Digital Photography - The Digital SLR Camera - Beginners Post Production using Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC303
  • Duration: 6 weeks x 2 hours
  • Price: £125.00
  • Times: 18:00-20:00


During this course you will learn how to set up a digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom as well as basic editing techniques in Photoshop and preparing images for printing. This is perfect for those interested in cataloguing and enhancing their images using post-production software.


About the Tutor – Sam Johnson:
When not working at Blackburn College Sam continues his freelance photography specialising in beauty, portraiture and fashion.

His work has been published in a number of magazines including Elegant, Dreamingless, Ondine, Scorpio Jin Magazine, Source and Metro.  In 2013 he won the Canon UK Fashion Photo Competition and has numerous awards from the BIPP including achieving a licentiateship whilst still a BA student.

He has a first class honours degree in Contemporary Photographic Arts and a Masters from the University of Leeds in Photography and Cinema.  His work can be seen at  Some of the famous people Sam is proud to have worked with include:

Mark Radcliffe
BBC Radio Presenter

Jessica Workman
Britain’s Next Top Model Runner-Up

Clint Mansell
English musician, composer, and former lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself.  He has written film scores for Pi, The Fountain, Moon, Smokin' Aces, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Doom, Black Swan, High-Rise and Ghost in the Shell

What will I study?

The course will include: Navigating both the Lightroom and Photoshop interfaces; enhancing an image; image retouching; white balance correction; working with RAW files; working with layers and layer masks; preparing images for print; adding text to images and converting images for web and email usage.

Mac’s are available in the session for students to use and edit their own images on.

Entry Requirements

  • Must be able to use own DSLR / Camera. Access to own Laptop/Desktop Computer would be preferable but not essential as will have use of Mac’s in classroom.
  • To sign up for the course below you MUST be computer literate (in either a pc or mac)

How will I be assessed?

No formal assessment but the tutor will give advice during the sessions

What can I do next?

See our photography based courses here:


For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email