The following websites offer a range of photography courses and workshops in the Bristol area including:

  • Studio photography courses

  • Night photography courses

  • Landscape & cityscape photography courses

  • Portrait photography courses

  • Flash photography

  • Street photography courses


A must do when in Bristol is to shoot the grade 1 listed Clifton Suspension Bridge which was built in 1864 and spans the Avon Gorge. The Gorge itself is worth a photo as is the Clifton Observatory which sits above it. Other interesting sights are the Cabot Tower, Bristol Museum, Bristol Cathedral and Blaise Castle. There are in fact plenty of places worth visiting with your camera and would fill a weekend away in Bristol.

If you're keen to get learning then you can also visit our tutorial pages here. There's a great selection of free videos available covering a range of genre and topics.

Bristol photography courses
Bristol photography courses


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The Photo Academy

Bristol, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Somerset, Manchester, West Midlands, Yorkshire, Cheshire & Merseyside, Online/Virtual

Courses for beginners and intermediates from £70 including architecture, street, night, studio & portrait courses.

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Ian Wade Photography

Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire

Ian offers Bristol and Somerset premier photography workshops and at affordable prices. He has run workshops in the South West for over 10 years. This gives him a wealth of knowledge not only in photography but in great locations for landscapes and wildlife.

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Going Digital

Bristol, Wiltshire, South Wales/Vale of Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Somerset

Courses are across South Wales and the Brecon area, as well as Bristol, Wiltshire, Bath, Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. They are easy to understand, classroom based courses with outdoor practical sessions designed for the beginner or the improving enthusiast. Most are 1 day (6 hours) courses on the following Explore your Camera parts 1&2, Composition, Landscape, Portrait, Wildlife, Low Light, Birds of Prey, Close-up & Macro, Water and Movement, Half Day Photowalks as well as Full and Half Day 1:1 and Residential Weekends.

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Bristol, London, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Online/Virtual

Frui is all about fun and sociable learning with easy jargon free lessons. The courses take place out and about in London.

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Bristol, Gloucestershire

Jessops run beginner courses in the Forest of Dean.

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Cream Photo Workshops

Bristol, Leeds, London, Birmingham, West Midlands, Yorkshire, Cheshire & Merseyside, Surrey

Photography Courses, 1-2-1 Tuition, Camera Lessons, One Day Workshops means you can LEARN HOW TO TAKE FANTASTIC PHOTOS Easy Enjoyable Digital Photography Courses - Something for everyone with all types of digital camera - compacts, bridge, DSLR & mobile phone cameras. Beginners most welcome.

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The Photography Project

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset

We offer a wide range of fun and exciting photography workshops for all levels of abilities in Bristol. Workshops include: An introduction to photography, Improve your photography, 'Splashes & Flashes' - High speed flash photography, travel photography, Land and waterscapes photography.

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Documentary Image - Morag MacDonald

Destination, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset

Beginners photography courses, one day photo workshops, evening classes in photography and professional photography training from my studio in Bristol. I also offer one to one mentoring to both amateur and professional photographers.
New for 2020, I am now offering photography holidays in Southern Spain! Sign up for our newsletter to keep informed of new photography courses.

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Lisa Victoria Photography

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset

You have a great camera and tired of not knowing how to use it on manual mode? My Beginners learn how to use their digital SLR cameras in just one day. When you get out of auto mode you can take more creative photographs that are always in focus. Not only this, by developing an understanding of lighting you will also take more consistently good photographs.

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Marcus Ahmad Photography

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset

“I have been teaching photography for over ten years, be it Privately or as a Senior Lecturer at University. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a PGCE (level7) Teaching Qualification.
This means that whatever level you are starting from - complete beginner or working professional I can custom build a one to one lesson for you or you can join a group workshop that meets your needs and abilities.”

Bristol Photography Courses