Frequently _Asked_ Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit this webpage to see all our courses and workshops.
Please choose a workshop/course and date from our calendar and click on “BOOK”. Fill in the online booking form with your details and choose a payment option to complete your booking.

Please check the level requirements before booking advanced workshops as it is your responsibility to book the right level. You can contact us anytime by phone or e-mail to assess your photography level.

LSP accepts bookings from students of all nationalities, but we do not provide student VISAS. Please ensure you have a valid UK VISA before applying for our Courses.
We DO NOT send invitation letters or help with Visa applications. Please check this webpage for more information.
The minimum age to join our workshops is 18 years old (younger students can join with written authorisation from a parent/guardian, please contact us before booking)
Yes, every student receives an e-certificate (PDF file) after workshop/course completion. We do not provide/send print copies.
Although our Certificate of Accomplishment is one of the most prestigious and highly recognised worldwide, it is not an accredited academic qualification.

To work as a Professional Photographer, the only “accreditation” you will ever need is a very strong portfolio of images. This is what we, at LSP, will help you build.

Our Courses and Workshops emphasise the importance of practice, and if you are passionate about photography, keep up the excellent work, and build confidence; in a very short time, you will have what it takes to break into the business of photography.

Some of our success stories:
Diogo Duarte: LSP former student and now Senior Trainer
Camelia Liparoti: LSP former student and National Geographic photographer
Roberto Cambusano (Cambusano Studio)
Fabrice Rizzato (Alt & Ego Studios)
Ekaterina Bykhovskaya

We reserve the right to deny a certificate if you do not achieve the required standards.

The Digital Photography Workshops Level 1 and Level 2 (or 4 Days Digital Photography).

By attending both Digital Photography Workshops Level 1 and Level 2, you will fully understand the Fundamental Principles of Photography “FOCUS, EXPOSURE and COMPOSITION”.

On Level 1, you will get to know your camera and your lenses, learn how to use it in fully Manual Exposure Mode, and be confident with all menus and settings essential to capture better images.

On Level 2, you will develop your eyes by learning about Elements of Design, Composition, White Balance, Theme Photography and Photographing People & Places.

You can complete the Digital Photography Workshops Level 1 and 2 in the following ways:
4 Days: Monday to Friday (Wednesday off), 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
8 Evenings: Level 1 and Level 2: Monday to Friday (Wednesdays off), 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
2 Weekends: Level 1 and Level 2: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

We recommend starting with Digital Photography Level 1 for most students, even if you think you know your camera very well. In this workshop, you will learn to use the Manual Settings on your camera and understand all the shortcut buttons and functions properly. If you have been taking pictures for a long time but still use AUTO mode, P mode or SCENE modes, Digital Photography Level 1 will be very good for you. Even if you have some knowledge but are still unsure or need confirmation, you will be amazed at how much more there is to learn about what we think we know.
Yes, if you can use your camera in fully Manual mode and have a complete understanding of Lenses, Image Size and Quality, Advanced Exposure, Bracketing, Depth of Field, Motion Blur, Priority Modes and Focus you can come straight to Level 2.
Most people who come to Level 2 have done Level 1 before, and we’ll expect you to be fluent in the Level 1 Syllabus 
You need a Camera with FULLY MANUAL EXPOSURE, Mirrorless (DSLR) or a Pro-Compact, “being able to control ISO, Shutter Speeds and Apertures manually”.

Here are some examples:

Entry Level Cameras
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D
Nikon D3500
Pentax KF
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

Semi – Professional Cameras
Nikon D850
Canon EOS 90D
Nikon D7500
Nikon D3500

Full Frame Professional Digital Cameras
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Sony Alpha 7 II
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z5

Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Canon EOS R7
FujiFilm XT4
Olympus OM 1

Yes, some of our students bring the camera still in the box. Learning the right way from scratch is great, so don’t worry about not knowing anything before the course. You will only need to charge the battery and bring a memory card.
Ideally, you would learn with your own camera because different models vary a lot. When buying a camera, you must consider the size, weight, design, etc.
We have DSLR cameras which you can use free of charge during workshop hours. Please confirm availability via e-mail before booking the course.

We recommend the following cameras kits on an entry level:
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D body + 18-200mm lens (Canon or Sigma) or Standard 18 to 55mm lens.
Nikon D3500 body + 18-200mm lens (Nikon or Sigma) or Standard 18 to 55mm lens.

The cameras and lenses above meet all the requirements for great pictures, they are light and we chose an “all in one” zoom lens that is great for General Photography. It’s a light kit, ideal for travel.
Let us know if you intend to pursue a career in photography and we will be able to recommend the right equipment for the field you choose.

  1. Your camera, lens, fully charged battery, clean memory card, pen and paper.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as we walk a lot to locations.
  3. Check the weather and be prepared for cold, rain, snow, and hopefully, a lot of sunshine.
  4. Travel light, we often finish or start classes on locations, but if you have any heavy luggage it can be arranged with your trainer to leave it at our studio before/after the classes.
  5. For Adobe Lightroom workshop, you will be asked to bring with you your laptop, a mouse and a charge cable. Please always check the Workshop description for more information.
Our weekday and weekend workshops run from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, with 10 minutes coffee/tea break and a 1-hour lunch break. Our evening workshops run from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm with 10 minutes coffee/tea break.
During the Daytime and Evening Workshops on Wednesday, you are off with assignments.
No, but please visit the “Around us” page to find out recommendations.
Alternatively, search your favourite hotel booking website in these areas (with easy access by train or bus).
Bookings can only be rescheduled with 14 days (2 Weeks) notice and must be taken within three months from the original booking. If you decide to withdraw from a studio-based workshop or course, you can have access to our online programs.
No refunds will be issued for our workshops, courses or other services.

Our obligations to the professionals who teach at LSP dictate that no refund of payments will be issued if you cannot attend your course.

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