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Beginners practical photography

This class is suitable for students who are new to photography.

Small, friendly group with a maximum 12 students.

This class will suit you if you want:

  • To progress from auto to manual settings on your camera
  • To use aperture and shutter speeds
  • To improve your composition working with available light
  • To attend field trips
  • Review and feedback on your work

You should already have an understanding of auto camera functions and basic composition.

Starting in the classroom, students will develop a greater understanding of how their cameras work, then by going out on location; put that knowledge into practice by taking a variety of eye catching photos from portrait and close-up shots to detailed landscape photography followed by critique and review of images in class.

The course will cover all basic camera controls, how to get a good exposure using auto and semi-automatic settings, how ISO, shutter speeds and aperture interact with each other, self-timer and white balance.

How to use natural light along with learning to develop an eye for composition and add interest to your photos by finding creative viewpoints and angles, using lines, patterns, foregrounds, frames and use of colour.

Over the ten weeks, students will notice their photographic ability improve through hands-on practice while exploring the beauty of the local environment, enjoying the outdoors and making new friends with a group of like-minded people.

10 week course.

Course days/datesCourse info
Mondays 9.30am - 11.30am
8 January - 19 March 2018
Place: Civic Centre, IT suite
Tutor: Liz Barry
Code: 1742
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm
10 January - 21 March 2018
Place: Bryn House
Tutor: Liz Barry
Code: 1752

What you will need

A digital camera: any level camera, manual, pen and notebook and folder to store handouts.

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