Community Learning – Mindful Photography

Course overview

This course will allow you to build the skills you need to take better photographs, understand your camera, and express your ideas! You’ll also enjoy creating your own film and discovering how to edit your images digitally.

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 well-being, having a positive effect on your day-to-day life!

We’ll be offering a two-hour session on Monday evenings 7-9pm, giving you plenty of time to experiment with photography. You can attend as many of the sessions as you wish!

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults aged 19 or over (at the start of the course).

Please visit our Community Learning homepage, and the terms and conditions, to see if you are eligible for a FREE place.

http://adult.activatelearning.ac.uk/find-a-course/community-learning/

You will learn a variety of exciting photography skills to make the most of any camera type, including:

Building your confidence in navigating the settings
The basics of composition, lighting, and visual storytelling
Using your camera on manual: how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work
Using natural and artificial lighting
Capturing successful portraits and landscape scenes
Visual storytelling techniques
Darkroom techniques
Basic digital post-production
Image resolution and what it means
Making composite images

A professional tutor will develop your photography skills, through a series of interactive workshops that will demonstrate equipment in the studio. You will also gain techniques to use beyond the studio.

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

We have a range of photography courses, so do explore the options.

Course Starts in 99 Days
  • 9 January 2023 - 31 July 2023
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Monday
  • 20 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

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

    • Adult: Free

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

Enquire about this course

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.