Face-to-face online creative tuition, from photography to filming, Photoshop and film and photography edting software – to inspire getting outside in this (mostly) lovely weather and to photograph and film!
We understand that teens may need more activities to keep them occupied in these tricky times. And parents, you’ll need some time to yourselves too, so give us a call. We can help and inspire! 0203 002 4991
or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Anything from 1:1 or sibling or family / group tuition in visual/photography/creative skills – to being guided on creating books (we train on Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, Premiere Pro and more), sorting out the family archive of photographs and films, organising that overtaxed computer storage system, to learning camera skills and “visual literacy” – the new buzz word which we will be seeing a lot more of in the future.

Join us for creative fun with photography (use your camera phone or any digital camera (please be careful with your eyes, nose and mouth up against your camera at this time of Covid-19 risk, and you may find a phone easier to work with than a camera). Any device you may have at home can be used, e.g. on liveview if it has that option. Learn an amazing new skill for life!

GIFT VOUCHERS available in custom design for birthdays and any other occasion too – for all courses, 1:1s, software training and more. Ring us now on 0203 002 4991.


Our average Teens are 12-13 year olds to 15-16 year olds (that’s this page). We also welcome 8-11 year olds – click here for our first new courses – and our OLDER TEENS courses for 16-19 year olds can be found here.
When we are running group courses, our Teens groups (approx 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 year olds) are divided by ages
whenever possible – so you won’t normally get mixed with much older or much younger teens. However we are finding in these new times, individual one-to-one sessions

We also very successfully get everyone working together, whatever the age, background, interests, etc. which is rather lovely to see 🙂

While you (parents) work (or have some time off…), your Teens learn new skills, get to meet new like-minded teens (currently online) and explore creativity in a friendly and innovative environment.

Recent Teens’ testimonials:
Thank you so much! I’ve reallly loved this! See you again very soon!” ES
“Thank you for the wonderful course, you have taught me so much and I’m very grateful.” J
I got the school’s Art Scholarship for Photography!!! It all started with my courses with you!” GG Congratulations!!!
“Thank you so much 😊 for this amazing half-term !!!! I really enjoyed it. …if I can’t do Saturdays I will definitely do the next summer camp !!!!!!!!!! :)))))))) 🏆CH
;-)) Thank you, C! We’re very chuffed 😉

From a (now) older Mango Teen Photographer, who has just been offered a place at University to study Photojournalism! Congratulations!! She says:
“…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”  Yay! Well done, E!!!

“Brilliant!!!”
“SOOOO glad I found you!”
“Thank you for everything you’ve taught me :))  I’m so grateful for it
!”
“I had so much fun this week!”
“Thanks again for everything!”
“I just wanted to say thank you for the course… I learnt a lot!”
“I loved the freedom you gave us to experiment creatively.”

Recent parents’ testimonials:
Re online training sessions:
“She has rushed out of each lesson with you full of enthusiasm and excitement which is so lovely to see.” MP, online photography sessions
“She is absolutely loving every minute of this journey!” DG, online photography sessions
“The one to one tutorials have been invaluable” JM, online photography sessions
“Hi Julia, B… is loving it!!!” LA, online photography and creative vision training
“He had been getting up late each night & experimenting with slow shutter speeds taking a photo of the International space station as it passes.” KP. That really shows inspiration! Thanks for letting us know, K! Online photography sessions
Thank you so much for the session today! R LOVED it! You’re really engaging and though I was only half listening as I was working, it sounded like you covered loads 👏🏻 – MC re online sessions
“She absolutely loves your courses!” MS
“He was up every Saturday morning even before I was out of bed! And camera battery charged and ready to go all on his own the night before!
“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
“When she gets back from class each day we have to all sit down and hear everything she did! She’s so excited by it all!” NC
“There’s not much she likes getting up for on Saturdays, but she won’t miss Photography with you! So glad we found you!” BC
“They absolutely loved it! We’ll definitely be back for more!”
“T.. absolutely loved the course! Came home buzzing with creativity every day. Thank you so much. Mango Lab gets top rating from us.”
“Many thanks … for the fun and educational course this week. It was great to see how engaged S… was and to hear what she had learned and seen each day. It was definitely a step up in terms of expectations of independence and life skills too, which was so good for her. Thank you for taking such good care of her.”
“We are delighted with her photographs… Lovely! Really proud of her! So happy to have found your course!”
“P.. has come home absolutely buzzing and full of enthusiasm and confidence for her future career. She absolutely loved the course.”
“Thank you again for inspiring my daughter and helping her to believe in her own abilities.”

Thank you! And we love meeting and inspiring you all, too!

Photography in the sun! 🌞


If you’re new to this page (and us), welcome!
We continue to welcome many new Teens, add new courses to inspire, and have new tutors joining us to inspire and join in the fun of opening eyes to the creative world around you!

I (Julia) am delighted to have some help as our Teens courses become ever more popular – with lovely new faces and some of you returning either after a break for revision and exams – hope they’re going well! – and others as ongoing regulars. We’re delighted to see you all!

We continue to receive excellent feedback from both parents and students of how positive an education they receive. Thank you to all for cards, delicious chocolates and amazingly decorated biscuits, as well as invitations to far flung places! We’ll be on our way!

We love what we do and it is clear to us that you and your Teens love joining us and keep coming back! For us it really is about that spark of interest and the twinkle in their eyes we see kindled. And how eyes are opened to the world around us. Exciting times with lots more to come. We hope to see you all very soon! 🙂
Julia (Teens Creative Director)

What parents say their Teens benefit from, including and beyond the photographic:

  • independence in travel around London
  • contribute to the group dynamic through being alert to logistical and photographic opportunities
  • responsibility to themselves and the group
  • social skills
  • commitment to an idea
  • project management
  • self expression
  • confidence through voicing opinions more readily, which feeds into confidence at school.

Also, in this exploration of growing personalities we are always excited to see some Teens show almost the opposite of what parents report or their teacher appear to say. We strive to offer an environment in which Teens can blossom and discover beyond school, and your kind comments prove we are getting it right. 🙂

Amelia exploring colour and pattern

Experimenting with light and darkness!

Our highly popular classes teach skills to give students the confidence to go out and experiment on their own, whether it’s learning to compose the world with a fresh perspective or know how to manipulate light for the camera to produce exciting new imagery beyond what the smartphone sees. COME AND JOIN US!

All our Teens photography and media courses run during term-time, school holidays, half-terms and at weekends during term-time. Currently all online during the pandemic.
We offer courses/ sessions based on times and dates to suits you, 1:1 (one to one) training with our professional photographers, expert tutors and all also DBS checked.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses or to reserve your space (and FREE loan DSLR camera when courses are in person). During online times: individuals, or build a group and learn together!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award “Extra Skill” compatible.

 

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

Please get in touch for more information. Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!

We’re always happy to help! And we love to get to know a bit about the students we will be teaching!


SPRING-SUMMER 2021  weekdays, weekends, holidays | groups & one-to-one – ONLINE until further notice

Ring us to discuss/book: 0203 002 4991 or book here online.


Online: NEW FORMAT, new times, new custom dates for these online times:
1. Beginners & Learning to See: camera phones / DSLRs if you have
2. Creative Workouts: for those who have some skills already, but largely open to all. Also camera phones / DSLRs if you have
3. The Big Picture: developing an idea, building a project, software and going to print, for display on the wall or as a book. Use camera phones / DSLRs if you have, various forms of editing software either on phones or computers. Call us/email us for guidance/dateails: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk
Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill. Use lockdown to get ahead with your DoE.

 


ANYTIME / TERM-TIME / HOLIDAY COURSES – currently ONLINE until further notice (face-to-face online with expert tutor)

ALL COURSE MATERIAL is bookable by times – 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours, 12 hours. Customise your material and choose from subjects below – or just keep the sessions open and flexible.

Flexible times: based on availability. We are happy to organise groups, while most seem to booking for one-to-ones at the moment. All online face-to-face for now. Get in touch with us! 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

Flexible times, choose from (suggested age group for 1 hour to 1.5 hour courses: Teens 11/12-15/16 year olds. |  See here for 8-11 year olds and 16-19 year olds. (All under the same flexible principle):

3 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £89 inc vat.
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 per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

6 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £175 inc vat.
Currently our most popular option, with ongoing add-ons
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 per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

9 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £260 inc vat.
Currently our most popular option, with ongoing add-ons
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 per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

12 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor   £342 inc vat.
This is our usual course length which covers all the basics, practical and a session on editing, and more – a solid foundation to get your new skill started.
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 per session for most younger students which you can space out to cover several weeks or longer.

BookNow

 

Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book/discuss times: 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

Also all our courses can be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh Awards extra skill. Just let us know if this is of interest and we can sort out details later on. There are various formats schools require which we are very familiar with.

 

MANGO CORE TRAINING BLOCKS – COURSE MATERIAL we cover and which you can choose from and MUCH more – just ask us


  • PHOTOGRAPHY

Teens BEGINNERS & LEARNING TO SEE, Digital Photography | foundation and getting to know your camera. Use your camera phone / DSLR if you have.


  • CREATIVE WORKOUTS

Teens INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED / PROJECTS for indoors and ourdoors | customise your times & material.  Let us know what subject you want to cover and we can probably include this in your sessions. SUBJECTS to choose from, with flexible materaial based on you / to suit each person, can also be included as an introduction in a first course to excite interest!

CAMERAS and CREATIVE DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY – ADVANCE YOUR CAMERA SKILLS: add technical knowledge to how you shoot

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY (see Wildlife and close-up Macro Photography)

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY (see Wildlife and close-up Macro Photography)

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY (This is part of our Creative Workout series) Cityscape and Architecture Photography

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY (This is part of our Creative Workout series)

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (see Portraiture in studio and on location)

FLORAL, BOTANICIALS and MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: capture the stars, the International Space Station on slow shutter speeds, learn how to paint with light in the dark, night portraiture and more

DOCUMENTARYPHOTOGRAPHY

ART PHOTOGRAPHY

ADRENALINE London! (not during pandemic)

SATURDAY CLUB | Monthly Photography and Creative ProjectsSaturdays, 1.5 hours £45


  • THE BIG PICTURE

Teens CREATIVE SOFTWARE: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Final Cut – photo editing, film editing, book design, image organisation and lots more. Includes:

PHOTOSHOP: EDITING AND DESIGNING WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY (This is part of our Creative Workout series)

LIGHTROOM: DOWNLOADING, ORGANSING, EDITING, AND CREATIING BOOKS WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY (This is part of our Creative Workout and Big Picture series)

MANAGE YOUR IMAGES, LEARN HOW TO EDIT: PHOTOSHOP and LIGHTROOM introduction – free software access! (This is part of our Big Picture series)

BUILD A PORTFOLIO / BUILD A BOOK – PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM – free software access! (This is part of our Big Picture series – great for GCSE and A’Level Students!)

VISUAL NARRATIVE – BUILDING STORIES (DOCUMENTARY/FICTION) IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Finding your ‘Visual Voice’ (This is part of our Creative Workout series – also excellent for Art/Photography students!)

FILMING VIDEO with your DSLR / PHONE: camera techniques, editing skills – customise your training if you wish

iMOVIE

PREMIERE PRO FILM EDITING

EXPLORING PHOTOGRAPHIC GENRES: Art, Documentary and Studio Photography

INDESIGN LAYOUT AND FORMATING FOR BOOK AND MAGAZINE DESIGN


And many more! Mix and match if you wish and we’ll fit what we can into your session time!

Ring us on 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk. Or book here below for custom hours and then liaise with us to arrange exact days and times, and subject material.

3 hours INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED / PROJECTS for OUTDOORS | CUSTOM Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £89 inc vat.
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, and the subject you wish to cover – or we work these out as we progress. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

6 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £175 inc vat.
Currently our most popular option, with ongoing add-ons
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, and the subject you wish to cover – or we work these out as we progress. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students.
BookNow

 

9 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor  £260 inc vat.
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, and the subject you wish to cover – or we work these out as we progress. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

12 hours Beginners (and beyond) Photography & Camera training – online course face-to-face with professional photographer and expert tutor   £342 inc vat.
This is our usual course length which covers all the basics, practical and a session on editing, and more – a solid foundation to get your new skill started.
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, and the subject you wish to cover – or we work these out as we progress. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students. 

BookNow

 

Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book/discuss times: 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

Also all our courses can be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh Awards extra skill. Just let us know if this is of interest and we can sort out details later on. There are various formats schools require which we are very familiar with.

 


OVERVIEW of DATES for 2021

TERM-TIME Jan – Mar 2021
Customise your times, ongoing regular one-to-one students

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
Custom times and Monday 15  – Friday 19 February custom times, ring to arrange or 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or one-day courses

EASTER
Custom times and Monday 29 March – Friday 16 April (and longer if you require) 

TERM-TIME April-June
Custom times

MAY HALF-TERM
Custom times and Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021 custom times, ring to arrange or 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or one-day courses 

TERM-TIME June – July
Custom times

SUMMER 2021
If we’re through the pandemic, courses per week, choose from mornings or afternoons. Otherwise custom times as currently. Ring to liasise dates, etc and too book. 0203 002 4991.
June
July
August

In “normal” times but pending for now:
HOLIDAY COURSE TIMES – if in person in town (if still online due to Coronavirus, then shorter hours)

Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Course duration: 4 days

SATURDAY COURSE TIMES
Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Course duration: 4 weeks

All courses are Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Extra Skill eligible

DSLR Nikon and Canon FREE LOAN cameras available when courses are held in person

Ring us on 0203 002 4991 to book. We look forward to welcoming you!
Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk We’re always happy to help you!

 


*GIFT VOUCHERS available*

Give the gift of a new or growing skill:

courses, one-to-ones, book projects, mentoring, portfolios, software set-up and training (or doing – we import and organsie your photos for you), archiving of photos, and lots more…

For a course, one-to-one, or an amount towards anything (almost) at The Mango Lab


One to Ones – photography, media, design, computer skills, software – customisable dates, times & course material. Subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991.



We look forward to inspiring you! The Mango Lab team 🙂