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What career opportunities can this lead to?

You can progress to other photography courses such as the more comprehensive Digital Photography or Introduction to Adobe Photoshop.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is aimed at beginners who want to explore some of the basic settings on their cameras, so there are no formal entry requirements. This course is suitable for anyone who would like greater understanding of their digital camera.

What does this programme involve?

This is a 'hands on' practical course, with some theory/hand-outs included.

You will learn how to use some of the different camera settings by practicing with your camera under the guidance of the tutor. Areas covered will include:

- gaining a better understanding of your camera, removable memory, lens and zoom, file formats and menu structure.
- gaining an ability to use the digital camera's scene modes
- gaining an ability to compose a photo
- changing camera resolution and compression settings
- how to use focus points and metering
- obtaining a knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and ISO
- achieving a knowledge of the histogram, exposure compensation and white balance

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn by practising with your camera under the guidance of the tutor.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring pen and paper/notepad, along with your digital camera, manual and cables to the class.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course. It is the students' responsibility to purchase the camera for the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C951A Eastleigh College 19/9/2018 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £74.00 £74.00
L951A Wildern School 1/11/2018 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 5 £74.00 £74.00
C951B Eastleigh College 25/2/2019 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 5 £74.00 £74.00 Apply now
G951C Thornden School 8/5/2019 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £74.00 £74.00 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 any 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.

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