Photography – Developing your Photography

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Photography – Developing your Photography

Course Details

This course is for photographers who want to learn more about the controls of their camera and what it means to be in control to take the picture how you want to take it, not as the camera wants to take it. This is the start to your journey into creative photography and will help you to develop your skills further in order to get the best out of your camera and equipment.

The course is a follow on from Discover your Photography and is suitable for students who have already mastered the fundamentals of digital photography. Please speak to the course Tutor before enrolling in order to ensure you have the required skills.

This course aims to put you firmly in the driver’s seat in understanding and using your camera and how to apply this knowledge to your day to day photography.

Developing skills learnt on the Discover Photography course, we will look at compositional techniques to add strength to your image.  The use of depth of field (DoF) and shutter speed to add creativity to your images.  Along with a host of other techniques tailored to the course attendees.

PLEASE NOTE – Field trips will be organised to allow you to practice the skills learnt.  These will involve two half day classes on Saturday 20th January 2018 and Saturday 24th February 2018.  However, these dates are subject to weather conditions.   

Information & Support

You will be taught by means of presentation, discussion, practical demonstration and hands on experience.

Please bring a note book and pen, your digital camera, tripod, memory card(s) and fully charged batteries and charger, along with your camera instruction manual and any other camera equipment you may have that could be useful such as, reflectors, filters etc.

Course hand-outs will be available to assist you to practice tools and techniques learnt at home. 

Getting Creative with your Photography course is the follow-on course from this.  Additionally other courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.  Please see the current Leisure course brochure for further details.

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.

Course Cost

Course costs are:

10 weeks - £95

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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