Course DFS1917 -Creative Photography for Beginners
Duration 8 Weeks
Cost €110.00
Night Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm


A comprehensive, solid grounding in Digital Photography from mastering your camera to creating you own photo essay.

This course is suitable for beginners however the use of a laptop will be required and a DSLR Camera.

Students will learn:

  • How to take great photos, How to master your camera and how it truly works,

  • How to light your subjects,

  • How to shoot for any scenario and

  • How to edit your photos in Photoshop.

This course will start on Monday the 14th January 2019. 6.30 - 8.30.

  • Week 1: Understanding exposure. Apertures, Shutter speed, ISO. Know your camera: Camera modes and menus. Lenses: What you need to know.

  • Week 2: Using focus creatively. Depth of Field. Lighting for portraiture. Soft lighting vs hard lighting. Mastering daylight for portraiture.

  • Week 3: Composition: Thinking photographically. Educating the eye. Creating opportunities. Placement of elements in the frame.

  • Week 4: Composition cont’d: Rule of thirds. Textures, curves, creative focus.

  • Week 5: Introduction to Photoshop: File formats. Image adjustments.

  • Week 6: Edit your own images in Photoshop. Introduction to the toolbar. Fixing skies, foregrounds, and cropping.

  • Week 7: Photography: The power and impact of the medium in Journalism, Culture & Film-making.

  • Week 8: Reviewing the photo-essay project. Learning to critique your own photos. Using Flash, & Night-time photography. How to generate your own portfolio.

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