Introduction to Creative Photography // A 6 week course with photographer Kate Nolan // Starts Tuesday, February 20th // 19:00 - 21:00

This 6 week beginners class in creative photography is an ideal way to learn how to get the most out of your camera. Each week develops a new photographic skill, with an introduction to contemporary photography and the visual elements you need to improve your images.

This course is the perfect introduction to contemporary digital photography, using visual elements and practical tips to help you make better photographs.

Week 1 – Digital Photo Basics: Intro to photography // Cameras, camera components, lens types // Shutter speed – what are the skills needed to capture movement?

Week 2 – Aperture: Depth of Field // Exploring semi-manual mode

Week 3 – Portraiture: Lighting – how to make the most of lighting conditions // Using aperture to create different portrait styles

Week 4 – Landscape: Composition // How to break down an image into sections

Week 5 – Exposure: Exploring exposure and ISO functions // Achieving correct exposure through shutter speed, aperture and ISO // Using camera in fully manual mode

Week 6 – Re-cap: Review technical and creative skills learned over the previous weeks // Discuss images created over 6 weeks



* Deposit of €100 secures your place, with the remainder due on the first night of class.


About the tutor:

Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist focused on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity. In 2014 her artist's book 'Neither', looking at the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad, Russia, was published. She received her BA (hons) Documentary Photography from the University of Wales Newport in 2010. Her work is held in public and private collections in Japan, USA, France, Portugal, Mexico, UK and Ireland. For more info see