Beginners Course in Photography


This beginner digital photography course is meant to help you master your digital camera. Learn the basic functions of your camera so you can begin to shoot in manual mode, capturing higher-quality images of the people and places around you. Professional photographers will show you how to see the world like a photographer, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been taking photos for years.

Throughout the course, you’ll complete a series of photo projects that will help you practice the skills you are learning. Your teacher will work with you, reviewing your photos and helping you improve as you complete the program. By the time you finish, you will have the skills and know-how to take professional-quality photographs.

What You’ll Learn

After completing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography course, students will be able to:

  • Master the use of his or her digital camera.
  • Discuss the basic settings and functions of his or her camera so he or she is able to shoot in manual mode.
  • Utilize exposure, lighting and lenses on a camera.
  • Explain proper composition and how to take the perfect photograph in all conditions.
  • Develop his or her eye to see the world like a photographer.
  • Demonstrate the skills associated with the post production process.
  • Reproduce different types of portraiture and apply techniques specific to this area of photography.
  • Apply skills that will help him or her to turn good photographs into great ones.

What you get

  • A professional photographer as your mentor— there to help you improve, provide technical support, and review your photos as you move through the course
  • Access to our student forum— an online community to discuss courses, get answers to your questions, and share your photos
  • Class Materials – All class materials and other relevant documentation covered throughout the class will be available for download
  • Certificate in Beginner Photography— delivered upon graduation

Course Outline

Unit 1: You and Your Equipment

  • Lesson 1.1 Eye of the Photographer
  • Lesson 1.2 Cameras
  • Lesson 1.3 Lenses and Filters
  • Lesson 1.4 How to Use Your Camera

Unit 2: Photography Principles

  • Lesson 2.1 3 Fundamentals of Photography
  • Lesson 2.2 Framing
  • Lesson 2.3 Exposure
  • Lesson 2.4 Rule of 3rds

Unit 3 Harnessing the Light

  • Lesson 3.1 Types of Light
  • Lesson 3.2 Natural Lighting
  • Lesson 3.3 Artificial Light
  • Lesson 3.4 Shooting in the Shade

Unit 4 Photographing People Basics

  • Lesson 4.1 Basic Portrait Lighting
  • Lesson 4.2 Studio Portraiture
  • Lesson 4.3 Wedding Photography
  • Lesson 4.4 Commercial Photography

Course Details

  • Duration : Course Duration is 4 weeks. 1 class per week
  • Time: Day time Class. Wednesdays (12-2pm) or Evening Wednesdays (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • Location: In Nairobi to depend on the particular class
  • Next intake is February 2020 though there will be an intake every month

Cost – KES 35,000


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