A technical core building course with punch! Explore the foundations of light and exposure plus the methods behind the way we see and take pictures. Confidently progress from controlling the camera to manipulating it as you plan and visualise the imagery you create.

The course includes professional briefs on location which span different photography genres. Exercises and homework dip into:

  • architectural
  • street
  • portraiture
  • travel
  • conceptual
  • and the snapshot aesthetic.

As the course progresses Lightroom basics are introduced to draw the best quality from your imagery.

You can expect to go a step beyond with your photography, combining photo selection and editing for projects with individual presentations and group crits – sparking further development in the practice of your image making.

About the tutor:
Karl Grupe is highly successful in kickstarting students’ careers in the photographic industry. Under his mentorship students have been published by the British Journal of Photography, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, and Vice Magazine; exhibited internationally; produced portfolios to win Bachelors and Masters placements; and made career transitions to full-time professional photographers. He brings many strands of knowledge to his classes. His energy is infectious, his enthusiasm youthful and attention to the needs of his students one of a kind.

Visit his own website at www.karlgrupe.com/news to get a sense of what he’s up to.


Saturdays | 10am-1pm (starts 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May, 4 Saturday mornings) £342 inc VAT

Level: Beginners and upwards

Course size: max. 6




Book now by phone on 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

Location for studio-based sessions:
The Mango Lab
32 Tavistock Street
Covent Garden