"When I listened to my tutor's music I could tell she put in a lot of effort and if I want to be that good I am going to need to put in a lot of effort too. And now I have the skills, I will."Kem, Digital Music student
Learn how to take stunning photos and build a photography portfolio that you can share with friends and family!
Digital Photography and Photoshop – After School
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Digital Photography and Photoshop - After School
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Gain the technical skills to master all the settings and techniques to capture the shots you want with a camera. You'll learn what settings to use in different situations to make your photos dramatic and professional.
Use pro software and techniques
Learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop, the tools used by industry professionals to create magazine covers and movie posters at companies like Vogue and Disney. You'll go beyond applying filters and learn about layers, masks, blending modes and many other tools.
Take your best shot
Develop your eye for photos. Improve your photo lighting, composition, and editing to produce photos you'll be proud to share. Showcase your best work in an online portfolio you can keep.
Students will learn all the key functions of a modern digital camera and how to use it to create great images worthy of framing and putting on your wall.
We start with functions and controls. We’ll go through the basics of composition and shooting – lighting, exposure, depth of field, and framing to get to grips with all the possibilities of your camera.
Next, we work with Adobe® Lightroom and Photoshop to organise, process, edit and retouch photos. We’ll even show you how to create special effects with exciting photo projects! Finally, you’ll learn to export and publish your work to showcase online. Walk away with a professional-quality photography portfolio!
This is an online learning course taught live by an expert tutor who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
PLEASE NOTE: This course requires you to have an active Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Details on how to access the service at the discounted student rate are here. We recommend having a PC/Mac computer with at least 8gb of RAM.
This course is also available in a week-long format.
What your child will learn
- How to get the most from your camera and improve your photos
- Understand how your camera works, what are its capabilities and limitations
- Learn about exposure and how to control it
- Learn how to solve common problems and shoot in difficult situations
- Learn how to use composition and lighting to turn a nice shot into a great shot
- Organise photos and process raw files with Adobe Lightroom
- The powerful editing software Adobe Photoshop
- Publish your best work in an online gallery to showcase your portfolio