Photography – Discover Photography

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Photography – Discover Photography

Course Details

Learn how to get off auto and get to grips with your digital camera and start taking control of your photography. This course is for anyone who wants to learn about their camera and photography, no prior knowledge is required.

By the end of the course you will have a better feel for your camera’s switches, buttons and menus from hands on practical experience putting theory into practice whilst shooting in the field.  

This course will look at how your camera works, and how to operate your camera in order to take control of your photography, highlighting what needs to be done in camera as opposed to what can be done in your favourite image processing software.

During the course you will develop an understanding of light, camera functions/settings such as White Balance, aperture, shutter speed and ISO to allow you to control exposure. Shooting modes and how to use the histogram will also be covered.  Course content will be discussed at the first session and will be tailored to suit the learners.


Field trips will be organised to allow you to practice skills learnt and these will involve two half day classes on Saturday 7th October and Saturday 11th November 2017.  However, these dates may change subject to weather conditions.

This course will help you develop the skills to get the best out of your camera and equipment.

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.

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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