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Courses

PhotoSocial: Photographers Group Evening Session (DM101 Spring) 

Booking Info
  • TutorSue Dyer
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

Mon 8 Jan, 6pm – 7.45pm | 10 wk £104 (£94) | All Levels | Age 18+

A fun and friendly course for you to learn how to improve your photography skills, create a portfolio and meet new people. 

Who is this course for? 

This course is suitable for 18+. It is open to all students with an interest in photography. It’s ideally suited for people with DSLR, Bridge, Compact System Cameras, Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras or a compact camera for enthusiasts that has manual settings. 

If you have a basic compact point and shoot camera but are thinking of upgrading to one of the above then we do have a limited number of DSLRs that can be borrowed during the class. However the class is not really appropriate if you just want to point and shoot using automatic settings. 

The course is accessible for people of all abilities as we can provide a learning support worker, carers may assist and all classes are planned to meet the specific needs of the group. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. 

What will you learn on this course?

A fun and friendly course for young people looking to improve their photography. This course is an opportunity for you to unleash your creativity, have fun with your camera and start creating pictures you will want to keep, share and maybe even print! You will be encouraged to make a portfolio of your best shots or create a new body of work. 

You will be taught how to take better landscape, travel, street photography and portrait images and how to achieve special effects in camera rather than through post production in Photoshop. During this course you will also gain a deeper understanding of the various rules of composition. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to think creatively and to use your camera as a tool for expression. Using our desktop Apple Mac computers you will also learn file management techniques and post production using Photoshop Elements. 

Each week participants will be set a short weekly assignment to practice what they have learned that week. It’s important to the success of this course that you have the time and the motivation to complete the weekly assignments and to work on your own portfolio or body of work. At every class you will share and review each other’s new work and discuss the results of your weekly assignment. The tutor encourages knowledge sharing and participation from all members of the group creating a relaxed learning environment where you can freely ask those questions you’ve always wanted to about you camera. 

Some 1-2-1 support may be given but this will depend on class numbers therefore independent research and learning is encouraged. On completion of this course you will have developed a critical eye and greater ability to select and proof your images. You will have a deeper understanding of the genres of photography and an improved confidence in the operation of your camera. 

Do you need to bring anything? 

Bring along your camera, a tripod if you have one and appropriate clothing for going outside. You can bring your own laptops or tablets if you prefer to use these for post-production instead of the Apple Macs provided but please remember any cables you might need to connect your camera to your device. It is also useful if you bring a copy of your camera manual and to make sure you batteries are charged and you have free memory. 

Are there any additional costs? 

There are no additional costs. 

Who teaches this course? 

Kate Green