If you need to take powerful photos on a limited budget, Arete’s photography workshop can help.

Arete holds regular, affordable photography training courses in London, UK, which are aimed at people working in the charity / non-profit sector, including those with no prior knowledge of photography.
Book your place on our next photography workshop

Our trainer is an award-winning photographer Kate Holt. With over 20 years of experience covering humanitarian and development stories, she has worked for charities like UNICEF, WHO, WFP, MSF, ICRC and Oxfam, and is a regular contributor to both the BBC and the Guardian. In partnership with Arete, she’s provided training to charities like Save the Children, UNICEF, IOM, ADESO and many others.

In this one-day training, you will learn how to take powerful humanitarian photographs no matter whether you are using a DSLR or an iPhone. We’ll introduce you to Adobe Bridge and Photoshop, and teach you how to caption, format and send an image ready for editorial use.

We also ask participants to bring five images for discussion on their strengths, and how they could be improved. Using examples, we will look at composition and use of light. Based on what you have learnt, you will then shoot and edit a photo story to be critiqued by the group.

You don’t need expensive equipment; just bring yourself and a digital camera, or a smartphone with a camera.

A hugely rewarding day @AreteStories storytelling through photographs workshop. Thanks to @kateholtphoto for her instruction & input which will improve our photography & #NGO storytelling capabilities. – @TRUKregionX

Our next workshop will be held in partnership with Media Trust, with tickets starting at £175. You can view more details about the photography workshop here, and to book your place. If you have any questions about the workshop, or would like to enquire about holding a private training session for your organisation, just email us.

“Kate Holt is an absolute artist! I can’t wait to start working with all of the knowledge I gained during her workshop Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography this week in Jordan. Besides working as an excellent freelance photojournalist documenting humanitarian crises throughout the world – she’s an amazing coach/teacher who doesn’t shy away of telling you the blunt truth to improve your skills. Thank you Kate for sharing your extensive experience with us.” – Wendy, MedAir

Book your place on our next photography workshop