Have you got a new camera and want to know how to use it? Or maybe you're a more advanced learner who wants to gain a recognised photography qualification? Whatever your level, we have a course for you.
Choose from getting started, developing, moving on and extending photography skills courses, seasonal photography workshops and masterclasses and the photography level 1 award qualification. Courses run at different times during the year and some of the courses currently on offer are listed below.
To find out what's on offer right now please search for courses local to you on our Course Finder or Contact your local centre.
Getting started with photography
Having pictures of special occasions is a great way to keep your memories alive. If you have a camera and want to be able to use more of its functions, rather than just using the automatic setting, then this getting started with photography skills course is ideal. During the course you will explore a range of techniques that will have you taking better quality pictures in no time.
Developing photography skills
Do you already use your camera and know what some of the functions are for? Are you wanting to make more use of some more complex techniques but not sure what else you need to know or practice? If so, then this ‘Developing photography skills’ course will introduce you to the theory and techniques you need to get spectacular results and show you how to ‘paint with light’ – using practical lighting techniques that will add some fun and experimental elements to your pictures.
Moving on with photography
Move your photography to the next level and pick up expert tips and tricks for architectural photography. You will start to explore histograms; how to read them and how they can be useful for your photographic needs. Develop your knowledge of lenses and the different dimensions that these can add to the specific type of photographic styles that suit your interests.
Extending photography skills
You may wish to develop your skills further with our photography level 1 award course. Your tutor will provide more information about this at the end of your course. You may also consider to go on to some of our other Adult Learning courses such as knitting, dressmaking, pattern making, flower arranging and mindfulness or computer skills, English, maths and employability courses.
Seasonal photography workshops and masterclasses
These sessions/courses are delivered at various times during the year. Please keep looking at our course finder for more details.
Introduction to photography level 1 award
If you want to get a qualification in photography then this introduction course would give you an overview of what you can expect to learn as part of the photography level 1 course. During the course you will find out about the topics and theory you will cover on the level 1 course along with discovering how to research, collect evidence and apply theory to practice. At the end of the course, you will be able to make a decision about whether you wish to continue on to the full qualification course.
Photography level 1 award
This course offers the first and most important step into the magic world of photography. The main focus of the course is the camera and you will learn all about its most important functions including how to use it in fully advanced exposure mode, learning about F/stops, shutter speeds and ISO. The level 1 award is made up of 2 units - using a camera to capture creative images and digital image manipulation.
Take a look at all photography courses currently on offer