What do we have to offer?

  • Professional photography mentors with many years of experience
  • Real-time communication with a teacher
  • Theoretical materials that you can keep to refresh your knowledge
  • An interactive learning experience and instant feedback from your photography teacher
  • A large variety of courses for all skill levels and interests!

Meeting point

Cathedral Square || B3 2QB

Monday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 04:30 pm / [email protected]


Birmingham is brimming with exciting opportunities for photographers! The Midlands capital is packed with creativity and we can all agree it's one of the UK's most exciting cities. There are so many photographic opportunities waiting to be explored! If you are searching for the best photography courses in Birmingham, you have arrived at the right place. The Photo Academy offers the best photography courses for keen photographers and those new to the scene.

After a class with our brilliant photography teachers, you will see Birmingham in a whole new light. You will live and breathe like a photographer, noticing small details that others don't. Want to improve your skills and have a fun new experience at the same time? Sign up now!

What to Photograph in your city?

Birmingham may not be the most elegant or beautiful city in the country, but its energy and history make up for it. There are so many hidden gems waiting to be discovered by you and your camera. We recommend spending a day walking through the city, paying close attention to your surroundings. Even if you feel like you know Birmingham, try to spot something new and take a photograph of it. You may surprise yourself with what you find!

We love the historic neighbourhoods like the Jewellery Quarter where thousands of stories are waiting to be told. If you like to weave a narrative with your images, then check out our 'Reportage Photography' course. Here you will learn how to captivate the viewer and tell a story using a series of photographs. A picture is worth a thousand words may be an age-old saying, but it still rings true today! If you hang out in trendy areas like Digbeth, and enjoy Birmingham's vibrant side, then consider our 'Street Photography' course. Here you will learn to take candid shots of the unexpected moments in life. Street photography is one of the most exciting genres of photography, and Birmingham is certainly filled with plenty of excitement! After this course, the streets of Birmingham will transform into your playground!

Don't forget to also take a look at our extensive list of live online courses. Here you will find a wide array of courses that you can study without having to leave the house! Want to improve your editing skills? Sign up to the Adobe Lightroom course. Need to spice up your social media profile? Then our Instagram course is the one for you! Our smartphone photography courses are ideal for students who don't own an SLR camera, DSLR camera or a film camera. Whether you are a pro or beginner, our courses will meet your needs. Just like Birmingham, there's a little something for everyone!

Sign Up For Our Photography Courses and Online Courses!

Do you have a camera but don’t know how to use it properly? Eager to get out and shoot your city? Join one of our photography courses! You don't need to have professional photography experience or a creative university degree. Have a look at our courses for beginners, including the online courses. You will learn new skills and techniques, from shutter speed to depth of field, and exposure to ISO. We also have courses in Liverpool and Manchester. Our photographers will lead you across all technical terms, show you how to manage your camera settings and help you out with specific issues. By the end you will get the best use out of your camera :)