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Edinburgh, the glorious Scottish capital, has been home to great creative minds for hundreds of years. The city's inspiring mysticism is to be found everywhere, from the historic castle to secret alleyways. What better way to explore the town than through a camera lens! The Photo Academy offers photography courses and online courses so you can truly capture your Edinburgh experience.

What to Photograph in your city?

Edinburgh might be the best place to master your photography. You are spoiled for choice with the city's picturesque locations. Head up to Arthur's Seat or Salisbury Crags early in the day to practice framing gorgeous scenic shots. Although the Old Town and New Town have some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks, we recommend a stroll through trendy Leith. This vibrant seaside district is home to Edinburgh's arty community and the eclectic scenery has something for every photographer.

Edinburgh's world-famous festivals make every keen photographer's fingers twitch. Immerse yourself in the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival when all sorts of eccentric characters take over the city. Or, hone your gallery photography skills at the Edinburgh Art Festival, the largest of its kind in the UK.

Prefer to photograph people? Our online courses will help teach you skills to snap the perfect party pic or take memorable portraits of your friends and family. We even have an online course for the best selfie! Our students can discover a wide variety of courses which will change the way they see their city. Like Edinburgh, there is 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 experience or a creative 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. 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 :)

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0203 936 8810
Monday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Bruno was great in his teachings, very well informative and really supportive! I would highly recommend him, and would l... Terence A.
Had a great time, learned a lot, and really liked working with Paul. Thank-you! Ekaterina V.
Great last minute course, went with no expectations and was impressed. Will be back I’m sure. Benjamin B.
Paul was very informative and could easily explain the basics about a camera to the average consumer. He made myself an... Leah S.
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