Online Course Description

This course is for young photographers wanting to learn how to use their camera to take great shots, or for budding sharp shooters to improve their existing camera knowledge. We will teach your child how to use the different settings on their camera, and how to compose a really great shot while having fun doing it! Learning is made fun through educational videos and inspirational images, and children can practice their newly acquired skills through a series of creative exercises and quizzes. The course has 8 modules/lessons which we advise should be run over 8 weeks, each week being a different topic with a different set of skills taught.

Our online kids photography course has been specifically designed to enable your child to learn whenever and wherever it suits them, while providing them with fun, educational activities that will inspire their creativity. Your child will be able to learn at their own pace, without pressure in their own surroundings.

Sharp Shots have been teaching photography workshops for kids and teens to thousands of children for the past 5 years. Our Online Photography course for kids has been created by professional photography tutors for the creative child in mind.

Who is this course for?

  • Children with no prior photography knowledge
  • Children who would like to improve on existing camera knowledge
  • Children who would like to test out photography and see if its for them
  • We recommend this course for kids aged 7-11

What you will learn?

  • The basics of how a camera takes a photo
  • How to compose a great photo
  • Exploring your cameras settings
  • Using zoom
  • Using flash
  • Contrast and tones
  • Depth of field
  • Compositional techniques
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Storytelling
  • Black and White Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Feeling confident with a camera

Course content detail

Lesson 1 – My Camera Does…

In this lesson, we look at how your camera takes a picture, through aperture and shutter speed. We will detail basic camera controls, and go through different scene settings

Lesson 2 – Looking for Lines

For this compositional lesson, we discuss how photographing lines can create simple, striking photographs! We show you which settings to use on your camera and how best to photograph them.

Lesson 3 – Action

Shutter speed is the main subject in this lesson, and we teach you how it works. You will learn how to use sports/action mode on your camera to freeze movement, and we will give you useful tips on how to take great action shots

Lesson 4 – Bugs

This week is all about photographing creepy crawlies! We explain how to use the macro (close-up) setting on your camera, and we give you some tips on how to photograph bugs to make them look really big! We also teach you how to use flash effectively

Lesson 5 – Tell me a story in 9 Frames

This week is all about telling a story though your photos. We give some examples of stories our students captured and talk about how to plan, execute and present your story to your viewer

Lesson 6 – Black and White Photography

We discuss light and tone in this week’s lesson, inspiring you with some examples our previous students have taken using black and white only. We will go over camera settings and tips on how to take a great black and white photograph

Lesson 7 – Blur

Here, we teach you how to use shutter creatively to capture blurry photos – on purpose! This is a really fun week, and we give you lots of examples and tips on how to photograph blur

Lesson 8 – Landscape

This week we are using Aperture to capture beautiful landscapes! We teach you how to use light and how to create interesting composition to get some really creative landscape images


“Emily has really enjoyed the course – and we’ve been super impressed with what Emily has accomplished. At last – someone in our house can finally use our camera with great results! The way the course is structured is superb, really focused & clear – thank you!”

– Michelle

“Molly really enjoyed the course and had great fun coming up with ideas each week and then executing them. I’m really proud of her for her efforts and she has produced some really lovely photographs. I think she will have a lifelong passion for photography as a result.”


“Thanks – he’s enjoyed it a lot and is well set up for his Photography GCSE next year.”

– Dave

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the session last Thursday and went home ‘buzzing’ about it and lots have been inspired by it which is fantastic.”

Year 5 class, Kirsty Lane, Kimpton School

“Thank you. The children were so excited, they all want to become photographers. Thanks so much.”

– Year 5 class Bernette McEvoy, St Philip and St James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Oxford

“Thanks a lot, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a huge amount of information about my camera and its settings”

– Ziggy