What we offer Our six-month commercial photography training programme aims to create a supportive and inspiring environment, where you can take your professional photography skills to the next level, develop a commercially focused portfolio tailored to your career goals, and grow your independent voice while gaining as much practical experience as you can.
Over the first three months, you’ll be joining us one day a week to scrub up on the basics, elevate your skills, and further your understanding of studio & natural lighting, image editing, portfolio building and self-promotion.
Over the next three months you'll focus on your professional development by working on your portfolio, self-elected work experience, and a commercial brief. You will be paired with a professional mentor, and the workshops will be tailored to selling your skills and developing your freelance career, before working towards your final group exhibition.
Who can apply
To apply for the traineeship, you must be: - Aged 18-25 when the programme starts - Based in London throughout the programme - From an underrepresented or less advantaged group - Have a demonstrable interest in developing a career in commercial photography, or a related profession e.g., events photography, fashion photography, content production, studio assisting, interiors photography, etc.
- Be available to commit to one day a week (Tuesdays) for in-house workshops, and be available to work on projects & deadlines in your own time.
What we're looking for
In order to thrive on our programme, you will already have some practical experience of producing photography or similar media, and you’ll come with an idea of what you want to achieve to elevate your experience and career, whilst being open to growing and changing along the way.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to apply as the programme is intended to nurture your potential rather than expect you to have it all before you arrive. You will work well both independently and collaboratively to achieve goals, as well as manage your own time to achieve self–led outcomes. You will be motivated to succeed and make the most of the learning and opportunities on offer to you.
- Access to a co-working space in the heart of Shoreditch
- Camera kit for the length of the programme
- Access to a bookable fully kitted out studio
- Training in technical photography skills
- Professional mentoring
- Portfolio reviews
- Employability workshops and networking
- Support and resources to develop a personalised professional portfolio
- Opportunities to gain self-led work experience linked to your future goals.