"Fire Tech was a place where I learned things I had never known before taking the course, and where I made many friends who shared the same interest as me."Iona, Teen photographer
Digital Photography and Photoshop – Self-guided
Digital Photography, Processing and Editing for Teens
Learn how to take stunning photos and build a photography portfolio that you can share with friends and family!
Gain the technical skills to master all the settings and techniques to capture the shots you want with a DSLR 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 you best work in an online portfolio you can keep.
What are the course instructors like?
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science …
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science and Engineering students. All our instructors undergo in-person training from the Fire Tech team in the curriculum of the course they are teaching, in the Fire Tech mission and values, and in our Child Safety Policies. We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication skills and a real passion for their subject.
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!
There are 5 weekly tutorials, lasting 1 hour each. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and you will join a small group of other young learners online, working together in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
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