Beginners Photography

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


If you are considering studying photography then this course is an ideal starting point.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to Photography.

This course is designed as a basic starter course for those wishing to explore and learn more about photography. Students will learn the basic use of a camera and what it takes to make successful photographs.

This is a hands-on course where students will learn through practical use of a camera and other photographic equipment both in college and on location. Students will also learn basic photo editing and preparing files for printing.

Content: Photoshop; Composition and Exposure; Photography for Social Media; Studio Portraiture.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. Portfolio and interview.

Progression Routes

Higher level course in Photography.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display