Introduction to Photography Course @ Dublin Camera Club

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Dublin Camera Club are running an Introduction to Photography  Course from 22nd September – 24 November 2021. Running over nine weeks, each class is delivered on the Zoom platform and is live and interactive.

The cost for the course is €120.00

For many years Dublin Camera Club hosted the best photography course in the city.  Now in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic they have adapted the course to deliver the same top class content online while managing to maintain the personal attention which has been a feature of the their classes over the years, still offering terrific value for money at €120 for the course.    

The course will comprise on-line classes delivered live by experienced members of the club, they will  allow for Q&A sessions during the classes and will also comprise small group practical sessions which will be held mainly outdoors, COVID Permitting.  Dublin Camera Club will also allocate an experienced photographer & member of the club as your mentor for the duration of the classes.  You will be able to discuss issues with your mentor, send images to him/her for suggestions as to how to improve and you will have the practical sessions with your tutor.

Dublin Camera Club now offers a live on-line Introduction to Photography Course comprising nine weekly on-line modules delivered by experienced members of the club.  The course is a general introduction to photography and is suitable for both absolute beginners and people with a little basic photographic knowledge. 

Each class is dedicated to a particular topic and covers:

        Cameras and Equipment

        The principles of good exposure

        Composing your photographs

        Basic editing Techniques

        Monochrome Photography  

        Photographing people

        Holiday and Travel Photography

        Landscape Photography

The course will also cover using camera phones in your photography.

Each module will provide an interactive question and answer facility, comprehensive notes and suggested exercises based on its content.  

All courses participants and club members must be over the age of 18

Dublin Camera Club Photography Course

Get beyond the use of your phone.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of photography and is designed that in the period of 9 weeks that you will have a good understanding of your own camera and its controls and that you will be able to use your camera to produce great shots. 

You will understand the principles of exposure so as to control the image you want, whether that be a crisp landscape, memories of your travels or an image of a family member or friend giving that sought after sharp portrait on a soft background. 

You will learn the basics of editing your images using appropriate inexpensive/free software, improving on the image that you captured in your camera. (Post processing)

Elements of good composition will be dealt with and the basic compositional dos and don’ts to improve your images.  Both colour and black and white image production will be dealt with.

While the focus of the course is on the use of digital cameras, film is not forgotten and neither is the camera that you have with you all the time – your phone camera.  The course will try to incorporate the use of the phone camera in the classes.

The course is mainly carried out on line, you will nonetheless be a registered member of the club for the duration of the course and you will be able to partake of the activities of the club as a member for the duration of the course, should you wish you will be able to join the club at a discounted rate for your first year (€60).  

Following the course you should be able to produce good images with confidence and selected images will comprise an on line exhibition. 

Full details of classes will follow. 

It is a rule of the club that all class participants and club members be over the age of 18.  

All Workshops or other activities will be subject to the appropriate COVID 19 regulations and best practice.

Please email if you have any questions regarding this course. You can also contact Dublin Camera Club through our portal.


Steven Galvin

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