photography & film: classes 

My son is hugely enjoying his lessons, he is learning so much each time. After the first lesson with Laura he said he had learnt more in one hour with her than he had learnt in all his years of school art lessons! I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Maggie

Beginners Photography & Film (10 years old onwards)

Teaching photography/film requires knowing not only how to enable an understanding of key settings and techniques, but more importantly of how to appropriately adapt their application to the learner's interests, valuing individual creativity and experimentation.

This is why all projects are entirely tailored to you. Before starting lessons, we begin with a consultancy session - much like an informal chat on your interests, perceptions and wishes, with a few exercises. You wish to do macro photography? Explore wildlife? Or make a creative film? A music video? The answer will (almost) always be yes!

How it works

I approach both photography and film classes in the same way: forgetting automatic mode and mastering the basics of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, learning how to wield natural light and sharpening the eye to create exquisite compositions. From there, anything is possible. 

Lessons are given in my studio in NW London which is equipped with all photography and film gear, and a vast collection of books for inspiration and research. These usually last 1h-2h and are given weekly, though I am open to other requests.

 

Cost

1 to 1: £40 per person per hour

1 to 2: £30 per person per hour

1 to 3: £25 per person per hour

1 to 4: £20 per person per hour

1 to 5 or 6: £15 per person per hour

Good to know

  • Lessons can be taken in either English or French

  • Fully DBS checked

  • I have given classes in a variety of contexts and countries, from the most prestigious school in the world, Le Rosey, to humanitarian projects.

  • My photography work has been exhibited internationally and has been awarded first place in several competitions.

  • My films were screened in venues such as the BFI or Central Saint Martins and I have experience being on the other side of the camera too.

© Laura E. Fischer 2020