Welcome to a world where the art of photography is not just captured but crafted with passion and expertise.

With over 35 years of experience and an MA in Fine Art, I bring a nuanced understanding of the artistic process to your learning journey. Teaching at institutions like ‘The School of Art Architecture and Design‘ (formerly the Sir John Cass School of Art), Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, and Glasgow School of Art, along with a diverse clientele from amateurs to professionals, I am excited to share my knowledge with you.

Whether you’re a beginner exploring basics or a seasoned photographer delving into advanced techniques, my bespoke One-to-One tuition and tailored workshops cater to your unique needs.

My expertise lies in digital and analogue photography, as well as alternative processes, I provide comprehensive training in Photoshop, film processing, and darkroom printing.

Specializing in alt processes such as Albumen prints, Salt prints, Gum printing, and advanced Cyanotype techniques. I offer a diverse skill set to meet your photographic needs.

In the world of digital photography for alternative processes, I can teach you how to create and use digital negatives, opening up possibilities for unique hybrid handmade photographic prints.

If you are interested in one to one tuition for digital or analogue photography then please dont hesitate to contact me. 07889 861654 or email ian@ianphillipsmclaren.com

“As a practising artist and educator, I am dedicated to cultivating an environment of creative exploration, critical thinking, and artistic excellence. My teaching philosophy centres on empowering students to develop their own artistic voices while providing them with the technical skills and conceptual framework necessary to excel in the world of fine art. I believe in the transformative power of art education and its capacity to inspire personal growth and cultural change”.

“You bring joy to the course with the classes you do. They love them”.

James Cant, Course Leader, BA Photography at The School of Art Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University).

“Ian’s workshops and master-classes made us fall in love with printmaking and 19th century photographic techniques“.
The Bad Print Magazine