Belfast Exposed – Photography Courses – June, July, Aug


Level 1: Introduction to Your Digital Camera

  • Wednesday 24 & 31 May | 18:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 1 & 8 July | 10:00 – 13:00
  • Wednesday 9 & 16 August | 18:00 – 21:00

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 aperture, shutter speed and ISO to correctly expose your photographs.

Level 2: Develop Your Photography Skills

  • Saturday 13 & 20 May | 10:00 – 13:00
  • Wednesday 21 & 28 June | 18:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 19 & 26 August | 10:00 – 13:00

For those wishing to refresh previous knowledge – or who have completed ‘Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera’ – you will learn new camera settings and develop your photography skills, focusing on white balance, metering, bracketing, focusing, histogram and more.

Level 3: Street Photography

  • Saturday 1, 8 & 15 July | 14:00 – 17:00

This creative and practical course will help you to develop and gain confidence in street photography, how to approach your subject, shoot candid shots and develop your personal style and technique.

Level 3: Documentary Photography

  • Saturday 12, 19 & 26 August | 14:00 – 17:00

The course offers contextual knowledge together with technical skills and project planning skills. The course will cover all areas of documentary photography, from its origins and working photographers to setting challenges for each participant to think about their photography and the development of their project.

Level 3: Studio Photography

  • Saturday 3, 10 & 17 June | 10:00 – 13:00

In this course, You will 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 and various lighting techniques that you can easily replicate in your home as the cost of studio lighting has fallen dramatically.

Level 3: Landscape Photography

  • Saturday 6, 13 & 20 May | 14:00 – 17:00

Taking place over three sessions, this course is for people familiar with the fundamentals of digital photography and looking to expand their skills into landscape photography. You’ll gain experience and knowledge of landscape photography and learn how to layer, compose and juxtapose an eye-catching landscape photograph.


Level 1: Black & White Photography

  • Monday 12 & 19 June | 18:00 – 21:00

This course starts with picture taking, through to editing, processing, and printing your negatives. We also look at composition and correct exposure and metering techniques.

Level 2: Printing Your Negatives

  • Monday 14 & 21 August | 18:00 – 21:00

Learn how to get the best out of your previously taken black and white negatives in a hands-on session aimed at understanding the potential of black and white photographic printing.


Wet Plate Collodion

  • Saturday 1 April | 11:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 27 May | 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, and will produce portraits and still lifes.


Lightroom Basics

  • Saturday 24 June | 10:00 – 16:00

This course covers the basic Lightroom features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs, how to prepare your photographs for printing, and how to catalogue and organise your library of images.

Photoshop Basics

  • Saturday 5 August | 10:00 – 16:00

This course will introduce you to the Photoshop interface and will cover 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 8, 15 & 22 April | 14:00 – 17:00

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

CONTACT | 028 9023 0965 |

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