Live online
Extensive Photography course

Become
a real photographer

Take our online course for beginners and become a pro.

Feel free to use a Digital SLR camera, your smartphone or tablet for classes.
Age group appropriate 12+

Live online course program

01 - Technical part
02 - Composition
03 - Portrait
04 - Prepare graduation project
05 - Editing
01Technical part
Explore all camera settings and crack any technical problem. Shutter speed, aperture, zoom, focus, white balance and all other parameters will become clear and simple. If later you switch to another camera, the transition will be easy. Besides, you will learn to use your smartphone camera professionally.

1st lesson

Photographer’s goals.
How camera works. Sensitivity.

2nd lesson

Camera Modes. Shutter speed,
aperture, ISO settings.

3nd lesson

Shoot moving objects.
Background blur
Exposure Compensation.

4nd lesson

Properties and parameters of lenses.
Focal length.

5nd lesson

Special lenses.
Manual and auto focus.

6nd lesson

The dynamic diapason of the camera.
Why are lenses different?
Emphasize by means of focus.
Chasing focus mode.

7nd lesson

White balance, image styles,
RAW format.

02Composition
Learn the basic rules of composition that all world famous photographers rely on. Master them and take vivid and interesting pictures. Explore how you can control viewers' attention and express your feelings by means of photography.

8nd lesson

The rule of thirds.
Central composition.

9nd lesson

The basics of composition in practice.
Minimalism in photography.

10nd lesson

Accents and techniques in photography.
Dynamics in a photo.

03Portrait
With our course you are about to enter the world of professional portrait shooting. Learn what and where to place in order to achieve the best composition. Moreover, practice shooting portraits both in the studio and outdoors.

11nd lesson

Composition in portrait.
Work with model.
Poses. Light.

05Prepare graduation project
During the course you master different skills and gradually work on the final project. At this class you present pictures for the project to your teacher and groupmates.

12nd lesson

Paths of further development.
Presentation of the graduation project

06Editing
Dive into the most popular software for editing photos - Lightroom. Arrange your archive, edit hundreds of photos in on click. Make your pictures look perfect by simple means. At class you are welcome to use our laptop or bring yours. What’s more, don’t worry about installation - we will install all the necessary software for you.

15nd lesson

Explore Lightroom.
Import. Export.

16nd lesson

Basic settings.
Cropping.

17nd lesson

Gradient filter.
Adjustment brush.

18nd lesson

Retouching faces and removing objects.
Working with colors.

19nd lesson

Sharpness. Order and
search in the archive.

20nd lesson

Final project.
Preparation for a website
and books.

Common questions

Can I start a course TODAY? →

Yes. Moreover, unlike other schools where you will watch videos, our classes are conducted online by experienced teachers who adopt a personal approach to you.

Can I try your course for free? →

Sure! Sign up for the first lesson. Enjoy all the advantages of the course and see if you like our online classes.

What is the schedule of classes? →

We are collecting students for the following groups: on working days in the morning, afternoon and evening; on weekends in the morning and afternoon. Two or three times a week. Our managers will advise you on the exact time and days of classes.

How long does a lesson last? →

One class with short breaks is three hours long.

How do classes take place? →

All classes are held in the format of video conferences. Thus you can dive deep into the process: ask questions immediately, see your teacher and all groupmates.

What if I miss a class? →

If you missed the start of a lesson or you found some topic difficult, you always have an opportunity to watch the recording any time later.

How many people are there in a group? →

We are keeping groups small - up to 10 people. Thus each student receives enough of the teacher's attention. If a topic turns out to be difficult or you want to ask a personal question, you can ask the teacher individually after the class.

Can I take individual classes? →

Sure, we have many students studying individually. We will select a teacher for you. The number of lessons will depend on the course and your individual pace.

I have an old camera, can I use it for classes? →

We believe that the best camera is the one you already have! You are welcome to start with any type of camera, and then buy another one if you want. In the classroom, we will talk about modern equipment, after you will be able to make a conscious choice of camera for later purchase. Moreover, our teachers may help you to set up your device: thousands of cameras have passed through their hands since 2008.

Can I study using my phone - without a DSLR camera? →

Yes! Our course is designed for students with modern smartphones, SLR and mirrorless cameras. In the classroom, you will discover all the possibilities of modern devices.

How do we practice at clases? →

We keep this process interactive: the teacher gives a task, all students complete the task and train their skills. Later your teacher comments on your results.

I only have a tablet / phone for communication. It's enough? →

Yes, a computer is not necessary. Just take care of the charger: it will definitely come in handy for you.

 
 
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Study this course in the studio
Studio in the center of Moscow 

You can study this course in the studio

If you want to study with us in the studio, we will do our best to help you come to Moscow.

Our teachers

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Yuri Bessudnov
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Peter Pokrovsky
Works
as a professional photographer since 2007.
Shot
for Harley Davidson, Honda, Volkswagen, BBDO, Land Rover, Jaguar, Playboy, Forbes, Roscosmos.
Graduated
from MGIMO
Edits
magazine "Digital photo" section on the iXBT portal.
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Peter Pokrovsky
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Alexander Zheleznov
Clients
IKEA, Amway, Boiron, BBDO (USA agency), Ministry of Finance.
Works
as a professional photographer since 2004.
His works
are held in the collection of the Russian Art Museum, as well as in private collections.
Organizes
numerous photo tours in Russia.
Teaches
photography since 2009, teaches at the Higher School of Photography since 2012.
Author
of studio, portrait and creative photography courses.
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Alexander Zheleznov
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Sergey Tsirkuno
Worked
on Dozens of projects with famous brands: Ile De Beaute, Sport Marathon, Czech Courtyard, etc.
Specialises
in portrait and reportage photography.
Started
practicing photography since 2010.
Teaches
photography from 2013, in 2017 became the leading teacher of our school.
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Sergey Tsirkunov
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Alexey Zotov
Works
as a professional photographer since 2003.
Shot
for Nestle, McDonalds, Jaguar, MTS, La Roshe-Posay and many advertising agencies.
Author
of several courses. Alexey has been teaching photography since 2000.
In 2009
, Alexey opened a photography school with a unique teaching approach.
CEO
of the Higher School of Photography.
Graduated
from Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
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Alexey Zotov
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Yuri Bessudnov
Works
as a wedding, portrait and reportage photographer.
Author
of the "Professional retouch" course and other individual programs.
Teaches
At the Higher School of Photography since 2015.
Works
as a Professional photographer since 2012.
Supervisor
at the "Whitetreephoto" project.
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Yuri Bessudnov
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Kirill Borodichuk
Worked
as a designer in the printing industry from 2006-2010.
Works
as a Professional photographer since 2008.
Teaches
photography since 2009.
Graduated
from St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and Arts with a degree in "Head of film studio, teacher."
Author
of several master classes in studio shooting and photo editing.
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Kirill Borodichuk
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Gallery

Students work

Our students regularly win prestigious competitions, become professionals and conduct personal exhibitions.
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Several words of feedback from our community of more than 3000 students.

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Daria Shcherbakova

Took the comprehensive photography course.

Learning by playing - that was my general impression. I liked that everyone was given attention. (Teachers) explained, chewed, taught, amused. Thank you so much! Everything was so fun, useful and memorable!
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Vladimir Tutkevich

Took the comprehensive photography course, "All about portrait", "Shooting in Studio", "Flash".

The quality of lessons far exceeded my expectations. The information density is very high - the teacher is clearly trying to convey everything that he knows. No common places and philosophical digressions, very generous lessons. I finally felt the mystery of the interaction between the shutter speed, aperture and ISO with my spinal cord.
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Anna Ivanova

Took the basic photography course.

The course gave me an opportunity to look at the shooting process in a completely different way. For me every topic was new, because before I did not know even a small fraction of what I know now. Taking pictures has become more interesting, but at the same time much more difficult, because every detail is important. It is unfortunate that time passed so quickly. The warm and cozy atmosphere of our school will be missed.
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Veronika Almazova

Took the basic photography course.

I really enjoyed the basic course. I wish to settle in the studio and attend all other courses. I learned a lot. I will master my skills further on. It is great that you can send everything to VKontakte and discuss how everyone is progressing. I would like to devote more time to aperture, shutter speed and EV.
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Roman Kananykhin

Completed 5 courses at our school.

Good presentation of theory and practice. Each tool is discussed and studied in detail. After the course, knowledge becomes skills and one can freely work. I recommend the course to every new photo artist.
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Lyudmila Yukhina

Took 7 courses at our school.

An easy explanation of the most important principles of photographic art, an individual approach to each student, an opportunity to practice immediately after the theory is presented - all this waits for you at the school. You will solve all your problems with getting the image right. Our entire group went to classes with great pleasure! Thank you very much! :)
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Anna Bogolyubova

Took the basic photography course.

In a friendly community of classmates and an experienced teacher, I learned everything about the buttons on my camera and almost all the settings, I no longer feel any technical limitation, I learned to make the best quality shots under different conditions; I tried various styles and found the one that is close to me. I consider going to the course one of the best events in the creative sphere of my life. Thanks!
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Ilya Nikolaenko

Took 6 courses at our school.

I liked it all very much. All information is very well presented in portions. The course is very vivid to my impression, I want to move on and discover new fields.
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Irina Dreyer

Took the comprehensive photography course.

My world has been turned upside down! Thank you very much for the competent presentation of information, everything was clear and understandable. I discovered composition from another perspective, received a lot of knowledge, which now should take time to be processed in my head. So there’s no time to write - it’s time to photograph! :)
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Olga Chernikova

Took the comprehensive photography course.

Very warm atmosphere. Despite the fact that there were students of different ages in the group, we had a very good company. I was always looking forward to the next lesson. The atmosphere at the classes was relaxed, it was very interesting and fun in general!
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Julia Titkova

Took the comprehensive photography course.

My friends! I am delighted!!! The atmosphere at the course is so positive, accompanied by delicious and fragrant tea. Every week we had amazing practices. If you want to attend classes with pleasure, look forward to the next session, dive into the magical world of art - do not even hesitate, come to HSP and you will not regret it. I'm already waiting for the next course. Kisses! )))
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Maria Sergeeva

Took the comprehensive photography course.

Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Classes are conducted in the positive key. So there was no fear that the question you asked may seem silly or ridiculous. Also, it is very valuable when the constructive criticism you hear makes you take more and more pictures and try to correct your mistakes.
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Facts about the Higher School of Photography

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International diploma in English and Russian
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Only experienced teachers with broad professional experience
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Many students who won in photo contests and more than 4000 graduates in 11 years
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Equipment

8  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
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14  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
02Creative part

Learn to:

  • various compositional means to build a perfect shot;
  • the basics of portrait photography and shooting in a studio;
  • the possibilities of external flash;
  • how to create and manipulate accents in photography.
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799€ 920€
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Extensive

20  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
02Creative part

Learn to:

  • various compositional means to build a perfect shot;
  • the basics of portrait photography and shooting in a studio;
  • the possibilities of external flash;
  • how to create and manipulate accents in photography.
03Editing part

Learn to:

  • edit photos quickly and professionally;
  • use easy and specialised tools to adjust colors in your photos;
  • edit hundreds of photos in one click;
  • organize your photo archive correctly and keep it in perfect order.
Special price Price
999€ 1 240€
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Pay by installments PAYMENT BY
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installments
INSTALLMENTS

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after sign up.

GIFT GIFT GIFT
GIFT CERTIFICATE

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personal classes
or certificate for the amount.

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Equipment

8  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
Price  
960€  
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Pay by installments PAYMENT BY
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installments
INSTALLMENTS

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after sign up.

GIFT GIFT GIFT
GIFT CERTIFICATE

You can give any course,
personal classes
or certificate for the amount.

CALL or TEXT US

Basic

14  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
02Creative part

Learn to:

  • various compositional means to build a perfect shot;
  • the basics of portrait photography and shooting in a studio;
  • the possibilities of external flash;
  • how to create and manipulate accents in photography.
Price  
1 680€  
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installments
INSTALLMENTS

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after sign up.

GIFT GIFT GIFT
GIFT CERTIFICATE

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personal classes
or certificate for the amount.

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Pay by installments PAYMENT BY
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installments
INSTALLMENTS

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after sign up.

GIFT GIFT GIFT
GIFT CERTIFICATE

You can give any course,
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or certificate for the amount.

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Extensive

20  lesson
01Technical part

Learn to:

  • use 100% potential of your camera;
  • take technically perfect pictures;
  • cope with any circumstances while shooting;
  • deal with modern technologies and devices as an expert.
02Creative part

Learn to:

  • various compositional means to build a perfect shot;
  • the basics of portrait photography and shooting in a studio;
  • the possibilities of external flash;
  • how to create and manipulate accents in photography.
03Editing part

Learn to:

  • edit photos quickly and professionally;
  • use easy and specialised tools to adjust colors in your photos;
  • edit hundreds of photos in one click;
  • organize your photo archive correctly and keep it in perfect order.
Special price Price
1 999€ 2 400€
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Pay by installments PAYMENT BY
INSTALLMENTS
installments
INSTALLMENTS

You can pay in installments.

More details with the manager
after sign up.

GIFT GIFT GIFT
GIFT CERTIFICATE

You can give any course,
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or certificate for the amount.

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If something doesn’t suit you, I will give you a full refund immediately.

Our team is doing their best to ensure that every student achieves maximum results and they always feel comfortable in the classroom. However, if something went wrong due to our fault, report it after the first lesson, and we will reimburse you the full amount.

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