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What opportunities will this course give me?

Eastleigh College offer a variety of Photography courses - please browse the website for details.

What will I be learning?

This 14 week course will aim to cover the following topics:

• Understanding the key functions of your camera and equipment - how it all works
• Understanding how a view point will change the image
• Begin to understand and demonstrate the rule of thirds
• Begin to understand how to introduce geometric shapes into images
• Understanding aperture and shutter speed
• Basics of Photoshop
• Constructing and manipulating a digital image
• Basic lighting skills
• Printing your photos

This course will help you to develop a basic skill in photographic techniques. You will be provided with underpinning knowledge of the photographic process and gain a sound foundation for further study. You will learn how to use your Digital Camera and equipment effectively and safely, and essentially take better photographs.

An Eastleigh College Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

Why is this course for me?

Whilst you will not gain a professional qualification, this course is a great opportunity to learn all about your camera and how to take better photos, all under the guidance of your tutor.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussion with your tutor and other learners.

You will learn from a mixture of theory and practical work, but the course will be essentially practical with as much hands on as possible.

How will my learning be enhanced?

Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the course is stimulating and rewarding.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Here at Eastleigh College, we are proud of our comfortable, welcoming learning environment and community venues. Youll be alongside other learners who are keen to learn the same skills, opening you up to individuals with similar interests and mind-sets to you.

There is absolutely no pressure or expectations; we just want our learners to have the best time possible and leave feeling proud of their new skills.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course, all beginners most welcome.

Is there anything else I need to know?

The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to join a structured course that will teach them the basic skills to become a competent digital photographer.

Please bring a pen and paper to class, the camera and cables you intend to use, along with the manual if you have it. Please note that any equipment brought into class is the responsibility of the learner whilst on college or venue premises.

Materials as used. It is the students' responsibility to purchase the required consumable materials.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code


Course Options

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11/11/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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18:30 – 20:30





24+: £231.00

17/1/2022 - Apply Now


Wildern School

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19:00 – 21:00





24+: £231.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C201A Eastleigh College 11/11/2021 Thu 18:30 – 20:30 14 £231.00 £231.00 Apply now
L201B Wildern School 17/1/2022 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 14 £231.00 £231.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.