Students on the Photography Masterclass will immerse themselves in photography for a whole year, working as part of the larger group but also in smaller groups of 2 or 3, supporting and assisting each other.
This is a ten-module photography course with photo-assignments between sessions and students can choose to work on their assignments entirely on their own - or by teaming up with others in their group.
Each session lasts three hours and will include time to examine assignment images and take part in practicals (where appropriate).
Although it runs over the course of a year, the class closes during August and December.
Sessions on this Masterclass run on Sundays from 10 am - 1 pm
One of the advantages of learning from a working professional is that, unlike most college courses which tend to be rather esoteric and arty, this will be practical - designed for the photographer who wants the skills to succeed in the real world
Groups can be wonderfully encouraging and self-supporting. You are all growing together, learning at the same time. It's not unusual for long-lasting friendships to develop and for many in the group it often leads to students developing a genuine passion for photography, going on to take other classes or training - to further improve their photographic skills.
The Masterclass will take you through a year of foundation-building photography essentials. We firmly believe that in order to truly succeed at photography you have to have a strong understanding of your camera’s operation, an intuitive grasp of light and how to to deal with it and then, and only then, do we look at the creative element and composition.
We call this our 3 C’s
Camera, Control & Create
Your journey to master these 3C’s will also include modules on photographing people, working with flash, photographing landscape, macro and two modules on editing, with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.
Masterclass is unashamedly the most exciting workshop we've ever run, jam-packed with content in a learning environment that will relax and inspire.
There is nothing else like it
Masterclass students have shown themselves to be an incredibly sociable bunch…
Not only do they regularly interact with each other on their own Facebook group (posting photos, asking for advice, etc), but they often meet up amongst themselves, going out for photowalks or sharing the cost on studio hire.
Members from two different Masterclass groups travel to Brighton for a day’s street photography
The Masterclass program has been immensely popular a since we introduced it at the beginning of 2019.
September 2022 will see our sixth intake of students. We are absolutely delighted to see so many photographers so committed to developing and improving their skills…. and we are committed to sharing our knowledge through superb teaching and facilities.
Watch the video below to see the workshop in action
Sep 18 - Digital Photography Overview & Aperture
Oct 16 - Shutter & ISO
Nov 13 - Mastering Two Killer elements
Jan 22 - Using Your Eyes
Feb 19 - Editing Part 1: Adobe Lightroom
Mar 19 - Editing Part 2: Adobe Photoshop
Apr 16 - Photographing People
May 14 - Introduction to Flash Photography
Jun 11 - Landscape Photography
Jul 9 - Macro Photography
You will be learning from industry professional Kevin Ahronson and you can expect instruction at the very highest level.
Kevin, who founded the HSP, is one of the best photography teachers in the UK and has personally taught hundreds of students from beginners through to those who want to go professional.
With over 50 years experience behind the camera, Kevin’s passion these days is to share that knowledge with the next generation of photographers.
Masterclass is for anyone who wants to get serious about learning photography.
With a serious course comes a serious price. Masterclass costs £1500 for the year, which for many people is a great deal of money (Whoever said photography was cheap?) We can certainly spend more than that on cameras and lenses.
To make it more affordable, payments can be spread over ten months completely interest-free. There will be no fees, no charges or any other additional costs added to the original annual fee.
You pay a £500 non-returnable booking deposit to secure your place on the course and the balance of £1000 is paid over a ten month period (at just £100/month)* by direct debit.
Alternatively, if you prefer to pay all in one go, we can accept that too.
Because Masterclass is serious, we don’t take bookings for it without a conversation first.
Whether by phone, or in person, we believe it is a good idea to get to know each other, to discuss the course in more detail and to assess the level of commitment needed to participate.
We can also use this as an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
Interested in Masterclass, call the office on: 01252 613265
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Registered company address and Training Centre:
Hampshire School of Photography Ltd
Stockton House, Stockton Avenue, Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom, GU51 4NS
Company Reg No. 11905308
Tel: 01252 613265