Community Learning – Digital Photography for Improvers

Course overview

If you have completed the Digital Photography for Beginners course, or you feel that you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, this course is for you. It will focus on developing the ability to take well-composed pictures, while beginning to think like a photographer.

Connecting with like-minded individuals, you will get to share your images and exchange ideas in a welcoming environment. Participation and creativity can offer relief and increase your wellbeing, having a positive effect on your day-to-day life!

This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults.

Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:

•employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
•unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
•have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing

For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning page.

We’ll be offering a two-hour session on Friday afternoons 1-3pm, giving you plenty of time to experiment with photography. You can attend as many of the sessions as you wish!

Series 1: April 19 – July 12

 Please note: this course runs term-time only.


You will learn a variety of exciting photography skills, including:

• building your confidence working on manual with a digital DSLR
• composition, lighting and storytelling techniques
• digital post production
• creating composite images
• choosing lenses for different situations
• build confidence in discussing and evaluating your work
• experiment with light painting
• create a basic portfolio of work

You will be led by a professional tutor to develop your photography skills, through a series of interactive workshops that will demonstrate how to use your equipment, learn techniques to improve your photographs

As there are limited digital cameras available, please bring your digital camera or mobile phone if you have one.

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Tutor Profile: Etain O’Caroll

Course Starts in 134 Days
  • 19 April 2024 - 12 July 2024
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Friday
  • 12 Weeks
    • Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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