“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

Duke Of Edinburgh In-Person Photography Skills Courses


Our in-person Duke of Edinburgh course is a fantastic way for students to not only gain their DofE skills award, but to also expand their photography knowledge and know-how in a fun, creative and engaging way. The course runs over a 12-week period with 3 in-person sessions during this time in which you will be able to meet other like-minded students, who you will be able to discuss ideas, inspire and be inspired by! In-person courses boast a huge list of benefits, such as immediate tuition and feedback from the professional teachers to allow you to immediately put into practice what you learn on the day! We have a fantastic list of venues that our workshops are held at spanning over London, Brighton and Surrey.

What does the course consist of?

  • Three group workshops over 12 weeks, running for 2hrs 30mins per workshop
  • Tuition guide and 12 weeks of fun assignments
  • Work is reviewed regularly
  • Email and social media support throughout
  • Final assessment sign-off for DofE award

What skills are taught?

  • Learn how to become proficient in using a DSLR
  • Using filters, working with artificial and natural light
  • Learn composition
  • Choose a theme and build a photographic portfolio
  • Learn how to retouch images in photoshop
  • Learn creative ways to use shutter speed

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.

Course List and Dates


What is the Sharp Shots Covid Policy?

  • Maximum class size of 15 students
  • All in-person workshops will run outdoors
  • Social distancing will be practised at all times
  • No cash payments

All of our guidelines will run with government advice. To read more please click the button below.

What is the course content?

  • Three group workshops over 12 weeks, running for 2 and a half hours per workshop
  • Tuition guide and 12 weeks of fun assignments
  • Work is reviewed regularly
  • Email and social media support throughout
  • Final assessment sign-off for DofE award
  • Closed Facebook group for students to share work, receive feedback and talk to peers

What if I have to cancel or change venue location?

If you would like to cancel your workshop or change venue locations please get in touch with us, we will always try our best to accommodate your needs! Please note that there will be a £20 admin fee for these scenarios.