Photography - Art and Design

Photography courses at WMC-The Camden College Working Men's College London

All our Photography courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.

Please click on the Photography course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.

Daytime & Evening Photography Courses

Contemporary Portraiture (Beginner/Intermediate)

Are you thinking of a career as a photographer and/or wish to get the basics of informal and formal portraiture while improving your photographs? You will learn a combination of technical skills and an understanding of the inhibitions that the camera may impose whether you are photographing people on the street, friends or family in an informal location or photographing formal portraits in a studio setting. You will learn to capture the moment with photographic techniques and develop a comprehensive understanding about meeting real briefs.
This course can lead to jobs within the photography market like working as an assistant, working as an advisor within a photography shop or as a freelancer photographer.

Digital Photography (Beginner/Intermediate)

On this exciting course, you will learn all about shutter speed, aperture and lighting to achieve correct exposures in different situations to produce fantastic photos.

This course is perfect for learning new skills or refreshing your existing knowledge. You will learn how to stop using that Auto button on your camera and to improve your images through a better
understanding of basic compositional and perspective techniques.

Fashion Photography (Beginner/Intermediate)

The course enables you to explore images in the context of a fashion story, examining narrative, presentation and complex lighting techniques.

You will be required to work within a team to develop your style and explore your creative ideas and influences shoot your chosen theme. The course will assist you in developing your creative ideas while questioning the foundations of fashion images and the role they play in photography. You will learn essential tools in Photoshop to enhance your images while exploring various techniques essential for industry.

This course is open to all and also ideal for aspiring photographers who wish to work as fashion photographer.

Digital Photography and Studio Lighting – Studio Practice (Mixed Level)

Learn or develop your photography skills while exploring the creative possibilities of studio flash and continuous lighting for high-quality portraiture and still-life photography.

Introduction to Contemporary Photography

Contemporary portraiture is invaluable if you are thinking of entering a career as a photographer and wish to get the basics of informal and formal portraiture or just want to improve your own photographs. Our course offers a combination of technical skills and an understanding of the inhibitions that the camera may impose whether you are photographing people on the street, friends or family in an informal location or photographing formal portraits in a studio setting. You will learn to capture the moment with photographic technique and skills and develop a comprehensive understanding about meeting a real brief.

Introduction to Fashion Photography

Our fashion photography course enables you to explore the image in the context of a fashion story, examining narrative, presentation and complex lighting techniques.

You will be required to work within a team to develop your style and explore your creative ideas and influences. Introduction to fashion photography will assist you in developing your professional portfolio and invaluable advice about your next steps towards working within in industry.

Introduction to Street Photography

This intensive but fun course will take you out onto the streets of Camden to help confront your fears when involving capturing strangers in your images. Explore the historical context of photographing people on the street, practise your technique in observing and capturing them, and consider the issues of consent and recognising subjects’ fears and boundaries. This is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and shoot independently.