Workshops of every type and duration, and on every conceivable aspect of photography, are available in locations across the UK and further afield if required. Examples may be found in the pages of monthly photography magazines, in the programme of events published by the Royal Photographic Society, and on the internet. Many are led by experts or people with established reputations in particular fields, and most provide opportunities to gain practical experience. One-day workshops are often good value - much can be learned in a few hours by receptive minds. Longer residential workshops, which typically take place over a weekend, are obviously more expensive because the cost of food and accommodation must be included.
The most popular subjects seem to be:
- landscape photography;
- wedding photography;
- introductory studio portrait sessions;
- fashion, glamour and nude work with models;
- wildlife work in parks or gardens; and
- Photoshop and general digital manipulation.
The Royal Photographic Society has a long-established reputation for educational programmes. It organizes workshops, community and schools projects, and other regional events covering many aspects of creative and technical photography in both the traditional and digital worlds.
Photofusion, based in London, offers one-to-one portfolio advice sessions, and courses and workshops on studio lighting, digital imaging, Photoshop techniques and professional development. Inversnaid Photography Workshop offers events focused on landscape photography in colour and black-and-white.