Photography

Photography
  • Free photography workshops led by professional photographers
  • For students studying photography at Key Stage 4 to 5

The National Portrait Gallery has an extensive permanent photographic portrait collection, as well as displaying temporary photographic exhibitions. We offer a significant programme for the interpretation of study and photography including practical workshops.

Students work in our studio workshop space using large-format and/or digital cameras, using studio lighting to create their own portraits, taking on the roles of photographers, stylists and models.

Students develop ideas, improve technical skills with formal elements, and make connections between their own outcomes and the artists' approach.

Please see here for photography-based Gallery sessions

Our new Photography resource set Portrait Photography - From the Victorians to the Present Day is now available for teachers


Photography

Setting it Up: Photography and Set Design workshop

November 2013 Mon 18/Tues 19/ Wed 20
February 2014 Mon 10/Tues 11/ Wed 12

10:30 – 15:30 with a break for lunch (not provided)

Working with professional artists specialising in set design and photography, students observe processes and outcomes, skills and approaches. Gathering inspiration from the permanent Collection, students work in teams to create their own set designs before photographing them in a studio setting.

Minimum of 15, maximum of 20 students per workshop.


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

December Mon 9/Tues 10/Wed 11/Thur 12/Fri 13

Half day workshops 10.30 -12.30 or 13.30-15.30

Responding to key photographs in this temporary exhibition, students experiment with composition, pose, setting, props and lighting in a professional studio atmosphere.

Minimum of 15, maximum of 20 students per workshop.


Photography

Fashion and Photography Study Day

Wed 5 March 2014

11.00-15.00 with a break for lunch (not provided)

This intensive Study Day offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of photography in the Collections as well as exploring images in the Bailey’s Stardust exhibition. Working with guest professional photographers, students discuss research and engage with a wide range of photography approaches including practical tasks, in this full day of exciting and challenging events.

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Photography Workshops: Bailey’s Stardust 

March 2014 Mon 31
April 2014 Tues 1/Wed 2/Thur 3/Fri 4

10:30 – 15:30 with a break for lunch (not provided)

Responding to key photographs in the exciting Bailey’s Stardust exhibition, students experiment with composition, pose, setting, props and lighting in a professional studio atmosphere.  

Minimum of 15, maximum of 20 students per workshop.