Digital Photography Course In Athlone September 2014


Photography Course For Beginners and Intermediates

Liam Kidney is going to run a Beginners/Intermediate course for photographers in Athlone starting on 30th of April at 7pm in the Prince Of Wales Hotel in Athlone.

He will cover the following in the 8 weeks of the course:

Introduction to Camera Basics

  • Shutter Speed,
  • Aperture,
  •  ISO Settings,
  • Depth of Field
  • White Balance
  • Lenses
  • Using all of the above to create different types of photos

Introduction to Composition

  • Rule of Thirds,
  • Perspective,
  • Lens Choice,
  • Pre-visualisation

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 Lightroom and Photoshop

  • How to download photographs and give them  basic adjustments in Lightroom
  • How to edit your photographs in Lightroom/Photoshop to give them that extra 20%


Portrait Photography

  • How to photograph people using simple everyday light.
  • Key steps involved in making people look good in Photographs

 Sports Photography

  • How to get started
  • Where to shoot
  • Equipment Required

Introduction to Flash and Night Photography

  • When to use Flash on and off Camera
  • How to take beautiful Night Photography Images
  • How to take advantage of the blue hour in Night Photography


Testimonials from the January Course:

“I have learned so much from this course, your very good at what you do and the way you explain things your easy to listen too and funny which make it all the more fun, I loved the way you got the rest of the class to chat to each other through Facebook (very helpful) . I enjoyed going every Tuesday evening.”

“I found everything explained throughout the course to be most helpful and done by a presenter who cares a great deal.  Photography is his job but also his passion and it’s clear to see. The general idea behind sharing and communicating was spot on, the use of the Facebook group page and the Drop Box was absolutely excellent.  It allowed for communication and support from the entire group.”


Equipment Required:

A Digital SLR camera. (If you need to buy one I can advise you on your purchase)

A tripod (not essential)

A computer for processing your images ( A laptop would be preferable but not essential.)

Cost of Course is €160 for 8 classes.  The first night on September 9th 2014 will start at 7pm and run till 9pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone.  There will be 30mins registration.  The rest of the nights the course will start at 7.30pm and run till 9pm.

Contact Liam Kidney at or by mobile at 087-2227331 for more information.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. David.McEnroe

    Hi Liam could you add me to your list Please im interested in doing your course


  2. Levina Reeves

    Hi Liam,
    Please keep us informed of your photography courses. I am key working for people on NLN’s PEP Programme and may have referrals for you in the future, in the mean time I will pass on your details. kind regards, Levina

  3. Sharon Joyce

    I would love to get to your next course could you keep me informed of future dates, I won’t be able to get to it this time as I have commitments at present. Many thanks, Sharon joyce.

    1. Liam Kidney

      The next course is next week.
      Sept 9th!
      Kind Regards,

  4. Charlie

    Great article. Hope I can make it to your next course.

  5. Liam Kidney

    Hi all,
    There are still places available for the course. You can apply by emailing me with your mobile number at
    Kind Regards,

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