Online photography classes and workshops

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Beautiful images communicate in a way that words never can.

To reach the people who will love what you do, you need to have a way to create images that work well online.

You know first hand that making great images is hard, even though you have an amazing camera in your pocket!

I'm Emily Quinton. I run online photography courses and workshops in London to help people get to grips with creating great images in a way that fits into the daily rhythm of life and work.


Questions? Get in touch.

Join a Makelight online photography course

Photography for beginners

Starts 4th April. A two-week course for those starting out with photography. Learn to use your phone as a camera and your dedicated camera if you have one. Get inspired about the possibilities of photography. More »

Visual Social Media

Starts 15th April. A two-week course for those who want to develop their photography skills across multiple online platforms: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, blogs, websites. A professionally-focussed course for the creative entrepreneur or small business ownerMore »


Beautify your instagram

Starts 9th May. A one-week course with inspiring, practical approaches to creating an Instagram account that's worth following. Combines photography technique with ways to plan and shoot images that work well online. For anyone wanting to grow on Instagram. More »

Photography for makers

Starts 16th May. A two-week online photography course for creative people who make things. Learn to tell your story, share your process and grow an audience for your work. Get inspired and join a group of other makers all looking to improve how they tell their story online. More »


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Join an inspiring photography course &
a supportive online community

Love for Emily's teaching

"I attended The Visual Social Media course. I found it very inspiring. Emily was warm, friendly and a great source of information and advice. Since then I have started my blog with Emily's great advice." Natasha, Taking a Moment in Time
"I was given the knowledge to take and style great photos. Emily is the most wonderful teacher, very encouraging and was eager to ensure that all students photographic needs were met. I have since had the confidence to use my own photography on my blog posts and my Instagram feed has significantly improved" Doris, Diary of An Interior Novice

About Emily


I've been taking photographs my whole life and teaching for several years.

I love to inspire people to fall in love with photography and to learn to take beautiful images with whatever camera they have.

Every day I post instagrams I've shot on my iPhone. For my portfolio and client work I love shooting with my Canon SLR.


It's all about beautiful photographs

Here are just some of the images taken by attendees of Emily's Makelight workshops.