APFD01 – The Art of Photography

Three to four months, 7 Evenings and 4 Full days


The Art of Photography is a mentorship based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding in the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analogue photography.

The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Course tutors Mella Travers, Louis Haugh & Mandy O’Neill work along side students to elevate their practice to the highest possible level through classes, one-to-one tutorials, group critique sessions and technical workshops. At the beginning of the course for the first few classes students will attend a lecture in photographic theory and practice, do a recap on basic/intermediate photography skills and look at the rules of composition – and how to break them. And be introduced to Adobe Lightroom workflow.


The course runs over a three to four month period and is made up of eight evening classes and five full day’s classes. Throughout these months, students will participate in different workshops; Portrait and landscape photography, large and medium format cameras, film processing/black and white printing, studio lighting, fill in flash, scanning negatives and digital printing. Advanced post-production using Adobe Lightroom and an introduction to Photoshop will also be covered. As well as continuous group critique sessions and one-on-one tutorials.

The course takes into consideration participants work schedules and the tutors are respectively flexible in arranging workshops and tutorials.



Course runs over 3 – 4 months for 8 Thursday evenings and 5 Saturdays

Starting September, running until January


Course Dates: (Sept) Thur 28th. (Oct) Sat 7th, Thur 12th, Sat 21st & Thur 26th. (Nov) Thur 9th, Sat 18th & Thur 23rd. (Dec) Sat 2nd, Thur 7th & Thur 14th. January (Sat) 20th & (Thur) 25th


Thursday Evenings 18.30 – 21.30, Saturdays 10.30 – 16.30

You can book the course through installments by email/phone or through the Paypal button below

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