Beginners Photography


  • Adults (Part-time)


This 6 week course will run on Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm.

Learn the basics of photography from understanding exposure, through to the settings on your camera, to basic lighting techniques. The course has been adapted to online teaching and you can participate in all sessions and tasks from home. The course is designed to give you a better understanding of what your camera can do and how to do it.

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: Your camera and its basic functions. Aperture, ISO and Shutter. Rule of thirds and depth of field. Lenses and framing.
  • Home task: Practice what you've learnt in class.
  • Week 2: Histograms, shooting landscapes and manipulating images on your computer.
  • Week 3: Working with lines and patterns. Shutter speed techniques and differences.
  • Week 4: Working with focal points, portraits and bokeh (blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image).
  • Week 5: Macro photography. Shooting portraits the studio and outdoors.
  • Week 6: Photography exercise - working to a theme or story.

For further information and to apply, please 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.