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Photoclub Technical Online Level 1 (February - July 2018)

Brief Overview:

Photoclub Technical Online is learning about the technical side of photography from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

F numbers, shutter speeds and ISO ratings can be completely baffling if you're new to photography, this course will help cut through the jargon and get you confident with your camera settings and move you away from auto mode! If you're looking improve your skills and be confident with your camera then this is the course for you.

The essence of the course is 5 individual lessons (given via my website, a weblink and password). Each monthly lesson will tackle a specific technical area of photography.

There will also be 5 assignments throughout the 6 months to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the lessons. I will then provide feedback via a video screencast.

The last part of the course is a brief re-cap on what we have achieved with the passed lessons. For those that would like one, we can send out by post a certificate to say that you have attended the course and gained a good understanding of your camera and photography, providing of course you have completed all 5 assignments to a good level.

What do you need?

You should have at least a Digital SLR or advanced Compact System Camera (CSC). If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I also ask that you are prepared to invest in software for processing your image files. I would prefer if you opted for Adobe Lightroom but any software that can process RAW files will be fine. You need not have prior knowledge of this software.

Course Itinerary:

  • Month 1: RAW v JPG, Software Options, ISO & Programme Mode
  • Month 2: Shutter Speeds, Movement and Shutter Priority Mode
  • Month 3: Aperture, Depth of Field and Aperture Priority Mode
  • Month 4: White Balance, Histograms and Exposure Compensation
  • Month 5: Manual Exposure & Focus Methods
  • Month 6: Re-cap & certificates


£149 for 1 person for 6 months
Price includes:
5 technical assignments
Feedback on your images via a video screencast

Certificate of completion and competency

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Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked are non transferable.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page

Who is this course for?

Ideally you need a digital SLR or advanced Compact System Camera (CSC) and be open to investing in some software to process your image files.

This course is a level 1 course for beginners. This is for those that wish to advance on from Auto mode and learn how to use their camera for consistent results.

The assignments that I set are purely to show that you have an understanding of each lesson.

Ideal present

This course can be purchased for yourself but it also makes an ideal gift. Please let me know when booking if it is a present so I can arrange for a gift voucher to be sent to you. There is no additional cost for a voucher.

Objectives of the course:

The course encourages you to get confident with all of your camera settings so that you don't have to be on auto mode all the time and to get the most from whatever camera you have. The video screencast feedback will help you improve both technically and creatively.

What will you need?

  • A camera: a Digital SLR (DSLR), Compact System Camera (CSC) or advanced Bridge Camera.
  • A pen and pad to make some notes.
  • A mobile phone, tablet or laptop (actually not essential, but useful)

How Does it Work?

5 different technical lessons every month
These are designed to teach at a relaxed pace and to ensure a good understanding of each topic. The lessons will be given via video and you will be supplied with a password protected link on my website with course notes.

Slideshow and feedback on your photos
Every month I will give you feedback via a video screencast. There will also be a slideshow of everyone's images.

Online support via the Closed Facebook Group
Every member will be invited to a private Facebook Group for Photoclub in the Pub Technical members. This is a good place to come and ask questions.

Discounts on other Photography Courses
I am now offering 10% discount on 1-2-1 photography courses and exclusive discounts on many others courses.

I’m confident that I can help you improve your photography, but don’t take my word for it, read what my clients have said about my courses.


Alison Hall
Course attended:

I have been participating in this 6-month course since August 2012 and have found it to be both fun and inspiring.

Andrew is very approachable and is able to cater for all abilities (I am at the beginner end of the spectrum).

The class is quite informal and we share images with classmates at each meeting which is really interesting.

As the meetings are monthly, it leaves time to do each of the varied 'tasks' even if you have a busy schedule. The private Facebook Group gives a sense of community between meetings and you can post for feedback on photos or to ask advice. Everyone is friendly.

I am learning a lot but feel like it is at a pace dictated by my own interests and time.

Alison Hall

Susanna Daniel
Course attended:

I took one of Andy's six month Photoclub in the pub courses and really enjoyed it. I have only dabbled in photography and don't even have a fancy camera, but that didn't matter; Andrew sets assignments that puts you out of your comfort zone and forces you to take pictures that you would never otherwise think of taking. For that reason alone it is great; really makes you think and see things in a different way.

The feedback was always really useful and we could learn as much of the technical side of things as we wanted.

Meeting in the pub once a month is a great idea as it makes it all less formal and easy to talk about the assignment, and photography in general.

I would recommend this course to anyone, whether you are a total beginner or an experienced photographer.

Susanna Daniel

Liz Cottingham
Course attended:

Great club. Lots of practical advice and inspiration.

I enjoyed the monthly tasks which were supported by excellent source material. A really inspiring alternative to conventional camera clubs I have been to.

Liz Cottingham