Photography Digital - Beginners

Photography Digital - Beginners

This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of digital photography or digital cameras. The course will cover all the basics from Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO through to basic image manipulation to enhance your images. You will develop an understanding of how your camera works which will enable you to become more confident with taking photographs and use your camera in a more creative way.



 What you will need:

  • A digital camera (ideally with aperture and shutter speed control)
  • A usb cable to transfer your images from the camera to the computer (comes with your camera)
  • A card reader to transfer images from your cameras storage card (optional)
  • A portable flash drive/memory stick
  • Your camera manual
  • A notebook and pen
  • A tripod (optional, but incredibly useful)



You will have an opportunity to produce:

  • a series of images based on a personally selected theme (4 images)


Learning Outcomes

 What you will learn during the course:

  • Different camera types
  • The exposure triangle (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
  • Camera menu systems and controls (an introduction)
  • Metering modes (Spot, Partial, Centre-weighted, Average and Evaluative)
  • Depth of Field
  • Composition: (line, tone, texture, shape, colour, pattern, framing, viewpoint, cropping, balance, weight, perspective, symmetry, asymmetry, depth)
  • Content: (subject, background, foreground, people, narrative, mood/feeling, symbol/metaphor/meaning)
  • Genre: people, landscape, still life, experimental


Please note: It is not possible for students to change booked sessions around in the event of non-attendence or arriving late to class. This imposes other students' enjoyment in the class and it stretches the tutor further than necessary, impacting on the quality and structure of the teaching.


If we start to allow students to alternate the days in which they attend the course it becomes very difficult to keep track of. Please only come to the lessons you are booked on to. As the course is packed full of vital information, we would encourage students to attend all lessons to get the best out of the course.


Your Tutor

Andrzej Zofka Andrzej Zofka has over 10 years of experience in film and digital photography. At the start of his career, he was covering various music events across the UK and photographing many well known DJs and musicians including Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Pendulum and many others. In recent years, his focus shifted to wedding and portrait photography. Andrzej is now working closely with his wife, running a wedding photography business and winning multiple wedding industry awards. He is currently a Photography and Film Technical Officer at Anglia Ruskin University assisting in teaching photography and delivering technical workshops on photography, editing, lighting and printing.


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Thu 26/09/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 03/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 10/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 17/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 31/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 07/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 14/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 21/11/2019 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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