Welcome to The Manchester Academy of Photography, a professional training centre in the vibrant heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The Academy is the original photographic training school in Manchester. We provide introductory and advanced digital photography workshops; we also offer specialised courses in Travel, the Use of Light, Night Photography, and Documentary Photography.
Our photography courses have no more than 6 students per trainer, allowing plenty of time for some one to one tuition. All of our photographers are professionally trained teachers as well as being accomplished and passionate photographers.
Regardless of your ability – from a total beginner or a budding professional – The Manchester Academy of Photography has a course that will suit your needs.
Will I be out of my depth?
Certainly not! Whatever your level of photographic ability our approach is teaching practical skills in an enjoyable way rather than lecturing.
“Thanks for yesterday. I had a great day and took some pictures I am very pleased with!
I had the chance last night to my parter what we had been up to. She was well impressed. Most telling comment? "You would never normally have taken a lot of these photographs".”
“Many thanks again for the course this weekend-it was fantastic and I cannot believe how much more confident I feel about using my camera! I woke up this morning wishing I was getting to spend the day studying photography all over again- but no such luck! Here I am trying to concentrate on my early childhood studies but just keep thinking about taking photos!”
“Hi Peter. Great weekend and great teacher. Couldn't have hoped to meet nicer people either and I hope we can create a bit of a photography support group here. Look forward to seeing you again soon.”
“AN "ENLIGHTENING" EVENING: The Night Photography course was run on a bitterly cold November evening but the warmth of the welcome by Peter, Will and Pauline made everything seem okay.
The range of different techniques and varied subject matter made it all a very interesting and enjoyable evening.
The evening passed quickly despite the cold and was a valuable addition to knowledge previously gained.”
"The two day intensive course was perfect for me as I work full time and couldn't commit to a longer course. It's amazing how much we all learned over two days! Small class sizes meant help was available any time you needed it, and spending most of the day out taking shots ensured we learned by practicing ourselves, not listening to a lecture."
“I really enjoyed the night photography course. I was unsure how different it would be from the Introductory course, but it has opened up a whole new avenue of photography for me. I learnt a lot of new techniques for taking pictures in low light that built on what I had learnt on the introduction to photography course. It was so much fun, even though it was very cold.”