The South West Photography School


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“Year 2 continues developing all the camera techniques with an added emphasis on the concept behind and the creativity required to produce interesting and insightful images.”

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 “We like to invite new students to the school for a chat and to share some of their photos with us before they start the course.

This helps us assess and fill in any gaps in camera and Photoshop skills to ensure they are ready to begin the course and enjoy it to the full - a kind of Photographic MOT.

Contact us now, we’d love to meet you.”

This course can be undertaken as a ‘stepping stone’ towards the LRPS. It has been designed to help photographers produce suitable images of a high enough standard to fit within a panel. It can also be completed, and repeated if desired, purely for the pleasure of improving your photography.The amount of work expected from a photographer wishing to proceed towards the LRPS would naturally be greater than that by the enthusiast. There may be no initial intention or commitment to attempt the Distinction from the outset but by the end your standard may be such that it becomes a possibility.

Booking in advance is essential please - by phone or email. Confirmation of your place will be sent on receipt of payment in full.

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Develop your Portfolio


12 Month One to one Course £720

12 Month Group Course £540

Sample Assignment - ‘Regeneration’

About the Course

Photographers enroled on ‘Develop your Portfolio’ are set a more challenging programme of concept based assignments, individually tailored to strengthen and improve camera skills with the introduction of adding meaning and interpretation to the image.

Throughout the year, each monthly meeting consists of a combination of tuition and a review of a set assignment, either within a group or as individual tutorials.


Students are encouraged to create their own personal scrapbook to include notes on their thoughts about each specific theme together with how they intended to photographically represent their interpretation/s. We suggest the addition of small prints with camera setting details alongside and website links which have inspired and supported their own creative process. Story boarding and mind mapping have also proved to be most effective too.

These highly individual scrapbooks have turned out to be invaluable and inspirational resources to other students and we have displayed them, in their own right, at exhibitions of students work - seeing various alternative approaches only serves to broaden ones own ideas…

“We designed this course specifically for the more accomplished photographer who wants to develop their portfolio to demonstrate a wide range of competent camera techniques and showcase their own unique way of seeing.”