Who we are

Photography Course London is an established photography school and studio based in Shoreditch, London. A close-knit team of experienced tutors, we have been teaching professional photographers, hobbyists and amateurs alike.

We offer one of the most comprehensive sets of photography courses available in the UK and have a greater number of tutors than many other studios, due to our insistence that each of our tutors is a specialist in the area they teach.

Small classes from up to 8 or 11 places guarantees a high level of attention from your tutor. Our Central London location is easy to get to with great transport links (Old Street / Liverpool Street) and all of our tutors are experienced teachers as well as practitioners in the photographic industry.

PCL is the complete package, backed-up with a decade of experience, supported by genuine, enthusiastic staff that are dedicated to helping our customers become better at what they enjoy.

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We have added some deals to our Special Offers page. Get a discount on our Portraiture Masterclass course and more! Click the link to check them out.


Upcoming Courses

Master getting the very best from your portrait photography creatively, emotionally and technically on the Portraiture Masterclass, Sat 30 Jul. Understand how to use your DSLR camera on semi-automatic and fully manual settings on the DSLR Summer School, Mon 1 Aug. Learn about Layer types and their uses on The Photoshop Summer School, Mon 8 Aug.


Master the art of Portrait Photography!

Learn how to set up studio lighting and use natural light to shoot great portraits and develop the relationship between photographer and sitter. Find out more


Learn the tricks of the trade with Photoshop for fashion and beauty!

Go through organizing and structuring a workflow to thinking about the overall look of the image and the final creative touches! Book now



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Course date Course name Price Book
Jul 30 / SatPortraiture Masterclass Running
Aug 1 / MonDSLR Summer School£399 Book Now
Aug 1 / MonDigital Photography Crash Course Full
Aug 6 / SatIntense Foundation of Digital Photography - Level 1£179 Book Now
Aug 8 / MonStreet Photography Summer School£279 Book Now
Aug 8 / MonPhotoshop Summer School£299 Book Now
Aug 11 / ThuDigital Photography Crash Course £119 Book Now
Aug 12 / FriRetouching for Fashion and Beauty£179 Book Now
Aug 13 / SatPhotoshop for Graphic Design£179 Book Now
Aug 14 / SunDigital Photography Crash Course £119 Book Now
Aug 15 / MonAdvanced Photography Summer School£499 Book Now
Aug 16 / TueShooting Stock£239 Book Now
Aug 17 / WedBeginners Guide to Digital Photography - Level 1£239 Book Now
Aug 18 / ThuDigital Photography Crash Course £119 Book Now
Aug 19 / FriDSLR Video£179 Book Now
Aug 20 / SatIntense Foundation of Digital Photography - Level 1£179 Book Now
Aug 21 / SunStreet Photography - The Assignment£159 Book Now
Aug 22 / MonProduct Photography£189 Book Now
Aug 26 / FriDigital Photography Crash Course £119 Book Now
Sep 2 / FriIntense Foundation of Digital Photography - Level 1£179 Book Now
Sep 3 / SatCommercial Photography£179 Book Now
Sep 4 / SunDigital Photography Crash Course £119 Book Now
Sep 5 / MonLightroom Foundation£239 Book Now
Sep 6 / TueBeginners Guide to Digital Photography - Level 1£239 Book Now
Sep 9 / FriStudio Lighting: Portraits£199 Book Now
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‘I took the Photoshop Foundation Level 1 with tutor Mikael Eliasson and have really enjoyed it. It was a phenomenal introductory into Photoshop for me as a beginner. I hope to be able to take with you some other courses in the near future.’
★★★★★  Max Blau

‘I recently attended a 1 on 1 with Gary on the camera followed by a day with Mikael for Lightroom. I found both days to be interesting and “enlightening”. 4 Hours passed by very quickly and I feel that I learnt a lot!’
★★★★  Jetje Japhet

‘I’ve just completed the foundation course and I thought it was brilliant. I got a lot of things cleared up that I’ve been confused about and I’ve learnt things I never knew at all. It’s got a good mix of theory and practical too. I’ll be going back for more courses.’
★★★★★  Kim Burrows

Totally loved the course, and now feel confident and equipped for adventures in photography! Very well-taught, pacy course. The time flew and I learned so much. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone and am hoping I can come back soon for more advanced courses.
★★★★★  Rachel Marsh

Took the Studio Lighting Course with Bill Ling the other day and it was fantastic! I’d never shot in a studio before, but I came out with a good understanding of how to control light in a studio environment. Took a few great snaps as well! Highly recommended! Being at Holborn Studios was incredible!
★★★★★  Michael Wright

One to One Photography & Photoshop tuition

Private photography training is a great alternative to a course if you want to learn specific subjects, or perhaps you can't fit a course around your schedule. Taking a private lesson is the most efficient way of learning and in many ways more beneficial than a course as the student is allowed to work at their own pace and decide on the content. You can specify what parts of DSLR Photography or Photoshop you would like to learn or we can propose a private course based on your prior knowledge and level. We also offer classes in Studio Lighting, Adobe Lightroom, Web Design, Darkroom, DSLR Video and Video Editing.

Studio - Holborn