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. Locations – Surrey, London & Brighton. Click here for DofE Online

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.

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As our photographers assess all the work for the award themselves & sign you off, 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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“Thank you so much for such a fantastic opportunity, Charlie has really enjoyed it and is even considering doing GCSE photography now! The course has also allowed us to spend quality time together, which when they are a teen is a very rare occurrence, so thank you. I’m going to get a photobook printed of his fave pictures so we can all carry on appreciating them.” – Nicki (parent)

“Thanks a lot, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a huge amount of information about my camera and its settings” Ziggy “William really enjoyed and got a lot out of the online tutorial yesterday. He is raring to go with his assignment for this week. I’m also looking forward to seeing the photos he takes with the new skills he learns. Thank you!” Vanessa “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 “Molly really enjoyed the course and had great fun coming up with ideas each week and then executing them. I’m really proud of her for her efforts and she has produced some really lovely photographs. I think she will have a lifelong passion for photography as a result.” Andrew “An inspirational course that really switched our students on to the possibilities of photography” M Watson, Head of Art, Duke of Kent School, Surrey “Thank you for providing your photography course online. You were so positive and encouraging!” Samantha

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 info@sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk to enquire.

DofE 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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Interested in Online DofE courses?

We have developed an Online Photography Course that meets all the skills requirements for either the Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh award.

Upcoming DofE photography Skills Courses


Time Location Webinar dates Availability
Afternoon Webinar
16:30 – 18:00
Online
June 7th
July 5th
August 23rd 2020
FULLY BOOKED
Afternoon Webinar
16:30 – 18:00
Online
July 19th
August 16th
October 18th 2020
FULLY BOOKED
Afternoon Webinar
16:30 – 18:00
Online
August 2nd
August 30th
October 25th 2020
FULLY BOOKED
Afternoon Webinar
16:30 – 18:00
Online
September 6th
October 4th
November 29th 2020
FULLY BOOKED
Richmond Park DofE
14:30 – 17:00
Richmond Park
September 26th
October 24th
December 12th 2020
FULLY BOOKED
Afternoon Webinar
16:30 – 18:00
Online
October 11th
November 8th 2020
January 3rd 2021
Book now! – £120


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We were impressed throughout by how brilliantly organised and patient you are. The clearly laid out structure and content of the course was reassuring, and your calm directions gave Jasmine confidence when she had initially felt apprehensive at the prospect of participating in a webinar. Jasmine also appreciated your timely advice and support on the weekly assignments…made the whole experience fun and rewarding. Thank you and wishing you every future success. – Gail

Molly really enjoyed the course and had great fun coming up with ideas each week and then executing them. I’m really proud of her for her efforts and she has produced some really lovely photographs. I think she will have a lifelong passion for photography as a result. – Andrew

William really enjoyed and got a lot out of the online tutorial yesterday. He is raring to go with his assignment for this week. I’m also looking forward to seeing the photos he takes with the new skills he learns. Thank you! – Vanessa

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


My son has just completed the DofE Webinar course and loved it. The different topics each week really made him think about his photography and has really fed his interest. Would definitely recommend this course. Thank you!

Many thanks indeed, Lillie for the programme. It was fab for Olivia (and for us all) – the webinars were great and the 12 week programme of work. It has really been a great development opportunity for her and she is debating whether to continue to A level. We will be wholeheartedly recommending the programme!

Thanks – he’s enjoyed it a lot and is well set up for his Photography GCSE next year. – Dave

Emily has really enjoyed the course – and we’ve been super impressed with what Emily has accomplished. At last – someone in our house can finally use our camera with great results! The way the course is structured is superb, really focused & clear – thank you! – Michelle