • How to manually take control of your aperture, shutter speed and ISO, so that you will be able to get your camera to do what you want.
  • How your camera sees light and how to cope with difficult and low light conditions.
  • How to take control of what’s in focus and get sharp images.
  • How to set the right depth of field – from portraits with a blurred background to detailed landscape shots.
  • How to capture action and moving objects without blur (sports, wildlife) or create attractive motion blur effects (panning).
  • Colours – how to make sure they’re the colour you want them to be.
  • How to take advantage of your surrounding environment to create interesting images.
  • What is the best time to take outdoor pictures?
  • Learn simple concepts and rules that will dramatically improve your photography: “rule of thirds”, “leading lines”, “filling the frame”.
  • Practical lens guide – choosing the best lens for your travel needs, and which lenses will give you the desired creative effect.
  • What essential items do you need in your travel kit.
  • How to clean and troubleshoot your camera.
  • Camera and equipment purchase recommendations.
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Our Travel Photography Course is suitable for everyone – from a complete novice with zero photography experience to those who have owned a digital camera for a while but are still struggling to get off the automatic programmes.

Have you just bought a camera? Are you frustrated with all the buttons and the menus? Feel disappointed by the quality of the pictures on auto? Going on an amazing trip abroad? Want to learn photography fast and start capturing all the beautiful images you see with your eyes?

— Then this course is for you!

The Travel Photography course is one of our most popular workshops, but because we run it outdoors, it relies heavily on the weather. Please travel light and wear comfortable shoes.

This course explains the basic science and nature of photography but also introduces lots of hands-on practical exercises during which you will learn how to control and combine all different camera functions creatively.

We usually meet by the St James’s Park station and go to Pret for a morning coffee.
We start with an introduction to cameras, most useful buttons and settings, auto vs manual, drive modes, focusing and exposure.
The rest of the day we will spend outside. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, and a fair amount of walking. We will practice nature photography, creative shutter speed (freezing motion and creating motion blur) and aperture effects (sharp shots for landscapes and architecture, and how to get creative blur in portraits).
We will break for lunch around 2pm near the Covent Garden. After lunch, we will stay at the Covent Garden market to practise street photography.
We will finish the day by the Embankment where we will be practising landscape photography.

Since this is a beginner level course, there are no prerequisites as such.

All DSLR cameras, mirrorless and bridge systems from CanonNikonSonyFujifilmOlympusPanasonic, Pentax etc are very welcome. Generally, any digital camera that allows manual exposure should be suitable for the Intensive Beginners Photography workshop.

We will be explaining all technical aspects of photography and introducing plenty of hands-on exercises to get the creative juices flowing.

If you’d like to double-check your camera suitability before making a booking, please call us on 020 8947 8118, or email info@dslrphotographycourses.com

We offer free camera and lens hire for the duration of the course.

Tripods are not required.

Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable

We’ve already helped over 14,950 of photography enthusiasts, and here’s what some of them had to say!

London photography courses satisfied students

““After having owned my Nikon D3200 for a year I felt it was time to really learn about what the camera could do. I had a great day practising. Our tutor was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. I’m now genuinely looking forward to my next trip away – I’ll be able to take some proper photos and finally use the manual setting on my camera!””

Tom LavinNikon D3200

“I’ve had my camera for a few years, and I’m beginning a long trip very soon so I came on a course to learn how to use my camera during my travels. All the activities were really beneficial and I learnt how to take photos on a manual setting, and developed much better understanding of my camera. Expectations fully met. Would highly recommend!”

Paige BatsonCanon 600D

“Great travel photography course. Learnt so much more about my digital 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 highly recommend! I am waiting now for my next trip!”

Kate PatersonCanon 250D

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With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and personal tips.

Date Day Time Course Places Price
16 Oct 2022 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm only 2 left £135.00 Book now
05 Nov 2022 Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £145.00

One to One Tuition

One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.

Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.

You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.

One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

1to1 Tuition

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Group Course

£ 145

4 hours class
  • In-person tuition
  • Up to 6 participants
  • Many dates available
  • Professional tuition
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One to One Tuition

£ 300

4 hours tuition
  • In-person tuition
  • Your own private tutor
  • You choose the date
  • 100% tailored to your needs
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How do the gift vouchers work?

To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.

If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.

All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.

What happens after I buy a voucher?

It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.

Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.

There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.

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I registered for the travel photography course in London, what now?

First of all – thank you for booking a travel photography class with us!

If you booked a group course you will shortly receive a confirmation email with the course outline, meeting place and all the joining instructions.

Also, one week before your course will be due, we will email you a quick reminder.

If you booked One-to-One or online tuition, we will email you soon to arrange this training for you.

How can I pay for the travel photo course?

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. That’s our preferred method as HSBC does not charge us any extra fees for incoming payments. Please email us for our account details – info@dslrphotographycourses.com.

If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please register for the course as normal and email us with your voucher number.

What should I bring to the travel photography course?

For the travel photography course, all you need to bring is your digital camera, a lens, fully charged battery, and have some space on the memory card.

There is no need to bring a tripod.

But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like.

Do you offer free camera hire?

Yes, we offer a free camera and lenses hire for the duration of the beginners class.

It is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.

For the beginners photography course, we have Nikon and Canon cameras available.

Please let us know before making a booking.

Where in London can I attend the Travel Photography Course?

We are based at the Wimbledon Art Studios and but the Travel Photography course is mainly run outdoors in central London. The meeting point is near St Jameses Park tube station.

What happens if I’m late or miss a course?

We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.

If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you and provide directions.

If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.

If you would like to cancel your attendance and give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please scroll down to a relevant question about refunds and cancellation policy.

If I can not make it on the day will I get a refund or a credit for another course?

We understand that things happen, especially last minute…

If you find that you can’t make it on the day of the course but you give us at least 7 days notice, you will be given the choice of a full refund or a credit for another course.

If you notify us less than 7 days in advance and if we manage to re-sell your place you will receive a full refund or a course credit. Otherwise, depending on the circumstances, we can offer course credit or refund only 50% of the course fee.

If we are only notified the day before or on the day itself, or if you fail to present yourself at the course then we regret that there will be no refund.

Contact us

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 emailinfo@dslrphotographycourses.com.

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