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Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Category: Cultural Exchange, Volunteering, gap year and career break in Argentina

Study photography with an experienced private tutor. Your classes, which will be tailored to your individual needs, include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history. A very enjoyable aspect of the coursse is that you get opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera! 

Buenos Aires is a photographer's dream! Many neighbourhoods have their own unique flair, such as the brightly painted houses of La Boca or beautiful Belgrano.

You can also combine your Photography placement with a Spanish Course



Please see the Prices Page - prices for all projects and all lengths are listed and you can also choose which currency you'd like to see them in.

Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration From 1 week to 4 weeks, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17.
What's included
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Payment Protection Insurance
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
  • Food, but breakfast is included
  • Daily transport to and from your project
  • Airport pickup and return (but we can arrange this for you)
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities, and from Beginner through to Advanced.

Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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The Photography courses are run by a well known and experienced private teacher who has studied extensively in New York and Argentina, and has been teaching photography for many years.

All courses are for a period of 4 weeks, 6 hours per week (three x 2-hour lessons) - they will be individually tailored to your level of expertise. If you want to do the course in two weeks instead of 4 weeks, we can arrange it for you.

You will have some lessons on location throughout Buenos Aires (in Museums, at private exhibitions etc). You'll also be given assignments and will need to investigate the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given.

To do this course, all you need to display is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. Your teacher is fluent in English as well as Spanish, so lessons can be held in whichever language you would prefer.

Lessons don't have set start and finish dates so are very flexible. You can also take a 2-week or 4-week beginner course back to back if you would like, as the concepts learnt will become more complex. Private lessons are great if you are a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace.
This is also a great option if you want to combine Photography lessons with Spanish lessons or another programme in Buenos Aires.

This course teaches the principal technical aspects of photography and introduces the narrative concept of a group of images. The objective is to show photography mainly as a tool of expressing yourself, allowing the photographer to conceive and tell stories through images. The student will be encouraged to experiment, investigate and follow his/her instinct in order to create his/her own images and identify the relation between images and concepts.

In regards to the technique, the objective is to learn and dominate the student’s own camera (analogical or digital), understanding its virtues and defects to obtain the wanted results. The course covers the basic operation of the reflex or compact cameras (35 mm) and includes;

  • Diaphragm. Field depth. Distinguished focuses. Shutter speed (movement registers. Frozen image)
  • Light measure, exposition. Diaphragm-Speed relation
  • Lenses. Different uses and applications. Field depth. Lighting.
  • Different kind of films, sensitivity. Grain-sensitivity relation.

Theory lessons are orientated to analyze and edit the work done in the atelier. Exhibit of international and local artists’ work is shown to provide practical background of what is said and a historical revision of photography. Students are free to work in any camera format (reflex or compact; analogical or digital)

Developing a personal vision as a photographer is both challenging and rewarding. By reviewing other photographers work, completing class assignments, and participating in critiques, the student will be encouraged to expand his/her understanding of photography. Discussions and critiques will focus on finding the best means for communicating a set of ideas photographically developing his/her powers of observation and photographic techniques.

The contact sheet or small print will form a structure for seeing by mapping the evolution of perception through the course. Although the primary concern will be thematic and aesthetic, the course will cover technical weaknesses such as film choice, exposure, flash versus available light, camera placement, camera/subject motion, use of space, frame edges, selective focus, etc.

Slide shows and/or book reviews will provide an overview of the history of photography as well as references for further exploration.


  • Students are free to work in any camera format
  • Discussions will also focus on editing, sequencing, and presentation.
  • You need to see your photographs not as a collection of many pictures, but as a body of work.
  • Prerequisite: Principles of Black-and-White and Color Photography, or portfolio review (15 pictures on a cd
If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement, you can combine your photography course with another placement such as Spanish or teaching. Your schedule for the courses given above will allow time for studying and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina culture.

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Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photography lessons and courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina


You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has several amenities, like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.

FOOD: Food is not included in your placement, but breakfast is included. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

Accommodation on voluntary projects in BuenosAires in Argentina

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The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas. Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and its surprisingly European feel. It is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas are elegant and beautiful.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is the world's widest thoroughfare with nine lanes of traffic - a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.


While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience. Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.


  • 1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
    Price: £475

  • Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
    Price: £175 per week

Lessons will be individually tailored to your requirements with a private teacher on a one-to-one basis. For group lessons, you'll be in a class with other students. At the end of the course, you'll receive a certificate.


  • Tango Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Tango is a social dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit. You'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.)


  • Salsa Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since Salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, Salsa styles are very fluid.


  • 6 hours of lessons per week:
    Price: £245 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history.

There are 6 hours per week of lessons. You can learn  about the concepts of photography ranging from lighting to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. 

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