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Teaching photography courses
The pedagogical team of THE PHOTO ACADEMY is a nice mix of professional photographers with various backgrounds and approaches. Photography is a broad field and so is our team!
Each of the trainers will be able to propose their knowledge, between practical exercises and theoretical explanations, culture and personal experiences.
If you fancy the work and style of one photographer in particular, you can book a private class with him or her!
My background as a fashion and beauty photographer has enabled me to travel the world and work with some inspirational people. I have now settled in Bristol where I still shoot commercially and teach photography at University level.
I shoot digitally and on film and am an Adobe Accredited Expert in Photoshop. I teach photography across several disciplines – Documentary, Studio Practice, Art Photography etc.
When not taking photos or teaching you can find me playing bass guitar in my funk band or riding the roads of Bristol on my bicycle.
After months of shooting landscapes and architecture, DeMarcus wanted to try something to add more emotion to his photos:...
Nice to meet you, I am Olesia. I grew up in Russia, learned to think out of the box in Canada and currently explore life in Luxembourg. I do photography to help people to carry best memories through years or even the whole life, whether it is a wedding day, love story, family moments or just a nice feeling, that deserves to be remembered.
Majorly I shoot on film. Kodak, Fujifilm... Do you remember? Well, like years ago. Of course, I take digital photos too, but always prefer film, because I believe film photography tells a true story, though...
Amélie starts in photography to document and capture important moments and personal events. She very early specialized in portrait photography, fascinated by people and their emotions.
Feeling the need to materialize her thoughts she began to stage her portraits. She gradually discovered that photography is not only a way to document the outside world, but also a tool to explore people´s inner and intimate world.
Amélie creates her images to tell a...
Margaux Biancheri is a French journalist and photographer from Monaco based in London. From 2011 to 2016 her artists portraits and society photo reports were published in a range of magazines. The main body of her work is based on natural light, with a predominance of black and white pictures, however she is experienced in studios techniques and opened herself to new horizons by working in the fashion industry, building model portfolios in London since 2016.
Francois Boutemy's fascination with photography has grown into a daily occupation, a natural conclusion arising from a childhood interest in the use of imagery as commentary on the world around him. In particular, becoming 'graphically literate' has perhaps evolved from Dyslexia, the aptitude and development of expression through visual images came far more naturally than translating meaning through written words, in this sense it is Francois' first language. Based in London, in residence at Simulacra Studio, which has continued to grow since it's 2006 launch, he is never short of subject matter and stimulation. Drawing on life experience, he...
Richard is an experience teacher and has a talent for comprehensively teaching the...
His passion for photography already started at the age of 8, using a Agfa rapid camera.
At the age of 15, he bought his first SLR camera and took photography courses at the Academy of arts after school hours.
Currently he organises workshops and demonstrations, on behalf of Canon. His bilingualism offers Serge the possibility to work in all Belgian regions.
Commercially, Serge focuses on event photography for both business to business and business to customer markets. ...
Bertrand Cavalier explores the interactions between people and their environment. Exploiting photography’s ability to penetrate the tissue that binds individuals together and embeds them into their surroundings, he creates poetic renditions of singular moments, rather than objective documents of social phenomena. Cavalier’s images reveal how the socio-political order informs everyday life through architecture and the urban landscape. At the same time, however, his interest goes out to the process through which people restructure the space they navigate and make it their own. As such, his photography attests to those aspects of everyday life that creatively appropriate dominant ideology and...
Following this learning period as a self-taught photographer "in the field," she began working on her own artistic fingerprint, returning to her old family home.
Her first job as an independent photographer was a one-year documentary project in Marcinelle (Belgium), 50 years after the mine accident. This work was published by the Editor Pellti Associait : Dans l’intimité de la mémoire, Marcinelle 1956-2006.
She was selected to participate in...
As an emerging artist and photographer based in Vancouver BC, Annette Cheung uses photography as a means to express what she sees, how she feels, and what she has learned in field.
“Photography is an intriguing medium because anything I document, may it be people or places, are all authentic and my experiences engaging with each of them are always real, personal, and true.”
Andy Cranford is an Ottawa-based freelance photographer. Born in St. Catharines, he moved to Ottawa in 2005 to study Psychology. Curious about human nature and the lives behind the person, his photography is based heavily in the journalistic style as see in his portrait and wedding photography. He got his start in photography while spending time in the beauty of the lakes and forests in Muskoka and Algonquin, documenting nature and his experiences while hiking and camping.
Currently Andy is an adventure, wedding and portrait photographer as well as participating in various other disciplines of photography. He is a...
‘I have been a professional photographer for 12 years and specialise in wedding, portrait, event and commercial photography. I've been lucky enough to be taught by Lord Lichfield, shoot the odd celebrity here and there and cover weddings and some of the most beautiful venues in the UK and Europe.
With my commercial work I've photographed hundreds of hotels & restaurants across the south of England with the Food & Drink Guide doing food and interior photography, as well as many of the local lifestyle magazines such as Bath Life, Bristol Life & Crumbs.
My main passion is portraiture...
Sander de Wilde
Sander de Wilde is a Dutch Photographer who now resides in Brussels, Belgium. His mother had a darkroom and his father was specialized in collecting and photographing caterpillars and butterflies.
From the age of 16 Sander was a sailing teacher during the holidays, always with a camera. After visiting the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (NL) he worked in photo studios before starting his own business in Rotterdam in 2002, doing mainly corporate and advertising photography.
In 2007 Sander moved to Brussels, where he mainly works for international magazines and newspapers. His photography is heavily influenced by...
Ever since I was given my first camera at the age of 12, I have been passionate about photography.
The magic of photography has not only intrigued me, but the translation from the click of the shutter to a finished image has always amazed me.
I have won several photography competitions, including a national landscape photography competition, and regularly shot landscape images for calendars and other markets. I now take great satisfaction in crafting professional photographs of all types of subject, and enjoy the spectrum of challenges that photography provides, from Wedding, portrait, models and landscape photography.
In zijn Master project ‘Village’ observeerde hij de interacties van de bezoekers ‘Maasmechelen retail village’. Tijdens zijn opleiding deed hij stages bij ‘Knack Magazine’ (foto-publicatie) en ‘De Bijloke muziekcentrum’ (fotografie-tentoonstelling).
Sindsdien heeft Laurent verschillende onderwerpen in beeld gebracht.
Gaande van meer technische opdrachten als voedselfotografie, studiofotografie met modellen, interieurfotografie en kunstreproducties
tot meer sociale projecten zoals filmsetreportages, eventreportages en vluchtelingenkampen in Libanon, tot trouw- en rouwfotografie.
In 2014 bezocht Laurent Het KASK opnieuw voor een fotografie-lerarenopleiding, in het kader hiervan deed hij verder stages bij verschillende academies en...
The professional and intellectual maturity develops his inner quest to civil commitments, moving him directly into the world of solidarity towards the southern side of the Humanity.
From 1993 to 2000 he’s involved in both humanitarian and social/civil photo-reportage projects; as a humanitarian worker, in relief programs (emergency contexts) and as a photo-reporter, in tough...
I am a Freelance photographer and film-maker based in Bristol. I have been professionally doing photography for last 4 years and my strength lies in capturing natural light portraits. I like to add some human elements in most of my compositions. I love traveling and meeting people from all walks of life. It makes me appreciate the human connection we share with each other and it also aids me in taking a portrait more soulfully. Other than photography I am a big movie buff and can have a good conversation over a coffee about the classic ones.
Story teller, photographer, graphic designer, and creator of beautiful things
I’m a Destination Wedding Photographer , who loves to photograph romantic and intimate weddings, elopements and events and travel all around the world.
I'm truly blessed to have found what I love in life and be able to pursue it. It’s not always easy to take that leap of faith and put your heart’s work on display, but it always leads to beautiful and unexpected destinations.
I believe that memories can be fleeting, but photos can capture these moments and make them last forever, long after your memories have...
Owen Harvey started his photography journey back in 2003 when he brought a Sony A200 to help him with his understanding of light/shadow/contrast and composition while studying 3D animation and University.
After the financial recession of 2008 had hit, and jobs were becoming more scarce. Owen decided to turn his creative talents towards building a successful photography business. Since that decision, Owen has spent most of his time building his brand and growing his portfolio and client base.
Owen mainly shoots client events, both personal and corporate, weddings, food photography, Interior photography, and when he has time to spare,...
Lian Hong is a London-based visual artist and freelance, portrait and advertising photographer. Her style of photography is a hybrid, drawing inspiration from many different sources: films, music, books, magazines or even a fashion collection. Lian has been fortunate, carving out a career photographing celebrities, musicians, designers, real people, and children with stylised authenticity, ensuring her fashion-photojournalistic style runs through all these categories, despite their diversity. She possesses the art of effortlessly, working either in solo, or, as part of a team; capturing the raw, and natural emotions of a person/people against simple or staged backgrounds. Lian takes pride...
Mark Hughes is a writer, educator, forensic engineer as well as being an award winning and accredited professional photographer (PPOC). Although specializing in portraits of people and pet, Mark also creates stunning fine art landscape and nature photographic images (markhughesphotography.ca). His photographs have been published through National Geographic and he has exhibited his nature series (Fallen) and black and white cityscapes (Tourist at Home). Mark is accredited canine portraiture photographer through the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).
Gary Hurdman is a Birmingham based photographer with 15 years’ experience of pointing a camera in one direction or another. He will tell you he enjoys all aspects of photography but from his portfolio it’s clear that he spends a lot of his time in the studio where he has built a reputation as a portrait specialist, priding himself in helping families capture a joyous moment in time.
Gary’s enthusiasm for photography is infectious and helping others enjoy photography as much as he does is a real passion of his. He enjoys the satisfaction of helping people develop their...
My name Is Gezim, I am a Vancouver based photographer.
Born and raised in Albania. Moved to Italy when i was 18 to study modern art, languages, and literature. After spending 11 years in Italy enjoying La Dolce Vita, decided to Move to Canada in 2012.
My passion for photography started at very early age and it gradually become part of my life. One of my favourite quotes about photography is this one by Steve McCurry
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe , and my camera is my passport”
My favourite type of...
My name is Eugene Ivanoff from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. I am a man who loves making photographs and spending time with my family (my wife Maria and two daughters – Vili and Stela), traveling around the world for pleasure.
After a long romance with the art, I get to find in photography the muse of my own creativity. My interest in photography stems from an early age. I find myself becoming more and more jaded with the photographic landscape of today and people who are telling stories with their bodies and faces. I never want to be someone...
She learned photography using the family heirloom cameras - and still does ! - but has welcomed digital photography into her present professional life in order to better communicate with her students.
He shot his first documentary for a French-Sénégalese humanitarian exchange project in the Dakar suburb, and following that project, he also co-wrote a book about people with disabilities in Indian countryside. Since then, travels and discoveries of traditional...
Emma-Jane is a conceptual fashion and wedding photographer. specialising in PR, celebrity and fashion campaigns for one portion of her work and fashion inspired wedding work for her dynamic couples. Her two areas of focus in photography blend well and allow for imagery that plays on concept, fairytale softness and dynamic locations. Emma-Jane has been lucky enough to work in Italy, Malta, NYC, Paris and Atlanta for her work and has created imagery for large brands such as Accurist, Hawes and Curtis, Buzzfeed and Nina Naustdal.
Emma-Jane is also a qualified tutor, with a background in adult education and...
My name is Steven Li and I’m a professional photographer at Steven Li Photography. Been
doing photography professionally for over 4 years I have extensive experience in all types of
photography ranging from personal, commercial and travel photography. I’ve also done a lot of
teaching and have done countless private lessons and workshops.
Jon has been taking photographs for over forty years and after a career in law became a full time photographer in 2015. He has photographed weddings, parties, families, portraits, pets, all night raves, military events, commercial events, buildings and schools.
He travels extensively and travel photography has become an increasing part of his portfolio. There are wonderful landscapes with fascinating cultures and sights to be photographed all over the world and street photography plays an important part when travelling.
Jon lectures on cruise ships on the subject of photography. His teaching philosophy is that with the right guidance everyone...
Naturally curious and passionate about his discipline for close to 30 years, Michael has acquired a vast knowledge of photographic processes,...
Kevin McGarry is a much sought after Professional Photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland and working throughout the UK, Europe each new endeavour drawing upon 30 years expertise... translating ideas into stunning marketable photography for all types of businesses... capturing the essence of the renowned professionals who are putting his ‘wow’ factor images to work in todays highly visual market place. I have taught at various universities and art colleges in the UK and Canada. I am privileged and exuberant about the range unbridled client assignments and the self-assigned exploration dominates my future creative projects...covering weddings, film sets, projections, sports...
Married & living in Dublin
Two children and three grand-children
Spent 43 years working in the corporate IT sector and retired in 2013.
Started Pauric McGroder Photography in 1999
Have been networking in BNI and South Dublin Chamber B2B since 1999
Joined IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) in 2011.
Attained the following Photographic distinctions:
LIPF Licentiate with Irish Photographic Federation Jun 2007
AIPF Associate with Irish Photographic Federation Apr 2011
ARPS Associate with Royal Photographic Society Jun 2013
AIPPA Associate with Irish Professional Photographers Association Nov 2013
FIPF Fellowship with Irish Professional Photographers Association Sept 2018
Currently working towards...
I specialise in fashion and beauty photography but also get involved in other parts within the industry such as set styling, model direction and production.
I gained a 2:1 from a university in London and have since shot for clothing designers, skin care specialists and jewellers.
A professional photographer, videographer and music composer, François Nadeau got his first camera at a very early age. As he grew into a creative hyperactive artist, he rapidly got involved in Montreal's multimedia community.
He was selected and invited five times to the “World photographers focusing on Beijing”. In 2014, he was invited in Izmir, Turkey by the Arka art center to participate in the:”Izmir, a legacy for tomorrow” event. In 2014, the Montreal native earned First Prize in the Chinese Dream in the Eyes of Foreign Friends competition. In 2017, he has a important exhibition of his works...
I have had a camera in my hand since I was seven and have always been interested in pictures. An Agfa with a cube flash and 110 film.
How times have changed, I am now on my tenth Mac and tenth digital camera. But the goal is still the same... to produce beautiful photographs of the highest technical standard and in a style, which is modern yet timeless.
My interests also included design and art learning to draw and pottery in school working on my goal of going to art college. After qualifying from Dun Laoghaire School of Art...
Dani Oshi is a self-taught photographer who lives in Brussels. Life observer and urban explorer. Photography is his passion and he enjoys documenting every day life in the streets. Currently working as a freelance photographer, he uses his free time for learning more about photography and shooting in the streets trying different techniques. He enjoys doing print exchanges and he gets inspired by contemporary photographers.
Dani is the founder of WorldSP.co and also one of the main editors and curators, helping selecting the best work to display on the website since 2013. Dani is also one of the founders...
Eleni Parousi is a music and documentary photographer working with both analogue and digital photography.In 2010 she founded the educational art collective Cardboard Cameras where she taught photography and animation to vulnerable young adults. In 2017, she joined Simulacra studio, where she is now based. Eleni’s work is expressed through portraiture and photojournalism and it explores themes of representation, identity, sexuality and gender. Through her lens she tries to capture the true colours and shapes of the world as they present themselves in the opportune moment. At the same time she explores the physicality of the 35mm film format...
I'm a multi-faceted creative from Canada with big love for digital and film photography. It was during a difficult time in my life that I stumbled upon a used camera for sale and decided to go out and take photos to escape my reality. I always had a fascination with architecture and all the details that come with the city streets and buildings. I eventually branched out of urban photography and found a passion for travel and portrait photography. The camera has become an extension of myself and my creative vessel. It brings my visions to life. I'm excited...
Born and raised in Valencia, Spain, Sara Sainz-Pardo moved to France in 2012. After many years in the acoustics engineering, she reinvented herself as a photographer with the aim to tell stories using images and focused on self-identity, cultural diversity and social issues.
Always passionate by photography and visual arts she started making street photography and little reportages during her trips in Latin America. She studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris.
Today she is working as a freelance photographer, working in reportages in Spain, France and Moldova and covering events and making portraits in...
Born in Brazil and now based in Helsinki, Finland, photographer Ricardo Santos has been developing hybrid photography for the past few years; shooting with film, developing and scanning the negatives for digital editing.
The first contact with photography came at a very early age, in 1984, when his dad taught him how to look through the view glass of a Rolleiflex. It wasn’t until Ricardo’s first son was born, that he made the decision of getting a new DSLR camera to record the family memories. After that photography became a serious hobby and it didn’t take long until he...
Tyler Sirman is a Canadian photographer and videographer, who has found his niche in working with personalities to create content on YouTube.
His work has been seen millions of times either in presentations, online, in print, news or used privately by companies. His style is no-frills, tack sharp shooting, either in poorly lit venues with musicians or in corporate settings covering events.
After quitting his 9-5 to pursue his passion full-time, Tyler demonstrated that hard work and patience, coupled with consistent quality and an open mind leads to success in the photo business.
Emily Smith is an American Photographer who now resides in Brussels, Belgium. She began taking photographs at the age of 15 when she took her first black and white darkroom class. Since this marking experience, she knew that her camera would be her sidekick for life. She furthered her studies at The Southeast Center of Photographic Studies where she learned the technical side of her craft. Upon graduation from photo school, Emily moved to New York City where she worked as an assistant, digital tech, and has done retouching for many different photographers. When she decided that sedentary life...
Anna is a Vancouver BC Canada based photographer and runs 2 portrait studios. A portrait artist whose passion is bringing out the soul of her subject thru connection. She handmakes her backdrops and her wardrobe and is a deeply intuitive photographer who shoots instinctively and writes the story of her subjects through emotions.
Photography is the therapy of choice for me. No activity has given me more calm, a feeling of centeredness, and a sense of accomplishment than seeing the end result of an image taken. The honesty of the subject is what I seek to reveal and in...
Canadian based photographer Anthony Sotomayor is focused on creating art that will resonate with future generations. His fascination for cities from culture to architecture has played an important role in defining his artistic style. Most of his work consist of cityscapes, street life, and portraits. After completing a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning at Ryerson University, he was fortunate enough to pursue his passion and work as an urban planner for a leading developer. Presently, he is concentrating his efforts to traveling as much as possible while he still can.
Bruno Stevens is focussing on the fate of civilian populations in tension or war zones, his work is regularly published in Stern, Liberation, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Paris-Match as well as many others.
After growing up in sunny Florida, USA, Chris decided to leave behind the gators and snakes for the city slickers of New York. In 2006, Chris made the transition from Florida to New York to attend art school.
He currently works as a production manager for a fashion photography studio in New York City. When Chris is not producing other photographers’ projects one can find him in the studio creating his own photo projects from fashion to portraiture.
Although Chris enjoys candidness, he prefers creating tableaux imagery executing scenes that he has performed in his head. Chris is...
I define the moment I became a photographer as when I took the worst photo of my life.
I came to photography as most my age, using a film camera. It wasn’t until the advent of affordable digital cameras in the early 1990’s that I really come to find my voice in photography. The blending of technology and art was key to me being able to create and shape images.
People always ask what you shoot, the easy answer is everything, the hard answer is what do you do with the images you capture. To me that is the...
Eva Thompson, a professional lifestyle photographer based in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Eva began gravitating towards photography through the success of her blog, Eva & Amelia's World, which was listed as one of the Top 10 UK Blogs for 2017 & 2018 by Vuelio. A personal flair and style quickly became synonymous with her work - which inspired Eva to leave her masters in Economics and go on to pursue a career in photography.
Eva’s welcoming personality has allowed her portfolio of clients to grow organically. In a matter of months her work could be seen...
Aaron Von Hagen
Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, Aaron has been calling Vancouver home for over a decade. Aaron moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film School, and soon found a passion for photography. On top of pursuing a career in photography, Aaron also works in the camera department in Vancouver's bustling film industry.
An avid traveler, lover of coffee, and all things sweet, Aaron is a very passionate photographer. Throughout his photographic pursuit, Aaron has learned how important it is to receive help, instruction, and feedback from people who are as passionate about photography as he is.
Alice Zilberberg is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, recognized by curators, collectors, and art patrons across the globe. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, and raised in Israel, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Photography program, she began her artistic practice by painting: a verve which remains very much present in her digital works. The winner of numerous prestigious competitions, her accolades include 1st place in The World Monochrome awards, ranking as one of Magenta Foundation’s best photographers in Canada, and several of the International Photography awards.
In 2013, she was the youngest artist to date...
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