Christmas Card Photography

Christmas Card Photography

Course Details

This course is for those with a little or a lot of experience of working with their digital cameras who wish to gain more understanding of basic controls and functions whilst shooting on location, using the local environment for some beautiful Christmas scenes.  It is also for those who want to create a basic Christmas card in Photoshop using their own images.  The course will cover the basic settings on your camera which will ensure you have full control over your Christmas photography.  Framing and artistic effects will be the main focus in order to provide you with images to work on in the second half of the workshop.  You will learn how to enhance some of the effects you used whilst shooting with different settings and techniques in Photoshop and add text and shaping to create a Christmas card design that everyone will love!  There will be the opportunity to practice your techniques in an outdoor setting (weather permitting) as well as bring them back and work on them in class. 

Please note:- Weather permitting – the first half of the course will be taught on location.  We will then return to Fusee House for the remainder of the day to work on our images.  However, if the weather does not permit location shooting, we can either shoot a Christmas still life indoors or students can use their own or Tutor supplied images to create a Christmas card.   The location for the first half of the class will be advised nearer the time, when the Tutor has assessed the weather conditions. 

You will be taught by means of demonstration and explanation followed by hands-on experience. 


Information & Support

A variety of photography courses and workshops are offered throughout the year giving you the opportunity to further develop your skills. 

Please bring your digital camera (any type) with a memory card with plenty of space and charged batteries to the location shoot. As you will be using your camera for at least three hours or more please bring spare batteries or chargers.  It is important that you bring your instruction manual as well.  Please bring your charger or USB cables if you have them and a notebook and pen to Fusee House.  If you want to save your edited card designs at the end of the workshop please bring a CD or USB pen with plenty of space.

Please bring a packed lunch.


Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service -   Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or
Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.



Available Dates and Locations

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