Digital Photography - Beginners Basics
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Course Code
Awarding Body Image Branding Image
About this course
This course is for anyone who has a digital camera they would like to learn to use to its full potential, DSLR, Bridge and Compact camera users all welcome.
What will I learn?

You will learn how to correctly expose an image using manual and semi auto settings, as well as tips and tricks for better photographs, composition rules and generally finding your way around your camera.

On completion you should be able to:

  • Expose images correctly in a variety of situations
  • Focus images correctly
  • Control white balance
  • Compose an interesting shot
  • See potential for editing images

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Aperture and shutter speed
  • ISO
  • Depth of field
  • Focusing
  • White balance
  • Composition
  • Portrait tips 
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course, however you should have access to your own camera that you can use and bring with you to the classes.
Study, assessment and qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken  with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
Additional costs and information

You should bring with you:

  • Camera with fully charged battery
  • Instruction manual
  • Lenses
  • Tripod if you have one
  • Lunch
  • Small change for refreshments
  • Warm clothes for outside photography session


What could I do next?

You could enrol on any of the courses offered in the College's Part Time Course directory.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.