Discover The Photo Academy in Brussels

The adventure began back in 2008. Two photo enthusiasts met on a forum and wanted to share this precious art and craft, so they decided to promote photo classes. The project turned into two websites &​, a magazine with advice, and classes with respected and committed photography teachers.

Les photographes grew and became THE PHOTO ACADEMY with a team of over 300 teaching photographers, a presence in 44 cities, 11 countries and with classes in 3 languages (EN/NL/FR). Today, based out of Paris, Brussels and London, the two founders – Raphaël and Maxime continue to promote photography and develop THE PHOTO ACADEMY.


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Teaching approach

Thanks to an array of practical and technical courses, they hope to pass along precious “know-how” so you can enjoy learning more about digital or film photography. They also offer an ample range of thematic courses (in the form of classes or workshops) involving some of the oldest types of photography, including historical and alternative techniques.

In our era of image-based communications and with the multifaceted world of photography constantly evolving, we try to represent as many of the trends as possible and want our photographers to reflect that richness and diversity. That’s why the team is composed of women and men with different expertise and approaches that reflect the world of photography today.

What The Photo Academy offers in Brussels

● Beginner​ – ​Intermediate​ – classes in Brussels
● Video and editing classes – ​Photoshop/Lightroom
● Classes in ​ENG​/F​R​/​NL
● Long-term courses


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Private courses
Would you like to take a course on a specific topic that the courses and masterclasses don’t cover? Or would you like to follow our standard curriculum, but within the context of a ​private class​ that is adapted to your pace?

Organize shooting, train your team, and create events centered around photography (both digital and smartphone). With courses available from beginner to experienced, THE PHOTO ACADEMY will bring you practical solutions personalized for your every need.


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Free Photowalks
Share your passion, meet other photographers in your area, practice and discover photography with the free monthly PhotoWalks to (re)discover your city on various themes amongst photographers. Check the Facebook groups​ for the dates.

Events in Brussels

Free after-work events where a photographer presents his/her work and exchange with the audience, share ideas and get inspired. In an intimate atmosphere with a cool drink at the office.

Next :
19/12 : ​PHOTOTALK#6​ avec Maël Lagadec
20/02 : ​PHOTOTALK#7​ avec Philippe Graton