Photography and Photoshop Training Courses in Harrogate

2 Day Basic Photography 

BASICS – The art of photography – for DSLR beginners who want to capture and produce  good photos, and PR and marketing teams, graduates and interns, journalists and events professionals who need to understand how images work for business purposes.

This hands-on, two-day crash course will cover the entire image making thinking process for producing professional looking photographs. Whether you want to take images yourself, instruct photo shoots or use other people’s imagery for PR and Marketing, this course is ideal to help everyone understand the basic essentials.

By the end of the course, students will have learned what makes a good image, how to compose a good picture using natural light, what equipment to use to achieve different styles of shot, how to get the correct exposure in-camera, how to manipulate an image in Photoshop and how to output an image for small and large print, and screen / presentation use.

  1. Purpose (brief)
  2. Format (size/web/print)
  3. Conditions (environment, subject, style)
  4. Equipment (camera, lenses, lighting, computer)
  5. Variables (weather/available light/models/clothing/props)
  6. Exposure, Compensations
  7. Composition
  8. Image capture (camera settings)
  9. Manipulation/editing
  10. Print/upload/send

DAY ONE – Photography basics and theory, covering purpose, style, equipment and exposure.

DAY TWO – Classroom tutorials, photo shoots, photo manipulation and producing finished, edited images.

Photoshop and Workflow

Flash Photography

Basic Studio Photography


DSLR training for companies or personal use

Our beginners’ digital photography and Photoshop training courses are hands-on, intensive courses based in Harrogate and Knaresborough and also in Goathland and Whitby, around the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast. The courses are ideal for new camera users and in-house marketing, PR and events professionals who use photos online, on screen and in print media.

In easy to understand language with plenty of practice and discussion, we will teach you the functions and features of your DSLR camera, how to take better photographs and a range of digital manipulation techniques enabling you to take, process and manage photographs like a pro!


DSLR Course 903