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Taking place both online and in person, our photography courses offer you the flexibility to fit learning around your other commitments and choose the style of learning that’s right for you and your circumstances. 

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From beginner through to intermediate classes, we offer a wide range of levels, giving you the flexibility to choose the right course that fits your current skills. You can learn at your own pace too, steadily building your knowledge and experience in a supportive environment. 

How will I learn in my photography class? 

Experienced tutors will guide you through the photography process, developing your skills and boosting your camera confidence so that you can capture that perfect shot.  

With technical and practical aspects, our photography courses are balanced with real world examples, top tips and techniques that you can use to make sure you record those special moments. 

What support will I receive in my photography class? 

Small class sizes also mean that you’ll get plenty of one-to-one advice and guidance from a skilled tutor, ensuring that your photography skills and the images you capture continue to get better over time. Many of our tutors are experts in their field, teaching photography for many years. This means they’re uniquely placed to offer great advice and guidance to support you in becoming a better photographer.  

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Photography: Exploring the Seashore

Claude Monet once wrote “ It is extraordinary to see the sea: what a spectacle!” The Seashore offers rich material for both artists and photographers and has inspired some insightful and amusing creations. During this workshop we will explore some different approaches used by photographers, when capturing the essence of the great British seaside. We will look at the social documentary photographers David Hurn and Martin Parr, who play with colour and humour when depicting British seaside culture. Alternatively, we will consider the work of Fay Godwin, who works more intimately with the landscape itself, gathering lost objects from the beach to scan in order to produce exquisite close ups.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/08/2024 -
Tue 20/08/2024
Times:
11:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00017142
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Beginners Photo Editing

Sometimes you get that perfect shot. The lighting is right, the exposure is perfect, and the composition is balanced. Until you notice a stranger lurking in the background of the photo that throws everything off. Not to worry, there are tools that can help you erase photobombers without leaving a trace! This photo editing course teaches you how to end up with that perfect snap every time. If you enjoy photography or creating images, this course is for you! You will learn how to Add text to images and apply effects. Customise templates and create a collage. Add animation and save as a video or animated gif for a website.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 02/09/2024 -
Mon 14/10/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00009577
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £51.80

Photography: Ten Top Tips

An opportunity no matter your skill level and for those using a phone, a compact camera and/or something fancier to consider the photos you take and develop a greater understanding of what makes for you, a better image. This course will explore a range of tips from how you can control the camera, to the types of subjects that can make an engaging photo

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 18/09/2024 -
Wed 18/09/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Billericay Reading Rooms (Billericay)
73 High Street
Billericay
CM12 9AS
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00017710
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.00

Beginners Photo Editing

This Intermediate Pixlr Online Photo Editor course is aimed at Beginners with some basic knowledge of photo editing and who want to improve and learn further skills. You will learn how to enhance your images by adding effects and text. Removing unwanted marks and objects and cloning areas. Combining and manipulating images. Replacing colours. How to repair an old photograph.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 29/10/2024 -
Tue 10/12/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00009578
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £51.80

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Photography: Introduction to Still Life Photography

Still life is a unique genre of photography, which depicts inanimate objects or subject matters devoid of people. On this course you will learn how to look closely and consider ways of making the ‘ordinary’ appear interesting and extraordinary! You will experiment with composition, lighting and set-up, whilst considering how objects, possessions and natural forms symbolise some kind of story. You will learn how to read and discuss images with others, reflecting on your own images, when considering visual communication.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 02/05/2025 -
Fri 06/06/2025
Times:
11:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00017809
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £105.00

Still Life Photography - Personal Outcomes

This follow on course offers you the opportunity to plan and develop a personal outcome based on the photographers and styles covered in the previous course. You will be encouraged to reflect on your progress so far, evaluating which of the photographers inspired you the most and why? You will then be encouraged to choose just one Photographer to research and explore in depth, analysing and responding to their work in your own original way. Whilst researching, you will be practising how to make a photography journal, printing and writing about the development of your ideas.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 13/06/2025 -
Fri 18/07/2025
Times:
11:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00017193
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00