Media and Photography

Photography for Beginners

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course is planning to start on Tuesday 25th April and will run for 10 weeks. Times tbc.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course other than you must be over 16 years old.

You will achieve

Although no formal qualification will be achieved, you will achieve invaluable experience and be awarded with a Barnsley College certificate.

Course overview

How do they snap that perfect photo?  Join our introduction to photography course and find out for yourself…

Learn the most important functions and techniques of digital photography including Composition, Rule of Thirds, your DSLR and Lenses, Crop sensors and settings, Lighting and arrangement.

Getting you one step closer to taking the perfect shot, learn how inspiring and fun capturing that unforgettable moment can be! You can use the skills learned on this course and apply them immediately in your daily life or even begin a career in professional photography.

The course will also cover elements of post photo editing techniques using the appropriate industry standard software, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Course content

A series of studio sessions taking beginner photographers through all the basics of photography to improve skills, knowledge, and composition.

On this course you will be introduced to:

  • Capture Methodologies
  • Styles and techniques of photography
  • Composition
  • Lenses
  • The difference between full frame and crop sensors
  • How digital photos are processed into file formats such as RAW and JPEG
  • Identify the key aspects pf a DSLR/ understanding its settings
  • Lighting techniques
  • Editing Techniques

A camera will be provided if you do not have your own.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £180 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

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

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

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

Photography for Beginners

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