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

St Andrew Square || EH2 2AD

Monday from 8:00 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 04:30 pm [email protected]


Living in the city of Edinburgh can feel like living in a fairy-tale land (apart from the freezing wind and terrible weather)! The cobbled streets of West Bow and the glorious Edinburgh Castle have been photographed billions of times for a good reason. There's no denying that it is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. If you want to make the most of your beautiful city, sign up to our photography courses in Edinburgh! Our professional tutors will teach you to see the city in a new and exciting way. By the end of your course, you will be snapping unique and authentic photographs and have total control over your camera.

What to Photograph in your city?

No matter what genre of photography you are into, Edinburgh has something for you. We love the diverse landscape of the Scottish capital, and the way nature intertwines with the city. One of our favourite spots is Arthur's Seat. We could spend all day photographing that picturesque view! Our 'Composition For All' course will ensure that you understand the important technical principles and aesthetic rules of construction. If you want to take stunning landscape shots, this is the course for you!

If you already understand the rules of composition and want to take more stylish photos, look at our 'Black and White' photography course. This romantic genre is perfect for the amorous streets of Edinburgh. Learn to manage the exposure for shadows and highlights as well as pick the most appropriate subjects to shoot in black and white.

Do you feel a bit lost and unsure where to begin? Sign up to our Introductory Courses for Beginners plan, which consists of four helpful workshops. This is the ideal place to start if you are new to photography and have no idea what you are doing! These courses are designed to improve your skills quickly and easily, so you gain confidence and understanding as a photographer. No matter your age, you are never too old to pick up a new hobby!

Don't forget to check out our extensive list of live online courses. Unlike other online courses, tutors at The Photo Academy teach the course live, so that the interactive element remains. Here you can find courses from taking the best selfie to editing your photographs with Adobe. We even have courses for smartphone photography, in case you don't have an SLR camera, DSLR camera or film camera.

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 Glasgow. 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 :)