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Creative photography for beginners – term 2

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria
Course Level


Start Date

Thu 12 Jan 2023


10 weeks

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course content

  • Getting to know your camera in MANUAL Mode.
  • Use and understand the exposure triangle
  • Improve focusing and understand how different lenses work such as wide angle and zoom lenses.
  • Engage with different genres of photography, such as Landscape, Cityscape, Portrait, Macro and Street Photography!
  • Use creative photographic techniques such as Light painting to make exciting and creative images.
  • Develop your photo skills and improve you creative photography in a fun, informative and interesting way.


This course is aimed at DSLR camera users that rarely get off auto mode, are a little confused by what all the functions of the camera do, and are a little uninspired by their photography. You will learn new camera functions and how to apply them to make creative images, by undertaking fun class challenges and home assignments. Learn the creative joy of photography, be inspired by some great photographers, gain confidence with your camera and make more interesting and dynamic photographs!

Course content:

This course is ideal for those who attended part one of this course. But is suitable for all beginners. We will be learning how to master the camera in manual mode as well as which modes suit what conditions best.

Learn how to take contro of your camera to make more creative images. and learn good compositional skills.

Students will also be introduced to and encouraged to make images in response to a variety of different genres of photography as well as being inspired and learning from some of the great masters of photography.


  • Ideally completion of Creative Photogrphy for beginners Part 1. But is also oopen to new comers.

What do I need to do this course?

A Dslr camera, memory card, fully charged battery, note pad and pen.

A tripod would be ideal, but if not owned, advice will be given over the duration of the course.

Feel free to bring any extra lenses and filters that you may wish learn about.

Teaching Methods

  • There will be tutor-led tutorials and hands-on practical exercises throughout the course with plenty of time allowed for you to explore and experiment. There will also be the opportunity for group discussions about a variety of photography topics and all subjects taught throughout the course will be supported by presentations, demonstrations and hand-outs. The course is also supported online via a secure group photography board where resources will be shared and students can share their images for tutor and peer to peer support.

    There will also be the opportunity to have lessons on location and hone your skills.

    How is your progress checked?

    Each technical skill taught will be accompanied by a challenge fo rthe student to undetake,,both in class with supervision and between lassons, as a self directed task.

    Students will be given feedback on their progress and guidance as to how to improve their skills and creativty.

    Learners will be encouraged to keep a learner diary and a folio of their images.

    This can be done digitally and via the class online image board.

    You will also get constructive and encouraging feedback on progress from the tutor and peers.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    Assignments will be given for students to practise their new skills and engage with photography as a hobby. Assignments will be reviewed in class in a safe and positive environment for students to learn from, and be able to encourage each other’s progress.

    What can I do after this course?

    There is a further course, Introduction to Dslr Photography 3 which will progress from this course, with lots of great creative photography tutorials, techniques and projects.

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course details

  • Tutor: Tobias James Slater-Hunt
  • Time: 1800-2000
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: AAL
  • Full fee: £125
  • Concessionary fee: £20