slide-out-dofeWe are the only approved Duke of Edinburgh Award photography skills provider with a licence to assess and have taught many DofE students since 2015. We make sure all our students are taught all the necessary photographic techniques to pass their DofE photography skill set.

Our Duke of Edinburgh photography skills course runs over a 12 week period and requires no other 3rd party involvement – Sharp Shots teaches, provides all assignments, regular reviews, mentoring and final assessment sign off . It is a fun and interactive course, that not only helps them achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award but also creates a lasting hobby or even a career. The DofE photography courses run every term at each location (3 courses per year – per location).

Duke of Edinburgh Award Photography Courses

It is now even easier to tick the skills aspect of the Duke of Edinburgh Award off your list, with our super-convenient, learn from anywhere online DofE Photography course. With our Duke of Edinburgh Award online photography, you get access to experienced professional photographers and enjoy the best materials and support that you need to pass your course.

As our photographers assess all the work for the award themselves, you will receive the best advice and teaching to pass your Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze and silver photography section.

With our engaging virtual workshops and regular access to tutors through social media and email, students can feel fully supported and encouraged throughout their Duke of Edinburgh Award photography skill module. What’s more, the limit of 15 students per course means teens can fully participate in the course and forge friendships with others in the group.

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Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Award photography course online is not only an incredibly convenient way to undertake a fascinating skills module but is also a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the art of photography and the potential career opportunities that photography skills can lead to.

With Sharp Shots Online Duke of Edinburgh Award photography course, you can discover more about something you are really interested in while developing essential skills and confidence to apply those photography skills now and in later life. Employers, colleges and universities all highly regard DofE awards. With Sharp Shots, fulfilling your skills section and completing the award is now even easier.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Photography Skills

If you are looking to complete your bronze award, then the Sharp Shots DofE photography course is ideal as it covers the three-months skills section requirements. The fact that this can be achieved online means you can complete the course at a convenient location for you and you can uncover the photographic gems of your local area.

Our expert photographers will always be on hand to offer advice and support so it is as easy as possible for you to pass your skills section and get closer to obtaining a DofE Bronze Award that looks great on your CV and could give you the passport for a future you have always dreamed of.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Photography Skills

If you are taking on the challenging DofE silver award, then you can make a three or six-month skills section much easier to complete with our online DofE Silver Award Photography Skills course. Through engaging, webinars and social media support you can cross this part of your award off easily. Our fun and the exciting course can help you to have a deeper understanding of the art of photography and help to develop your hobby and passion into a career you can pursue.

Whatever your style of photography, our experienced photographers will offer their expert tips and advice to help you to pass your assessment and learn as much as possible about this powerful and captivating art form.

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What the Duke of Edinburgh Photography Course includes:

  • Three group workshops. Each workshop will run for 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Tuition manual and 12 weeks of photographic assignments
  • Regular reviewing of students work
  • Email / social media support and guidance throughout the course
  • Final Assessment sign off for Duke of Edinburgh Award Skills .

What photography skills will be taught:

  • Learning how to use an DSLR camera, and become proficient in its functions
  • Learning about composition
  • Using filters, working in natural and artificial light
  • Choosing themes such as wildlife, or portrait photography and advice how to build up a portfolio of the chosen themes
  • Learning how to re-touch digital images (using Photoshop) including cropping, adding effects and adjusting colour.
  • Helping recognise quality photography and enter competitions.

The fee for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Photography Skills course outside of London is £150. London based DofE courses are £165.

*If for any reason the student needs to change venue there will be an additional £20 admin fee.

Camera rental is £75 for the 3 month course. We also require a £100 deposit which will be repaid on undamaged return. Please contact us at to enquire.

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“I would also like to say a big thank you to you. I think that the course has been very well & professionally run. Jonathan has been very excited, inspired & motivated by it – and has also taught his dad how to use the camera properly!!” – Isobel

“Thanks a lot, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a huge amount of information about my camera and its settings” – Ziggy

“Thanks ! William really learnt a lot through your course.”Linda

“Thank you so much for all of your help with my D of E. I really enjoyed my course and if I take another photo that I am pleased with, I will make sure to send it to you!”Eddie

“Thank you for Saturday.  Macco was very inspired once again and loved the photos you guys took.”Gina

“Thank you Lillie.  He really enjoyed it although he’s not the most expressive of teenagers so it might have been hard to tell.”Sarah

“Will enjoyed the course and he has taken some interesting pictures over the last few months.”Anne

“I’d also like to say how great the course was and how much James enjoyed it. We are really pleased at how much he has learnt and taken on board and know he will be able to use the photography skills in the future.” – Barry

Upcoming courses

Spring 2019:

Venue Location Workshop dates Availability
Burford Bridge Hotel, Surrey At the foot of Box Hill, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BX January 5th,  February 2nd & March 30th 2019


Richmond Hill Hotel Richmond Hill Hotel, 144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond, TW10 6RW January 12th, February 23rd & March 30th 2019

14:30 – 17:00

ONCA Gallery, Brighton ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB January 12th, February 23rd & March 30th 2019

14:30 -17:00

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Archbishops Park, London Archbishops Park Meeting Rooms, London SE1 7LE January 19th, March 2nd & May 4th 2019

14:30 – 17:00

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If you can’t make the DofE courses above or don’t live in the area then take a look at our Duke of Edinburgh Award Online Photography Course. Click here for more info.

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Richmond DofE course (commencing 12.01.19):


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ONCA Gallery, Brighton DofE course (commencing 12.01.19):


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Archbishop’s Park, London DofE course (commencing 19.01.19):


Current courses

Autumn 2018:

Venue Location Workshop dates
Hatchlands Park, Surrey East Clandon
September 8th,
October 6th
& November 17th 2018 13:30 – 16:00
Richmond Hill Hotel Richmond, TW10 6RW September 15th, November 3rd & December 1st 2018

14:30 – 17:00

ONCA Gallery, Brighton

& Brighton Grand Hotel

Brighton September 15th (Brighton Grand), October 6th & December 1st 2018 (ONCA)

14:30 -17:00

Archbishops Park, London Archbishops Park Meeting Rooms, London SE1 7LE September 22nd, November 10th, December 8th 2018

14:30 – 17:00

If you can’t make the DofE courses above or don’t live in the area then take a look at our Duke of Edinburgh Award Online Photography Course. Click here for more info.