Frequently Asked Questions
Please check the level requirements before booking for advanced workshops as it is your total responsibility to book the right level. You can contact us at any time by phone or e-mail to be assessed on your photography level.
We DO NOT send invitation letters or help with Visa applications. Please check this webpage for more information.
To work as a Professional Photographer, the only “accreditation” you will ever need is a very strong portfolio of images and this is what we, at LSP, will help you to build.
Our Courses and Workshops emphasise the importance of practice and if you are really passionate about photography, keep up the good work, and build confidence, in a very short time you will have what it takes to break in the business of photography.
Some of our success stories:
Camelia Liparoti: www.chamelix.com – National Geographic
Roberto Cambusano (Street Photography) : www.robertocambusano.co.uk
Fabrice Rizzato (Alt & Ego Studios) : www.altandego.com
John Saint (Photojournalist) : www.johnsaintphotography.co.uk
Romy Rodiek: www.romyrodiek.com
Ekaterina Bykhovskaya : www.bykhovskaya.com
We reserve the right to deny a certificate if you do not achieve the required standards.
On Level 1 you will get to know your camera, your lenses, you will learn how to use it in fully Manual Exposure Mode and be confident with all menus and settings that are important to capture better images.
On Level 2 you will develop your eyes 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
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
Here are some examples (not in a particular order) :
Canon EOS 1200D (usa/china : Rebel T5)
Canon EOS 700D (usa/china : Rebel T5i)
Canon EOS 750D (usa/china : Rebel T6i)(new)
Canon EOS 760D (usa/china : Rebel T6s)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 60D
Sony Alpha a58
Sony Alpha a77
Sony Alpha a77 Mark II
Pentax K-3 II
Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Leica SL (Typ 601)
Fujifilm FinePix X100T
Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma DP2 Quattro
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Canon PowerShot G9 X
Nikon Coolpix P340
Olympus Tough TG-4
We have DSLR cameras which you can use free of charge during workshop hours. Please confirm availability via e-mail before booking the course.
If you would like to take the camera home for the assignments during your course, a refundable deposit of £500 plus £50 a day fee will be charged in advance.
CANON 60D or 7D body + 18-200mm lens (Canon or Sigma) or Standard 18 to 55mm lens.
NIKON D7100 or D5300 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.
- Your camera, lens, fully charged battery, clean memory card, pen and paper.
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as we walk a lot to locations.
- Check the weather and be prepared for cold, rain, snow, and hopefully, a lot of sunshine.
- 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.
- For special workshops, like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop you will be asked to bring with you your laptop and a mouse. Please always refer to the Workshop description for more information.
During the Daytime and Evening Workshops on Wednesday you are off with assignments
(Water – Coffee – Tea and Biscuits in our Studios are free).
Alternatively, using your favorite hotel booking website, search in these areas (with easy access by train or bus) Hatton Garden, Holborn, Farringdon Station, Chancery Lane Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars Station.
Our obligations to the professionals who teach at LSP dictate that no refund of payments will be made to you if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 14 days (2 Weeks) before the start of the workshop.
No refund of fees will be made for no-shows, for withdrawal after the workshop begins or for booking on to the wrong level.