Foundation Programme


Professional Photography Training

The 6-month part-time photography Foundation Programme has been developed to fast track your development into both a confident business owner and professional photographer.  It has been created specifically for people who are very serious about setting up and running a full-time photography business.  For many people, this will mean a life-changing second career (as it was for Kate). Understandably the Foundation Programme requires a significant investment in both time and money and it is selective to ensure that we help you create a professional, profitable business to be proud of.

Setting up a Photography Business

 The Programme is run part-time over a 6 month period and is divided into 10 days of group sessions and 10 hours of 1to1 mentoring to enable us to respond to each student’s individual requirements.  This is particularly important when you consider we have helped launch Wedding, Portrait, Newborn, Boudoir, Equine and Fine Art photography businesses.

Foundation Programme Photography Training Group Sessions

The modules are delivered in 2-day blocks over 5 months from October to February – leaving the final month to focus on individual mentoring.  Have a look at the modules section for an overview of the business and photography skills content that will be delivered in the group sessions.

15th & 16th October 2018

12th & 13th November 2018

10th & 11th December 2018

14th & 15th January 2019

11th & 12th February 2018

Photography Mentoring

The mentoring allocation allows us to work with you individually, according to your specific needs and can be done in person, on skype, email or phone according to your needs and location. We have learnt over the years that our students like to use more mentoring time towards the end of the Programme so month 6 is not classroom based but more focussed on your individual needs as you approach the launch of your new photography business. During the 6 months, you will not only have access to the Training byLumiere team but also a large network of industry partners who will help you build and deliver a business to be proud of. If we believe it will be beneficial we also organise guest speakers to provide additional content and training.   We are also in the fortunate position to be able to offer assisting and second shooting opportunities in real life commercial shooting environments.

Relevant, Current Training by Full-Time Professional Photographers

What makes this professional photography training programme different and the most relevant in the UK is that it is run by full-time photographers and cinematographers.  We put into practice what we teach and are able to invite our students to join us on shoots including commercial, family portraits and even real weddings.  If you want to learn more about our successful photography and cinematography businesses then please take a look at and

2018/19 Photography Foundation Programme Cost

The 6-month part-time programme costs a total of £5995 – most of our Foundation students opt for a monthly payment plan.

Please contact the team for further information and to discuss your suitability for the Programme

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