Tutors

Our Tutors

Bill Ling

British photographer Bill Ling established his reputation in London, before basing himself in Milan, Hamburg, Sydney and New York as his career developed. His editorial credits
include Brides, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, for whom he has photographed fashion, beauty and covers in various countries around the world. His advertising credits include Omega watches, Jaeger and Marks & Spencer. He holds a teaching degree (PGCE) from the University of London.

Gary Perlmutter

Award winning photographer Gary Perlmutter has been a professional photographer since leaving full time education. Having started his career as assistant photographer,
working up to main photographer for leading London studios and working on blue chip brand advertising and fashion campaigns. Gary then set up Gary Perlmutter Photography in 2009 to concentrate on Wedding, Event & Portrait photography, while continuing to undertake various commercial assignments. When photographing events Gary loves to capture the moment with his photojournalistic style, which has been honed through his passion for Street Photography.

Gary teaches: Street Photography, DSLR and Lightroom

Mark Hamilton Gruchy

Originally from Jamaica, Mark has spent much of his time living and working in London. After completing a BA in Fine Art in Portsmouth, he worked for ten years as a photorealist artist
producing large commissioned pencil drawings. Using his drawing skills to hand colour photographs, he naturally migrated into photography where he has worked freelance for a wide variety of UK and international clients. In 2006, he completed an MA in animation and has since been working in both moving image and stills photography. Although photography is still his preferred medium he still continues to use moving image widely especially in his personal work and practice led research. Mark exhibits his work internationally.

Andrew H Williams

As a freelance commercial photographer, Andrew has spent many years shooting products for a wide range of clients. In addition to magazine and catalogue photography, much of
his work involves shooting for e-commerce, a technical area of expertise he is delighted to share with students at Photography Course London. As well as being a qualified teacher, Andrew is a member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers and the National Union of Journalists.

Andrew teaches: Product Photography and Photoshop

Piccia Neri

Piccia is an Italian graphic designer and creative director based in Hackney. She worked as the creative director of the design department at the BFI (British Film Institute) where
she art-directed the design and the brand for a few years. Her past and ongoing collaborations include BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Palestine Film Foundation, Birds’ Eye View Film Festival, UnderWire Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and Permanent Plastic Helmet.

Piccia teaches: Photoshop and Web Design

Steve Wood

Steve started work in the reprographics trade after leaving school and is now working as a Creative Image Colour Retoucher based in Hertfordshire. His clients include Jaguar,
Land Rover, Nike, Boden Fashion, Deutsch Bank, Leo Burnett, Nationwide, Ernst & Young, Bodyshop International, Loreal, Morrisons Food Magazine, Argos, Tesco Home Catalogue, T.M Lewin, Classic Rock Magazine, Blues Magazine, Prog Rock Magazine, & Magic Circle Music Division.

Steve teaches: Photoshop

Valerio Lettieri

Valerio is a London based professional photographer and retoucher, specializing in both studio and on-location portrait and automotive photography.

Valerio teaches: Photoshop and Retoucher Pro

Joe Poulli

Joe is an experienced Creative Retoucher from London who has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Topshop, Asos, Vogue, Hunger, Toast and Nicole Farhi.
Joe is passionate about the art of Retouching and working with clients to ensure their vision is met to the highest of standards.

Joe teaches: Retoucher Pro

Joel Ford

Joel is an editorial photographer currently based in London, UK. Prior to moving to London he worked as a staff photographer for daily newspapers in New Zealand and for
the last three years was a contracted stringer for Getty Images, covering news and sport New Zealand. His pictures have featured in the New Zealand Herald, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Time Lightbox and The Big Picture, The Times of London and the Huffington Post among others.

Joel teaches: Shooting Stock, Lightroom and DSLR

Liane Harris

Liane Harris gained her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Central St. Martins. She then embarked on an 18 year career as a freelance photographer. Her clients included Tate Modern, Tate Britain,
Hayward Gallery, The Mayor’s Office (during Ken’s reign), Time Out, Channel 4 and various editorials. Since 2006, Liane has worked primarily as a participatory photographer, both in outreach work and within schools. She had the excellent good fortune to work for 4 years at the Brixton Refugee Council running short and long term photography projects with young people. Currently she is running the photography strand of a pilot educational scheme at The Southbank Centre for young people.

Liane teaches: DSLR

Tariq Zaidi

Tariq gave up a senior corporate position to follow his dream of becoming one of the world’s most respected fine art travel portrait photographers with the aim of capturing the dignity,
purity and soul of people, within their environment. Since launching his website, in July 2011, he is close to achieving this goal. Over 50 of his images have already won major international photography awards. He has had two exhibitions, published two books and has completed assignments in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia and Japan. He is also a Getty Image contributor and a photography & Photoshop educator, teaching at the prestigious University of the Arts, London and other photographic institutions in the UK.

Tariq teaches: Advanced DSLR

Nigel Kellaway

Nigel is a film-maker and visual communications designer. He works primarily with the London Borough of Enfield on community and educational projects. He has worked on films for
various organisations including AgeUK and Enfield Football Club.

Eddie Robinson

Edward Robinson is a photographer based in London, with a life long interest in photography. Previously working as a building services engineer, he left that to pursue his dream of
becoming a photographer, which he has found to be more rewarding. He now works in a photography studio shooting and retouching products, as well as enjoying working in events.

Eddie teaches: Product Photography and Photoshop

Adrian Wood

Adrian Wood, London born and based, completed his Photography MA at London College of Communication in 2009. He has exhibited internationally, including Victoria & Albert
Museum (London), Aperture Gallery (NYC, USA,) and Musee de Elysee (Switzerland). He has recently completed a project for the Photographers Gallery working with performance artists French Mottershead and is included in the recently published reGeneration 2 – Tomorrows Photographers Today (Thames and Hudson). He divides his practice between creating and exhibiting personal work, commissions and participatory projects in collaboration with galleries, schools and community organizations.

Adrian teaches: DSLR

Alessandro Monaco

Alessandro Monaco was born in Italy and after studying at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki and receiving a Master Degree from the Design School of the Politecnico
of Milan he moved to London where he currently works as Illustrator and Designer. Alessandro’s main interests vary between Folklore Art, technology and fashion. His work ranges from pencil drawings to moving image, combining his love for illustration with his passion for animation and music. His clients includes Net-A-Porter Group, Condé Nast, Aishti Foundation, Stylesight, Baku Magazine, Monologue London, Dash Magazine, May Concepts and Nexus Productions.

Alessandro teaches: Photoshop for Graphic Design

Maya Avidov

Maya is an experienced producer, writer/director, cinematographer & editor. She has lots of experience creating all sorts of films (documentary, scripted & music videos) with brands
such as HTC, Warehouse and the British library, the Ministry of Stories and Ordinary Culture, as well as having co-produced and shot many short films. In addition to her commercial work Maya is currently working on two film projects- a hybrid feature length documentary and a short film.

Maya teaches: DSLR Video and Video Editing

Mark Sherratt

Mark lives in Central London and takes photographs all over the world. His clients include Buxton Water, the Post Office, Amnesty International, Honda and Gap. In 2015 Mark started
an ever growing project called Prints for Refugees, selling work of his and various other photographers to raise money for the charity Doctors of the World.

Mark teaches: DSLR and Analogue Photography

Emily Stein

Emily Stein is a London-based portrait photographer. Emily has travelled around the world for the last decade photographing people from all walks of life.
She has worked for clients including 3 Mobile, Virgin Airways, MTV, Puma, The Guardian, Vice and Dazed. Emily has been teaching for the last 15 years at institutes including Somerset House, The National Portrait Gallery, The V&A and The British Museum. She has two books published- The DIY Fashion Shoot Book by Laurence King and Bubblegum by Hoxton Mini Press.

Emily teaches: DSLR

Katja Mayer

Katja has a well-established freelance practice as a photographer, retoucher and producer in the editorial and commercial sector with clients including Sunday Times Style, Harper’s Bazaar,
L’Officiel Italia, COS, HOBBS, Levi’s, Burberry and Fred Perry. She has also coordinated post-production on editorial work and high profile campaigns such as French Connection, Chanel, Derek Lam, Karen Millen, Aveda and Puma. In 2010, she began teaching as a sessional lecturer at London College of Communication and continues to run regular retouch workshops.

Katja teaches: Photoshop

Simon Urwin

Simon is a former TV executive turned travel, portrait and lifestyle photographer. He is a regular contributor to magazines including Sidetracked, WEXAS Traveller and Lonely Planet Traveller.
With 65 countries already under his belt, he is passionate about getting off the beaten track and his most recent assignments have taken him to Kashmir, Laos and Afghanistan, the latter for a feature on the country’s ski scene which was published in The Guardian. He has been a finalist in the prestigious Association of Photographers’ Awards two years running with location portraits shot in Mongolia and Kashmir.

Simon teaches: Advanced DSLR

Mikael Eliasson

Mikael is a photographer who's work focuses primarily on portraiture. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and gained recognition by Portfolio Catalogue magazine. Ahead of the winter olympics
in Turin he was commissioned to promote and raise the profile of the region of Piemonte and the work was published and exhibited in Turin. After completing his studies under the Magnum photographer Mark Power at the University of Brighton, Mikael now lives with his young family and works in London. Besides his commissioned and personal work, Mikael is at the helm of PCL.

Gabrielle Smith

As a Graphic Designer Gabrielle has worked for clients including Adidas, TEDx and Sugru. She also worked for 6 years as a motion graphics designer for the ITV News,
covering the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the London 2012 Olympics and much more. Gabrielle also founded the award-winning arts and culture platform The:nublk.

Gabrielle teaches: Photoshop for Graphic Design and After Effects

Gary Woods

Gary has a BA hons degree in Photography and has been working as a freelance wedding and commercial photographer for more than 25 years. In addition he also shoots
stock images for photo agencies in particular food and travel photography. He is an Adobe certified expert in both Photoshop and Lightroom, using both packages on a daily basis for his teaching and professional work.

Gary teaches: Lightroom

Benjamin Youd

Benjamin is a portrait and lifestyle photographer, based in London.
His combined careers of design, art direction and photography have taken him to interesting places and allowed him to work with amazing people. Keen to make a positive difference in people's lives, he has dedicated much of his work to charitable causes and the not-for-profit sector. His clients include Amnesty International, Christie's, Greenpeace, Lipton and Shelter.