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Creative Digital Photography – Get off the ‘Auto’ Mode

If you own a sophisticated camera and only use it on ‘auto’, this is the digital photography course for you.

Creative Digital Photography – Get off the ‘Auto’ Mode / Saturday class at The Minories

Based at The Minories Galleries on Colchester High Street, we will spend the morning on basic photographic theory in order to produce better pictures. You will learn about all the technical stuff in a nice casual way. So don’t be afraid. Moving on we discuss a set of image composition methods to get you ready to take better photographs. After a short lunch break it will be hands-on. We will be heading into town and Castle Park to take photographs. As a team, students will have to complete a set of creative tasks engaging with core photographic applications including Landscape, Architecture, Street, Portrait and Close-up.

We will end the day at The Minories Galleries summarising the learning outcomes of the day. Please bring your digital camera ready with enough battery power and sufficient memory available. Pen and paper to take notes.

*This course is not available to learners under 18.

As these programmes are not government funded additional learning support cannot be provided

Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.

How To Apply

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and as such it does not require an application form to be submitted.

How to book your place

This course is purchasable via our Online Store and as soon as a start date is confirmed a ‘Buy Now’ button will appear in the next menu, allowing you to make an online payment and book your place on the course.

Register your interest to receive notifications for when a start date is available

Our campuses are currently closed and this course will not start again until at least September or October 2020. If you would like to be notified for when the next course is available to book you can use the ‘Register an Interest’ button in the next menu and you will receive an email update from us when a start date is confirmed.

Creative Digital Photography – Get off the ‘Auto’ Mode | Saturday class at The Minories
DurationOne day workshop
CampusThe Minories Galleries
Start DateTBC
AttendanceSaturday 10am - 3pm


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