Documentray Photography Course

The Documentary Photography Course – Six Months

A workshop style course designed for anyone who is looking to take their storytelling photography to the next level. You could be relatively new to photography or you might be an accomplished street photographer or portrait photographer who wants to explore the documentary photography genre to help give your photography some structure and develop your skills as a visual storyteller.

The documentary photography course is for anyone and will be relaxed, interactive and fun.

It will involve an initial video call with me to discuss your personal objectives and any potential projects you already have in mind. We’ll meet as a small group in London/South East for a full day discussing documentary photography, visual storytelling and putting it into practice. It will be a safe and respectful environment to learn and discuss together.

To get a sense of the content we’ll cover, take a look at my book Making Documentary Photography.

You’ll then work on a project and we’ll stay in touch with regular calls and we will come together at the end to showcase our work at a final half day workshop in person.



Start September 2024 (dates TBD)

Cost: £480



I have always been drawn to the film noir genre of movies from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

I also know that many photographers enjoy photographing in high contrast black and white.

For a number of years I have explored film noir as a style of photography, using industrial photo studios and models to create stories, which have been great fun to make.

This fun day involves shooting in an industrial-looking studio in east London with a male and female model.

I supply a number of small props – hats, cases, fake gun, prop cigarettes, lighter and the like, along with various lights and a smoke machine.

We divide into two groups, set-up in different parts of the studio spaces and over the course of 4 hours we’ll complete 12 set-ups. You can direct the models and vary the set-up as you want – you will be in control.

There is a production office space if you want to bring a laptop to view your shots between takes.

By the end of the day you will have at least 12 great shots that tell a story using the visual language of film noir.

Who is this for?

Anyone at whatever level who wants to explore film noir style photography in a controlled environment.

You will need to be able to control your camera settings using Manual (M) mode. We’ll discuss settings at the start of the day but if anyone is uncertain about using M mode then please contact me and we can set-up a call prior to the workshop.

I will set up and position lights for each scene and help you adjust lighting if you want to make changes.

It’s a fun day with a purpose – to create a visual story in the film noir genre. We’ll talk about framing, camera settings and timing to ensure you leave with a story you can share and build on.

SCHEDULE – either a Friday or Saturday:

  • 10:30 – Arrive, coffee and introduction to the day
  • 11:00 – Set-up 1 (basement) Set-up 2 (interior)
  • 11:30 – Set-up 3 and 4
  • 12:00 – Set-up 5 and 6
  • 12:30 – Break
  • 13:00 – Set-up 7 and 8
  • 13:30 – Set-up 9 and 10
  • 14:00 – Set-up 11 and 12
  • 14:30 – Contingency time and pack-up
  • 15:00 – Leave


To do this kind of shoot on your own would cost over £1,200 including studio, models and prop hire.

Dates: Either Friday or Saturday from July 2024

Cost: £250 each for up to 6 people

Please contact me by clicking here if you are interested.

About the tutor:

Andrew Cameron has worked as a video director and photographer since the 1990s (a long time). He has worked with major global brands helping them to communicate their stories – not advertising or marketing but real stories of social impact, change and celebrating the work they do. As a recognised specialist in ‘communication’ Andrew is also a member of faculty for two leading global business schools working around the world to help leaders become better communicators and storytellers.

Andrew has always been passionate about documentary photography and the photographers who have, and continue to, bring stories to the attention of the world.

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