The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

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The Darkroom, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

32 Brunswick Street North

D07 A070 Stoneybatter


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The Art of Photography is a mentorship-based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills or pursue a certain project.

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The Art of Photography

This course is suitable from intermediate up

The Art of Photography is a mentorship-based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project, or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding of the basic principles of camera exposure in digital or analogue photography.

The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities, and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Course tutors Mella Travers & Mandy O’Neill work alongside students to elevate their practice to the highest possible level through classes, one-to-one tutorials, group critique sessions, and technical workshops. At the beginning of the course for the first few classes, students will attend a lecture in photographic theory and practice, do a recap on basic/intermediate photography skills and look at the rules of composition – and how to break them. And be introduced to Adobe Lightroom workflow.


The course runs over a 5 month period, with 69 contact hours, it is made up of seven evening classes and eight full day’s classes. Throughout these months, students will participate in different workshops; Portrait and landscape photography, medium and large format cameras, film processing/black and white printing, studio lighting, fill-in flash, scanning negatives for digital printing. Advanced post-production using Adobe Lightroom and an introduction to Photoshop will also be covered. As well as continuous group critique sessions and one-on-one tutorials. The course will end with a group exhibition 'Date to be confirmed'. You will have group crit's to get you prepared for the exhibition (times to be confirmed) are not included in the course times and there will be no extra charge for them.

The course takes into consideration participant's work schedules and the tutors are respectively flexible in arranging workshops and tutorials. Each student will have access to the darkrooms and studio (availability dependent) outside of the course contact hours

Course Duration

7 evenings and 8 full days on a weekend.

September (2 Wednesdays + 1 Weekend Workshop): September 7th, 17th & 18th and 28th, 2022

October (2 Wednesdays + 1 Weekend Workshop): 5th, 15th & 16th and 26th, 2022

November (2 Wednesdays + 1 Weekend Workshop): 9th, 19th & 20th, 23rd, 2022

December (1 Wednesday): 14th, 2022

January (1 Weekend Workshop): 21st & 22nd, 2023

Times, Evening 6.30pm-9.30pm Daytime 10.30am-4.30pm

€975.00 (10% deposit through Eventbrite) Outstanding balance MUST be paid in full before the start of the class. We will email you a link for the payment.

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