Day School:Practical Photography for Mobile Devices

Ref: C3744319

We often just snap, when in fact mobile device cameras have a wide range of facilities that we just don’t use. We will learn how to maximise and understand the importance of light in photography and the major elements of exposure, and how to avoid making general mistakes and the common pitfalls of taking pictures with our mobile devices. Finally, using our mobiles or tablets we will work together to understand and utilise the basic editing components and composition.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available-contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

This one-day course is a hands-on workshop where we will use mobile devices with camera facilities, i.e. Android or Apple mobile phones, or tablets (Ipad etc.), to maximise the potential of their photographic features.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have a grasp of the development of photographic devices.
  • Understand the concepts of Light and Exposure
  • Understand Speed as part of Exposure
  • Understand Basic Composition
  • Recognise and Avoid Basic mistakes and pitfalls

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • This is a practical course and we will be working directly with our different devices all day. Please remember to bring you phone or tablet fully charged, and have a number of images on your devices that you have taken prior to the start of this day school.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Day School:Practical Photography for Mobile Devices


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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