Hi there. I'm Emily Quinton. I help people learn to take beautiful photographs.

It's Mother's Day! To celebrate I'm offering a special 40% discount on all my Spring online photography courses.

You can use this discount to purchase a class for your mother - or any woman who has inspired you! You're also welcome to use the code to treat yourself or a friend.

Happy Mother's Day and I hope you'll join me in breaking out the camera and becoming inspired to take some gorgeous photos.

Here's what's available – see you in class!


Use the code mom16 at checkout for 40% off today

Beautify your Instagram

Starts Monday. Do you have an Instagram account and feel a little stuck on how to grow your following?

Or perhaps you feel you're not clear on how to regularly be able to post images? Or needing some inspiration for how to make your account attractive to your audience?

This online class is my most popular and starts in early May. If you can get to London, there's also a one day Instagram workshop that's a great kick-start too.


Photography for Makers

Starts 16 May. If you're a Maker and love creating things with your hands, you'll really benefit from this online class. It's all about styling and shooting images that show off the things you make as well as your process.

Telling your story as a maker with images is a wonderful way of building a strong community around you and your work.

If you can come to London, join the one-day workshop too! It's great as a stand-alone event but also compliments the online class.


Photography for Food

Starts 20 June. If you're a blogger and love sharing recipe ideas, or someone who enjoys sharing images of the food you prepare or eat, this is a focused online class to help you improve your food photography.

If you're able to come to the Makelight studio in London or to the workshop in Bristol then you can also practise your image-making with hands on support.


Photography for beginners

Starts 3 June. This is the Makelight beginners guide. It's a two week online programme of learning all designed to help you understand the principles of photography. You learn alongside a group of other beginners and we run a supportive Facebook group for a whole month.

The results we get from this course are so inspiring to see – even the least confident person who's only ever been able to take a snap shot can come away from this course with a new found joy of image making.

"You've taught me to see the world in a whole new way" was what one student said after taking this!



Starts 4 July. If you're using visual social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, mainly to grow or promote your business, then this online class is the one for you.

You'll learn about visual storytelling, styling, some principles of photography (mainly on your phone) and come away with tools and techniques that will really help you grow your online following.

There is also a one-day workshop available if you are able to come to London.


Read about the Makelight Magic

The Makelight experience isn't just about learning to take photos. By taking a class you're joining a supportive community that encourages and supports you to improve. Read the stories of some of our past attendees.


I’m Emily Quinton and I can help you learn you to take beautiful photographs.

I hope to see you or a loved one on one of my online classes. If you have any questions, please email hello@makelight.io and either I or one of the team will come back to you.

If you're not happy for any reason or are unable to join in with the online classes, you'll get a full refund.

See you in class!

Emily xo