Take Better Photos: Foundations of Digital Photography (Thur AM)

Online course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Jump-start your passion for photography over six weeks. Learn how to make the most of your DSLR camera and discuss your developing portfolio with fellow photographers from across the world.

Welcome the V&A’s world-class photography collection into your home through this introductory online digital photography course. Through weekly practical tasks, personalised feedback and inspiring lectures, you will step out into the world equipped to take even better photos.

Students will join a weekly sharing and learning session. These small groups are staggered throughout the week to suit varying schedules and time zones. There is a choice of Saturday afternoons at 2pm or book via this webpage to join in on Thursday mornings at 11am.

Through demos, tutorials and tasks, you will learn practical skills and hone your technique during the week.

Our community of international learners will come together once a week, at 2pm on Thursdays, for a Spotlight Session from a V&A expert, to get inspired by the vast range of photographic styles reflected across our world-leading collection.

Over six weeks participants will:
-      Understand photographic principles and techniques including composition, shutter speed, ISO and controlling light
-      Develop their photographic tastes, gain confidence talking about and referencing photography
-       Get to grips with basic photo editing and file management using Adobe Photoshop and Bridge

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Portrait of Course Leader Jasprit Singh

Course Leader
Jasprit Singh

Your tutor, Jasprit Singh has 30 years’ experience as a photographer and has led courses at the V&A for the past decade, on monochrome, macro and portrait photography. Jasprit has keen interest in fine art and travel photography and is skilled at crafting the perfect image in his camera, using his technical skill to minimise post-processing.

It was exactly what I needed to review the basics of digital photography, and then progress to master more advanced aspects, with plenty of constructive feedback and suggestions to take my skills to the next level. Previous student

Course overview

Receive over 2 and half hours of content each week for six weeks:

90 minute live sharing and learning session
An opportunity to ask questions to your expert tutor and learn from fellow photographers

Up to 20 minutes of demonstrations and task tutorials to try out during the week
Learn new tricks from demos filmed inside the museum and gain tips for weekly briefs to work on in your own time

50 minute Spotlight Session with live Q&A
Get inspired to apply your new photographic skills through talks from V&A curators and experts. These exclusive Spotlight Sessions can be watched at your leisure (available for 6 weeks after your final session)


V&A Academy Online. A learning environment you can trust.

V&A Academy Online courses are built using Microsoft Teams. Tune in to expert lectures and join discussions live. Watch exclusive videos on demand throughout the week. Join the discussion in a secure, closed class environment, wherever you are.

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Online course: Take Better Photos: Foundations of Digital Photography (Thur AM)

13 October 2022 - 17 November 2022


Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

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