The Art of Digital Photography Course

An 8 week course to help you get your creative best out of your digital camera and/or phone camera. A blend of camera techniques and photographic styles, during the 8 weeks, we’ll be looking at how to get the most out of your digital equipment, exploring software, apps, sharing, social media and printing as well as looking at some famous photographers and photographic styles.

Location: Cupola Gallery, 178-178A Middlewood Rd, Sheffield S6 1TD
Time: Wednesday evenings 18.30 – 20.30 (dates shown)
Course tutor: Mark Wrigley
Course fee: £ 95.00
Contact for booking:, 07860 625304

Week 1 (Wed 27th Sept) – What’s this knob do?
Understanding your camera / smart phone
(Aperture – Shutter Speed – Sensitivity-ISO)

Week 2 (Wed 4th Oct) – Camera control
Histograms - shooting RAW
Camera control – better exposure

Week 3 (Wed 11th Oct) – The truth about pixels
File formats – TIFF, JPEG, RAW
Software - Elements, Photoshop, LightRoom, Gif

Week 4 (Wed 25th Oct) - Macro photography
Macro modes, extension tubes, close up lenses.
Tabletop photo session.

Week 5 (Wed 1st Nov) – Composition
Tips to make photographs look better.
The Devine Ratio, rule of thirds.

Week 6 (Wed 15th Nov) - Portrait Night
Recreating a Hollywood style portrait
Lighting - Reflector - Off camera flash

Week 7 (Wed 29th Nov) – The Digital Age
Mobile phone apps, Facebook, Instagram
Low cost editing software and image sharing

Week 8 (Wed 6th Dec) –Presenting your Work
Getting the best out of your printer
How to mount a photograph for framing

Course Tutor

Mark Wrigley B.Sc.(hons), M.Sc., MInstP

Mark is a technologist and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society. His interest in photography started in the 1960’s with a box camera and blacked out bathroom. He’s been at the forefront of photographic technology though a career in digital technology and communications. In September 2014 he designed and constructed a 3D printed telescope for Sheffield University’s “Festival of the Mind”.

Course Times, Dates and Locations

Cupola Gallery
178 Middlewood Road
Sheffield S6 1TD

Wednesday evenings, 6.30–8.30 pm

Booking details

Price: £95.00 for 8 sessions.

07860 625304,

One-on-one Training

Lazy-Photon offer a range of one-on-one training sessions either at our premises at Deepcar, Sheffield or on call out in the Sheffield area. Subjects include:
  • Film photography
  • Black and white printing
  • Basic digital photography
  • Downloading from camera to computer
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
  • i-Phone photography
  • Facebook and social media

Prices: £20 for first hour then £10 per hour per session.