Unit Z4 55A 91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL
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Holger Pooten

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About LIoP

The London Institute of Photography strives to be the leading non-academic institution for photography training in the UK and offers students the exceptional opportunity to study under award-winning, professional photographers.

To become a truly great photographer you need to learn your craft in a realistic environment, in the studio and on location and not from a book or in a lecture hall. For students to find their voice, we put particular emphasis on their artistic development as well as the link between craft and creativity.

The London Institute of Photography is based in the Old Truman Brewery, the new creative hub and centre of the thriving art, fashion and advertising scene of London’s East End. It’s central location and excellent transport links makes studies at the London Institute of Photography a very convenient experience.

All our programmes and courses are taught in English and are open to international students from all over the world.

Holger Pooten
Head of the London Institute of Photography

With over 20 years of professional and 5 years of teaching experience on academic level a major player in the photography world, Pooten holds an MA Photography degree from the renowned London College of Communication. His work has won numerous awards and is represented by agents worldwide. Recent commissions include work for Nikon, BMW, Nestle, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Nike and Adidas.

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The London Institute of Photography offers intensive training in fashion studio photography, still life, portrait, street and documentary photography as well as Photoshop, Lightroom and portfolio courses.


Our main classroom is situated in the Old Truman Brewery and hosts most courses including Still Life Photography. It is fitted with modern presentation and photography equipment as well as calibrated screens and printers to assess and demonstrate colour critical work.

All studio based courses like the Fashion Studio Photography and part of the Portrait Photography courses are held in the state-of-the-art Hoxton Street Studios in close proximity to the main classroom.

During location based sessions we explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Brick Lane and Shoreditch as well as the adjacent City of London.

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I am a beginner – do I have any chances of being accepted?


Of course! We welcome beginners, more advanced participants and professional photographers alike in our various programs and courses.

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I really enjoyed all of my courses with you; you are obviously an incredibly talented artist, but also a gifted teacher, and I really appreciated your candor, gentle but constructive feedback /criticism and patience.

Amanda Reynolds

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