“I love Photography A Level. I’m so grateful for everything you taught me and all the fun at Mango Lab – it really did spark my love for photography! Hope you’re well and mango lab is still so much fun! 🙂 x”

A Mango Teen Photographer offered a place at University to study Photojournalism
 
 

Creatives

Our 16 – 19 age group flows into a two distinct main streams. Those gazing towards a future in the creative arts and join us to gain additional practice and direction outside of their academic institution. This move cross-pollinates their portfolios in preparation for university applications. The second group are moving away from iPhone camera practice to increase knowledge or upgrade status in the craft of photography. For some this may mean moving into analogue practice while others make their serious commitment through investing in a 35mm Dslr. Such direction could be shaped by online community forums like Reddit or subscribing to a YouTube channel. Creatives are very independent and come with more specific needs which we address on a student by student basis. In addition to being DBS certified, members of the International Visual Literacy Association, we have experience in having a helping hand in winning students a placement at a creative arts university through our years of practical knowledge in the visual arts and teaching. Our non-discriminatory teaching methods are completely focused on the individual’s learning path . Our Parent and Student Feedback page is testament to the commitment we make to your teen’s learning and growing.
 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY + CAMERA BASICS

Term | Half-Term | Easter

The fun begins at learning how to make images. Automation in mobile phones makes everyone a budding photographer – that’s the elephant in the room. Our students want more than a point and shoot experience and we deliver that. How do I photograph my dog in the dark? Why are my pictures not sharp? Do you think this is a good picture? In the Photography + Camera Skills courses we move away from automation and into thinking individually about making a photograph. Your child discovers the science behind the camera and light in a series of experiments through which the fundamentals of photography are revealed.

Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, etc. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours for most younger students.

3 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £85 inc vat.
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6 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £175 inc vat.
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12 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £342 inc vat.
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VISUAL LITERACY FOR CREATIVES

Term | Half-Term | Easter


From fake news to infographics, staged Instagram selfies to viral images of lawyers with cat avatars our children are growing up in an environment where the image continues to creep into our information forming networks. Understanding how reading images can affect how we feel or interpret society around us is a necessary part of our information gathering process. Moving from a text literate to a visual literate society is the next iteration in expanding our growth as communicators. Our brand of visual literacy courses for junior creatives simply explores the act of seeing. Unlike the photography courses this is about deep seeing into photographs already made. Through games, puzzles and reading picture practice the course intends to have 8 – 11 year olds observe, feedback and expand on visuals placed in front of them in order to improve on observational and image reading skills and bring to their attention the influencing factors pictures can make.

Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, etc. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours for most younger students.

3 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £85 inc vat.
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6 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £175 inc vat.
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12 hours Beginners Photography & Camera online face-to-face training £342 inc vat.
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Use the Book Now tab or call 0203 002 4991 to enroll.

We are always happy to answer your questions in detail by email info@themangolab.co.uk or by phone.