Photography Evening Classes

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Why study this course?

Are you looking for a career change or a second job? Maybe a new hobby? Or even already have an interest in photography? Then our introduction to photography classes may be just for you. The sessions cover a dynamic range of processes and techniques which can support you to progress into many areas within photography and digital marketing. Our students currently progress into higher education including our HNC programme or into employment and apprenticeships within the creative industry. Throughout the course you will also gain work experience with live clients, working within the local area such as galleries and businesses.

Where can I go next?- Progression options following the course:

  • Higher Education – HNC/HND/ BA
  • Employment – Photographer, Studio Assistant, Digital Marketing, Influencing, Wedding Photographer, Mini Session Photography, Portrait photography, School Photographer.
  • Self-Employment – Full Time or as a Second Job

Course content

The main aim of the recreational introduction to photography course is to introduce complete beginners to photographic processes and techniques. Through a range of workshops, group critiques and experimental processes, learners will develop a range of skills which include both contemporary – digital and historic – analogue processes and techniques. By exploring a range of processes and techniques through the course, learners’ final aim will be to produce a portfolio of 10 images which show a high level of diverse photographic skills. As a summative assessment piece, the portfolio will become a tool for learners’ progression. For example, their final portfolio can be used during interview processes to progress onto higher level courses or maybe to showcase their work to potential clients. A portfolio is a key tool for all photographers, in which they can showcase their strongest images, experience and demonstrate their vast range skills.

The 10 weeks of workshops would include –

  1. An introduction to photography – How to use a DSLR (The exposure triangle)
  2. How to use camera settings to determine outcomes – Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO.
  3. Exploring image formation techniques such as formal elements and elements of composition.
  4. Traditional practice – Photograms / Pin Hole Photography
  5. An introduction to studio lighting
  6. Experimental processes in the studio – multiple flash photography.
  7. An introduction to photoshop.
  8. Digital manipulation processes and techniques.
  9. Speedlight photography.
  10. Portfolio production / Photo critiques.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements are required


All equipment will be provided

Day, time and duration

Tuesday evenings


10 weeks

Start date

Tuesday 18th April 2023



Installment options available


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