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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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A basic course for those who want to understand more about their camera controls and to improve their picture taking. Suitable for any camera type.

This course combines lots of practical shooting exercises with guidance on the functions of your camera, how to frame different types of shots, and how to adjust the settings on your camera to get the effects you want.

The main aim of this short course is to have fun, improve your confidence and photography ability.

Suitable for any camera type.

  • The September course is 10 weeks in length and takes place at Church Road
  • The January course is 10 weeks in length and takes place at Woodley Hill House
  • The April course is 8 weeks in length (due to Bank holidays) but is 2.5 hrs in length and takes place at Church Road

NB: Please note that this course does not run during the half term/end of term breaks.

What I'll learn

  • Basic camera operation
  • Introduction on composition
  • What makes a good  picture?
  • Practical sessions on location and indoors to photograph places, people and things
  • Self evaluation and review images


How I'll learn

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • discussion
  • formal instruction
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical application


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements in terms of qualifications, but you should own a camera that you can bring to class.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.