Digital Photography

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Digital Photography

This course is designed to help you get the most out of your digital camera and will cover using your computer to edit and print your pictures.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of digital photography, so that people with limited experience of digital cameras and computers, will be able to take successful pictures, send & receive them by email, and edit them on a computer.

  • On this course you will:
    • Learn the basics of Digital Photography
    • Remove the mystique behind the jargon
    • Set up your camera
    • Understand the elements of a Digital Camera
    • Work with Memory Cards
    • Get the images out of the camera onto a computer
    • Send and receive pictures by email.
    • Manipulate pictures on a computer
    • Store the pictures in folders
    • Edit the pictures

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.

  • Lessons 1 & 2:
    • Introduction to Photography
    • The Digital Camera
    • Features and settings
    • Using your camera
    • Techniques
    • Picture Files
    • The Computer
    • Performance
    • Programs and Apps
  • Lessons 3, 4 & 5: – Working on your Computer
    • File organisation
    • Archiving photos
    • Photo editing, simple and advanced
    • Red eye removal
    • Cropping
    • Adjusting Levels
    • Colour Balance
    • Contrast and Brightness
    • Cloning
    • Working with Layers


Students should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows, the mouse and keyboard – ideally have attended our Starting off with Windows course.

This course is run in different venues using Computer Friendly’s laptops, all of which use Microsoft Windows 7 and 10: so to get the most out of this course you need to be able to use Microsoft Windows, the mouse and keyboard.

It would helpful if you have been on one of the following beginners courses:

However the editing exercises use an online editing service, so you will be able to edit all of them whatever operating system you are used to, and you will also be able to do so at home, in fact we encourage you to do so!

Please bring along your camera with batteries fully charged.

When and Where?

If you are unsure of the suitability of one of our courses or simply wish to find out more you can visit one of our drop in centres to discuss a course or visit our courses timetable page or our course planner page to see where and when the courses are being held.

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