Photography: Take and Create 3 (LDM432CA22)


Kings Weald Community Centre, Burgess Hill


13:00 - 15:00


2 hours x 11 sessions

Tobias Slater-Hunt

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£143.00
Total cost£143.00


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

This course is a continuation from Part 2 and will introduce students to new creative techniques and approaches. Newcomers are welcome.
This is a photography course focusing on creativity and fun with clear technical guidance. Ideal for DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras and bridge camera users. Compact camera users are also welcome but please be aware there will be some limits to what you can achieve.

The course focuses on developing skills for improving the control of light, learning how the camera “sees” to make more creative images and learning how to best compose your images.

Returning Students will learn:
How to take control of exposure in manual mode by using different camera metering modes.
How focal lengths affect image outcomes.
How to master the exposure triangle.
About aperture and depth of field.

New Students will learn:
How to control exposure via exposure compensation.
How to control depth of field in aperture mode.
How to control the shutter speed in Tv/S mode.

All Students will:
Develop their compositional skills.
Explore new genres of photography, such as landscape, still life and portraits.
Develop a critical eye and improve their own photography by looking at work by the greats in the field of photography.

There will be two creative assignments set during the course to give you the opportunity to apply your camera skills.
By the end of the course students will have made two online folios of images showing the application of techniques and concepts learned about on the course.

How you will learn:
Each lesson will focus on a core technique or theme and each week a challenge will be set to encourage you to explore these in greater depth. You will receive full support to ensure you are confident in undertaking any tasks assigned.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

This course is suitable for students that have completed previous Take and Create courses, or more confident beginners who may have tried modes other than Auto, but been disappointed with the results.

What do I need to bring with me?

Camera. Memory Card, FULLY CHARGED camera battery.
Notepad and pen.

Are there any additional costs?

Ownership of a tripod is highly recommended but not essential. If you do not already own a tripod, advice will be given during the course should you wish to purchase one. There may be printing costs. You may need to purchase a memory stick. Travel costs may be involved with field trips.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at

Course Location

Kings Weald Community Centre
Wyvern Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0XY