Evening & Saturday CoursesPhotography

Discover Photography

This introductory photography course explains how your camera works and teaches you all you need to know about how to operate a camera, in order to achieve creative control in your photography.

During this information packed 10-week course, your tutors Mark Gregory and Pete McKinley, who possess many years experience in both the industry, as tutors at Arts University Bournemouth and as a professional photographers in their own right, will guide you through this introductory course in easy to understand stages.

As your course progresses through a series of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, you will be guided through the fundamental principles and practices of photography. You will begin to understand what essential ingredients and components make for captivating images, as the course progresses you will witness your photography improving with your newfound knowledge and skills.

You will learn how to take control of your digital camera, appreciate the full creative potential whilst being introduced to the fascinating world of image capture. You will explore the work of celebrated photographers, and learn how to really ‘see’ as a photographer and create more interesting and meaningful pictures. You will develop a fundamental understanding of camera functions including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lens control and picture-making components, such as composition, framing, subject and lighting.

This course is the first in a series of four Photography specialist programmes, and is recommended for anyone requiring a good fundamental knowledge of the subject.

What you need to bring

A film or digital camera with manual controls, a tripod is useful too.


Spring Term

  • Monday 23rd January – 27th March 2017
  • Wednesday 25th January – 29th March 2017
  • Saturday 28th Jan, 11th & 25th Feb, 11th & 25th March 2017

Class size

Maximum 16 students

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