Photography – Discover Photography

Photography – Discover Photography

Course Details

Learn how to get off the “auto setting” and get to grips with your digital camera then start taking control of your photography.

This course will look at how your camera works and explain various techniques , so you can operate your camera in such a way that you can be the master of your own 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 histograms will also be covered.

Please note due to the large numbers of makes and type of cameras’ available it is not possible for the tutor to understand every camera.  Students will be expected to look at their manuals and learn how to access the basic settings to be covered in the course (aperture, ISO, White Balance, shutter speed, metering modes and the like). 

This course is not to teach you how to set up your camera but instead how to apply the basic photography principles to your individual camera and lenses.

Course content will be discussed at the first session and will be tailored to suit the learners. Classes will be roughly half theory and half practical each week with different objects being photographed in class to reinforce the topics covered during the theory.

PLEASE NOTE – Field trips will be organised to allow you to practice skills learnt and the dates and times will be discussed by students and tutor during the first few weeks of the course.

Information & Support

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about their camera and photography, no prior knowledge is required.

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

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 various photography techniques at home.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LNAC2851AU Location: New Milton - Fusee House Date: 11/09/2020 to 31/07/2021 Time: Cost: Contact: 01590 625222

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

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

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

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 leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

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 leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

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 leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

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 leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

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 leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.