APFD01 – The Art of Photography


Pay upfront, get a 10% reduction to €877 or of  3 instalments at Cost of €975

Dates: Starting TBC 2020 Dates & runs over 5 months




Starts TBC 2020

This course is suitable from intermediate up

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 of 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  &  Mandy O’Neill work alongside 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 5 month’s period, with 81.5  contact hours, it is made up of twelve evening classes and seven full day’s classes. Throughout these months, students will participate in different workshops; Portrait and landscape photography, medium and large format cameras, film processing/black and white printing, studio lighting, fill-in flash, scanning negatives for 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 will end with a group exhibition ‘Date to be confirmed’. You will have group crit’s to get you prepared for the exhibition (times to be confirmed) are not included in the course times and there will be no extra charge for them. 

The course takes into consideration participants work schedules and the tutors are respectively flexible in arranging workshops and tutorials. Each student will have access to the darkrooms and studio (availability dependent) outside of the course contact hours

Course Duration

12 evenings and 7 full days on a weekend

Times, Evening 6.30pm-9.30pm Daytime 11am-5.30pm

Dates TBC 2020

Starts 22nd of October


This course can be paid in 3 instalments of €325 1st payment due on the commencement of the course
10% reduction for upfront payment from €975


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