Digital Photography for Beginners

Professional / Short Course
2 Days (Full-Time) or 4 Days (Part-Time)
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
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Course Overview

Get Started with DSLR Photography: A Two-Day Introduction to Mastering Your Camera

This beginner's 2-day course covers the fundamentals of DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) photography, focusing on understanding manual settings, achieving high-quality results, and learning basic camera mechanics and exposure principles. Discover how to effectively capture various scenes and optimise your photographs for both social media and print.  Gain confidence in using your DSLR camera effectively, understanding key photography concepts, and producing better-quality images. This foundation sets you up to continue exploring and improving your photography skills independently.


The course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study the Digital Photography for Beginners course at Griffith College?

  • Gain proficiency in the technical aspects of DSLR cameras, such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure.
  • Recognise different lighting conditions and their impact on photography
  • Gain an understanding of lenses and filters to enhance photography skills.
  • Demonstrate proficient operation of a DSLR camera in manual mode, effectively adjusting settings to achieve desired photographic results.
  • Utilise the acquired knowledge to capture images and select the optimal file size for the intended output.
  • Develop a keen eye for composition and perspective, enabling the creation of visually engaging and impactful imagery. 

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - October 2024

Course Details

Course Content

  • The DSLR Camera 
  • Exposure 
  • Manual Mode 
  • The Light Meter 
  • Focus 
  • Composition 
  • Shooting Modes
  • Accessories 
  • Lenses 
  • Filters 
  • Introduction to post-processing techniques 
  • File sizes 
  • Print Exercise 



Dublin Main Campus

This part-time evening course will run over 2 Saturdays from 10am to 5pm or over 4 Evenings (Tuesday) from 6.30pm to 9.30pm,  please see the course dates outlined below.​

Saturday Delivery

Year 2024 

Oct: 12, 19

Tuesday Delivery

Year 2024 

Oct:  01, 08, 15, 22

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Over 18 Years
Direct entry

English Language 
It is recommended that applicants have a good understanding of both written and spoken English. Non-native English speakers are not required to submit a copy of IELTs test results or take an English-level test as part of the application process.

Photography Equipment
Learners are required to provide the following:

  • DSLR Camera
  • Formatted Memory Card
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Tripod useful but not essential


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin Main Campus

EUR 490.00



Graduates from this programme may be interested in progressing to the Bachelor of Arts in Photographic Media within Griffith College, subject to satisfying the entry requirements, where necessary.

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