Creative Photography; Understanding Composition (UC09L92A)

Course overview

Composition is perhaps the most important element of a photograph. No matter how much money you spend on a camera you will never find a composition button, it is all down to the photographer!
This course will guide you through the many compositional rules, and teach you how to creatively apply them to make for more successful images.
Where Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ.
When Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm from 19th September 2023 until 28th November 2023 for 10 weeks.

There will be no class on 24th October (Half term).
Cost The full fee is £139.00. The concessionary fee is £70.00.

What you already need to know

This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of photography.

To make the most of this course, learners need a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or mirrorless camera. Bridge cameras can be used, but have reduced functions which can limit the end results. When enrolling, please give the ACRES office details of your camera to be passed to the tutor before the start of the course

What you will learn

The techniques you will learn during the course are related to the topic of composition, but students can also expect to develop a technical understanding of their camera as the course progresses. Full technical support is given throughout the course at a level deemed suitable for individual students, so whether a complete beginner or a photographer with some experience this course is ideal!

You will explore how the following affect photography and how to use the different compositional rules to affect your picture outcomes:

How you will learn it

Bring to the first session

Please do not purchase any materials or items until you are certain that your course will run to avoid unnecessary costs. Course decisions are normally made a week before the course start date.

By enrolling on this course, you agree to take responsibility for your own equipment's safety, security, and insurance. ACRES does not accept liability for any damage or loss caused by accident or through the downloading or viewing of any malicious or illegal software or content whilst using the Internet, email, transferring of files to and from your DSLR camera, laptop and/or desktop computer or any other activity undertaken whilst on this course. If you have any questions, please speak to your tutor or contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820.

Extra study or practice

Each week home assignments will be set for you to practise in your own time. Develop your skills learnt in class, followed by a peer-to-peer review to help you improve your skills and creativity even further.

How to enrol

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Previous students say

"Huge improvement in confidence using camera"
"I enjoyed learning how to use the camera proficiently and confidently in Manual, and learning how to see images more photographically."
"Excellent tutor and really inspiring classmates."
"Learning as part of a group and using live feedback added to the enjoyment and the challenges set."

Next steps within this subject with ACRES

Creative Photography; Using Light will start on Tuesday 9th January 2024

Future steps beyond ACRES

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

Further information

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.