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Digital Photography An Introduction

Bedford College Photography


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.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 01/03/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 6 weeks
Fees: £90.00
Bedford College
Starts: 26/04/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 6 weeks
Fees: £90.00
Bedford College
Starts: 11/01/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 6 weeks
Fees: £90.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

How to enrol

To enrol onto this course please call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.



Course Information

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 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.

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.