Getting started with photography - virtual (09RN05CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

Having pictures of special occasions is a great way to keep your memories alive. If you have a camera and want to be able to use more of its functions, rather than just using the automatic setting, then this getting started with photography skills course is ideal. During this virtual course you will explore a range of techniques that will have you taking better quality pictures in no time.

What do I need to join the course?

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You should have your own digital camera (DSLR, bridge or manual compact camera).

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

How will I learn?

Your eLearning will be supported online by an experienced tutor through small and large group discussions, video clips, and reading materials. You will also be invited to develop your skills and understanding through wider reading between sessions.

Attendance at all sessions is important if you are to receive the full benefits of this course. You will be given the opportunity to have one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss personal progress.

What will I learn?

During the course you will learn how to identify the buttons and different modes of your own camera, how to capture images using different compositional elements and how to download, save and print your images effectively.

What could I do next?

You may wish to develop your skills further with our developing photography skills course, your tutor will provide more information about this at the end of your course. You may also consider some of our other Adult Learning courses such as mindfulness, self esteem and confidence building, cookery or computer skills, English, maths and employability courses.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.