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Digital Photography - Beginners

Day of week:
Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 1
19:00 - 21:00
12 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

The aim of this course is to advance students from only being able to use their cameras on automatic to giving them the knowledge and ability to begin using cameras to their full potential. Students will download images and be tutored through the basic functions of Photoshop Elements. Students should finish the course with the confidence and understanding of how best to use their camera to produce images that are more than just snapshots. Please note:- If you are storing any data/images on transferrable data devices (memory sticks, portable hard drives, etc), please make sure that you have back-up files saved at home and when removing devices have followed the 'safely removing hardware' guidelines on the PC. Please also note that the version of Photoshop Elements used may be different from your own (if you have it).

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- use your camera more confidently
- understand more about functions and settings
- use photography techniques to take better pictures
- use software to store and manipulate your pictures

There will be a little 'homework' after some sessions, e.g. taking photos to use in the next session, but you will also probably want to practise what you have learned.
There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: John Migden

John Migden has been a professional photographer for twelve years and in that time has been published across a wide variety of media. In addition to co-running a commercial photography company, he specialises in Social Documentary, Portraiture and Travel Photography. He has taught in a variety of formal and informal educational environments and has written articles and essays about the history and techniques of photography.

View all courses taught by John Migden here

How will I be taught?

Please note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors. They will use variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please do not buy anything especially for this course before it starts. You will need to bring your digital SLR camera, the instruction manual, the USB lead to connect to the computer and a memory stick.

What can I do next?

The digital photography course for Improvers.

What do I need to join the course

For beginners and those with a little experience, who have their own digital SLR camera and would like to be able to use it more confidently.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/112432/K/LC.