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Basic Digital Photography

Key Facts: 

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Laurence Mendes

Dates and times

26th April to 5th July 2023 (please see below for specific dates)

Wednesday evenings 6.30 to 8.30pm

  • DATES: 26/04, 03/05, 17/05, 07/06, 14/06, 05/07

Sunday field trips 2.00 to 4.00pm

  • DATES: 07/05, 21/05, 11/06, 25/06

Length of Course: 10 sessions

Venue: Hereford Campus, and various venues for field trips

Course Content

The course aim is to provide students with a basic education in digital photography. The tutor has spent 23 years of his career in professional photography and has general and advanced photographic qualifications, a City & Guilds 7407 teaching qualification and a Certificate of Education.

The course will include topics such as:

  • How to “See” photographically
  • Camera settings
  • Image enhancement
  • How to use light to your advantage
  • Viewpoint and composition
  • Landscape and architectural photography
  • Portrait photography and posing
  • Close-up (macro) photography
  • Introduction to mobile phone photography

This course is intended mainly for students who have digital cameras. However, if you have only a mobile phone for photography, you are welcome to attend as long as you keep this in mind. We will work with your in-phone camera settings during the course as best we can.

Entry Requirements

Beginners – the class will be structured to meet the needs of the majority of students.


  • A4 notepad, pencil and pens
  • Camera (or phone with camera) and instruction manual
  • Digital images (as requested)

Course Costs

Tuition Fee: £85 (this includes a charge for materials of £5.00)
Additional Fee: There will be additional entry costs for the field trip venues in addition to the course fee. These will be payable on the door. At your own expense.
NB: These fees may be subject to change