This course has concessions available

Photography – Digital Saturdays

A fun and creative course aimed to create a portfolio of work on different subjects as you increase your knowledge of digital photography week by week. Once you know the basics of Photography, here is a chance for you to set aside time to learn the practical and creative side of the DSLR camera. Learn from others and also share your experiences behind the lens.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

Digital Saturdays is for students who has learnt the basics of digital photography and wants to progress and develop more creative skills. You will already have your own DSLR or inter-changeable lens camera and will be looking to use it more creatively and extend your pho-tographic understanding across different genres.

What does this course cover

The course will cover a range of photographic genres from portraiture to architecture and from still life to street. Throughout you will be encouraged to think creatively and to engage with the ideas and intentions behind the image. The course is primarily for image making but includes simple editing sessions to show the benefits of RAW over JPG files and how to create composite images such as a montage or panorama.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
1. Understand how to make images across different photographic genres from portraiture to architecture and from still life to street photography.
2. Use natural or artificial light creatively to get exposure, atmosphere and colour right and understand how to control that look in camera
3. Select and edit your best images to make a portfolio and have begun a photographic project on a subject of interest to you.

Across the course we will use locations in London for practical sessions so you can explore the different themes of each class. Presentations on the different topics will be supported with a range of handouts so you can continue your practice after class. Individual help and guidance will be given so that you can meet your own objectives for the course. You will be encouraged to discuss your images in class and through looking at the work of other photog-raphers you will learn about how images are composed. From the mid-point of the course you will begin curating your portfolio or have begun working on a photographic project and you will be encouraged to discuss this with your tutor.

What will it be like

The course will make use of the fantastic photographic opportunities offered by our Central London location at the weekend. Practical workshops/demonstrations are followed by hands-on practical training; individual/group projects; short talks/group discussion, with the opportunity to view and review each other's work. Clear handouts are given during and after each session to ensure your work can continue after you've left the class.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

You are expected to bring your own camera which can be a Digital SLR, Mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera, or with agreement an advanced Bridge camera.

What this course could lead to

Progress to more advanced photography courses or enrol on Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and web design courses.
Some guidance will be offered for students who are interested in working with photography after completing the course.
There is detailed information available in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

mwc logo

I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

MWC student


This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’