Photography for beginners 10 week course


Title: Photography for beginners
Where: Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Ln, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN
When: 23.02-04.05.2019 (Saturdays), 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tutor: Justyna Bansal
Fee: £200
Limited spaces available.

How to book:
As spaces are limited, we require advance bookings. Once payment has been made, you are guaranteed a place. We accept paypal/bank transfer/cash payments.
To complete your registration, please e-mail or ring 07756 920 775.

Course description:

Photography for beginners 10 week course – during this course you will consider the basics of digital photographic practice. We will explore the fundamental knowledge of photography techniques and key elements of this method of image-making. You will be guided through the course, assistance will be offered to beginners, and more in depth advice to more experienced photographers.

You will be guided through initial recording of the images; by using a variety of techniques and processes you will be able to produce a portfolio of images.

The course provides strong foundation for photography enthusiasts, as well as beginners, sharpening your skills and bettering your practice. You will be fully supported and will have the opportunity to develop your own personal practice.

The course is practice based with specific projects from week to week. Each class will include a crit session where you will be encouraged to share your photos and receive feedback, as well as form opinions about other students’ work.

Course content:

Week 1: Introduction to the course; understanding camera formats; manual focus

Week 2: Shutter speed, built-in light meter, correct exposure

Week 3: Aperture and its relation to shutter speed, shooting in manual mode

Week 4: ISO; exposure triangle

Week 5: Depth of field part 1, focal length

Week 6: Depth of field part 2, creative uses of depth of field

Week 7: Use of available light, white balance

Week 8: How to use built-in flash

Week 9: Basic rules of composition

Week 10: Selecting your images, online presence

Recommended resources:
Langford, M. (2000) Basic Photography. Focal Press
Sontag, S. (1979) On Photography. Penguin
Barthes, R. (1981) Camera Lucida. New York: Hill & Wang
Campany, D. (ed.) (2003) Art and photography. London: Phaidon Press
Andrews, P. (2012) Photoshop CS6. Focal Press
British Journal of Photography,

Entry Requirements
This course is for beginners or photographers who have basic knowledge and wish to brush up on their skills.

Materials and Equipment
You will need a camera (DSLR or bridge), notepad, pen, and memory stick for every session. A DSLR camera is preferable but not essential.


Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. In the unlikely event of cancellation , fee will be refunded in full.