Beginners Photography - Online Course


  • Adults (Part-time)


While the college is closed, this will run as an online course.
This means that the format of the course will be slightly different to the course information below.
Please contact for further details.

It will run on Wednesday evenings from the 20th May, 6-9pm.
The course fee is £199.

Course Content

Learn the basics of photography from understanding exposure through the settings on your camera, to basic lighting techniques in the studio. Work through functions on a DSLR camera, then learn how lighting can be used to create effects within your photographs.

You will get the opportunity to translate these learnings into shooting – getting your head around taking better photographs from planning, experimenting, to final editing in Photoshop.

This course is suitable for complete beginners, or amateur/hobby photographers or artists with some experience. Students can progress to Intermediate Photography.

Students must provide their own camera.

Week 1: What is exposure; your camera and its basic functions.

Home task: Practice what you have learnt in class.

Week 2: Recap on last week, Studio lighting (shooting using continuous light).

Home task: Find an object / selection of objects you would like to photograph next week.

Week 3: Studio; Shoot your still life (in pairs or groups).

Week 4: Recap on exposure; Shoot around the building, studio or outdoors.

Home task: Practice what you have learnt in class and bring all images with you for next week’s editing session.

Week 5: Introduction to Photoshop, editing your photographs.

Week 6: Photoshop; finalising your photographs and recap with Q&A session.

With limited class sizes, experienced staff and a fully equipped studio, you will get a quality learning experience.

About the tutor:

Monica Takvam is a visual artist and photographer. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout England and Norway.

For further information and to apply

Please contact Rosa Mauger on 020 7258 7253 or email

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Intermediate Photography

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Creative Arts, Photographer

Entry Requirements

Suitable for beginners, no previous experience required.