Photography and Media courses for 16-19 Year Olds, OLDER TEENS

Welcome! You may have heard about us from a friend or found us by luck on the web. We’re delighted you’re here! Your journey developing your visual and creative skills has just started on an exciting new path…! Read on.

We grow confidence and vision – really! It’s why we started The Mango Lab and we’ve realised over time (we’re now in our 10th year, so we have a lot of experience and know what we’re doing!) this is still the core of what we do and how and why we run our courses.
So whatever course you’re joining us for and whatever your skill level, background, interests, we always do our utmost to build your confidence in the skills we are teaching you, in communiciating to share ideas together (and always gently as we know people can be shy and we all have our varying personaliities, so we cater for all of these too) – so you can be sure you are in a fun, caring and creative place!

Do come by to meet us beforehand if you wish (do get in touch first, as we are quite often out on location) or give us a call: 0203 002 4991. We’re always happy to chat!
And we hope to see you soon!

All our courses can be used towards Extra Skills for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Our Older Teens: 16-19 Year Olds photography and media courses run during school holidays, half-terms and on Saturdays daytime and Thursday evenings during term-time.
Phone us for more information, to find out about how we run our courses and to book! 0203 002 4991

Recent Teens’ testimonials:
“I want to say how much I enjoyed the course. It was lots of fun and I learnt so much. You have opened my eyes so so many different aspects of photography.” MP
“Thank you for an amazing week!” PJ
“…stimulating and very rewarding” GG
“I can’t wait to come back.” EB
And LOTS more!

Recent parents’ testimonials:
“She has photography skills other people are envious of, and you taught her those! And she’s just had an offer for photography at university!”
SN
“It’s very unique what you do! We’re so happy we found you!”
AT

* Beginners * Intermediate * Advanced *
Macro, Wildlife, Portraiture, Photojournalism, Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Filming with DSLR, Movie editing with Premiere Pro, Minimalism, Concept Photography, Black and White, Create an Exhibition, and lots more! See here below…


AUTUMN TERM-TIME

September to December 2019

16-19 year olds OLDER TEENS BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND MORE ADVANCED Digital Photography


BEGINNERS Digital Photography for 16-19 year olds – see student work here


Our highly popular beginners course gives students a solid footing in photography and teaches you how to become master of your camera, whether you’re using compact or digital SLR.

It’s fun, practical and covers all the basics. From photographing friends to creating eye-catchy compositions this course will provide you with the core skills to make your photography stand out from the rest.

You will learn how to:

  • use different camera settings for creative effect
  • set a correct exposure in different modes and various situations
  • create strong images and unusual pictures

We get to shoot out on location with fun briefs and projects, with a brief introduction to photo editing in Photoshop depending on the group.

Locations visited are likely to include Covent Garden where we are based, other nearby locations to vary our subject material, usually within walking distance for our slightly shorter length sessions on weekday evenings and further afield for longer sessions at weekends and during the holidays, for example Camden Town, the City, Greenwich, Portobello Market, and more.

Overview of course key points:

  • build skills
  • a bit of theory (or more, depending on the course and the group’s requests/interests)
  • lots of practical
  • fun and engaging, laughter, care, attention and be yourself
  • max. group size of 6
  • get to know/discover more of London – explore (e.g. Brick Lane, Green Park for wildlife in the park, Camden Town for street photography in the market, Embankment and South Bank for skate boards and graffitti, head to Greenwich by boat on the Thames, tunnnels for lighting and shutter speed tricks, portraiture and (almost) anything you can think of to capture with your cameras)
  • post-production and editing introduction using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Mango Lab certificate of attendance
  • an excellent meeting space for camera-enthusiasts looking to grow their creative and media skillsets.

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It also leads on to our Intermediate and Saturday courses where skills are refreshed and developed further.

Our 6:1 ratio means spaces are limited, so book early to secure your space.

Course requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”).
Loan cameras available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us to enquire/ reserve if required.

Level: Beginners and upwards. Review, revise, play & advance.

Age range: 16-19 year olds (and a bit either side).
This is our older group. For younger Teens, see our Teens page.

Class size: 6

Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.

Please ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.


AFTER SCHOOL THURSDAYS | Beginners Digital Photography & Developing Further Skills – for 16-19 year olds


This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this autumn!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course.

NOVEMBER
Thursdays
21, 28 November 5, 12 December | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH to follow

Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Extra Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Book here online or ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.


WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time | Beginners Digital Photography


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH to follow

Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Extra Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Book here online or ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.


INTERMEDIATE Photography: Cameras and Creative Design FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS (subject material determined by the group and varies each month) – click here for more course info


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2019 | Weekdays – last minute Christmas present making!

Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses
Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec
Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

16-19 year olds BEGINNERS Digital Photography course


Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses
BEGINNER Digital Photography
Thursday only: Thursday 12 December | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (ONE DAY workshop: 6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon) £175 (inc vat)
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Friday only: Friday 13 December | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (ONE DAY workshop: 6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon) £175 (inc vat)
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Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec – 4 half-day courses
Mon 16 – Thurs 19 December | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 16 – Thurs 19 December | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)
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TUES 17 – FRI 20 December | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography for 16-19 year oldS – Subjects different for each week and morning/afternoon


Week 1: Monday 14 October – Thursday 17 October  (One day course on Friday 18 October) (14, 15, 16, 17 (18) October)

Week 2: Monday 21 October – Thursday 24 October (21, 22, 23, 24 October)

 

Week 3: Monday 28 October – Thursday 31 October (28, 29, 30, 31 October)
PHOTOJOURNALISM (level: Intermediate)
Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)

SHOOTING BLACK & WHITE – composition (Level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)

TWO MORNINGS: Mon 28 – Tues 29 October

TWO AFTERNOONS: Mon 28 – Tues 29 October
PHOTOJOURNALISM (level: Intermediate)
Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (6 hours total, 2 afternoons)  £171 (inc vat)

TWO MORNINGS: Wed 30 – Thurs 31 October

TWO AFTERNOONS: Wed 30 – Thurs 31 October
MINIMALISM
Wed 30 – Thurs 31 October | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (6 hours total, 2 afternoons)  £171 (inc vat)

 

Intermediate/Beginners Plus: Cameras and Creative Design course – back on Saturdays, from September 2019

This course is aimed at those of you who already have some photography knowledge or who have attended out beginners course, and want to up your skills.
There are two parts and this varies each time we run it, taking inspiration in part from the group’s interests but always looking to build inspiration and further your skills in creative photography.

Part 1. Camera Intermediate Skills pushes Older Teens to challenge their use of their cameras more extensively than in our Beginners course. We look (depending on each group) at metering, track focusing and other functions in more depth. Flash is also covered as many decidedly “hate” flash, until they know how to use it… It’s actually simpler than you think! But you need to know how, so we show you.

And through experimenting together you will build projects over two weeks with a view to turning them in to print in the final two weeks of this course.

Additional subjects will include using analogue (film) cameras, such as Toy Cameras (Holga, Lomos, polaroid, etc.). Bring your own or borrow ours.

Our lighting studio also awaits, with a variety of lights and light sculpting tools such as reflectors, grids, snoots, softboxes and more. By experimenting with different angles of lights and sculpting methods we look at why and how photographers create their vision within an image.

Part 2. Create your own cards, book, poster, calendar, invitation (for example using collage) and more. Or build a portfolio. The creative design part of this course is held at our studio using our computers. You will be introduced to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and possibly InDesign skills for the layout of images, viewing the creative sense of space, choice of font and why, how images work together and how text can change the message of a photograph. Additional points covered include:

 

©Eillish – Time-lapse photography and photoshop

  • Some examples and layouts
  • Binding (basic types, better methods)
  • How to place important elements in the gutter and how this affects your images
  • Double-page spreads & margins
  • The grid
  • Finished layout and elements on the page
  • Typography & fonts
  • Colourand see how your amazing creation takes on a tangible form!

Who is this course for: Perfect for anyone presenting exam work, pitching to colleges, producing a product you can hold in your hands – or as a gift for someone – rather than only view online, to refine your skills and, of course, just for fun!

Level: Beginners Plus – Intermediate

Class size: 6.

Please ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

 

 

 

UPCOMING COURSES

Exploring Photographic Genres: Art, Documentary and Studio Photography course

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: EXPLORING PHOTOGRAPHIC GENRES; ART, DOCUMENTARY AND STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

This course will draw from a range of skills and enables you to get a feel for which areas of photography interest you most.

We start with those “complex” aperture numbers and build on the use of macro lenses, as a Wildlife Photographer uses for flora and fauna (bees, moss, leaves etc.).
We will then add the use of reflectors and light, using on-camera and external flash units so you get to try these out for yourself and test out portraiture (and modelling!).
And then, stretching the boundaries of what you can do with photography, we will look at some science alongside some weird and wonderful uses, drawing from time-lapse, microscopy and more.
Further, we will also be exploring alternative photographic processes to pave the way for the artisan and design photographer in you!
We’re inspired by your excitement at the range we are introducing you to and hope to see some new as well as familiar faces for this wide-ranging photography course!

Course requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”).
LOAN CAMERAS available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us in you would like to borrow a camera for this course and to book a space.
Macro lenses, zoom lenses and external flash will be provided, but bring your own if you have. Call and talk to us if you want more information and to book:
0203 002 4991

Level: Beginners plus, Intermediate and upwards.
Review, revise, experiment & advance.
Highly suitable for anyone doing Art(s)/Media at school or college, or wanting to progress to arts in higher educaiton.

Age range: 16-19 year olds (and a bit either side).
This is our older group range. For younger Teens, please see our Teens page.

Class size: 6

Please call us on 0203 002 4991, email info@themangolab.co.uk, or book here on our website to secure your place.