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Picadilly Gardens, M1 1RG

Monday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm [email protected]
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Few cities in the world can boast such a rich creative history as Manchester. Packed with inspiration and hidden gems, it's no surprise that many photographers call Manchester home. If you are a Mancunian eager to improve your photography skills, The Photo Academy is the perfect place for you. We offer the best photography courses in Manchester and our expert teachers will pass on years of knowledge and experience. Very soon you will be shooting breath-taking photographs, amazing yourself and others. Find joy in looking at the world through a camera lens and check out our courses now!

What to Photograph in your city?

Manchester is many things, but boring isn't one of them! There are countless photography opportunities all over the city, both for beginners and experienced photographers. We love vibrant neighbourhoods like the Northern Quarter, which are perfect for street photography practice. The colourful street-art and eclectic groups of people make great subjects. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then take a look at our course, 'Street Photography For All'. Here you will learn how to take subtle photographs on the go and compose captivating scenes.

Manchester's nightlife is famed throughout the world, and the city is certainly enticing once the sun goes down. The lamp-lit streets have a poetic charm and there's an exciting buzz to the city. However, photographing at night can be a challenge. Fortunately our 'night Photography' course will teach you all the creative possibilities in an easy and fun way.

If you prefer the comforts of home life, and who can blame you, then we also have a wonderful selection of live online courses! You can master your camera without ever leaving the bedroom! We have dozens of experiences waiting for you: from learning how to correctly edit your images to snapping the perfect selfie. 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 Manchester, there is something for everyone.

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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 Leeds 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 :)