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

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

James Ross

James is a freelance photographer based in Hackney, London. Over the last 25 years he has worked for newspapers, magazines, design agencies and leading brands as well as pursuing
his own projects and stories. Originally a film photographer, he moved to digital in 2004, embracing digital cameras, Photoshop, Lightroom and Capture One. His work has been recognised by The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, International Photography Awards and The Landscape Photographer of the Year Award competition.

James teaches: DSLR

Steve Franck

Steve Franck brings his own unique style to commercial and editorial portraits, stories and features. He works
both with agencies and directly with end-user clients. Steve also works with major UK news providers, the not-for-profit sector and corporate and commercial clients. London based, he can also speak German, Dutch and French. Steve is a member of the BPPA and EPUK.

George Fairbairn

George was born outside of Chicago, is obsessed with all things science (particularly space), and moved to the UK
for his love of proper football, a full English breakfast, and Yorkshire puddings. George turned down a scholarship for photography to the Art Institute of Seattle after High School because he didn’t want to move away from Chicago….two years later he was stationed in England in the US Air Force! Since coming out of the service, George has turned his attention back to photography and is now an advertising and editorial portrait photographer. George loves capturing humour and genuine personality in his portraits. Specialising in advertising portraiture George has had the privilege of shooting advertising campaigns as well as promotional and commercial portraits for bands, musicians, and celebrities. George is also a social media content creator producing stop motion animation for digital marketing content creation. George has been a photographer for, or currently shoots for magazines such as Kerrang!, Rocksound, Total Guitar, Rhythm, and more.

George teaches: Photoshop

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

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

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

Robert Gershinson

Robert grew up on a healthy diet of comics and movies so it was inevitable that he’d work in the visual arts. He studied Film and Moving Image
Production in Leeds before studying Photography at London College Of Communication. Robert has worked within the music industry, shooting portraits and live concerts. Not content with creating work just for your eyes, he’s in your ears too. Robert produces and hosts Shoot First Talk Later: The Photoshoot Podcast and Torn Stubs: The TRASH Movie Podcast. He is currently working on a photo-series called ‘Night Version’. Robert lives in London and likes cake and Rock n Roll.

Robert teaches: DSLR

Jonathan Dredge

Based in London, Jonathan Dredge is a Scottish photographer and printmaker. Initially shooting and printing in analogue
he went digital and has over a decade’s experience working in digital effects and editing for the Broadcasting and Film industries. He has extensive experience of delivering training for Apple, and as a private tutor. Having studied Car Design and Broadcasting and with a skill-set including graphic design, moving image, retouching and photography, creative clients have been as varied as Nick Knight, Peter Saville, the Community Development Foundation, Gay Times and Channel 4. As an artist, he is part of moderneccentrics and has had prints and photographs exhibited in the UK and as far afield as Japan.

Jonathan teaches: Photoshop

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.

Holly Falconer

Holly Falconer is a London-based portrait, documentary and fashion photographer, hailing originally from the west country. Her work is inspired by Britain’s idiosyncrasies,
her circle of friends and exploring the boundaries of identity. Holly has been a photographer for a decade and has worked for clients such as Shelter, the BBC, Converse, i-D and Paper. She recently had a solo show at Mois de la Photo-Off in Paris and was a winner of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward award in 2017.

Holly teaches: DSLR, Capture One and Studio Lighting

Tim Widden

Tim is a forensic artist based in London. His career started in graphic design, working for clients including the BBC and Carlton Books. He has over ten years’ experience delivering
digital art courses and continues to teach as an associate lecturer at the University of the Arts London. After completing an MSc in forensic art, Tim now specialises in the production of digital facial images for police forces across the UK. He is currently completing a PhD which focuses on digital image production techniques for forensic casework.

Tim teaches: Photoshop

Ian Mckinnell

Since graduating with honours in Fine Art (Brighton), Ian has been working with both photography & illustration. As a creative
professional he collaborates with clients all over the globe and has been involved with ad campaigns & numerous design projects. He has been involved in the creation of around a thousand magazine & book covers and was awarded 'Cover of the Century' by the Professional Publishers Association after a public vote. His skills as an illustrator means using Photoshop is as instinctive as using a pencil to Ian. His current work is a combination of both skill sets, creating 'real' images of objects that don't exist outside of a computer. From a blank screen he can create an image of virtual reality. Previous clients include Apple, Microsoft, BBC Television, Elle Magazine, Radio Times, the Observer Magazine, Penguin books, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and many more.

Ian teaches: Photoshop


Francesco Russo is a photographer based in London and Venice, specialising in architecture, interior design and the built environment.
He strives to produce simple but bold and striking images to illustrate the work of architects and designers. After graduating in Architecture at IUAV University of Venice and working as an architect between Italy and the United Kingdom, he developed his knowledge in architectural photography at the London College of Communication (LCC) and decided to dedicate himself to photography.

Francesco teaches: Architectural Photography