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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Paulina Czyz
  • Course Code C23PGYA10E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn how to use your digital SLR camera and improve your photographic skills. The course will cover the basics of photography in terms of shutter speed, aperture and ISO, as well as composition, lenses and white balance. The aim is to get you familiar with your camera’s functions, while photographing different situations and subjects. This course will put you in control of your camera and open up new horizons for you. The course tutor will set you a task to complete between sessions, so as to practice the learnt skills. At the end of the course you will be able to take photographs without relying on the ‘auto’ mode! Students will need to bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera allowing access to manual controls.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use your camera in manual mode and achieve well-exposed photographs in different situations
  • Use camera techniques to achieve the desirable effects in your photographs
  • Use practical skills to produce creative outcomes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a hands-on course and will be delivered in Chelsea Centre. You will learn actively and will practice the demonstrated skills during the sessions with continuous support by the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have been using Auto mode and wish to understand their camera’s manual mode

    What you need

    You will need a DSLR, or mirrorless camera that allows access to manual controls

    What you can do next

    You can join the 'Photography for improvers' course, or the 'NCFE Level 2 certificate in Photography' course