Course Description

Creative Photography and Introduction to Photoshop for Beginners 9 weeks

Marino College

Creative Photography Evening-Class for Beginners

A comprehensive, solid grounding in Digital Photography; from mastering your
camera to creating your own photo-essay. Suitable for beginners of all ages.
Learning outcomes from this course:

Students will learn:
 How to take great photos
 How to master their camera and how it truly works.
 How to light their subjects
 How to shoot for any scenario
 How to edit their photos in Photoshop

Week 1: Understanding exposure. Apertures, Shutter speed, ISO. Know your
camera: Camera modes and menus. Lenses: What you need to know.

Week 2: Using focus creatively. Depth of Field. Lighting for portraiture.
Soft lighting V’s hard lighting. Mastering daylight for portraiture.

Week 3: Composition: Thinking photographically. Educating the eye. Creating
opportunities. Placement of elements in the frame.

Week 4: Composition cont’d: Rule of thirds. Textures, curves, creative focus.

Week 5: Class trip & learning Project: Create a short photo-essay using the
elements of the course. Portraits/Landscape/Still Life.

Week 6: Introduction to Photoshop. File formats. Image adjustments.

Week 7: Edit your own images in Photoshop. Introduction to the toolbar.
Fixing skies, foregrounds, and cropping.

Week 8: Photography: The power and impact of the medium in Journalism,
Culture & Film-making.

Week 9: Reviewing the photo-essay project. Learning to critique your own
photos. Using Flash, & Night-time photography. How to generate your own
Presentation of certificate of completion.
Note: One of the classes will be conducted as a field trip on a weekend morning

Classes conducted by  John Jordan

Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 06
College Name Marino College
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Media
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 19th September 2022
Course End Date 28th November 2022
Course Fee 120.00
Course Duration 9 weeks
Course Times Monday 7.00-9.00pm
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Marino College
14-20 Marino Mart
Fairview, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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