Idea Store - Photography

Photography

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Learning About Photography

Our ambition within the photography area at Idea Store Learning is to provide you with the best photographic learning experience in Tower Hamlets.

We have developed a range of rich and varied photographic courses all designed to help you develop your skills and expertise as a photographer. Whether you wish to simply update your existing skills or develop an excellent photographic portfolio or work towards employment within the sector, we have a course to suit your needs.

A taste of some of the courses on offer:
• Get to know your digital camera
• Basic Digital Photography
• Black and White Darkroom Techniques
• Portrait and Studio Photography
• Street Photography in the East End
• Digital Film Making with your DSLR Camera

For learners with some existing knowledge and skills there are courses for you too. Progress by joining one of our more all levels* improvers or advanced courses:
• Portrait and Studio photography – Improvers
• Black and White Darkroom Techniques – All Levels
• Photoshop for Photographers – All levels
• Digital Photography – Intermediate

*All Levels courses are a mix of learners of all levels including advanced learners who may be working on individual projects or developing more advanced skills and techniques. You will be taught by highly skilled photography practitioners and supported by a range of excellent resources.

Following an all levels, improvers or advanced course, learners can progress to one of our workshops.

We offer two new workshops:
• Photography Workshop
• Black and White Darkroom Workshop

These workshops are for those learners who have completed our all levels, improvers or intermediate courses and want the opportunity to progress their work further for employment or exhibition within the photographic  industries.

The aim is for learners to increase their opportunities and to raise their profile within the photography industries  either through producing work for exhibition/competition or by direct employment, as self-employed photographers producing work for sale or through social media as means to sell work.

If you wish to enrol on a workshop class, you must have completed at least 20 hours on one of our intermediate or improvers’ courses, within he last three years or hold an equivalent level of knowledge and skills.