Photography Courses – Jan to Apr 2023

Digital Photography

Level 1: Introduction to Your Digital Camera

  • Saturday 14th & 21st January 2023, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 8th & 15th February 2023, 18:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 8th & 15th April 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

This practical, hands-on course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls, focusing on how to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO to correctly expose your photographs. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

Level 2: Develop Your Photography Skills

  • Saturday 3rd & 10th December 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Saturday 4th & 11th February 2023, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 15th & 22nd March 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

This practical, hands-on course is designed for beginners, those wishing to refresh previous knowledge, and those who have completed ‘Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera’. You will learn new camera settings and develop your photography skills, focusing on how to use white balance, metering, bracketing, focusing, histogram and more.

Level 3: Landscape Photography

  • Saturday 14th, 21st & 28th January 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

Over the course of three sessions – including a day spent shooting on location – you will gain new skills & insight into the art of Landscape Photography. Ideal for those who have completed, or are already familiar with the topics covered in, our Level 1 & Level 2 Courses.

Level 3: Studio Photography

  • Saturday 22nd & 29th April and 6th May 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

Gain knowledge of studio lighting setups and techniques to enable you to take quality studio images from family portraits and stylish fashion shots, to interesting still lifes and eye-catching products. You will learn how to set up the lights & various lighting techniques that you can easily replicate in your home.

Level 3: Street Photography

  • Saturday 4th, 11th & 18th February 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

Street photography is the art of capturing life, culture and humanity, commonly in a candid manner. A street photograph usually features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places, and often has an idea, story or message going on beneath the surface.

Level 3: Documentary Photography

  • Saturday 3rd, 10th & 17th December 2022, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 11th, 18th & 25th March 2023, 14:00 – 17:00

Documentary photography follows a single topic or story in-depth over time, as opposed to photojournalism’s real-time coverage of breaking news and events. By deepening our understanding and emotional connection to stories, documentary photography can capture and sustain public attention, and mobilise people around pressing social and human rights issues.

Film Photography

Darkroom Hire

Participant can choose date and time

the Darkroom is available to hire. It is accessible to all, from Monday to Saturday, from 10am-5pm. Before booking, participants must either have prior darkroom experience; be a past-participant of our ‘Film Photography’ courses; or have completed our ‘Darkroom Induction’.

Video Production

Level 1: Learn the Basics of Video

  • Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

The course provides a general practical introduction to the field of video. It introduces basic concepts of the moving image with a limited amount of theory. You will learn how your DSLR/digital camera can introduce a new world of practical and creative options, however the field is vast and the uses and techniques available are many.

Printing and Presenting

Photoshop Basics

  • Saturday 25th February 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

This technical course is aimed at beginners to Photoshop and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge. The course will introduce you to the Photoshop interface and will cover the basic Photoshop features such as working in layers, and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs.

How to Create a Photobook

  • Saturday 8th, 15th & 22nd April 2023, 14:00 – 17:00

The course will look at the different elements involved in creating a photobook from an initial edit, through to a meaningful sequence and design considerations. The course also covers a variety of publishing options, including self-publishing, short run and on-demand printing, and working with a publisher.

Portfolio Review

Participant can choose date and time

The ‘Portfolio Review’ is designed for photographers with a developed and committed approach to their work. The purpose of the review is to provide photographers, and artists working with photography, the opportunity to present their portfolio and gain a professional opinion on their work and constructive feedback on their artistic development, and expand their professional network and exchange ideas.

Traditional Processes

Wet Plate Collodion

  • Saturday 1st April 2023, 11:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 27th May 2023, 11:00 – 17:00

Wet Plate Collodion is a 19th century photography process of creating images on glass or metal plates. This one day, intensive workshop will let you relive the excitement experienced by the pioneers of photography. Each participant will shoot and process their own unique ambrotypes, from start to finish.

Additional Services

One-to-One Photography

Participant can choose date and time

Belfast Exposed offer bespoke photography courses, where the organisation can offer one-to-one and group training experiences specifically designed to suit your needs, cover topics you would like to learn and develop skills in areas of your choice. | 028 9023 0965 |

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