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

Kirkgate || LS2 7DJ

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


Have you ever walked around Leeds and been struck by something you hadn't noticed before? Or perhaps a moment caused you to see the city differently, like the sunlight beautifully hitting the ceiling of the Corn Exchange. But when you try to capture it, does the photo rarely come out the way you want? Well, you have come to the right place! The Photo Academy offers photography courses and online courses for you to truly capture Leeds' every nook and cranny.

Leeds has changed a lot over the years, and you may struggle to recognise the city nowadays if you're a born and bred Loiner. But that means there is constantly something new and exciting to explore, and the best way to do that is with a camera!

Leeds has transformed into a cultural hub packed with creativity. It's time to break out of your everyday routine and view your city with fresh eyes.

What to Photograph in your city?

Leeds is a great city to master your photography! You are fortunate to have amazing Victorian architecture, art galleries and eclectic neighbourhoods on your doorstep. Set yourself a challenge and stroll around the city, camera in hand, and see how many new details you can spot. Discover the stories the city has to tell and practice your reportage photography. Go down that street you pass on your commute every day but always ignore: you never know what could be waiting for you!

Leeds has thousands of secret gems waiting to be found. Hidden locations in trendy areas like Holbeck make great street photography practice for pros, amateurs and Instagrammers.

Leeds' numerous parks are wonderful places to awaken the landscape photographer within you! Kirkstall Abbey is a stunning location for dramatic scenery shots. Make the most of the beautiful Yorkshire nature and don't hold back from experimenting with light and composition!

If you prefer to photograph people, we have online courses that teach you the skills to snap the perfect portrait. Impress your friends with your new photography training or give them a course as a gift!

If you don't have an SLR camera, DSLR camera or a film camera, we have courses in smartphone photography too. Our photography courses are varied and packed with knowledge. Like Leeds, there is something for everyone.

Photography Courses and Online Courses for Everyone!

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 Manchester and Liverpool. 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 :)