The following websites offer a range of photography courses in Manchester. Types of course include:

  • Landscape & cityscape photography courses

  • Architecture photography courses

  • Wedding photography courses

  • Portrait photography courses

  • Manchester street photography courses

  • Night photography courses

With a population of 2.8 million Greater Manchester is a bustling city with a diverse culture. It has historical architecture with the likes of the Manchester Town  Hall (1877), the Manchester Cathedral (700AD) and Elizabeth Gaskell House (1835). There's also the modern structures such as One Angel Square and The Imperial War Museum North. We mustn't forget about the Manchester Ship Canal or the Salford Docks all of which offer a wide range of photography opportunities for the discerning photographer.

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.

Beginner Photography Courses
Manchester photography courses

Manchester

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

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.

Since 2014 we have tutored hundreds of people to take better photographs – why not join them? Our tutors, Chris, Michael and Phill are all professional photographers with decades of experience between them and are used to teaching individuals from complete novices to photographers who are highly skilled.

North West Photography

Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside

Since 2014 we have tutored hundreds of people to take better photographs – why not join them? Our tutors, Chris, Michael and Phill are all professional photographers with decades of experience between them and are used to teaching individuals from complete novices to photographers who are highly skilled.

Come on the original Liverpool Photo Walk with Aidan O’Rourke, “Liverpool Then and Now” photographer, Google page 1 ranked for “Liverpool Liver Building”. Starting at St George’s Hall, we stroll at a gentle pace, learning about photography, capturing architecture, cityscapes, street scenes, statues, gardens and river views. Have an enjoyable, social time! All levels & capture devices welcome. A unique and memorable gift!

Aidan O'Rourke - Photography Coach and Content Creator

Lancashire, Cheshire & Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester

Come on the original Liverpool Photo Walk with Aidan O’Rourke, “Liverpool Then and Now” photographer, Google page 1 ranked for “Liverpool Liver Building”. Starting at St George’s Hall, we stroll at a gentle pace, learning about photography, capturing architecture, cityscapes, street scenes, statues, gardens and river views. Have an enjoyable, social time! All levels & capture devices welcome. A unique and memorable gift!

Manchester School Of Photography founded in 2007 teaching over 10,000 students from total beginner to professional photographers at all levels and backgrounds. 

If your a total beginner looking to learn quickly and enjoy taking photographs with confidence, a professional wanting to learn new skills, or a business looking to develop your staff with photographic techniques then please contact us, were always here to help you.

Manchester School of Photography

Lancashire, Manchester

Manchester School Of Photography founded in 2007 teaching over 10,000 students from total beginner to professional photographers at all levels and backgrounds.

If your a total beginner looking to learn quickly and enjoy taking photographs with confidence, a professional wanting to learn new skills, or a business looking to develop your staff with photographic techniques then please contact us, were always here to help you.

Our current street photography workshop programme includes London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Blackpool. Led by a professional street photographer and with a maximum of six participants, this street photography course is structured, challenging and inspiring – as well as being great fun.

Street Snappers

London, Cheshire & Merseyside, West Midlands, Lancashire, Manchester, Yorkshire

Our current street photography workshop programme includes London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Blackpool. Led by a professional street photographer and with a maximum of six participants, this street photography course is structured, challenging and inspiring – as well as being great fun.

Whether you’re a complete beginner trying to get to grips with your camera or the more advanced-user looking to further their skills in a masterclass, I have a personal and tailor-made photography tuition day for you.

Craig Roberts Photography

Nationwide, Birmingham, Manchester, London, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire, Online/Virtual

Whether you’re a complete beginner trying to get to grips with your camera or the more advanced-user looking to further their skills in a masterclass, I have a personal and tailor-made photography tuition day for you.

The Institute of Photography (or IOP®) are the No.1 provider of online courses in the UK as well as providing field photography workshops for those who need a tutor on hand.  We provide a portfolio of photography workshops in Manchester and London, making us the only online course provider in the UK to also offer face-to-face tutoring if you need it.

Institute of Photography

Online/Virtual, London, Lancashire, Manchester

The Institute of Photography (or IOP®) are the No.1 provider of online courses in the UK as well as providing field photography workshops for those who need a tutor on hand. We provide a portfolio of photography workshops in Manchester and London, making us the only online course provider in the UK to also offer face-to-face tutoring if you need it.

I’m running yet more Beginner’s Photography Courses in Manchester for all those who’d like to get to make it a serious hobby. Maybe you’d like to shoot in manual and be a little more in control or just find a reason to take more pictures! This course is suitable for complete beginners, keen amateurs wanting to brush up on their manual skills and even semi-pros who want to learn how to use light more creatively in their images – you really can take what you need from this inspirational day.

Nicola Thompson Photography

Online/Virtual, Lancashire, Manchester

I’m running yet more Beginner’s Photography Courses in Manchester for all those who’d like to get to make it a serious hobby. Maybe you’d like to shoot in manual and be a little more in control or just find a reason to take more pictures! This course is suitable for complete beginners, keen amateurs wanting to brush up on their manual skills and even semi-pros who want to learn how to use light more creatively in their images – you really can take what you need from this inspirational day.

All of the courses are taught and have been written, researched and planned by myself. So you are in the best hands possible. There are no more than 6 students on every course. This allows each student to have a fantastic learning experience and doesn’t allow anyone to get left out. There are courses for all levels of photographer from the beginner through to the advanced. 1 to 1 photography courses, off camera flash courses and bespoke courses are also available.
Most of the courses are held in Castlefield,  Manchester using a training room at the YMCA as a base.

Manchester Photography Training

Manchester, Lancashire

All of the courses are taught and have been written, researched and planned by myself. So you are in the best hands possible. There are no more than 6 students on every course. This allows each student to have a fantastic learning experience and doesn’t allow anyone to get left out. There are courses for all levels of photographer from the beginner through to the advanced. 1 to 1 photography courses, off camera flash courses and bespoke courses are also available.
Most of the courses are held in Castlefield, Manchester using a training room at the YMCA as a base.

Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

Manchester Photography Group

Manchester, Lancashire

Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

Manchester Photography Courses