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Learn photography in Manchester</h3>

Want to go outside in the fresh air and visit the city of Manchester? Why not bring your camera along?  Whether it's your smartphone or digital camera, discover your hometown or your chosen city through a photographic lens.

We often don't see the same things when we walk with a camera. We pay attention to the details we would like to capture, we observe people.

Learning photography is a new way of seeing the world, so why not start in the city of Manchester?

The rainy city has no shortage of places to photograph. Its historical buildings and lively streets are the perfect terrain for apprentice photographers.

Withington pumping station, Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens, Manchester Central Library, Northern Quarter, the Quays, Victoria Baths- the city offers plenty of photographic opportunities!

The city is a great backdrop to learn and understand how your camera works (ISO settings, focal length, sensitivity, iris, sensor or shutter). Because, even if many people know how to click a photo, how many know how to adjust the amount of light that will enter the camera to alter the quality of photograph taken?

Today, film development is old-school and young photographs are taking photos with a camera smaller than a calculator. The settings are automatic, no need to adjust the focal length or lightning. But why not try to understand how it all works for the art of it?

The photograph was officially invented in 1839 during the presentation of Arago at the Academy of Sciences. However, Leonardo da Vinci had already discovered photographic functioning in the 16th century.

Next, it would be Frenchman Nicéphore Niepce who would discover how to do image fixing by collaborating with the painter Daguerre. Daguerre latter then asked Arago to present his research 6 years after the death of Niepce.

Photography is far from being an invention of scholars. Accessible to all, it captures life's moments.

<h3>Why take photography classes?</h3>

Photography has become so simple that everyone knows how to take a picture. But do you know how to take a good photo?

Adjusting the ISO, light balance, focal length... the jargon of photography escapes many photographers. However, once this vocabulary is learned along with the understanding of how it all works, photography becomes even more interesting. It is a true art in its own right.

Many photographers are now well-recognized (Rankin, Nick Knight, Pattie Boyd, David Bailey, Armand Rouleau, David Hockney...).

Why not work at becoming a professional photographer? For a wedding, a birth, photos of families, ads, a photo-documentary, fashion, there are many areas in which to work.

But in order to do so, it will be necessary to learn all the ins and outs of photography.

Taking photography classes also gives you a framework. Some amateurs get lost in their schedule and goals and slack a little with their photographic learning.

Taking classes imposes a schedule to respect and a certain regularity in learning. Photography teachers often give out-of-class exercises, which allows you to practice a little every day, open your mind and get creative.

A great way to develop the imagination!

But learning photography is not just for those who want a career in photography.

Learning how to take a great photo can also be done from an amateur point of view, just for the pleasure of it. Photography makes it possible to see the world in a new way and to visit places that are still unknown to you.

Photography is an outdoor activity as much as a studio activity. That's what makes this hobby an incredible art which never gets boring. Whether it's windy, sunny or rainy, it is always possible to take out your camera.

Taking a picture of your environment also helps you to meet people. People are curious to see your pictures. Sometimes it's up to you to take the first step to ask permission to take a picture.

You can also take the opportunity to immortalize moments with your loved ones. It is always nice to rediscover past photos.

And in the age of the internet and social networks where the image takes precedence over the written text, what better than to learn how to make amazing pictures with beautiful light, to inspire and amaze your audience?

But above all, don't forget to express yourself. Photography, like all arts, is above all a means of expressing one's emotions and ideas.

<h3>What kind of photography should you learn?</h3>

In Manchester, as in many other cities, it is quite easy to find photography classes of all kinds. Weekly classes, private lessons, group lessons, evening classes, intensive courses, etc.

But classes are sometimes divided according to the kind of photography you want to learn.

For example, you can choose to learn cooking photography. Although this is not the most common practice, there are more and more specialized photographers in this field. For advertising or to add to blogs, culinary photos are appealing to many.

However, this requires technique to make the food look it's best. It is necessary to be able to work the  composition of the photo, but also and especially, the play of light. You can find inspiration on social networks like Instagram where there are an impressive number of food photo accounts.

Other photographers prefer to specialize in urban photography. This consists of taking pictures of urban landscapes such as buildings. It is similar to street photography, which consists of snapping the daily life of a city with its stores, cars, passers-by, etc.

Urbex (aka urban exploration) also extends into the world of photography. Sometimes illegal, an urbex photographer wants to photograph deserted places, such as empty or abandoned old buildings.

Another specialization involves learning portrait photography. Taking a picture of a person may seem simple but it is not the case. It is necessary to be able to capture an emotion, a look, so that the photo is not just a simple identity photo.

The photographer must also establish a link with his model in order to capture the best shot possible.

Travel photography is also learned in a specialized class. With the proliferation of travel blogs in recent years, many people have taken pictures to capture the most beautiful landscapes of their last trip. But it also requires you to know how to use your camera.

And why not learn on the previous style of film photography? Old cameras are back in fashion thanks to the quality of the film and the pleasure of discovering the pictures once they're developed, or even developing them yourself!

Animal photography, digital photography, light painting, night photography, studio photos, fashion photos, there is something for everyone.

<h3>Take classes with a photography teacher</h3>

Taking photography classes these days can also be done online. Many websites allow you to learn the basics of photography and that's not to mention the numerous video channels dedicated to the subject.

And even if this method of self-learning can be very interesting in some cases, working with a professional tutor can save you time and help you to progress quicker and more efficiently, with tailored feedback specific to you.

Remember that a professional photographer was at first an amateur, just like you. They know the difficulties that need to be overcome and how to make progress.

Taking lessons with a teacher allows you to share a passion with someone. You can then exchange tips, advice and exhibitions to see. Do not see the teacher as a judge of your work but rather as a guide.

It can help you to avoid wasting time from doing all the research yourself online.

Teachers in general have established a successful program (depth of field, framing, shutter speed, white balance, macro, etc.) and exercises to put your knowledge into practice. By going to a photo class you can also enjoy the experience of other students.

All experience helps!

<h3>Choosing a photography teacher in Manchester</h3>

How to find the best photography teacher near you?

There is nothing more unpleasant than having to travel kilometers just for an hour class. It is, therefore, important to find a photo class or teacher close to your home.

For this you can look at the classifieds in local shops. This normally means the teachers will be teaching in a radius close to you. In bakeries, supermarkets, bookstores, keep an eye out!

You can also find a private teacher on the internet, such as on the Superprof platform. It allows you to search your tutor by subject, city and district. In Manchester there are many great photography teachers available.

They are passionate about photography, and some are students in a photography school, while others are professional photographers- all the different profiles are available to you. Having a teacher who is from Manchester is a great way to progress faster. You will be able to program lesson hours much more easily and conveniently for you.

Photography internship, learn framing, become a photographer, edit, prepare your digital camera, long exposure, sharpness, image processing, automatic mode, black and white photos, exposure time, portfolio creation, image re-touching on a computer, photojournalism, everything is possible.

All you have to do is equip yourself with good quality equipment (tripod, camera bag, reflector, strap, lenses, etc.) and choose the brand and style of camera you prefer (Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc). Your photography tutor can even help you pick out your equipment if you're not sure what to get.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Superprof photography teachers online today!


💵 How much would you pay for photography courses in Manchester?

The cost of photography classes in Manchester is around £22.


The cost of your lessons will vary depending on:

  • the qualifications and years of teaching experience of your tutor
  • Where your lessons will be held (via webcam or the student's place)
  • The number of lessons and the length of the lesson
  • the goal of your classes (are you building a photography portfolio or maybe you are just learning to take pictures as a hobby.)

97% of Superprof teachers offer the 1st hour of the lesson free. This is a great opportunity to talk about your reasons for taking photography lessons and outline what you hope to gain from your sessions.


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📸 Why should you take beginners photography lessons in Manchester?

Unsurprisingly, taking pictures is a favourite hobby for many people but not many people take the time to learn the art of photography. Learning how to take pictures allows you to capture wonderful moments in your life with beautiful photographs that you can keep with you forever.


Photography is also a means of artistic expression. Whether you prefer taking photos of scenery, friends, events, or animals, you are bound to find a subject medium that takes your fancy.


Sign up for private photography courses and learn how to take photographs with the help of a experienced private tutor.


You simply just have to choose your private teacher and reserve your classes from home or at an outside location


A messaging system allows you to get in contact with your teacher to organise your photography classes whether you want to learn from home or at an outside location


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👩‍🏫 How many teachers are currently giving private photography courses in Manchester?

In Manchester and the suburban areas, there are 15 photography teachers available to offer courses


You can refer to their cv and contact the photography teacher that suits to your needs.


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✒️ What is the average rating of photography teachers in Manchester and the suburban areas?

Students scored their photography tutors on average 5.0 out of five from a sample of 2 scores.


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