Special Courses

Special Courses

Special Photography Courses

Special courses at Dreghorn Photography are unique courses based on specific subjects and special events.

Our special courses go from week-long intensive photography classes designed to take you from the very basics to advanced creative techniques, to courses in traditional film and darkroom skills, and how to get your own photograph business started.

Check back here often or give us a call to find out what special classes we have coming soon!

Special Courses - Four Day Intensive

Four Day Intensive Photography Skills School

£250 – Standard Price
£150 – Student Discount*

*Only applies to students in full time education or relevant SQA accredited courses.

If you are serious about photography then our summer school is the perfect course for you.  Over Four full days our experienced tutor will guide students through everything they need to know to become better photographers.
You will receive hands on tutoring to get the best image all through the photographic process: from thought to photo to digital editing.

With a perfect blend of lectures, workshops and practical sessions over the course of 4 days you can be sure that your skills will vastly improve.

Topics covered include:

  • Fundamental Skills: Learn everything you need to know about the camera.
  • Advanced Techniques: Using Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and Flash to improve your images.
  • Digital Editing: Take your images to the next level using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Portfolio Building: Workshops and outings all week long will give you fantastic images sure to impress.

Monday to Thursday 17th-20th June 2019 10am-6pm


• Manual Camera. SLR, Compact Mirrorless or Bridge
• Laptop (Mac or PC)

• Basic practical experience of camera recommended
• Basic IT competence

10:00 – 12:00 12:00 – 13:00 13:00 – 15:00 15:00 – 15:30 15:30 – 17:30 17:30 – 18:00
Times may be subject to change
MONDAY Welcome Lunch Camera Settings Break Art & Composition Q&A
TUESDAY Post Production L1 Lunch Exposure L1 Break Practical – Shutter Q&A
WEDNESDAY Post Production L2 Lunch Exposure L2 Break Practical – Aperture Q&A
THURSDAY Post Production L3 Lunch Exposure L3 Break Practical – Manual Q&A

Full Day
Photography Business Skills Course

Price: £150

Many people consider photography to be their dream job, making their passion their livelihood seems ideal.  However photography is a competitive and challenging industry, so you need a way to get a leg up on the competition.  Learn all the skills you need to survive as a professional photographer.

  • Admin: It’s not all taking pictures.  Learn the best way to keep records, to give you less time in the office and more time shooting.
  • Marketing: How to find your client base and how to get them to hire you.
  • Problems & Pitfalls: There are lots of dangers out there that can hinder a new business.  Learn what they are and how to avoid them.
  • Funding & Finances: Working out pricing, and ways that you can fund your new business.


Sunday 5th May 2019 10am-6pm

Full Day
Darkroom Skills: Developing & Printing

Price: £99

The mystery and magic of the darkroom has never lost it’s lustre, and now you can learn it’s secrets.  Shooting and developing your own film has never been easier, and this course shows you how to do it in the comfort of your own home.  Then once the film is developed this we introduce the skills and equipment for producing your own prints in the darkroom.

  • Shooting: Learn how to load and use a film camera.
  • Developing: Learn how to home develop your own film.
  • Printing: Make your own prints in the darkroom that you can take home with you.
  • Supplies: Advice on buying darkroom supplies.

Film Darkroom

Sunday 6th October 2019 10am-6pm Spaces Available

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