An Introduction to Studio Photography

This course will introduce participants to the core fundamentals of professional camera set-ups and lighting equipment.

Over six weeks you will explore studio lighting for both Portrait and Product/Still Life Photography and develop the creative and technical skills to help you build and broaden a photographic portfolio.

The course is delivered in a specialist photography studio and offers a structured learning experience that introduces you to various lighting set-ups and photographic equipment each week. Aspects of styling, work flow and post production are introduced and guidance provided to help you apply your photographic skills and negotiate costs and space in a home studio.

The course is suitable for those looking to use professional photographic skills to promote a business, brand or product and amateur photographers who would like to develop and broaden their knowledge and expertise.

You do not need your own camera to take part in the course as these will be provided; however you will need to bring an SD Card (of at least 8 GB).

*This course is not available to learners under 18.

This short course is not government funded, therefore low income or unemployment fee waivers are not available and additional learning support cannot be provided.

Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.

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Entry Requirements

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

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An Introduction to Studio Photography

Please click the ‘Register Interest’ button if you like to join this course. We will assess interest numbers in January 2024 and notify you of a start date when we have one. 

Duration6 weeks
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester Campus
AttendanceTuesdays: 6pm - 9pm

Please be aware that submissions for registering interest will be deleted from our records one year after they have been submitted.


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