What is Lensman Academy?

Lensman Academy is the online photography, filmmaking, sound design and post production academy where anyone can learn from the world's best. We offer cutting edge professional courses written and directed by some of the best working artists in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography. The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. Members get unlimited access to all instructors across 4 categories with their Annual or Monthly Membership. Stream anytime, anywhere, at your own pace.

What format do the courses take?

Lensman Academy is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each Lensman Academy is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many members utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others' work.

How long is the course?

The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if required. In addition to the lesson videos, each course has a interactive assignments to supplement the videos and a Facebook member group that you can use to exchange feedback and discuss the lessons.

You can take the class at your own pace, so the number of weeks it takes to complete the course will vary.

How long are the video lessons?

Our class modules range anywhere from 15-40 minutes in length and each class is made up of several lessons - some classes may have longer lessons. The Fundamentals of Photography course consists of 12 such modules.

Do I have to complete the course within a specific time frame?

Each Lensman Academy comes with a suggested timeline, but you can complete the class at your own pace. You have unlimited access to every class you purchased individually.

Does my year of access with the Annual Membership start on my purchase date, or when I enroll in a class?

Your access to Annual Membership begins on the date you subscribe to Annual Membership.

What does the enrollment fee include?

You get unlimited access to every lesson in every class on the site until you cancel.

What are the benefits of being enrolled at Lensman Academy?
  • A Full 12 Module-Course of the Fundamentals of Photography.
  • Courses of Introduction to Filmmaking.
  • Courses of Introduction to Sound Design.
  • Courses of Introduction to Post Production.
  • Wide range of masterclasses to choose from (Photography | Film Making | Sound Design | Animation) with a 50% discount for the enrolled members.
  • Internship at the state-of-the-art Lensman Studios at Production City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
    • 5-day hands-on practical training in photography.
    • 2-day outdoor photography training in Dubai, UAE.
    • Additional internship certification upon completion.
  • Job placement and opportunities at Lensman Studios, Dubai at the end of the course & internship.
  • ASIC accreditation from the UK. https://www.asic.org.uk/
  • Dubai Governments KHDA-approved and ASIC accredited certification at the end of the year for each fundamental course.
  • Free access to Lensman Studios 10,000 sq ft. space.
  • Opportunities to connect Industry leading brands, manufacturers, entrepreneurs & artists into photography and filmmaking.
Am I able to interact with my instructor?

Our instructors will provide feedback to members on member questions or work. We will also partner with instructors from time to time to host special live Q&A sessions and opportunities for member participation.

Which topics are covered in the class?

The class syllabus will be available on the course homepage. Click on ‘My Courses' to see a description of each lesson in the class.

What type of device / browser do I need?

You can view classes on any internet-enabled device, on any modern browser.

We now support Google Chromecast and Apple TV for viewing the classes on your TV!

Is there homework with the course?

There are simple exercises to practice the skills being taught – and these are required to be completed to achieve the certification upon completion.

Can I download the videos?

The video lessons are not available to download from the web, however, members can download them for offline viewing using our mobile app for iOS.

What happens after I finish the class?

You can review the course materials at any time. You can also interact with the community of other members to encourage each other to practice your craft. We also feature unique opportunities with your instructor.

When will I receive my certification?

Once you have completed all courses, you will be send your UK-based ASIC accredited certification within 6 months of your completion.

Do I get an internship upon completion?

Yes! You are eligible for an internship at Lensman’s state-of-the-art studios in Dubai upon receiving your certification. You also qualify for photo exhibitions in Dubai in partnership with Nikon Middle East, and job opportunities at Lensman.

What is your refund policy?
We do not offer full refunds for our courses due to the accreditation policies.
Can I share my account with someone else?
Sharing of Lensman Academy accounts is not permitted. Anyone doing so, will be monitored and permenently prohibited from the platform.
What are the additional 100+ free courses?
A membership at Lensman Academy also includes 100+ free and exclusive assorted courses, designed to guide our students toward a path of professional winning-edge success. These include courses for entrepreneurship, business leadership and more. Available starting March 1st 2021.

If you have more questions, please contact us or call us at +971 4 4524488 or at info@lensmanacademy.com. We are always happy to help!