Digital and post-production adult learning courses

About this subjectPhotography lesson

Learn how to use your camera in the most effective way.

We offer a variety photography courses. They range from courses for Smartphone cameras to courses for cameras with manual controls. These courses cover aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (International Organization for Standardisation).

Expand your knowledge of the technical aspects and discover your own photographic style.

Learn how to use 'post-production' techniques using software packages like Photoshop and Lightroom.

Our courses run over a period of weeks for a term. We have three terms in the year from September to July plus short courses at the start of summer. We also offer more specific one-day workshops throughout the year.

Enrolments open every term in March, July and November. If courses have already started you may still be able to join so please contact us.

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Course levels

  • Introduction courses will give you a taste of subject. You can then progress to a longer course.
  • Beginners courses are for those with no previous experience. They would also suit anyone who would like to refresh there basic skills.
  • Improvers courses are for those with some previous experience. They would suit anyone wishing to develop their skills further.
  • Advanced courses are for those who have lots of previous experience. They would suit anyone who can work independently. But, still want the support and guidance of a tutor to improve.
  • Mixed Ability courses are suitable for those with any level of previous experience.

Saturday and one day workshops

Workshops are short courses on a particular area. They are usually one day or less.

Saturday and one day workshop

Digital photography

Capture the shots you want with your digital camera and enjoy the impact of your images. Learn the basics of exposure and composition.

Digital photography courses

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Go beyond the picture-taking process with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Adobe and Lightroom courses

Smartphone photography

Many people choose smartphones as their camera today. Learn how to take amazing pictures with the camera in your pocket. These courses aim to assist you on your photo journey. They will help you share your view of the world through your images.

Smartphone photography courses

Discounts and support with fees

We have many discounts and fee support options. These include money off your first course if you are a library member, Surrey Heritage user, or over 66.

We include a small charge in the fees. It covers the cost of materials used by tutors for demonstrations. The fee does not include the cost of materials and equipment used by learners, unless stated otherwise. If you have any questions, please ask when enrolling. We advise you not to buy extra materials for a course until your enrolment is confirmed.

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