Looking to help your child develop a passion for photography? Our online kid’s photography course is ideal for beginners looking to learn the basics or budding sharp shooters on a mission to master their art.

Course Key Points:

  • Lifetime Access
  • 8 Photography Tuition Lesson Modules – Video and download Booklet lessons
  • Loads of extra resources & ‘How to’.
  • Fun interactive assignments and games in each module
  • Interactive quizzes following each module
  • Final certification on completion of course.
  • Closed Facebook discussion group
  • Email & Telephone Support

Course Detail


Online Beginners Photography Course for Kids


What it’s about?

Aimed at 7-11 year olds, our fun and interactive online photography course for kids is jam-packed with creative inspiration and tips and tricks to help them develop confidence and creativity.

Who’s in charge?

Taught by professional photographer and CBeebies guest presenter, Lillie Spibey, Sharp shooters will learn about the technical side of photography as well as creative composition to give them the knowledge and confidence to take amazing photos.

What to expect

The Sharp Shots Photography Club runs every week during the school year, so we’ve done our research and put together tried and tested material that we know kids enjoy for our new online kid’s photography course. Designed with this age group in mind, it runs over 8 weeks covering a module a week and using a mix of fun educational videos and exercises exploring technique and style. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace in their own surroundings through fun and educational activities that inspire creativity. We even use previous students’ work so that our new recruits know it’s achievable for them.


The best bit

We’re passionate about creating a friendly online community of sharp shooters where kids can upload their shots, get feedback, take part in challenges and be inspired by one another. You never know, they might even make new friends!

About Sharp Shots

Sharp Shots has been teaching photography workshops for kids and teens for the past 5 years. Our children’s photography courses and after school photography clubs run throughout the year in Surrey and the South East. Our team is an experienced group of friendly teachers and professional photographers who are CRB certificated and passionate about sharing their photographic knowledge with young people. As well as running photography workshops for children and photography courses for teens at diverse locations in Surrey and the south east, they also provide popular kids photography birthday parties too. Our new online photography courses for kids and teens have been carefully designed by professional photography tutors using years of experience and tried and tested material.



Who?

  • Aimed at 7-11 year old kids
  • Those that are new to photography or looking to build on existing knowledge
  • Creative kids
  • Those looking to develop a hobby or build a portfolio

What?

  • How a camera works – the basics
  • How to compose a great photo
  • Building camera confidence
  • Cameras settings
  • Using zoom
  • Using flash
  • Contrast and tones
  • Depth of field
  • Composition techniques
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Storytelling
  • Black and White Photography
  • Landscape Photography

Course content detail

Welcome Section

  • WELCOME VIDEO FROM LILLIE
  • WELCOME BOOKLET

Helpful Info Section - Loads of resources!

  • PDF – Transferring Photographs from your camera to your computer
  • PDF – Join our Kids Online Facebook Group!!
  • PDF – How to upload photos to Facebook Group
  • PDF – Which camera do I have?
  • PDF – Links to camera manuals
  • PDF – Glossary
  • Text – dSLR extras

Lesson 1 – Getting to know your camera

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

We’ll explore how your camera takes a picture, from aperture to shutter speed and learn about basic camera controls and different scene settings.

Lesson 2 – Looking for Lines

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

The art of composition; we’ll discuss how photographing lines can create simple and striking photographs, and explain which camera settings to use and how best to photograph them.

Lesson 3 – Action

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Next up, shutter speed. We’ll teach how it works, from sports/action mode to freezing movement with lots of useful tips along the way.

Lesson 4 – Bugs

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

A favourite with everyone! We’ll be photographing creepy crawlies, and will teach how to use the macro setting (close up), how to make them look super-size and how to use flash effectively.

Lesson 5 – A story in 9 frames

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

How to tell an engaging story through your photos. We’ll look at some great examples and explore how to plan, execute and present your story to your audience.

Lesson 6 – Black and White Photography

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

We’ll discuss light and tone, learn about camera settings and share tips on how to take great black and white photographs with some inspiration from past students.

Lesson 7 – Blur

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

A fun session exploring how to experiment with shutter speed to create blurry shots. We’ll provide lots of tips and tricks on how to get perfect the blurry shot.

Lesson 8 – Landscape

  • LESSON VIDEO
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Using aperture to capture stunning landscapes, includes playing with light and creating interesting compositions to capture some really creative landscape images.

Congratulations and Next Steps!

  • Thank You Video
  • Your course Summary
  • Congratulations and Next Steps
  • Before you go..

Any Questions

  • Contact Us!

FAQs

1. Does it matter what camera my child uses?

Absolutely not, we welcome all camera models and types. We use a Nikon W100 camera on the course itself, but provide links to all camera manufacturers and their manuals on the course.

2. How long is the course?

The course has 8 fun, inspirational learning modules that can be completed in as little as 3 weeks or as long as 8 weeks. You and your child can decide how quickly and slowly you’d like to move through the material.

3. Do I need to help my child with the course?

It’s up to you! The course is designed for the child to take the lead with the material and assignments, but if you’d like to learn more too, it’s a great way to start a long lasting hobby/interest together.

4. What feedback does my child receive for her work?

We have created a closed facebook group open to our kids photography course members. We encourage our students to post their photos every week so we can offer feedback on their images, answer any questions they may have and help them progress with their image taking.

5. When my child completes the course what do they receive?

Hurrah, well done! Your child will receive a certificate of completion and will have a wonderful portfolio of work to show off to friends and family. You will also now have a great photographer in the family to record your family holidays and birthdays!

6. If my child does not understand the material or needs help, how do we contact you?

We have a lot of support material in the online course itself, or alternatively they can get in touch via our closed facebook group or via email at onlinesupport@sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk We are keen to help you and your child throughout the course, and welcome all feedback.

Any questions not covered?  Contact us