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Photography: Essential Skills and Creative Approaches - Part Two

Photography Essential Skills Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 20 January 2022
  • Course duration: Thursdays 6 – 8.30 pm, five weeks


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This practical course is aimed at enthusiasts who want to take their photography to the next level.


This course is ideal for anyone with a grasp of the basics of exposure, composition and lighting and anyone who knows the basics.

You might have attended a beginners’ course in digital photography and are looking to reach the next level, or you might be a more experienced camera user who needs some structure to help you develop further through practical photoshoots.

To get the most out of this course you must have some familiarity with Photoshop and have your own digital camera.

You will complete lots of exciting photography exercises covering landscape, architecture, studio portraiture, location portraiture, still-life and product photography.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have the skills to make exciting (and potentially saleable) pictures.

Here’s what our previous attendees said:

‘Doing this course with Paul was a great experience. The tips I picked up have really made a difference in the quality of my photography – and the course enabled me to push my photography into new areas, including studio portraiture and HDR, which is really exciting! I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to refine their camera handling and learn new techniques, especially as you get the chance to ask questions and receive one-to-one advice’ MK

Tutor Profile: Paul Carroll graduated from NTU with a First in Photography.

He then spent two years working on the UK's best-selling photography magazine ‘Digital Photo’ where he was responsible for planning, writing and illustrating articles regarding general camera skills and editing RAW files.

Paul now works as a full-time freelance photographer and tutor in Nottingham.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • use and understand the more advanced functions of your digital camera
  • undertake practical photo shoots with guidance from a professional photographer
  • use high-end continuous lighting and flash in a well-equipped photography studio
  • practice photographing professional models
  • learn more about camera handling, autofocus, exposure and location lighting
  • shoot projects to a brief and consider what’s required and how it will be achieved
  • evaluate and critique your work alongside your peers
  • produce portfolio standard images
  • take your original photographs and, with the aid of Photoshop, convert and enhance RAW files and export these as jpegs.

Entry requirements

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirement: You should have completed a beginners’ course, either at NTU or elsewhere.

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirement: You should have completed a beginners’ course, either at NTU or elsewhere.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £295.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £295.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418