Special Courses

Special Courses

Special Courses

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

Our special courses include week-long intensive classes designed to take you from the very basics to advanced creative techniques, and fun all-ages classes for you and your children during holidays.

We also run 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!

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 27th May 2018 10am-6pm Spaces Available
Sunday 7th October 2018 10am-6pm Spaces Available

Full Day
Portrait Photography Workshop

Price: £150

Whether you’re working with models, clients or your friends and family it’s essential that your portraits capture the spirit of your subject and show them at their best.  There’s a lot of things to consider to ensure your pictures come out the best, and our full day portraiture workshop will teach you everything you need to know.

  • Posing & Directing: How to work with your subject to ensure they stand correctly, all while keeping a natural pose.
  • See the light: Tips for natural light and off camera flash, ensuring that whatever the whether you produce striking images.
  • Location Location: How to find a good location, what to look out for and how to work around common problems.
  • Sourcing: Learn how to source model to practice your craft.
  • Post Production: Edit to success, tips and tricks for improving your images in Photoshop.

full day fashion photography portrait photography workshop

Sunday 22nd April 2018 10am-6pm Spaces Available

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 11th-14th June 2018 10am-6pm Spaces Available


• 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.


New course dates will be announced as previous courses are filled
Sunday 6th May 2018 10am-6pm Spaces Available

Two Days

Price: £99

Learn the basics of photography, how to take better pictures on your cameraphone, creative techniques and have a lot of fun!

  • Take Better Pictures: Phone and compact photography.
  • Light Painting: Draw beautiful life-size pictures in light!
  • Stop-motion: Create your own miniature action movie from photos.
  • Studio selfies: Take your own photos in the professional studio.

FUN (1 of 1)

Tuesday – Wednesday 10th-11th June 2018 12pm-3pm Spaces Available

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