Children’s Photography Course by Pennycress Academy

The New, Pennycress Academy Photography for Kids, online course is aimed at children aged approx 6-12 years who have an interest in Photography and wish to find out more. (Parents may need to assist and guide younger children).

It is an online course with 5 video lessons that you download and complete at home, making it perfect for Home educating families or as an activity for after school or the holidays. The course can be completed with a smartphone camera so no special camera is needed.

The course is divided into 5 easy to follow, short, video classes which build up knowledge and skills slowly. There are ideas of activities to try at the end of each lesson, and doing these will further embed the learning and improve their photography. There is a certificate of completion too. Each lesson also has a handout which you can print and keep as a reminder and guide, or as evidence of learning along with your child’s images from the course.

The infographic below shows the outline of the course but if you have any questions do please ask.

The course is, I hope, very affordable at just £5 per lesson – £25 for the whole course.

You can purchase the course here THE SHOP


My Background….

I started Home educating my Son last year and noticed there were virtually no photography classes for children out there. Some were more specific and some really expensive, so I decided to fill the gap and write a course myself. So many little ones show a great interest in taking images and I would LOVE to help them on their journey into photography.

I am a former Primary School Teacher and Adult Education Tutor with a keen interest in helping others to follow their natural curiosity and to learn.  I have had my own portrait photography business for 12 years and have been training adults for many years in Newborn photography.


*Image of Boy with Camera by Kelly-Sikkema.