Photography for improvers 7 week course


Title: Improve your photography skills
Where:  Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Ln, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN
When: 18.05-29.06.2019 (Saturdays), 10am-1pm
Tutor:  Justyna Bansal
Fee: £250
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:

Our ’Improver’s Photography Course’ has been designed for photographers who understand the basics and are looking at improving their photography skills.

This course follows on from the beginners course and assumes an understanding of how shutter speeds, apertures and ISO work together. The aim of the course is to build confidence using the camera and students are set weekly projects to explore composition and lighting. We will be using a range of photographic techniques and explore the photographic genres in greater depth.

The emphasis is on a learning through a mixture of theory and practice and looking at the work of both historic and contemporary leading practitioners of the medium.

A different topic will be covered each week and students will be expected to photograph subjects between sessions and bring pictures into sessions to share their discoveries with the class.

Course content:

Week 1: Introduction to the course; still life

Week 2: Night photography (7:30pm-10:30pm)

Week 3: Flash photography (7:30pm-10:30pm)

Week 4: Landscape photography

Week 5: Portrait photography

Week 6: Black&white and street photography

Week 7: Macro photography

Recommended resources:
Langford, M. (2007) Advanced Photography. Focal Press
Andrews, P. (2012) Photoshop CS6. Focal Press
British Journal of Photography, Timothy Benn Publishing, Grain Photography Hub
Digital Photographer

Entry Requirements
This course is for keen amateurs or photographers who wish to brush up on their skills. In order to benefit you should be able to use your camera on a manual mode (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), understand the exposure triangle and be able to work with depth of field. You should also be able to use available light and built-in flash, as well as understand the basic rules of composition. If you wish to brush up on these skills first, please see Digital photography for beginners course.

Required equipment:

  • DSLR

Recommended equipment:

  • Tripod
  • Reflector
  • Prime lens
  • Macro lens
  • Flash gun
  • Shutter remote
  • Access to Adobe Photoshop or similar editing software



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.