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Photography Portfolio

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Mondays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 14

This practical course is about how to create a narrative in your photography, both in the content of your images and in your personal development, and then how to turn this into a unique portfolio.


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Course Dates

2nd October 2017 – 4th December 2017

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Course Description

The course allows you to bring any camera with you, from i-Phone to digital SLR. Over the duration of the course you’ll develop a narrative which you’ll photograph each week and bring to class for a formal critique.

The course is ideal for anyone with a passion for broadening their knowledge of photography who has an interest in building a cohesive and intelligent portfolio. It’s ideal for those who wants to undertake larger, more in-depth projects in a more critical way.

The sessions are structured so that everyone of any level will benefit; those with less experience will not feel intimidated and, conversely, those with experience will be challenged. The course will empower photographers to look deeper into their practice.

On this course you will:

  • create a brief which you’ll then go and shoot each week
  • be involved in a critique of your work
  • develop the skills to think about your work in a more structured way
  • approach your practice with extra confidence
  • edit and sequence images into a professional portfolio.

What will you gain?

You’ll leave with a new portfolio of work that tells a story about your ideas and progress. This may open doors into news or editorial photography or help you gain access to further studies. But it can also be a course purely to help you develop your personal approach to photography.

Tutor profile: Charles Fox is a photographer currently based between Cambodia and the UK. He has a degree in Photojournalism from the London College of Communication and lectures part-time on the BA Photography course at Nottingham Trent University.

Charles’ long term projects are interested in the legacy of conflict and colonialism, looking at different aspects of legacy and how today is affected by the rulings and actions of the past. 

His work has been widely published including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Geographic, WIRED, TIME Lightbox and GEO (Germany). Charles has been featured in several interviews on the BBC World Service and the Wall Street Journal’s – Asia Today programme. 

Charles has also worked extensively with a wide range of NGO'S including UNICEF, World Food Program, ActionAid, Care International and DCA.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813