Digital Photography: Image Editing for Photographers - Intermediate

Learning Aspects – Key Skills/Techniques/Outcomes

Subject techniques: How to enhance your images using image editing software

Tools / equipment: Learn how to plan your image taking with post processing in mind

Research + enrichment: Hands-on practical course with research activities to consider both classic and current trends

Sustainability: Explore how photographic images can and do bring issues to the public: wildlife, environment and people.

Project / Product outcome:

Program teaching is delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and online learning, for example:

  • Tutor demonstrations
  • Practical activities
  • Research discussions

You will be expected to work independently and engage in group tasks in order to develop your skills and knowledge. The course covers a range of techniques, skills, sustainability an awareness of employment other opportunities in the subject.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand image editing software and how to incorporate a workflow to edit efficiently
  • Utilise layer techniques to blend multiple images into one composite image
  • Incorporate images and text to deliver effective communications


This course is suitable for learners who have used image editing software such as Photoshop. The course involves taking notes and measurements, and so you will need to have basic levels of English and maths.  You will be uploading your images to a computer and doing extensive image editing and so good level of IT would be required. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

Course length

Course lengths vary. Please check the BAES web site  BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details of dates and start times.

Next steps

It could lead to further courses in Photography and Image Editing at higher levels.

Your responsibilities as a learner on this course

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual and bring the correct materials (especially your camera) to each session. A commitment to working independently outside the classroom is required.

Costs – Additional to course fees

Tools and equipment are available for your use at the centres. However, you will need to purchase some tools and materials for your project. The additional course costs will vary between £20 and £30 (e.g. purchase of props and backgrounds). It is expected that you have a camera and access to image editing software, this will be discussed with you at enrolment.

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