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