Everyone dreams of taking the perfect photograph that captures a special memory or reproduces a stunning landscape. Taking courses for photography in Birmingham helps you get to grips with your camera and make the most of the world around you. Bournville College Photography Courses give a good grounding in the skills of digital Birmingham photography and using cameras to their full potential. Whether you want to take a full A-level course in photograph, want to learn how to use Photoshop, or learn about creative media production, they offer a great range of courses in this field. Jessops, known best for camera retail, offers a variety of courses in the city. Once basics are mastered, skills can be developed with a range of hobby-relevant courses, including wedding and event photography, or even fascinating birds of prey photography courses.

Walking the streets of Birmingham with your camera

The opportunity for photography Birmingham has to offer include courses that take you right into the heart of the city, allowing you to see it with a totally new eye. Once you've mastered the basics at the Photo School in Birmingham, run by Pete Ashton, he takes you for a meander through the city, slowing down time for the framing of unusual shots. Courses go through the back streets of Digbeath and Birmingham's industrial past, along its canal banks and past the Custard Factory, while other walks take photographers to the hidden underbelly of Spaghetti Junction. Individuals can sign up for 3-6 hour long classes, while groups and societies can take advantage of some great package deals, such as the Masterclass course.

Camera basics to advanced skills - photographing the real world

Going Digital Photography Courses in Birmingham also explore the city. Small groups, led by professional tutors, take one-day or evening courses aimed at mastering camera basics. These take place at the ICC Conference Venue, or at the National Trust's Packwood House, with accompanying trips out to the city streets or even Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market. One of the highlights of any trip to Birmingham is a visit to its Botanical Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the city. Look out for one-day photography courses and workshops run here. Become skilled in close-up photography in the garden's beautiful surroundings and glasshouses.

Taking images from camera to print

Once camera skills are mastered and clear, the next step is learning to make the most of clear, crisp images, using photoshop programmes for editing and finishing. Design Training UK Adobe Photoshop Courses cover everything from basic editing to advanced retouching skills. Courses go step-by-step through the process of transferring images from cameras to print or websites, creating treasured pictures to frame and keep, as well as producing professional looking websites with brilliant photo graphics. Design Training UK offer standalone Adobe Photoshop courses or combine them with digital photography workshops. Courses can be delivered one-to-one or in small groups, in both homes and business premises across the Birmingham area.

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