Digital Photography: Basics

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


Discover a dynamic range of skills and knowledge in basic photography and explore your creative potential through this introductory evening class. The photography department at Edinburgh College offers a fantastic range of dark rooms, studios and digital suites. Here you will use professional and top-of-the-range camera equipment. You will develop your knowledge in the technical aspects of shooting with a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR), mirrorless and bridge camera. You will learn the use of manual and semi-automatic modes as well as skills in post-production and basic file optimisation. Post-production is an integral part of a studio workflow and will allow progression into further study courses of photography at a higher level. You will also gain the skills needed for an entry level job in the photography industry.

Content: Basic Camera Techniques; Shooting with Semi-Automatic and Manual Settings; Post production using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop; Basic Retouching; Print optimisation.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5. Or Photography Basics. Good understanding of digital camera.

Progression Routes

NC Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

18 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