Photography classes-Beginner & Intermediate

Photography Course Sligo

Back again by popular demand!

Photography Course Sligo evening course

Suzy McCanny is going to run a Beginners/Intermediate course for photographers in her studio on Wine St, Sligo commencing on the 12th March.

Jam packed with information the course will be over 6 weeks, with 2 hour sessions each Tuesday night at 6.30 pm.

Class dates: March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th

Cost of Course is €285 for 12 hours of teaching!

Introduction to Camera Basics

  • Best use of camera controls/ settings
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  •  ISO Settings
  • Depth of Field
  • White Balance
  • Lenses and accessories
  • Using all of the above to be creative
  • Your images reviewed with constructive advice

The Art of Image Making

  • Composition
  • Perspective
  • Artistic Intent
  • The impact of colour

Portrait Photography

  • How to photograph people with available light
  • Taking a flattering photograph
  • Portrait lighting patterns
  • Lighting for mood

 Child Photography

  • The best camera settings
  • Key phases of a childs growth and how to capture them
  • Choosing your environment
  • Helping your child love the camera

Merchandising & Commercial Photography

  • Conveying your brand in your images
  • Capturing your message
  • Introduction to product photography

Landscape and Wildlife Photography

  • How To take great Landscape Photographs
  • How to take great Wildlife Photographs
  • What are the key parts of a good photograph
  • Equipment needed (filters etc)
  • HDR Photography
  • Iphone Apps to help the Landscape Photographer

Introduction to Flash and Night Photography

  • When to use Flash on and off Camera
  • How to take beautiful Night Photography Images
  • Introduction to the magic hour

Introduction to Photoshop

  • Understanding file formats
  • Formatting your images for the web & print
  • Adding your photoshop fairy dust

Cost of Course is €285 for 6 classes.

Limited spaces available.

Contact Suzy at or by mobile at 086 2368912 for more information.

If you are receiving unemployment benefits/ the back to work scheme this course may be funded for you by social welfare. To see if you qualify call 071-91- 48200 and arrange a meeting with a case officer. They’ll have an answer for you in a couple of days!

About me

My life and studies have been intertwined with art, fashion, photography and graphic design. These disciplines have created the artist/person I am today. All my studies and experience developed in me an understanding for fashion styling, creating images for publication and advertising as well as conveying meaning through visual media. If you want to create unique imagery for your brand, if you are proud of what you do and would like me to help you share it with the world, then get in touch :-)


Reply June 22, 2014

Hi Suzi
Im just wondering if u are doing anymore courses for beginners??
I have a keen interest in photography but really need some help i would appreciate u letting me know when / if your starting your next 6 week session
Thanks Pauline x

    Reply July 14, 2014

    Hi Pauline,

    You can sign up for classes here:!/~/category/id=7194843&offset=0&sort=normal
    I have just done a set of classes so it will be another few weeks before I have another set but keep an eye on the page above or if you are on Facebook my page is I post upcoming class dates there. I hope to see you at a class soon, Suzy.

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