Develop Your Photography Skills - Intermediate to Advanced Workshop (short course)

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Why study this course?

Do you have photographer’s block? Could you do with some help to finish and complete a project? Would you benefit from feedback about your project, a peer group and the facilities to help you achieve a printed portfolio or project? If your answer to any of these questions is yes then this course is for you.

More about this course

The aim of this course is for you to develop a body of work, which requires the use of a darkroom. You will have the added opportunity of support to help you make decisions regarding the research, development and production of your personal project.

We have a range of camera equipment for use during the week. We have two fully-equipped professional darkrooms with a wide range of enlargers for both 35mm and medium format film for you to make use of throughout the course.

You will be taught through talks, demonstrations and workshops, while practices will be developed through reviewing your own assignments, briefs and discussion. The approach to learning is creative and experimental, with individual and personal attention to each student.

This workshop is aimed at photographers and visual artists using photography who have a personal project in progress. You will have access to the black-and-white and colour darkrooms. There will be introductions to both black-and-white and colour printing; however you will already have some experience of working in a darkroom.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Course structure

On the course, you will be given the opportunity to present your current project/work in progress to the group by way of introduction to your working practice. There will be introduction to both darkrooms giving you the option to produce either black-and-white or colour prints, depending on your aims.

You will learn how to achieve a high standard of print finishing and print mounting for presentation and you'll be encouraged to review and discuss your work with the group to produce a curated series of work by the end of the week.

There will be some time to photograph in an agreed location to help with technique and confidence. Or you can have access to our studio to complete or add to your project. As part of the learning process, all members of the group will be expected to support each other in their aims by assisting on shoots and listening and engaging with advice and suggestions from your tutor.

How to apply

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.