Rankin offers free photography lessons to everyone (but there's a catch)

Publicity of photo of Rankin for the BBC series Great British Photography Challenge
Rankin was previously the presenter of the BBC series Great British Photography Challenge - but is now offering a paid-for course in photography through BBC Maestro (Image credit: BBC / Storyboard Studios)

One of the world’s most famous photographers will soon share his wealth of knowledge via a brand new course on BBC Maestro. The fashion and portrait photographer will be sharing over two decades worth of experience into digestible bitesize lessons. Anyone interested will be able to access the first two lessons free of charge, if you sign up before the official launch of the paid-for course. 

Rankin is widely renowned as one of the world's greatest photographers. He’s shot everyone from pop royalty (David Bowie and Kylie Minogue) to actual royalty, the late Queen Elizabeth II (although he wasn’t allowed to photograph her hands). He’s worked on numerous projects that include highlighting the impact of food waste to photographing West End stars to raise money for homeless charities.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.