Photography Course

For beginners

Take the next step towards advancing your photography skills with your camera.

Switch out of Auto Mode and explore the real art of photography.

For this course, you will need a camera which can be switched to manual.

The software demonstrations and tutorials will be with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. If you have your own laptop with this software, please feel free to bring it along and practice alongside the tutorials.

About The Course

Photography is probably the most popular hobby in the world. Since the introduction of cameras in mobile phones, people have been snapping away aimlessly, not actually learning anything about the art of photography. Oculus Studios will be holding a four week course at two hours per week, giving camera owners the tools they need to understand the basics of digital photography. The course will be held on a Thursday evening at Oculus Studios, Norman Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7HW

The Elements


Covering ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Learn how to combine the elements which affect exposure. Switch your camera off auto to one of the many other available modes with confidence, achieving different, artistic results.


Understand what works and what doesn’t work when framing your photograph. Learn where to place your subject in the frame using the “Rule of thirds”.


In this section, we will explore both natural light and flash photography, including on camera flash and photographic studio strobes. When to use flash and how much should be used. What effects can be created by using flash or a combination of flash and daylight.

Photography Software

Photographic software plays a major part in modern photography. In this section, we cover the two industry standards from Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Learn how to enhance photographs using the software. Make your photographs POP with simple adjustments.


During and at the end of the course, we will assess each others photographs as a group. Together, we will learn to constructively critique and improve our images. At the end of the course, you will be able to not only take better photographs with confidence, you will be able to understand the basic concepts of the art of photography.

Course dates

7pm to 9pm. Wednesday 7th March

and then Three Thursdays in March:

15th, 22nd and 29th

Please let us know if you would like to attend the course by registering on the form below.

The total cost of the four week course is just £60.

Complete the form below to register your interest. Limited to 10 places.

Pay by card over the phone:
Call 01925 747780
Monday to Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 4pm

Pay by BACS
A/C Number: 33347160
S/C: 30.99.14
Lloyds Bank
Oculus Studios Limited

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