Tutor Katerina Iacovides
Course Dates Tuesdays, 20th February - 19th March 2024
Days 5
Times 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Experience Level Ages 18+, Beginner+
Fee £270
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course will take your photography to the next level, building on your current skills and introducing you to different types of specialist photography. You will expand your knowledge of how to use your Digital SLR camera as well as gaining a technical overview of how to get the best out of your work.

You will explore composition for different types of photography such as still life, people and landscape, and the equipment and settings needed.
Students will be expected to take photographs in their spare time to put into practice what they have learned. There will be the opportunity to share and talk about your photographs, and receive constructive feedback. You will also be given the option to edit your favourite images with Photoshop, with guidance from the tutor.

Throughout the course you will learn:
-How to create visually interesting photographs
-Lighting and post production tips to produce high quality images
-How to edit your photographs
-How to develop your own personal style

This course is suitable for students at our Beginner + level.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

Other course levels include:

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

You must bring your own digital SLR camera to class for every session as this course is designed to teach students how to use their own cameras.

Students are also advised to bring a USB memory stick with them to backup their work. Though there will be the possibility of storing files on the computers we cannot take responsibility for the safe-keeping of these files.

** Please note all our computers in the Digital Suite are Mac’s and therefore run the macOS operating system, they also all exclusively run Adobe CC 2018 software.**


Katerina Iacovides is a passionate working freelance photographer with a background in shooting product, portraits and landscape. She has experience shooting fashion, accessories, homeware, cosmetics, packaging, food and jewellery. She has been published in magazines such as Trend Prive Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Elle Magazine, Professional Jewellers Magazine, IMIRAGE Magazine, Kultur Magazine, Boutique Magazine and Attire Accessories Magazine.

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to be photographed please let the photographer know!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.ac.uk.
  • For further details please see our Short Courses: Regulations & Policies page.


Places Available!

Fee: £170.00

SKU: EC22302099 Categories: , , ,