Art, Design and Fashion

Digital Photography (Beginners/Intermediate) Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The next class will start in September for 10 weeks and will run on an evening to be confirmed from 6.00pm-8.00pm. We offer this course three times a year, September, January and April.

Entry requirements

A general interest in digital photography, this course is suitable for beginners.

You will achieve

There is no qualification with this course.

Last updated: 12th June 2019

Course overview

Whether you are a budding photographer or fancy a career change, photography can be an exciting way of expressing your creativity. Our digital photography course will enable you to capture those special moments using a variety of techniques from the basics of using a digital camera to photo manipulation using Photoshop.

Course content

You will be shown over a 10-week period a variety of techniques and a basic introduction to digital photography, which will enable you to improve and develop your skills in producing digital photographs. This will include an introduction to digital cameras and their functions, aperture settings, shutter speeds and manipulation of images with basic Photoshop techniques.

You will also develop your skills with wide-angle photography, night-time photography, portraits, landscapes and wild life photography.

You will cover:

  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focusing
  • Metering
  • Downloading Images to computer
  • Basic editing images (straightening, cropping, cloning, editing out imperfections)
  • Creating bokeh

What equipment will I need?

There is equipment available at the college, you do not need your own camera etc. BUT you will get a lot more out of the course using your own equipment even if its a point and shoot camera.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

After completion of the beginners course there may be the opportunity to enrol onto an advanced digital photography course (10 weeks).

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £200 full fee payable.

Extra information

Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Digital Photography (Beginners/Intermediate) Part-time