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Digital Photography: An Introduction

This six-week course will give you an introduction to digital photography, giving you the opportunity to learn how to get the best out of the camera, as well as using basic image manipulation techniques. You can also use your own cameras on the course if you wish.

Scott Pickering

“I was looking for a course that was local to me, fitted around work and something that would give me an all-round grounding in using higher-end cameras, as well as the principles of taking a great photo. The Level 1 evening course at Bedford College was perfect for this and I enjoyed it so much I’ve since moved on to the Level 2.”

“The College itself and the location really help – we’ve got great landscapes around us with the river and trees, plus there’s often great events going on here too. For example, recently there was a performing arts student production on during our class so we were able shoot this and add to our experience.”

Scott Pickering - Photography NCFE Level 2 Certificate

Entry requirements

An interest in photography would be an advantage.

Course content

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • An introduction to digital photography
  • Using the camera
  • Different shooting modes
  • Composition and viewpoint
  • Using light
  • Downloading/capturing
  • The digital work space
  • Toolbar – basic image manipulation (e.g. cropping, adjusting levels).

The workshops will enable you develop your skills and knowledge of using using digital-based photographic techniques. This is a studio-based course, with some location work taking place around the College grounds. There are a range of other courses that you can study alongside this course, such as black and white photography, or Photoshop.

Assessment methods

There is no formal assessment on this course.

Further study and career options

Depending on your experience and qualifications, you can choose to use this workshop to support your application to an art and design course, such as a National Diploma, Higher National Diploma or a degree. Alternatively, you may wish to study Photoshop alongside this course.

Additional information

This course is taught in a studio environment, and you will need to bring your own digital camera. You will also work on PCs for image manipulation.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

Select the 'Enrol' button to book on to this course online. Please note: after registering you will be taken to the payment page where you will need to pay for your course.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
6 week(s) 20/09/2017 Wed 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £90 Cauldwell Street L730S1 Course in progress
6 week(s) 07/11/2017 Tue 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £90 Cauldwell Street L730S2 Pay & Enrol
6 week(s) 09/01/2018 Tue 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £90 Cauldwell Street L730S3 Pay & Enrol
6 week(s) 27/02/2018 Tue 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £90 Cauldwell Street L730S4 Pay & Enrol
6 week(s) 24/04/2018 Tue 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm £90 Cauldwell Street L730S5 Pay & Enrol

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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