Digital Photography Beginners


Enrolment Requirements

Basic literacy skills are required. You will need to bring your own digital camera (any type is suitable for this course) and a USB memory stick. No photography experience is necessary.

What will I learn on this course?

    On this course you will learn how to use your digital camera and how to improve your photographs. We will look at using certain features and functions of digital cameras and will explore creative and technical elements of good photography, including:
     Framing & Composition
     Lighting & Shadow
     Depth of Field & Shutter Speed
     Colour & Black & White
     Macro
     Low Light Photography
     Authoring Images.
    While covering these topics, you will learn what the buttons, symbols and icons on your camera do and how to use them.

Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited

Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.


You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.

What else do I need to know?

This course features a combination of theory and hands-on practical activities, designed to help you explore the subject and find your own style, strengths and preferences while improving your knowledge and skills. Your course tutor will guide you through these activities and help you experiment with concepts and ideas to enable you to incorporate them into your own photography. For some sessions you will be asked to bring items from home to use in practical experiments, for example, a torch to use when looking at lighting and shadows. Your tutor will advise you each week when this is necessary. At the end of the course you will be invited to produce an individual photography project based on a theme of your choice with support from your tutor. You may wish to buy a frame to mount this project for display. Your tutor will discuss this with you in class.

What could I do next?

This course leads directly onto Digital Photography Intermediate.

Course Start Date(s)

Various - please see prospectus for further details.

Course Length

10 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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